Yesterday I picked up a 1 – 1/4” forester bit and a 3/8” x 10” long brad point bit at Woodcraft. The forstner bit is for drilling the hole through the chop and leg for the leg vise. The bit is too short to make it all of the way through the leg so I also need to get a forstner bit extension. The 3/8” bit is for the pins that hang the Criss-Cross on the chop and leg. The chop is 9” wide so this was barely able to make it through. I didn’t want to hassl...
This week was a collaboration between me and Brad at FixthisBuildthat.com. I made a slight variation of his hanging tool cabinet to store my nail guns. More details at my website: http://www.lanebroswoodshop.com/2015/03/nail-gun-cabinet.html And the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUHnkjojlWc
I made about 10 half inch deep cuts to remove most of the waste wood for the groove. My white pine 1X2 saw guide and clamps. Here is the 1-1/2” wide by 1/2” deep groove the length of the top board. I can’t believe how good it looks! I made and used my “poor man’s router” that Paul Sellers talks about in one of his videos. It is a poor man’s router made poorly by me. But it worked well enough to get the bottom of the groove flat. I’ll ha...
I documented the build process on my YouTube channel. Please check it out! https://youtu.be/pqW83mvxl-Y During the relatively short span of a content creator, I realized that sunlight and camera do not mix. I needed a better solution to keep the sun from getting into the shop. Rockler was kind enough to send me their shutter system to build 3 1/2” movable louvered shutters with hidden control arm. These shutters are classy, clean looking, and function perfectly. I especially like ...
We've had a couple of busy days and there are busy days ahead as well. Part of me feels like I am on vacation, as it is going to still be a couple of days until I will be able to 'work' again. We had a wonderful holiday, with a great day and meal on Saturday with our family on Keith's side. It was good to get out for the day, although I was a little worried about Richard our cat. He wasn't doing well on the antibiotic that he was prescribed earlier in the week. While ...
Tuesday and Wednesday, making more progress. Removed the 4 bearings in each column rod that rotate the chain sprocket underneath that controls the up/down of the lower bed. Also removed the far side bearing of the cutter head. Ordered 4 new OEM column rod bearings from: http://www.vxb.com/ that have the exact ” NACHI 6202ZE”, and same for the cutter head bearing “NACHI 6205ZE” (surprisingly, via a Amazon partner). Came to be about $8 each. VXB came highly recomme...
00,011 / 10,000 It has been awhile since my last blog post I have had some long days and work and finals for my two college courses I am taking. Anyways my bench ins finally complete! Over the past two weeks I slowly worked towards getting my bench vice installed, the wood faces for the vice. Just last night I drilled my dog holes. I still need to chamfer the edges on them but I am ready to put my bench to work! I put in about two hours of work on my bench since my last post which brings m...
Okay, the first two installments have been short and to the point, a format that will continue throughout this series....Uhm, NOT. Time for another blog entry, of course, but this one will have some rambling about this tool or that, and include some pictures that some label as ‘Tool Porn.’ Ahh, now that’s the way to write a blog series on LJs, right? So with that teaser out of the way, time to talk about aprons. And I don’t mean these: But these: Apron measurements came strai...
To make the legs the right size I needed to glue two pieces together.the legs are going to be 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 which will give it the support needed.
In the middle of a storm, commonplace things change. My bench for instance. When building a piece for a deadline, my recognizable bench becomes a place of chaos, a haven for every tool, every piece of scrap wood, for every note and drawing, dull tool, and a ready to hand assortment of screws and sandpaper, most of which I will not use. A place for everyone and everything. Emptying it will take days. It becomes not just a symbol of my own tumult. It is a signal of the state of my mind. Seemi...
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