I was cleaning up my bench this week after doing a bit of sharpening of my chisels and a plane iron or two, and I decided to do a sort of a “post-mortem” on my workbench project. Costs: 11 2×8 12’ boards – $100Two used vices, from Craigslist – $50Various nuts, bolts, barrel nuts, and screws – $15Wood pulls for the doors – $8Plywood for the cabinet in the base – $25 Total Cost – $198 Time required to complete the bench: ~25...
I have a question I really need answering to. Is it possible to use salad bowl finish on a tobacco pipe? I want to keep the natural color of the wood I used, but just using wax isnt making it pop like I would want it to. I know there are other finishes I could use, but can I just use salad bowl finish? Would it stand up to the heat? Thanks for helping
[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto] This morning I pegged the last 2 seat frames from yesterday and glued up another back piece. Onward! [Below] I used my official dovetail saw to cut the dowels flush with the side of the wood. [Below] I’m unsure if it helped, but I put a piece of duct tape on the side of the saw to try and keep the dowels microscopically proud of the surface and protect the wood from saw scratches. [Below] I was supposed to round over the inside tops of th...
The weekend is gone and so are my long days in the garage. While I was at work I was trying to think of ways to make the dadoes easier to cut. I decided to try and make some relief cuts with the circular saw and break that out and then make only 1 pass with the router, since it makes the biggest mess I want to use it as little as possible. I don’t plan on putting any holes in the back apron, so I have my first finished part of this project. I still need to sand it and I can’t de...
This is part 1 of 2 in this first video I show the process of cutting a sawmill in half then bolting it back together to be able to cut at stock width of 28’’ then be able to extend to give a full width cut of 46’‘ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xws0u1ft_Qc
Hi Jocks. I am after a stamp for either burning or hammering my initials on finished projects.Does anyone out there know where I can get a reasonable priced custom made stamp or even a kit to make one. Only needs to be 10-15mm diameter.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This story starts on a Saturday morning when I got a Facebook message from my friend Rob. “We are having a yard sale and there are a ton of old tools” Rob said. So ofcourse I got in my car and headed over there. I found a lot of great old tools but this week we will focus on the Level I found, It’s a Stanley No. 104 Level 18” long. This will make a great restoration project I thought… I made a video of the restoration as well, you can see it here: View on Yo...
Went out and bought some brass hinges, well, at least they were brass PLATED. Picked up a latch as well.. A 3/4” x 3/4” aluminnum angle about 2’ long wound up in the cart as well.. measured for length, bandsaw to cut, had to metal blanks. Clamped them together. Chucked a bit bit in the drill press. Drilled a few holes along one side of the angles. Used the bandsaw to convert the holes into slots. Dug up some mesh drawer liner. Cut it to width, plus a bit ...
I needed badly some shelving to organize the feed and other paraphernalia for the chickens. I also wanted to divide an area in the garage into two parts, one being my weaving studio and the other the afore mentioned storage. I finally got it done, although the areas have not been totally closed off from each other yet. I need my carpenter friend to come and hang a door for me and I could use some extra hands to close off the top portion above the shelves. That will have to wait until weR...
Overview We wanted to have more comfort while using the layout boat for fishing, so we bought two pedestal bases and adjustable height pedestals to mount Wise fishing seats. This required replacing the 1/4” plywood floor with a 3/4” plywood floor to take the stress of a 9” diameter base. Floor Replacement We bought Springfield Taper-Lock pedestal bases and their 13”-21” adjustable height pedestals. A view of the base under the floor. The a...
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