It is a good idea to clean your blades every once in a while. I try to do it every 6 months or so, unless it needs to happen sooner. We had a rare winter rainstorm and it blew open my workshop doors, drenching everything, so I also cleaned the rust off of my cast iron tabletops. Enjoy! Clean Your Tools!
Check out the blog at Stu's Shed complete with videos. Look beyond what I am actually doing and see the potential of what the machine can do. No script, no rehearsal, no idea.. lolThese were taken when Stu dropped in last week. Stu doing a bit of Slab surfacing. Me using the copy attachment to copy an old english letter ” L” Using the stops to route a border around the letter e Aztec art freehand routing using the pin and changing the radius.. Lord of the Rings LOLJust a ...
Last autumn we decided to remodel the kitchen. One failed major appliance started the notion. It was a cascading effect and the main reason behind all the extra work and time consumed. We won’t do that again. At any rate, I have been busy acquiring new tools and accessories, most of them coming to me because of an unexpected windfall around the holidays. I’m hoping to express this in a way that doesn’t come across as gloating, bragging or ego-tripping. Right now, I can’...
Video Update for November 18, 2009. For more live video see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com.
Winter is not the best time to be repairing a shipwrecked sailboat in the Pacific Northwest but my sailing buddy and fellow boatbuilder Michael has been plugging away whenever the weather and his other commitments would allow.When I last checked in we had got the big hull damage closed up and there were just a few small holes left. September October January I am pleased to report that she is now all sealed up and pretty much ready for paint both inside and out. The paint, ...
For those of you who have never used a leg vise, they are amazingly useful animals to have in the shop. To those of you who have one, “way to go” ;)To those of you who have one, and it happens to have benchcrafted hardware, let me commiserate with you just a bit. They are not really a difficult thing to put in, though I am a bit mechanically disinclined. They seem to be more on the tedious end of things and very persnickety. Kind of like putting a leash on a bumble-bee; be accurat...
Hi everyone, well, this is my first blog, at least I think it’s a blog. I have been making toy boxes for about the last month and Believe it or not, I can’t keep up with the demand. I have made 5 toy boxes and have 3 more to do before Xmas. And my next customer wants it painted. I don’t want to buy 4 or 5 cans of spray paint, which brings me to my Question. I am looking for a spray gun to buy but don’t know much about spray guns. Of course I want it to do everything, Paint, Stain, and ...
[Above] I decided I should make the brackets next since they need to hold the tables to the spine (Confused yet?) So I taped the two sides together and cut them on the band saw. If you saw my recent tip you’ll know why they ended up a little more free-form than I planned. [Below] Then I sanded them to uniformity on the drill press. There are two sets, one longer than the other. [Below] After breaking the bracket sets apart, I cut a dado in them to add some strength. First I ...
I made a comment on Neil’s (NBeener) blog entry, Neils blog entry re New Years and after looking at it, decided it probably would make a good entry in my Comments of the Day blog topic. So apologies to Neil, I copied my own comment, with minor changes, from his blog to my blog…................I guess since I am giving attribution, it can’t be plagiarism, I am in a pretty good position to understand the author won’t mind…........(-: .......the comment: N...
Been really cold out in the shop as some of you may have noticed so just a hit and miss with building the well drilling rig. I really wasn’t planning on building it but needed a drill chuck for my new to me Shop Smith and found one over at Grizzly and while I was over there found the well rig and the the Belly Dump Trailer plans with a deep discount so got both of them and the chuck was paying the shipping so It don’t get much cheaper than free shipping on both plans. lol So no...
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