I got some free cedar wood the other day. It was in the burn pile on the bottom I tied a strap to pull it out. It was a 12 foot log about 20” across the butt. I sawed it into 4’ sections so I could haul it in my truck. I blocked some of it up for turning blanks. I guess the rest I will saw up into lumber to make stuff (lol) !!! Just think someone was going to burn it.
Not sure where this goes, but I was checking on a guy who told me he had joined. a lot of the new members are just ads for promo codes and skin toner. Don’t look like real people or woodworkers. Who do I ask to check this out?
This is a fairly basic video on some machining processes and hand skills. Should you choose to make your self one of these sets, I promise your kids and family/friends will love you for it. The rules are available on Wiki. Youtube gives a few very good game basics.
I thought I would finally post some images of my workshop. It is still being modified but improving. I currently work out of a 12×24 workshop and when weather becomes adverse my tools must be mobile to allow for my wife to pull in out of the elements. Eventually I plan to have a dedicated shop some day but it will be some time from now. I am still young and other items take priority as most others know. That said I have had to work smarter and more efficient to make the most of my...
I need to find where I can find green wood. By this I mean wood that is permanently really green, not new wet wood. Does any
This will be my last post today, I swear. I just figured I would document this out in case other people run into power tool failures in the future. First things first, I put the machine back together, except for the switch. I originally planned on using a voltage tester with live current, but I was nervous about that. The voltage tests that I had (read, that I stole from my dad’s tool box) looked old or cheap or both. But I found a video online to explain how to check circuits for re...
Most woodworkers that I talk to don’t like sanding. Of the many steps in the process of doing a woodworking project, I think I am pretty safe in saying that it is the least liked part. In fact, I am amazed at the number of people who spend hours on a project that simply skip over the sanding step completely. I don’t always understand why they would do that. While it may not be the most pleasant part of making a project, it is among the most important in most things that we cre...
I promised you photographs to catch you up on my current build. First one is my 8 year old son on his first camping trip with dad. We had a break in the rain so he and I wanted to get the kayak and canoe in the water and figured that we would spend the night. We froze when the tempature dipped to below 32 degrees last night and we were trying out a new two man tent. It was fun and he thought it was the greatest thing ever. Top rail that sits on top of the head and foot boards.4/4 Quart...
Hello all, First of all, I am a woodworking nob. It is a hobby that I’ve found very relaxing. Over the weekend I’ve ran into a number of hand planes and could not resist. I got a Stanley Bailey no 8c, Miller Falls no 18B, Stanley Bailey no 6, Craftsman no 5 size, unknown no 5 size, new Stanley no 4, Stanley no 110 block plane, and a set of Stanley no 60 butt chisels. All of this for the price of $123. A couple plane needs work but most are producing nice shavings. I don...
I have a question for those of you who own a sawstop contractor saw. Is it possible to put together alone or do you need a buddy to help lift the saw on the base?I’ve heard that the saw without the cast iron wings is around 140lbs (I should be able to lift that) The whole saw around 280lbs when assembled ?
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