Almost another full day in the shop, took a couple hours to go shopping with the wife, ended up that I’m the one that bought something, I needed new dress shoes for work :) I don’t remember everything I did today, shopping threw me off my game! lol Here’s the pictures!!!!! O Yeah, I do remember now, I waited for glue to dry all day!!!! Added the light just to show off the box, only temporary! lol It would look cool full time when you turned on the router. ...
So I finally started the project I had wanted to build for a while. A table just for playing board games. I had originally thought of making it 4 feet by 6 feet but found it would be way to huge, so i scaled down to 4 feet by 3 feet. I have no completed the side walls and surface of the table, even putting on a felt top and dying the side walls blue and yellow.
I finally got around to cutting the hole for the dowel, now I can put long stock in my vise. My blade hasn’t been parallel to the miter slot since I bought the thing, I was watching the Wood Whisper the other night and clicked on his TS set up video where he used the dowel method to square it to the miter slot, worked out pretty well, mine was about a 1/16 off. Then I tried setting up my INCRA miter gauge to square but I think I still need to tweak it. I think I might bui...
OK. So I come here to write this morning’s post and I noticed that there is a contest for a Halloween candy holder. I have been kind of sluggish lately with getting some stuff done and kind of getting distracted (you all know how that can be!) and I am thinking the last thing I need is something else to get me off track. Or is it? Sometimes I do my best when I have twenty things to do in front of me. While I am not quite at twenty yet, it seems that things are kind of pilin...
Are we always prepared for this season, this year I guess ,but not for heating the shop. If you don’t generate enough scrap wood to have a wood stove like me, but then look at the fire hazard with heating with wood. And then Kerosene is $ 4.29 a gal and then the smell, Propane is another alternative I have used, but I haven’t priced that this year yet, and then it’s the money that isn’t coming in as it has in the past, along with the work orders either, We just need t...
Started working on a cribbage board for my Grandfather. I am using some walnut he sent me. I printed out a hole pattern. The pattern I’m using did not fit on one piece of 8.5×11 paper so I had to print one end and then the other with a significant portion of the pattern overlapping. Easy enough, print both pages, align and tape together. No problem right? So I printed the two pages out, lined them up, taped them together. Then using painters tape, I taped the pattern to ...
Hello everyone. I have lived here for 4 years now, been doing odd jobs to make extra money. I always come home at night and go out into my tiny workshop and play with either my hand planes or old furniture projects. LAST NIGHT the phone rang, it was an older gentleman fron one of the place I clean at. He said a friend of his is looking for someone with cabinet experience to run his shop. He gave me the phone number and I called. On the phone he explained what ALL he had in his shop. WHOA, som...
well, i am definitely not off to the speedy start I envisioned when I started this workshop blog. There have been some roadblocks. Entirely to do with winter, and isolation. to start things off, I wanted to use roxul soundproof insulation for the shop. So, I went looking at the three local building supply stores. Turns out, everyone here still uses fiberglass batt insulation. So that was a special order. oh, and twice the price of what I was used to paying for it.so I got it, installed it,...
Thank you to everyone for welcoming me to the site! That was real nice. I appreciate all of you and and all of your wonderful ideas and talent. Glad to be here.Frank
I was looking on Ebay for a bit before I left for the shop yesterday and found a Delta contractor saw that looked to be in nearly new condition for $450. I contacted him and he said I could come look at it. It was a bit of a drive, 3 hours or so to Richmond Va from here, but I REALLY need something better than The Hitachi I have been using for the last few years. It served well for what I needed to do, but it was beginning to be more trouble than it was worth. So I got hold of my buddy Steve...
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