Test fit of finished bed Loaded the bed into the Ranger . Bed set up at my son’s place
Completed my first try on the lathe. Nothing as far as a project. Just testing the lathe and tools.Considering I only have two tools at this point, it was quick and easy to try everything.Looking forward to my first project next week. I’m creating a basic paper towel rack. Will post when done.Since I have no idea what I’m doing, registered for the basic turning class at Woodcraft at the end of the month.Heard from others that took the class that the guy who teaches the class d...
As I finished up the last couple of things that needed to be done yesterday, I stopped and thought about how fortunate I was to be doing the job I am doing. It is actually difficult for me to call what I do a “job” because I enjoy what I do so much that it doesn’t really feel like work. I know that I am the exception to the rule, as I see people complaining every day about their jobs, their co-workers and bosses. Many of them count down the days of the week to the days w...
I produced my first 2 pens yesterday! Being new to turning, I’m learning lots of new things from each project. Before diving into my first pens, I took a little time to practice on some scrap poplar that I had laying around. After roughing the pieces down, I tried some simple “features” (coves and parting grooves) to get a feel for the tools along with a bit of sanding. 1 of them was also used to test the friction polish finish. The other was my testbed to gain confidence...
Picked up a 5HP Powermatic 66 and a Rockwell Unisaw (with vintage Biesemeyer fences) last weekend. I am keeping the Powermatic and will be restoring it. Unisaw: Powermatic 66 (with a 65 Mustang) I stripped the 66 down and carried the components down into my basement. I was a pain-in-the-... getting the cabinet down. Luckily I have a exterior cement staircase and a good hand truck. The Powermatic has what looks like a fairly new 3 phase Baldor motor in it. It ca...
This is my first project. It started from wood salvaged from a small tree, walnut I believe, that a neighbor cut down.Just getting used to posting on here so sorry if the pics are weird. The scrap below the box is being used as my stain test It is still a work in progress and eventually will be used as a gift box for jewelry for my wife.Thanks for looking.
Started working on the case this weekend and got it done this evening. Here is the Sketchup drawing of the case:and here is the final result:and here is the leveling configuration: I need to go back to Sketchup and redo the torsion box as I had to reduce the width of the cabinet by one inch.
Well, we’re just waiting on the inspector and it will all be done. The guys showed up on Saturday morning and got straight to work. 2 1/2 hours later, they were done and I was several hundred dollars poorer. Haha. In all actuality, I’m glad I hired a pro to do this. I have a couple of brackets to add to some conduit before the inspector gets here and I should be good to go. Now, who wants to come over and help me run all the conduit for all the circuits after my inspect...
Ok even though my shop is not in order or cleaned up yet here are a few shots as it stands.
There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post: Krenov Smoother 4 – The Pin and Reassembly. I fabricate the crosspin and glue everything up. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/krenov-smoother-4-the-pin-and-reassembly/
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