Before I get on those shelves, I still need to do this: 1. Realign rip fence. 2. set up router table fence – make sure it’s at 90º 3. make a shooting board 4. make a router edge guide – i’m thinking of a double sided version of this that will (hah! SHOULD) make mortising a breeze 5. a lumber rack to keep it dry and out of the doorway, where it is currently propped. 6. Replace zero-clearance insert on crosscut sled. 7. practice on pine scrap all the...
Well another weekend is over. rained again so no work on the roof for the house. but it was a good time in the shop, insulating and wiring…... will have to get heat soon
I am pretty satisfied with all that I accomplished yesterday. I spent most of the day playing around with the new ornament design and I am at this point about half an hour from calling it a wrap and getting to cutting. There are eight birds in this set, as with the first set and the framework is the same so I found it quite easy to draw them up. It seems for me that once I start on a certain style, I get on a roll and things happen very quickly. I will be cutting them out tomorrow, as I...
Rushing through the home repairs. #2: Sanding on 2 walls done, started cutting and installing the trim.
I’ve got 2 more walls left that need to be sanded, actually the sanding finished really… I am using one of those hand held drywall sanders for fear of creating a dust plume that looks like a mushroom cloud with a power sander. Not to mention quickly clogging sandpaper… Anyway, I digress… The trim around the water heater stand is done, mostly. I am still working on transition to the original wall / trim. I have no coping saw, so I am hopeful I can pull this off with ...
I know it happens to all of us e get lost not like we don’t know where we are. it is we don’t know where we are with our project and that is what I mean when I say I lost I am trying to come up with something new for a coffee table . I thought if I just got out in the shop would help but I keep getting side tract. like I was just playing with dove tale joints and I got to thinking why is it call a dove tail becose it look’s like a dove’s tail .Then why is call a do...
Many lessons learned the hard way in building this. I broke several lag screws due to too small pilot holes. Also, not having a drill press (or good hand drill skills) is severely hurting my ability to accurately line up the nuts and bolts joinery. One of the top stretcher boards ended up almost 1/4” proud. Good thing I just tuned up my fore plane cause it got a workout (shavings on the floor.) All that’s left is dog holes, clean up the top and fasten it to the leg constructio...
Finally I had little time to spend in my workshop. I took some photos of the room. I also tried to heat up the space with little electric heater. Outside it’s -10 degrees celsius and inside the basement there is +5°C. With the heater the room heated up pretty easily to +10°C. So maybe it’s possible to maintain the basic heat at the workshop with electric heater. I also cleared out the top of the workbench. The top is in ok condition. I think it has been used as a multi-workbenc...
I have been asked to build a display stand for a 60 million year-old Saw Tooth Stalagmite that will be displayed in the Deadwood Visitors Center. The stalagmite weighs 450 pounds and is about 3 1/2 feet tall and 28 inches across at the widest point. It will be placed in one of the corners of the room so it will be protected on two sides, being a degreed engineer I understand the various statics and dynamics of the project and am trying to come up with the best design to ensure the stalagm...
Made in oak wood. Next coloured and waxed. Enjoy the short clip ;) MOVIE - Q.U.A.
This is some fun in experimenting with linkages made from those thin wooden ‘popsicle’ sticks that is available to get at the craft stores. by adding a ground pivot point on the coupler link causes a whole different affect, on the entire chain, These different configs, were done by moving the pivot points on the linkages to different holes, producing different output moves.Lastly in the video I addded “glued on” another small stick to show the unique travel it takes...
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