I’ve been busy after work every day this week with projects that SWMBO has deemed I will be doing… We bought a queen memory foam mattress set for the guest bedroom, and I got to pick it up and move it in. Now this bed is a very simple bed, just a roller frame, and mattress set. Anyway, so the bed gets put in, then we haul tail over to the linens shop to get a sheet set, and of course a bed skirt because the bare roller frame is fugly… Now the guest bedroom more or less...
How To: Teach Sawing to a Young Student off “the other blog”....http://woodshopcowboy.com/ I have a perfect record in the woodshop. No fatalities. I have had two injuries though this year (I average about one a quarter or semester). Both happened due to good sawing habits gone bad. This picture shows my basic hand-saw set up when I teach how-to cut a board to size. I’m right-handed and for south-pawed students, I mirror the set up.I would saw about an inch from the edg...
Refers to project posted here. The dry fit passed inspection from my quality inspector so it was time to move on to finishing. I disassembled it to three major components and put on Minwax Dark Walnut Stain. Of course I did this on my finishing/pool table. You can see the unstained head sitting on the table also. I installed the handle in the head with glue and two finish nails through the edge to hold it steady. I am using Waterlox Original Medium as a sealer and it’...
I was able to pick up a used router at a local garage sale for $20. It’s a craftsman (don’t yell, I know) 2 1/4 HP fixed base model. I’m glad to have it, but it has some challenges that I am still trying to deal with.So, my first attempt was to put a piece of plywood into the expansion slot of my tablesaw. That worked okay but I had no fence and the plywood was not really all that smooth.This is my second attempt was to use a piece of laminated particle board that I got from...
Hi all, i have been trying to find some sort of training for woodworking. was planning to go to asheville but the website has disappeared :(
Ugggghhhhhh….2/3rds of the way through on this and can’t wait for it to be over. It looks good…but this isn’t fun. Re-finishing is about as fun as smacking myself in the face with a hammer.
Found a few boards to use. Got the one 1×6x60” cut down into three boards. Glued up into a panel, and then flattened with a couple handplanes. I have a large, plastic tub sitting under the bench, to catch a few shavings Between the top, and a pine shelf, it got full kind of fast. Sawed a couple found 2×4s into some leg stock. Plan (Plan, I have a plan??) was for a notch about halfway up the legs, to house a shelf. Grabbed a small saw, and knocked off a corne...
Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #4: A little progress on the table saw switch
Work has been interfering with my life again….rats. Got enuf time in the shop today to finish the bearings on the switch. They provide the sliding surface for the dowel that flips the switch. The bearings, and stops now eliminate unwanted rotation, over depression, or over extension of the switch. Meaning, it you can’t push it in too far, pull it out too far or somehow turn it…....all to avoid stressing the toggle switch. So just a little bit of plywood, the actual face t...
Today was another productive day, as my friend was able to help again. We put up the rest of the wall sections and also made the front peice, allowing for a 6’ double door opening. Then we secured the walls to the base and to each other, using screws. We then moved onto the matter which is the roof, we started off by creating two turnkeys out of some scrap. We attached them at each end of the shop using clamps and screws. The ridge beam was only 16’ long so we had to join two of t...
These are the final pics of the craft table I made for my wife. The First one shows how she is using it and the decorative carrying handle. The second is a pic of the leg levelers I bought from Rockler. I learned that you should test fit the leg leveler assembly before you fix them permanently. As you may have some that are stripped out. Luckily I took the one that was stripped back to Johnson’s Workbench and they replaced it free of charge. It was a nice project to build. I woul...
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