I am building a set of two benches; one for me and, hopefully, a profit bench. The need for the bench is due to a lack of sitting locations to install shoes on my feet. We have a shoeless policy in our home. In one of my earlier project post, I made a simple bench out of treated pine scraps to get an idea of what I was doing before moving on to this build. This project is a skill step up from my previous bench. It has a small bit of shaping added by my 4-1/2” angle grinder usin...
I added the upper sides. They are pretty tricky since you have to do a long cross-cut. The book recommends using a jig saw. Unless you are a lot better than me, I can’t imagine that. I cut through it with the miter saw and finished it up with the table saw. Here’s the result. Now, what to do with the error earlier? I used the miter saw laser and figure the angle is now something like 7 degrees instead of 5 deg. From the previous pic there’s still enough room to get a...
So I finished the assembly after pre-finishing everything. used West Systems Marine epoxy, I’m pretty sure it’s not coming apart. Finish is shellac. I ran into a DOH moment when I tried to install the matress platform. The rail extensions actually made it so tight that I couldn’t get a hex screw in. Even with the crib all apart the screws just wouldn’t fit. So I went to Home Depot looking for inspiration and a get my butt out of a bind part. Found Cafe Door pivot...
After getting the pieces cut for the box cut out I have got it glued together. It took me long enough to get it square before I could clamp it all together. Is there a good way to make a jig so I don’t have to take so long to play with it getting it squared.
Hey folks! I’m back. It’s only been months, i know. Let’s just get this out of the way… I BOUGHT A HOUSE!!! Hold your applause please, I may be moving out in the next few months if i can’t jump start the business. I guess buying in the fall when business is dead was an awful idea. But in all seriousness, I’m quite excited still. I lived at home for the better part of 26 years. The freedom and privacy is amazing. And having room for all my hunting, hockey...
In my video for Woodworking Safety Week 2008, I repeatedly reminded my viewers to keep fingers out of the path or potential path of the blade. Hmm, this gets tricky with a ryoba and two sides of the blade – thus two potential paths. For some reason, this weekend my saw bit me three times. In all three instances, I was holding a board with my left hand and cutting it with my right. When the saw finished its cut, the saw sprung upwards, and the top part of the saw (the rip blade) d...
Well hello everyone. We have moved into our new home, and living alone at last. I have my own garage, where I have made me a desk where I can wood burn more pictures, I have done a few more and will postthem in a few days. I have not started back smoking yet, and it is still hard. The last one I had was on May 6, 2009, and still going. ok I’ll let you all go and will keep in touch more often. Your LJ friend, Jim
A few weeks ago I traveled back east for Memorial Day and to bring home some of my Dad’s things from his old shop. His cabinet bench is a real treasure to me and its nice to have it here in my shop now. http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-long-road-home.html What are your prized treasures that have been handed down from that special person who started you on the woodworking path?
Today there was time to do some building of my boom crane. I strarted with the boom. The boom is the last time-consuming part to made. After the boom is ready there are only small parts to make. Below pictures off the process.1234567891011121314 Thanks for watching.
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