I am astounded, flabbergasted, amazed and completely impressed. I joined LJ’s only a few days ago and within hours my mailbox started overflowing with welcome notes. They still keep trickling in. This is representative of the kind of woodworker I know; a friendly passionate guy (or girl) who likes nothing more than to talk about wood and his craft, who is more than happy to share the knowledge he has. That is a real woodworker in my mind and a real woodworker is also a humble woodworker. Beca...
I was told that building something from plans or sketches was a lot different once the job hit the ground and they were 120% right.I have had the usual setbacks with material gone south and at this point the structural beam I had engineered by the truss manufacturer came in too light . My framer intervened for me as I have no clue what the spec should have been and the result is that they are replacing the beam for me but it is a real pain now as the sheeting is on and the best we can do now ...
A new year is almost upon us and I’m going to tell you folks about my tool purchase plans for this year and see if I can get some good advice. Also, as a chance to pat myself on the back, today is my one year anniversary of quitting smoking! If I would have saved what I spent for cigarettes if I would have smoked, I would have $3650 to purchase a woodshop with. Then it’d be all Festool and Gold! The first task I had was deciding what major tools I would want. I’ve manage...
Hi, I develop this Parametric door model is available to download at Sketch up warehouse model name is Dynamic door-2 make sure you explode after download, note: Door arch designed for most usual door size, stretching the door unusual size may cause some deformation, but so far its good enough, some little crack on raise panel but its hard to see.Let me know if you have any problem.
Well, the rough sanding on the outside is done down to 150 grit. I used a belt sander with medium grit to do the bulk of it then an RO palm sander for the 150. The belt sander is an absolute no no if working on a cedar canoe but on the maple it worked great. There’s always a few gaps between the planks that have to be filled. I mixed up some filler using white wood glue (dries clear) and maple sanding dust to use as filler. I used epoxy and sanding dust when building the canoe and th...
I have for sale 1 – 12 1/2” Delta table top planer 22-560 looks new1 – 12” Sears Electronic Band Saw w/several new blades 113.238440 w/manual1 – 10” Sears table saw – cast iron w/wings right and left 315.228410 w/manual1 – Biesemeyer Fence system 1 – Biesemeyer 78-960 table saw blade guard1 – older Sears Drill Press1 – 9” PowerCraft table saw on steel legs1 – new Veritas twin screw bench vice1 – Delta 6” jointer model 37-190 looks new Everything is in great sha...
So the router cabinet is almost finished I just need to add the side panels and then it’s on to the table and fence
Sharpening saws is a skill that has always eluded me. More often than not, I’d wind up with a saw out of joint with funny looking teeth that would either cut so slowly as to make a snail’s pace seem like Mach 5, or would jerk in the cut. Each time I had to sharpen my saws, especially the finer toothed ones, I would dangle my chicken bone necklace around the saw handle and offer a small sacrifice of sawdust, praying that this time it would work.It wasn’t for lack of informati...
I just was not sure where to put this information as it is not a review of a particular tool, a project, or even part of my regular blog. So, I just decided to start a new blog that will be updated and I try new things that are not any of the things listed above. For instance, the first thing I want to tell you about is the tip that I used in my latest project the Purse Hook Kit. Unfortunately I still cannot remember where I got this tip so I can not give the credit that is due for it. So ...
It is hard to believe that after such a BUSY day I would have trouble finding something to write about. But that seems to be the case here for me this morning. Yesterday was my birthday. And while I thought that I would kind of treat it like 'just another day', I kind of got caught up in the celebration and somewhere in the afternoon, I decided to just go with the flow and embrace the day and enjoy it. We went out for a late lunch/early dinner (Keith, his mom and me) and I g...
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