Just a quick blurb to show the next couple of projects on the bench. Both of these designs are original modifications of existing furniture. I’ve taken ideas from several sources for each and combined what I thought might be esthetically pleasing and structurally effective elements. Again, both projects will be pushing (hard) the boundaries of my skill level and exploring new as yet for me, several untouched areas of the craft. I would appreciate any comments be they suggestions, ide...
Hey Gang : Does any one have a plan for med, sized dog house plan or tell me where I can find a free plan to down load ? Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
I was wondering if there are any machinists here on Lumberjocks. This has been a longtime favorite place of mine to get idea’s as well as admire the work of others so I thought why not ask and see. I am trying to find out how to couple a 5/16ths leaf blower motor shaft to a 9/16ths arbor / bolt so I can attach a 6-1/4” circular saw blade to it. What I am attempting to do is make myself a mini table saw for cutting small woodcraft parts. I’ve looked at several manufactured...
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 was home alone for the weekend and, as I am wont to do, decided to take advantage of the time to “Get Stuff Done.” Saturday:Trip to the lumberyard Built a platform to level space for a shed Assembled the shed which, contrary to what Rubbermaid claimed on theirwebsite did not take 90 minutes but more like six hours. (Heck, it took 30minutes just to peel the protective backing off of the pieces of plasticthat make the windows in the doors of the darned thing. Finally fini...
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...
This refurb was one of the biggest machines I have worked on that has a top speed of 0 mph. It took some months to complete due to the complete tear down painting and rebuild. Most every part had some sort of combination of rust, dirt, grease, and wood chips. The easy part was cleaning the table top. After that I had to remove the jointer cast iron top and base from the sheet metal stand. The stand was bent up, beat up and rusted and so down to metal for you. After some paint and ...
Just wanted to let you in on a jig, I just made for my self. I have a self made bench, but no end vice for clamping, on it for gluing or painting work. Any way I use round dogs and then clamp the work at the end. I was feeling sorry for my self for not having a vice, so I figured I would do the next best thing. Using my drilled press, I took one of the dogs on its flat side, using a 5/8 bit then tapped it. I got a 5/8 bolt about 6” long screwed it in and put a jig kit knob on the...
I would assume that most of you jocks out there have at least heard of the Center-point Tape Measure. If not, you should check it out. This tape measure takes the calculating part out of finding, as the name implies, the center point. It’s a simple, yet very effective tool worth having. If it were up to me, I’d make this feature standard on all tape measures. Check it out at Rockler.com… link below. http://m.rockler.com/m/http/www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=1256...
Haven’t written in th past month as we have been working on a tiny condo getaway in Milwaukee. Missed the old neighborhood, close to Lake Michigan and an “up north” cabin just isn’t our gig!! Today I covered a couple of holes in a shed in the back yard of our Michigan Home. Missed this little chore the past couple of years, squirrle moved in over the winter. They certainly were not neat. Back to Milwaukee this week. Have some things that might be of interest in...
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