Taking it back to the basics… how the machine works and what type of power tools can be used on the TWC.. Let us look to Stuart Lees from Stu’s Shed. Stu … while still a hobbyist woodworker… has an engineering background ..and thus an understanding of how the TWC works and how it could be used by woodworkers as is shown by the videos he has made since he received his first TWC. Now over the last few weeks Stu has posted a few videos of the basics of the Torque Wo...
I should have posted this first, but like most of my projects, I got a little ahead of myself. This was my first experience using SketchUp. I watched a few videos on www.sketchupforwoodworkers.com a couple dozen times and now I have a router table. It’s not perfect, but I was able to get a cutlist with the cutlist plugin, so I was satisfied for now.
Hello All, I tried a few things, which didn’t really work today. Eh…it happens…tomorrow is another day. http://su.pr/1ITIYx Brian
I have this new guard for my shop and all my precious reclaimed and salvaged wood. My dogs killed the rest of his family when the babies were hardly a handful. This guy started showing up a few weeks later looking all sad. He keeps looming at the dogs, and us, hauntingly, as though we have the power to resurrect his mama. It is making me crazy. He looks so pitiful. -every night, sitting in a tree, or on the fence, with two pitbulls barking a few feet blow him him like crazy. -mayb...
Today was a big day. My skylights went in! But, I get ahead of myself. On my last post, 12 days ago, I left off showing where the roof trusses were to be placed. John, my contractor, designed and laid out an elaborate rafter system to, in essence, tie together three roof lines. You can see in the first picture there is a family room roof in the foreground, a garage roof to its right and the existing roofline of my shop. John put in these half trusses and then, as I said, proceeded to ma...
this is my 180 gallon fish tank.i will upload more pictures.
Man its been a long time since my first post so I will try to catch you up on my progress. I have been plaining a lot of cherry wood at the start of the project. I filled up three 55 gallon drums of shavings! I extended the feed area and the out area of the plainer with 2X4’s and positioned the plainer at the double doors that open into the garage to accommodate the board lengths. Sure glad I thought if using double doors! Lots of boards to be glued up! Again using the garage (my ...
I have the arms attached and I have gone through my first grinding/shaping session. I have to finish some blending on the underside of the arms and the underside of the seat. The headrest has been resawed to its final thickness and back supports are almost all glued up. While I wait for glue to dry I started on a child’s rocker also. Does the back left legs (as you look at it) look like it flares out to far? It seems like it does but I can’t tell for sure. If its not...
I have down size my hand tool collection, to just I what need to work with you also see my Freud biscuit jointer that I traded with a fellow woodworker. I had way to much stuff.
I have develped a technique that has worked on several pieces now with outstanding results. I first sand to 150 (more or less depending on wood and how dark I want the stain) then apply a wood conditioner. I have found that the conditioner is critical regardless of the wood.Then I apply the stain. After drying I apply a first coat of poly, I like Minwax Semi-gloss, then sand with 320. After drying I apply a second coat then sand with 400 grit wet dry automotive paper. At this point I use...
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