Well no that it has cooled down I can get back out in the shop and back to work! Got a 1-1/2 horsepower motor to run the drums, got a replacement chain for the conveor belt. Would like to have replaced the conveor belt to, but money is too tight for now. I wired it all up today and noticed that the rear drum seems to be slightly out of round on one end. So now i need to figure out what is wrong there, then built the top and dust port.
This is brief entry on smoothing and preparing the background. I do this to make the carved leaves and limbs really pop out from the background and it also makes the woodburning and other texturing go better. You really need a smooth surface to do good shading with a woodburner. So, I use a little cushioned drum sander to do most of the initial sanding and smoothing and then go over it all by hand, removing any little ridges or marks on the background left by my gouge or knife cuts. I am...
I have inherited some of my father-in-laws tools and have a Delta Mortising attachment. I do not have the correct size chisels to match to the Delta set. Need help finding the correct size equipmen (chisels) How do I size the attachment set and where are good places to look for the correct mortising bit and chisel?
Well yesterday (Friday) I had off work so I figured I would spend the entire day in the shop finishing up my niece’s rocker. While moving her chair I knocked it into my bench which caused my Padauk chair to shift and fall off the bench. I froze and watched in horror as months of work went down the tubes. It took me several months to get to this moment just to see it all get ruined. I have assessed the damage and there is no way to fix it. The only thing I can do now is salvage the ...
Many times when coming off finishing a long term or large project, I find myself feeling lost for a couple of days. I am going through that unsettled feeling right now. It is as if you are still wanting to work at that feverish pace that you were at and can’t find the right thing to focus on. It seemed to me yesterday that I was all over the board. I re-read the pattern for the skating pond and my friend who proof reads for me found 3 little typos in it. That wasn’t a big ...
I guess you can consider this a needed tool for a cabinet builder. My step daughters van died and she needed a way to get to work. I gave her my 1995 Dodge Dakota and that left my wife and I with just the car. I bought this 1990 Ford, F-150, XLT Lariat, V8 5.0, 2 WD, Automatic, AC, Power everything with 31,500 miles on it. An old man bouhgt it new in 1990 and died in 1991. The family kept it in the garage for 21 years and just used it to run errands with. They kept it serviced and maintained ...
it’s been awhile i knowwe weren’t always ‘net ready’along the journeyand courtesy to our hostsdictated we visit with themand get to know them in the time allotted so this will be a 5 part blog #1 :John Ormsby – http://lumberjocks.com/oldworld124 John and his lovely wife Marciaopened their home to us just east of sacramentoknowing i was on a quest to see my teacher Mr Morinagajohn’s yard is a game trail so buddy needed to be tiedway to much for him...
Hello LJ’s, Though my last attempt, at a half blind dovetail, was a miserable failure, I decided to try one with two tails today. This seemed like the next step in my education, so I took it. I am thrilled with how it turned out. So were my tools. Good Day in the Shop – Extremely Average http://su.pr/5dW1YH Brian
I know I have said this multiple times in the past, but I hate painting. I don’t mind stain so much, but for some reason I hate painting. Also, I think that painting this was worse just knowing that this big purple cabinet is going into my bedroom.Anyway, putting three coats of paint on all of this took all day of a very long day. I probably could have done it without taking all day, but in between coats on different parts, I found something (anything) to do as an excuse not to get righ...
Yes, there’s light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a freight train. I was able to make really good progress on the router table/outfeed extension today. Here’s how it looks so far; I appologize for the quality of the picture, I had to use my phone. By adding this I now have 21” more width and an additional 9” of outfeed. You can see the rough cut out where the router will go. Having reached this point I can now start planning for the cabinet tha...
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