Just joined the site yesterday and already had loads of you welcoming me – thanks very much for that. Look forward to posting more blogs and will get some pictures of my workshop up etc soon.
I bought a new Jet VS 1220 with the extension and built a nice stand. The machine itself is not vibrating, but the live center seems to be loose. It is Brand new!!! I have made 5 turnings and they were weird, but when I started on the stretchers for my personal Windsor it just would not get smooth. The bird beeks on the center stretcher were fine until I tried to sweeten them up, then they were broken off in places. I have all brand new sorby and packard tools that have been sharpened by my c...
Wanna’ hear my sob story? Went to tune up my new Grizzly G0555X 14” bandsaw tonight. The tension knob wouldn’t turn. It would go about ten degrees in either direction, but then … hard stop. No adjustment possible without proper tension. Rat farts. First call to Grizzly. Rep basically says that I’ve got a big problem, and should take the thing apart. So … being an idiot … I started to. Then … being less of an idiot, I calle...
I was having troubles with stain rimming are fish eyeing, not sure which one. Well I remembered seeing Todds video on applying finish. So I called him spent about twenty minutes on the phone with him and he gave me several tips. They payed off I was able too finish the project for a customer. I have admired his work and videos on here for a few years now he is top notch. He is allways willing too help others on here when they have a problem. Many others here are as well aint this site great. ...
We finally got some decent weather, so I rushed out, put some shingles around the window. I couldn’t salvage enough old shingles for the job, but it didn’t turn out too bad. The new ones will gradually blend in while aging. Photos by Barb!
I purchaseded a Delta JT160 6” Jointer, After setrting it up and testing it I noticed the table is rough. You can see and feel the cutter ridges with your finger nails both infeed and out feed kind of like a fingernail file. Is anyone else aware of this. I have looked at other jointers and the table is smooth like glass
The other day DW said that her mother was looking for a vase to put some tall dried flowers. It had to be 22” – 24” high and 6”-8” square. MIL could not find one any where so DW asked me to make one from scraps. I scanned the shop and found the following:- 10 piece of ¼ pine panelling- some 1×4 band sawed pine- a quantity of short 1×4 D4S pine- some ¾ poplar The only plans I had are the ones in my head. It gonna be one of those projects that you build as you go. I like tho...
Did some cutting today. 8 front legs @ 11.5 inches 8 side aprons @ 9 inches 8 front aprons @ 8 inches 8 back rails @ 8 inches I also made a jig for the DP so that I can drill holes to mount the back rails. Next is sanding and assembly
It’s getting close to time to apply the laminate to the top blanks. I had purchased a 4×8 sheet of white laminate a few weeks back but had yet to rough cut it to size. I have cut the stuff in the past with utility knives, a purpose made laminate scorer/cutter, saber saws, and table saws. None of these methods is completely satisfactory for various reasons. The knife or cutter is OK for a few straight cuts all the way across the piece being cut but gets problematic when cutting insi...
It has been a fue day sens my last enter I am waiting to hear if they like the way the coffee table is going to look or if they want something different so I think I will find the kid next door and help them build a bird house or a feeder if they bring there dad or mom to help I think my shop will hold 5 kids .I need to find some way to raise d money to buy more wood I went look for old pallet but I need to get some lower so I can load them I do’t have friends that can help when the...
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