So, I know this is the project’s section ,but I HAD to share this to let everyone know where to go to get the best deals on woodworking equipment… Search CraigsList for AUCTIONS!!! I went to my first auction today and it was a cabinet shop in Orlando that was changing their market strategy, so they needed to liquidate the countertop (laminate/formica) division of their mfg. process. I picked up a Powermatic 64A with Accufence (60”?) and extension table for $100. A Powerma...
My first attempt at recording my thoughts, hopes and wishes on a work bench have changed and today Ive begun to bring forth my ideas into my shop. One of the things about woodworking as you may have found out for yourself, is sometimes in order to accomplish one goal, along the way your faced with sub tasks if you will that must be completed before the main goal can be reached. For me that was a saw bench. You may wonder why I need a saw bench to build my work bench and the answer is this. My...
Looking back at some old issues of Popular Woodworking magazine, I found an article by Megan Fitzpatrick and Christopher Schwarz where they built a Roubo-style bench out of LVL material. The article was very good, but because I’m not planning on building a Roubo bench, the thing that caught my attention was the fact that they made the bench a “knock-down” bench with half-lap joints and carriage bolts. This is a very interesting thought and I’m now thinking of how I mig...
Greetings everyone, As some of you may know, my videos/templates are now carried by Woodcraft (woHoo!): What you may NOT know is that they have been significantly discounted from my original prices. So, of course, I lowered the prices on my website as well. Now everyone can save some bux and have a chance to build one of these pieces for themselves. In addition, if you visit the Woodcraft website here, all of the router bits (which are now made by Whiteside) needed for some of the ...
What’s happening in the shop for July 17, 2010 . Saturday is a busy day on our retail side so I may not get a lot of shop time. If I do get out there. I’m working on the Smithsonian, which is my highest end style. This one will have a couple bookcases and a fold down desk. I’m waiting on a couple raised panel drawer fronts that I missed ordered. I should be ready to stain in about a week. I plan on starting another project today. This will be a cherry murphy bed. ...
I think all of us may think it is sometimes wise to stop typing and just do what are the things to do. I almost forgotten this series. But I do read still but did not bother to update. A recap on the second day of this boxes….Previous weekend I was travelling to the North that was Saturday… The cremation done last Monday and back to Manila. It was only Tuesday that I had faced the second day of this rush boxes.. On that day, I was able to sort out some wood and made the si...
It’s 8am in the woodworking shop and a quick scan shows the havoc in charge of things. The miter saw has a growing companion – the drops and cutoffs that accumulate as I work. The table saw is more table than saw, the result of stowing things last night so the family car could be parked inside. With a slap to my forehead I notice that I left the bandsaw blade in tension overnight. The leftover materials from the outdoor sign job are still blocking part of the storage shelving. ...
I’m proud to announce one of the greatest LumberJocks upgrades ever. Technical and user experience implementation raises the bar again and it also solves quite a few site bottlenecks with ease. These bottlenecks were the main driving force behind this upgrade but I’m very excited with how this makes LJ easier and faster to use. It even brings sort of artificial intelligence to your browsing experience here. Hope you will find it a pleasure to use down the road too. So first let...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #44: Not Really Woodworking (Kinda/sorta, but not really)
As I woke up this morning and looked at the clock the first thought in my head was “oh, my!” It was already past 7. I don’t know why I have myself conditioned to get up so early, even if I am not pressed. Maybe it is because I have the most control of things early in the morning before everyone else gets up and things happen that disrupt the day. Those of you who read often know how much I love the quiet of the morning. Today, I am sharing it with Mozart and some Glen G...
I was playing with Bonzai3D lately, and must say that the workflow and the built-in basic functionality of the app blows me away more and more. Before I used SketchUp I used Alias|Wavefront Maya (now owned by Autocad’s Autodesk) but Maya is designed for animation and film work and was seriously lacking when it comes to product design. Working with Bonzai feels like home with all the benefits of design elements plus so much more. The only thing I’m missing in Bonzai3d are the pl...
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