My intentions were to complete the shop cabinets when i started the second series. I wrote the entry ‘startup’ on Sunday evening, and had six cabinet carcasses together Monday evening. I had never built cabinets, which is probably evident from the results. Todd advised Baltic Birch, but im cheap, and this is a shop. So i use plywood that i will trim out to be nicer. My Kreg jig is getting a work out. I use a spacer on each side of the jig so that the piece stays flat...
I just posted some images of my shop made vacuum system in the project gallery. It was suggested I start a blog on its construction – so here we go. I followed the online directions provided at JowWoodworker.com I bought 2 rebuilt Thomas pumps and the Mac valve, regulator, relay kit that Joe sells. FYI – I am in no way affiliated or associated with JoeWoodworker I’m just letting you know where I got the info to make my system. With the 2 pumps and the reservoir syst...
I’ve been thinking about what I do for a living and how I came to the level of finishing that I’m at. I’m what I would call a Modernist Finisher. I use whatever I can to make my job more efficient, cheaper and pursue better quality. A lot of people will say that these three things don’t go well with each other and I guess that’s true for some things in life. What else is true in life is balance and with proper balance the finishing process can be all of these...
Another day, another dollar, right? Today was a bit slow in the shop so I took advantage of the lack of co-worker presence and shop room to do some personal work. I re-milled the refurbished cedar today. It’s obvious to me that I’ll need to mill some more to complete all the doors. It’s been a toss up between shaker doors with a fibrex panel sprayed with a coloured lacquer or solid panel doors. I struggled with this decision because I don’t like building something...
So I started playing with Sketchup and came up with the basic concept for this combination bench. Here are few diagrams I put together: Next for the combination of New Yankee Miter Bench/Ultimate Tool Stand, I will add the t-tracks, clamp tracks, miter fence, and create the pocket hole jig insert. Thanks for reading.
This is the template that I have designed for my cousin’s wife’s game. I used a peg board cut to the dimensions that she specified. (don’t want to give up the secrets just yet). It took me a few days to get the layout right. I got the approval to go ahead and start making today. ithttp://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo153/ricksrustics/GameTemplate.jpg
(Sorry Everyone. I could not get the pictures to post but if you send me an email address I will send it along in Microsoft Work 2003 format for you. They have some mighty fine carpenters to take care of things here. CPLRICH@cox.net) Engineering and the Entertainment IndustryBy Richard Williams 1/30/09 One of the many benefits of having spent a lifetime in the electrical construction business was to be part of so many things that are used to serve all sectors of society today. E...
Gee, another milestone. I was looking at my posts and I noticed that today, Groundhogs day 2009, is my 1000 day of being a member. This has been truly a blast and a lot of fun. Made lots of friends, and probably a few enemies. But, overall an upward time being here. Have fun guys and gals and make sawdust, or planer shavings. What ever turns you on. And thank you Martin.
Well. I have just built my first “complex” jig for wood working. I have built a jig to template route a game for my cousin’s wife. I was alot of work laying it out. I took alot of advice and came up with a peg board start to the template, to a plywood template. Now I just need to modify the template a little to fit comfortably a 5/8th in bushing. I made the holes with a 5/8ths in forstner bit. I think I am going to just wrap some sand paper orund a 1/2 in dowel and widen the...
How many man hours does it take to lift a table saw two feet from its crate and onto its new base? Roughly five… :) A good weekend, putting two new tools into commission and making huge strides towards being where I’d like to be… As you may have read back in November my Lovely Lady Wife gave me permission to buy a new saw for my birthday/Christmas. While the saw arrived promptly, it turned out the mobile base was out of stock. After consulting with some woodworking ...
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