I got some new tools in this weekend from Grizzly, here’s part 1 of my unpacking and review. On the Upper Cut Woodworks blog: http://uppercutwoodworks.com/2010/11/woodworking-shop-upgrades-part-1-unpacking-of-grizzly-jointer-and-planer/
Hey all, thought you’d be interested in the second part of my Boeing Shop Tour. Propellers made with hand tools, pretty cool stuff! Check it out on the Upper Cut Woodworks blog http://uppercutwoodworks.com/2010/11/the-woodworking-shop-at-boeings-red-barn-part-2-hand-tools-and-flying-machines/
I only started getting serious about woodworking this year. When I was setting up my shop I had a list of tools that I wanted to fill it with and hand planes were no where on my list. It wasn’t that I didn’t like them it was just that I was just learning things and my mind seemed to be focused on power tools. I had no interest or urge to do things by hand. Well as I was setting up my shop I was also learning that this is an expensive hobby. I realized that I would have to pass on ...
I’m 6’ 2” and about 205 lbs. Not obese but I certainly need to lose a few pounds. However I’ve had problems losing weight. I have all sorts of obstacles. My knee curses me when I try to run, my job steals my time, and my brain says WTF when I try to exercise. Lee Valley to the rescue! With the Lee Valley diet you are guaranteed to lose weight where it counts. Your 3rd point of contact will looks much slimmer as your wallet becomes lighter. The great thing...
There’s a new post available on the Little Good Pieces blog: “Wing Chun Dummy – Prepping the Stand Stock”. This is the first in a series of articles following my building of a Wing Chun-style practice dummy from scratch. Check it out: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/wing-chun-dummy-prepping-the-stand-stock/
Having the bulk of pieces, cut and sanded, I elected to tape and pre finish most of the components. Finishing large projects is a huge challenge for me as I work in a 3 car garage and can not easily spray stuff. Since I was finishing many large panels, I decided to try applying the clear coat with a floor roller. Since I like their other products, I decided to use a Zinsser water based poly. It worked as well as brushing does, however, the coats go on thick and you need to watch the rol...
I am very new to woodworking (and this site) but I really enjoy the new hobby. Gave up my competitive golfing after rotator cuff surgery. At the moment, I am trying to decide on a bandsaw and have sort of narrowed things to 3 grizzly models: g0555x, g0513 or g0457. My shop is in the basement so whatever I order, I have to get downstairs. I don’t know what kind of resaw capacity I will really need. I wouldn’t imagine I’d have a frequent need for more than 6” but...
I can’t believe that I am still not finished with the pond scene! There are days I feel as if I am working so sloooooooow! Is it just because I am more careful? Or am I just taking too long? What is too long anyway? Speed has never been something that I have been able to brag about. Perhaps it looks as if I do things quickly because I put the hours necessary into the item to complete it it a relatively short time, but the hours themselves are definitely there. I have a friend ...
I have taken both chess boards out of the clamps and run them through the Jet Drum Sander.. Here is the small one… 55 mm squares of Queensland Maple and Camphor Laurel Next is the 70 mm squares board from Queensland Maple and Silver Ash.. And remember the teaser… Here I have both of the teasers… they were left over from the crosscutting… I got 9 slices and only need 8.. I cut and reglued to make 4 by 2 squares and then resawed and reglued… then san...
When making a traditional chess board from timber, the two different timbers are cut into 4 boards each… glued together in alternating stripes and then cross cut and rotated and reglued to make the checker design.. This also gives the squares the same direction of grain pattern. I know that most people shy away from cutting all the squares and then gluing up each piece … but as most of you will know, I have had much practice and for me it is no more difficult than glueing two...
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