Well I slept on it and talked about it with some friends. I am going to go with a Sawstop! Thanks to everyone who took a minute to add some insight. So now I get to start selling stuff on eBay and saving up for the big purchase. Only decision left is which model to go with. I have narrowed it down the the 1.75 HP Cabinet or the 3.0 HP cabinet. There is about a $600 difference between the two. Just not convinced I need a 3 HP saw. While I do bog down at times when using my Shopsmith, ...
Hello All, I felt terrible that I was unable to include a picture in yesterday’s blog. I cut another half blind, for the other side of the drawer and it turned out even better. So though I don’t have my Nikon, I used my iphone to take a photo for tonight’s blog. I also included a new poll widget on my blog. I want your opinion on how much I should charge for my Kindle version of Henry Wood. I will be keeping all the chapters up on the blog, so it will always be ava...
Keith and the boys got dressed up and Julie took some photos.That’s my fiddle playin’ son-in-law, Keith Niehenke and grandsons Ry and Cash. I hope I live long enough to teach them use a plane and chisel. Lordy ain’t they good’uns???
Not exactly a beautiful balloon. I am now on to the overhead. The mistakes made on the bottom still need to be fixed (cut and splice time is coming, VERY soon… I sort of forgot the drops for the jointer, and the floor sweep… I am a real ditz sometimes… It has been one of those projects where more parts were needed (where did all my 45 elbows go? I am somewhat wondering if I would have been better off with sweep elbows but oh well, what is done is done… As many as...
I picked up this Miller’s Falls jackplane a few months ago for $35 at a garage sale. When I had a chance to take it apart and learn what I could find on hand planes, I kind of became enamored with them. Next thing I know, I inherited my Father-in-law’s Stanley Bedrock 604 smoother, and a week later I was bidding on an old Stanley No. 8. My wife is wondering where this all ends at this point. So I picked up a honing guide from Rockler, and a couple of free granite counter top cu...
I was the fortunate recipient of a load of oak, ash, birch, maple, jatoba and some bamboo today. Thank you Eric. In this lot there were some strips of 1/2” & 3/4” thick solid core bamboo plywood. I know people sell bamboo cutting boards. So,I was thinking of cutting these into strips, stand them on edge, gluing them together and would end up with an end grain bamboo cutting board. Will this stuff glue easly? I know some woods don’t glue very well. Anyone have any...
well here we are againfirst i would like to thank joe lyddon and his wife deannefor their wonderful and gracious open home and time with us joe is a very meticulous woodworker.that works in his two car garagethat is loaded with the right toolsto do his quality workfrom hand cut dovetailsto re-sawing and planing and milling stock.we spent three nights and two days talkingsharing and comparing notes about techniquesand methodseverywhere i lookedi saw evidence of his love of woodworkingboxes ...
After having this new TV Entertainment Center project going on in my shop for over 2 months we were getting near the end. We installed the custom milled baseboard on all three pieces. Sanded them all the was to 180 and then started the finishing process. The first step was to take all of the doors and drawers out and remove all of the hardware. That was a monumental task in itself. There are a lot of hinges, knobs and slides on this thing. I am not sure I have mentioned it before, b...
My Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge Entry #4: My Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge Entry #4: Finish Project
Hey All So I’ve finished the project. I ended up learning quite alot. I just want to thank the guys at the Sawdust Chronicles (http://thesawdustchronicles.com/) for putting on this contest. It has been great motivation to both complete the project and push myself to get the best results I could. So thanks a bunch. So there were rules to this contest and I stuck to the rules pretty good. Size: Had to fit in a 32×30x30 cube. The longest dimention is 31 7/8th from side to side. Bar...
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