I’ve been working on this bookrack project for the past two months and we finished today. It is for my son’s Eagle Scout project. The idea came from a charity resale shop our boy scout troop supports. My son wanted to build something for them so we ask what they needed. They said a paperback bookrack. I must admit, this would not have been my first choice, but hey, we gave it a shot. The next few pictures will get you through about half the project, then I’ll post the ...
I know, I have been kind of quiet lately. Not that I haven’t had projects, but they haven’t been woodworking related for the last several weeks…. (Do you guys want to hear about me setting up a tuner with custom tune and cold air intake on my pickup?) There is one bit of woodworking that has gotten at least reasonably complete and tested. The band saw dust collection upgrade… You see the Harbor Freight band saws ship with, well nearly the same port that the Ridgi...
OK…here it is my new saw! For anyone that hasn’t been following along you can see my other blog about this saw purchase here So here she is, in her new home…. You can see in the close ups that this saw doesn’t even looked used,....bareley any wear on it… The fence… This mobile base is one of the sturdiest and easiest to roll around I have ever seen. It has a cool lever to put the wheels down. When you drop it , it sit...
Hey Folks, I updated some of my shop pics. Go to my home then to workshop. ThanksKHOP
Found this very funny and tasty video on U-tube. Shows a guy making string potatoes with his lathe! Then he cooks them and eats them….. I have to go, I am getting hungry… Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XMBbYM11I8
Today I’ve finished fitting the tops to the workstation – they’re not screwed down yet as I just put a coat of Danish Oil on the exposed wood – probably not necessary but I like the way it looks. One minor snag I ran into when I started to fit the tops was that there is a sag in the middle of this thing – about 1/8” or so. I noticed the sag when the top left side didn’t sit level, the outer edge was above the level of the edge against the saw. I meas...
Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #12: Vice is installed and now were going to drill the Vice/Table Holes for the Dogs
Back again! The Front Vice is installed and the table is looking more and more like one… OH and I am using the vice already to help hold stuff! Today I drilled all the holes for the bench appliances (dogs, stays, hold downs etc…) I plan on only using 3/4” fixtures so decided that a) They had to be square to the top b) Had to be spaced so that they would all work together. To that end I first measured out the distance my Vice would open to and then came up w...
The Tail vice is a Veritas Twin Screw Vice… You have to make the Faces for the vice as it is hung on the end of the bench by the rear Jaw/Face. I started with some 3/4” Red Oak and cross cut it to the bench width 24” and make 2 sets of Jaws that are 3×3/4. Here is what you get from the Kit… (all hardware is included and various bits to correctly size your chain.). Once the Jaws are dry you cut them/ clean them up… Veritas has a algorythm to ...
So here goes. What to write about me? My dad was my biggest woodworking influence. I remember many saturdays spent hanging out in his workshop hammering nails into boards while he worked on a project, or playing in the sawdust under his radial arm saw. When he passed away 10 years ago my brother and I split the tools in his workshop. I took what I thought I might use and he took what he wanted. I got the radial arm saw! Of course I haven’t gotten around to moving it into my works...
Making mission style frames for Sandzen tiles #1: shorts, gluing plywood on the tiles and rough sketch of frame
Quartersawn white oak, zebra wood, sapele shorts / stripsI’m using up some strips of hardwood on this pair of frames.Tiles are iron oxide sepia toned, fired to cone 6 or 7 … made them several years ago.. tiles are inspired by Woodcuts by Birger Sandzen
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