So I had a few things on my to do list this weekend. For starters, I have been driving the pickup for the last month as the safety inspection sticker on the Saturn had expired, and the brakes were squeaking, that would instantly fail me… So after work on Friday, I went to Auto Zone, and grabbed a set of Ceramic pads. Now I do NOT have a brake lathe anywhere near me, but I DID resurface my rotors. How those of you with inquiring minds ask. Simple… I have made a conical chuck to hol...
Well I finished working on the box, but I am not entirely satisfied with the outcome. I will post the final pictures when I get home later for you all to see. My prototype box was built from 3/8” pine, the new box is built from 1/2” walnut, I thought the 3/8” width was pretty wide already but now with the 1/2” it just looks real blocky (if thats an actual term). If I intend to make boxes using the 1/2” thick lumber my boxes are going to need to be much larg...
I did wind up taking advantage of the beautiful day yesterday and I played ‘hookie’. It was a beautiful and warm day and it was just too tempting for me to resist spending some time outside. I am looking at all the things that I have to do today however and I am certainly going to pay the price for it. Not really, but there are things that I have to get done that I need to do today and the list is a bit longer than I wanted. I know today will go by fast. We wound up going t...
Sheet goods that just sit on the floor aren’t very mobile. When I can’t move stuff around my shop, I can’t maximize the space. So I need to organize those sheets properly and get them on wheels. I designed a new Sheet Goods Rack, but I’m not 100% satisified yet. I looked online but didn’t really find what I wanted, and I can’t do the pivoting rolling rack on hinges some of you have done. Check out my design over at my blog and let me know what you thi...
Good evening LJ’s this week was a quiet one not much accomplished LOL :) I finally Got almost all of the sawdust cleaned up from the pulpit Job, then in to the quest to find western red cedar S4S Grade 2, As usual got the same story from three new lumber yards that Grade 2 does not exist !!!!! Only clear or rough sawn grade 3 < Now before you think I am out of my mind Monday morning I visited WRCLA Or Western Red Cedar Lumber Associations website and Got THEIR PHONE #’S tell...
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=YXW55S4X9zo&feature=related watch this link guys – it is unbelievable what this guy can do on a band saw. I am no spammer – i am a regular here. The link is safe – it is to Youtube if anyone can show me how to do this….you’d be my hero… Maybe Steve can make a video??
Hello All, It took all of yesterday and today, but my site has been taken down and put back up. So tonight’s blog is more of me cursing the hacker. I feel better now. The Curse – Extremely Average http://su.pr/1DUzOI Brian
I’m switching gears here and starting on a new project that just a couple days ago, wasn’t even on my radar. I mean I don’t have to even start this project right this second, but I can’t wait to get started on it. So, I decided I didn’t want to wait. I’m going to push this one to the front burner and get started on it. I’m going to be building a Rocking Unicorn. I build a lot of rocking toys. Most of what I build though, I build with no idea what is t...
I am laying out the legs now to accept the panels and railsThis is where the center stile will fit into the top and bottom rail.The tenons are only 1/4” and the panels will float in the rails and stiles. The strength that holds the sides together will be from the rails, the top and bottom shelf which will be 3/8” X 1 1/4” tenons pined from the legs.
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