Well the platen arrived Wednesday and the pad for it arrived Friday so I was able to put ‘er together and she’s good to go. Waiting for the new on/off switch yet, that will arrive Tuesday but if I need to, I can use it. Had it running today to adjust the belt tracking, that was fairly easy. Put a 120 grit belt on for starters so we’ll see and I’ll go from there. I was going to post a before and after of the belt’s cast iron table to show the results of using T...
Hey Everyone! The left side of my kitchen is really beginning to look like a kitchen. I am gettiing very excited, because the next step we are taking tommoro, is putting my kitchen sink in….......YAY!!! I have three more cabinets to build. Two upper that go on each side of my stove, the third goes above my refridgerator. The two upper cabinets that go on each side of my stove are 60 inches long. They fit on the top of my countertops. My husband is installing granite tile for my c...
really wondering if anyone has a review or opinion on these types of tabelsaws?
Hi, I am looking for simple cnc software to create irregular shapes. It must be compatible with Fanuc controller or standard G-code output. I would prefer that the system be inexpensive or shareware. It would be great if offered input/output in other formats to read in and out of this system to other systems or to access data directly. It doesn’t have to have nesting. I have previous experience with programming and G-code so it doesn’t have to be aimed at beginners but if ...
I was at my local Woodcraft store today watching various demos of Festool projects. I am amazed at the reliability and feel of the tools. Their performance seems unmatched… the only problem is having to take out a mortgage to pay for them. Since I am in the process of putting heat into my garage workshop, I can not afford these tools… yet! The heat is important since the first snow/freeze of the season here in Michigan hit this week, at 14 degrees F… reminding us that winter...
In this episode of the tool life audio podcast I talk about some shop improvments and some problems that need to be fixed. I also do a review of Neil Lamens Furnitology 101 dvd. If you havent seen his dvd then you should get a copy.
Here’s a quick poll for everyone. Almost all cordless drills now come equipped with a clutch with up to 20+ settings. Does anyone out there use them???? I keep mine set on the most powerfull setting, or on my drills, the setting with the picture of the drill bit. If I need some finesse, in driving a screw for example, I just take my time and feather the trigger. What are your thoughts? I will post the results after I get enough responses. Please answer with the following answers: A. ...
I finally got a chance to practice hand-cutting dovetails. This is the first time I’ve made a cut with my new Japanese dovetail saw and use my new bench too. I started out with a couple scrap pieces of pine: I drew the tails: First cut… didn’t follow the line so well. It will take some getting used to. Here are all the cuts. Some are pretty good and some are pretty far off the line. This photo is AWESOME. Because as you can see, I did a beautif...
After completing the Segmented Vessel, I decided I’d make the segments on my next piece a little thinner than the 3/4” previously used. Since we are all in the Christmas spirit, I thought I’d make a new ornament for our tree this year. The segments in this piece are 1/4” thick, and this piece includes a total of 92 segments. Here’s the before picture of the ornament blank glued up on the lathe. After turning, sanding and the first coat of wipeon polyurethan...
That is our booth setup. Keith Shipp (no relation but it sure is a small world) was able to bring a big TV and laptop from work so we could show people LumberJocks. We had a Powerpoint presentation we could run all the time to try to draw people in. We also figured out the Internet thing… Anyway, we were able to get on the site live and show people around also. We had a lot people stop by and pick up buttons. Some people that stopped by said they had been to LumberJocks before b...
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