The scary router table plate has been successfully drilled and connected to the router. Upon completion of this crucial step, there was a brief period of dancing. This of course was followed by 3 minutes of cheering from the imaginary crowd, and when the aforementioned crowd demanded a curtain call, I happily obliged. Historically, when I have approached the end of a task, the last 10% seems to be a dreadful pain to complete. I can’t say if I have reached the 90% complete mark, but ...
Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #21: Quick and Dirty Mod for my Cheapo Router Table.........but not quick and dirty enuf......
Spent a lot of time yesterday and today, just making my old cheapo router table that I bought long ago, Vermont American, fit my new router. It fit it fine, except, the only way to get the motor in and out was to remove the table from the base, the legs were not high enuf. I could change bits above the table, adjust the height of the bit from above the table, things I never expected when I bought this emergency rotor replacement, although I did a lot of research in a couple hours deciding whi...
Today we went to Springfield to get a new Grizzly 14” ultimate bandsaw. I have to say that the Grizzly showroom is basically like Disneyland for us Lumberjocks. Everywhere you look its like “OOH I want to try that” or “Hey I could use that for project x”. I know that this is just a personal taste thing but I thought the best thing I saw was the face frame clamp table from kreg. its a huge table with pnuematic clamps that are on a sliding bar. Of course to use thi...
Not a big fan of garage sales, but my wife is, so in an effort to not discourage her from going she will call me if she sees any tools (I think she is doing reverse psychology, it works), most of the stuff she finds is junky, but today she asked if I needed a hand sander, I always ask for her to send me a pic. This is what she sent It was pretty ruff looking when I went to look at it, no batteries or charger. Caked with stuff, looked like drywall dust and over spray, the shroud looked ...
Started gluing up tonight. Doing one or two at a time, depending on how the pieces look. Going pretty smoothly so far. Spread some glue, position and clamp, set the timer for 35 mins. Rinse and repeat. I filed some notches in a cheap 3” plastic scraper I had laying around and I’m using that to spread the glue with. Works really well. Got nine done tonight. Will do the rest tomorrow, and then comes the really hard part of flattening and smoothing the surface. With on...
Well I finally got the installation complete and a final payment. Last saturday we installed the unit, but the base moulding didn’t match the existing (one number off). So I had to purchase some new base. I had my brother, neal, and Heidi with me on the initial install. Neal delivered it in the van, Jeff helped with the main installation, and Heidi helped clean, hand things, and look purdy. Today I went back and spent an hour to complete the base. Heidi went with me and helped clean...
This is a series taken from my website’s blog www.charlesbrockchairmaker.com on becoming a woodworking professional. Previous Going Pro posts include “The Dark Side, The Thrill of It All and Building Your Brand.” My newest project is the second in the Build A Maloof Inspired Furniture Series to go with the Maloof Inspired rocker titled Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair with Charles Brock. “If you build it they will come!” This is not completely t...
22 blocks down. It is looking pretty good. The “X” jig seems to be working. 42 to go!
Been on Vacation for the past week and now back to work! What’s happening in the shop March 13, 2010. Building McKee’s White Oak Murphy bed. We should be able to stain Glover’s waterbed. I’ll also be doing some more work on Gate’s project. I should be ready for the finish by middle of next week. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:
...and that includes slathering glue on the ends (let’s try that) and going inside from time to time so I could dunk my head in the sink. First time with the drawknife, fun!
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