Today marks my halfway point in this challenge! I have to say this really is a challenge. If there is a struggle to find time for the shop, there is also a struggle to find a way to get the projects posted! I’m going to to my best and try and get all 30 projects completed before June 30. Here are the latest submissions for my challenge: yes, there are more wine bottle stoppers… but I also found time to make some pens… inbetween making bottle stoppers of course...
I should probably tell you all that Im very good at reinventing the wheel. In fact I actually have a few patents filed. So as I was cleaning out the garage trying to figure out where all this stuff was going to go, I started to figure out wiring and what not. Pricing things out and realizing what I wanted to do was going to cost a lot more then I thought. Not only that the fact that it’s really starting to get hot out and with no insulation in the attic, it really going to get warm. So...
Looks like I went the slow route on my recent (and first) frame and panel doors! Might as well get an autosander, too.
So, I am in the process of a myriad of “home” projects (shelves in kids rooms, re-finishing painted furniture, attic shelves, etc…), and have been spending my free time trying to figure out my next project. I am big on “form follows function”, so I want any project I endevor on to serve a purpose. I also want to continue my journey in woodworking, so I want to try something I have never done before, hence INLAYS. I have seen some great projects with even bette...
Degoose showed us how to make the jig that uses a bandsaw to make the spiral sections of his “Lazy Larry”. Well I made the jig, but my old small bandsaw just wasn’t up to the task. I wasn’t about to quit, so I decided to try to make a jig that I could use with my router. It took me awhile to figure it out (using Sketchup), but once I did, it was rather easy to make the jig. Here is how to make the jig. Picture 1. 1. Cut a 3/4” thick piece of MDF ...
Hey Everyone I went to a House of Tools store today in Calgary (2828, 32nd Avenue NE). Yes they are in receivership and their liquidation sale started today. WOW!!! Great deals!!!! All cordless and power tools are 25% off. They have a great selection but I would hurry in as they won’t be around for long. They have 9 stores open. Three in Calgary, two in Edmonton, one in Red Deer, one in Regina, one in Lethbridge, and one in Saskatoon. Check it out!!!!!
I was tasked to build two cub carts for the boy scouts. They gave me two sets of wheel chair casters and plans for a kids cub cart and one for a adult cub cart. it is a race kind of like pine wood cars. it will be held this Saturday. I have the kids one done and it as been tested by the scouts and meets approval. O and it fast and a bit showy. 1.0vThe cart is made out of 3 8’ 2×4 fir milled to 1 1/2×3 6\16, maple peaces and mdf covered with laminate 2.0 is on the way. ...
I’m sure Martin has logged off for the night but will take care of this first thing in the morning…. please ignore the postings. Thanks.
I’m in between projects at the moment. This is a rare time for me. Usually I have more than one going. I decided to take the time now that I’ve finished the drill press table to go ahead and do both some shop cleanup, and some tool tuneups. First up is flipping the knives in my Dewalt 735. This planer has indexable insert knives, and I’ve never flipped them before. I’ve probably run a few thousand board feet through the original set. While it still cuts fairly ...
Because of the economy, I’m changing professions. I’m in Northern NJ and have always made custom cabinetry and small woodworking projects. I have a full shop of woodworking tools ready to go. Pick up and set up, and start making projects tomorrow. I have a Porter cable pocket hole machine, Rigid scroll saw, sears radial arm saw, small refrigerator, B&D router table with router, assorted clamps, small sanding machine, Ryobi ossilating spindle samder, Delta line boring machine...
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