Heyo folks! I figured I would make a blog that gave one starting point for everything I’ve done so far with the microscope. I did some testing today and I think that I can make my metallurgical scope work for wood. So, as per Blakes request, I will try and get various stages under the scope. But first, links to the first two in the saga. Chisel before sharpening Chisel after sharpening I had to do some rework on the microscope during lunch today so that it would handle a ...
I’m looking for a table extension for a Delta/Homecraft table saw/jointer # 34-500 of 34-600. The part # is 34-964. 5” x 22”.
I’ve taken a step away from the woodworking this week at work. Getting burned out, you know? So the kids are working with leather – wallets, pouches, motorcycle patches, etc. Normal kid stuff. Thought I’d show my personal leather project: Wrapping the handles to my personal (and my work’s) tools. Something about the feel of good ol’ worked in leather around a tool. Feels good in the hand. Also, the kids get more control with the smaller tools, and it te...
I’m going to be introducing you to my shop one tool at a time. I’m currently upgrading and making jigs/fixtures for a number of my machines and buying some great industrial tools in the near future. My shop is coming together piece by piece and I hope to show you the progress as I go. So here’s the first of my recent upgrades… I recently upgraded to a “Poly Belt” on my Performax 22-44 Pro from the original 100 grit conveyor belt. Most people don’t ...
Finished! Well it’s been a long journey and it did not end without one extra push. I finished installing the copper handles Monday by 11:30. There was a couple of scratches but I was certain I could buff them out. This is a skill that goes with the territory. I worked on the finish for the next six hours and I could not get the finish to blend. How to Remove a Scratch- After exhausting all other options this is what I resorted to today: Yes you are seeing it correctly...
I’ve been giving a lot of thought to which bench design would work best for me. I still like the first bench I designed, based on a Frank Klausz style bench with a few modifications. As I started to think about building the bench I knew it was going to be ambitious, in skill and time. I went back to the drawing board so to speak. I reviewed all of the information I had gathered in my workbench research. One bench started to standout and it was the Holtzapffel bench, which Christopher Sch...
It’s true, the end is nowhere in sight. I may be gathering tools for my entire adult life. My #80 cabinet scraper got hear yesterday, and the last two of my Japanese chisels got here today. I have a D8 rip saw en route shortly, accompanied by a Warranted Superior saw that looks like a cross cut. I already have a dovetail saw, though I’d like to get a western style to play with. Everywhere I look, there’s more and more tools that I can easily foresee me needing. Lucki...
Dusty’s father was hurt while raking snow. Dusty’s message to me: “He is 82 and had a very very bad fall last night and is in very serious condition with several fractures, cuts, bruises, and other injury’s. He fell off a ladder while raking snow. He is in intensive care” May I ask for your prayers for my father? A second message had this information: “My father is in ic unit in St Cloud Minnesota, ( that is about 100 miles from me) in serious but ...
Well here we go again. Can you be a book keeper? Well, how about a good record keeper? When we started this little endeavor we asked, asked, and asked some more questions. Most of the questions, we asked our friend and tax accountant. He handles many businesses’ taxes and accounting problems in the state of California. I need to point out something here, accountants speak a different language than woodworkers. He was asked such questions as: ”what”, “what did you say”, and “what the hell does...
Yesterday, I posted a taper jig project. The taper jig was used in my entry for the 2×4 Project. Before the taper jig was made, I had to locate a 2×4 to use. This was relatively easy. I knew a local lumber yard carried very high quality Douglas fir dimension lumber for use in finish work. I located a completely clear, tight grained 8’ board. The only downside was it cost substantially more than the typical big box store stud. Oh well, this is for FURNITURE, not being st...
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