A complete stranger might think I’m bitter about being treated for drug dependency or something…no, no, not that kind of rehab… Today I glued up the block that will eventually be the new head of my old screw. Just for fun, I decided to laminate a piece of pine in the middle of two pieces of kapur. I don’t know what this might do as far as wood movement, as far as laminating softwood in between hardwood – I have no idea but I don’t care! It’s fu...
It certainly is a beautiful morning here in Nova Scotia. The sun is shining and everything is quiet except the sound of the birds in the distance. The past several days have started out foggy and overcast, as many do being so close to the ocean. Usually by mid-morning things clear up and the sun burns off the fog. The ocean stays pretty cold in these parts. I have only actually went for a swim in the ocean once in my six years of being here (if you could call it that – I got as far...
So there are two end caps. I made them a while ago. Laminated two pieces of wood. Drilled the bulk of it on the drill press. Tidied it with router and chisels. They will be attached with slotted bolts and captured nuts. End Cap 1. End Cap 2. Unfortunately end cap 2 is not up to standard. It is is about 2-3 degrees out. Which means it is not accurate enough for the wagon vice. The solution, which will have to wait, is a straight edge and a router. However, as I’m seem waiting o...
So my plan for vacation this week was to finish up a project I started a couple of months ago. My goal was to make a rolling cabinet for my little Ryobi table saw. I kept having to pull it out from against the wall, plug it in, put it next to my bench that I use for an out feed table, and then start to make cuts. I made an attempt at some dust collection putting a thin board at the bottom of the saw where it mounted to the metal stand. I put a port for shop vac hose, but it was less than ...
I built 6 parts trays for the table saw island. These 17”x17” trays are made of 1/2” MDF for the Box 1/4” MDF for the dividers. I spent most of two days cutting those dividers. There are 60 pieces that interlock. In order to jig saw the slots in these dividers I stuck two pieces together with two sided tape. Thanks to a really good Bosch jig saw blade, and my jig saw never quit. So now the plan for the back side of the island is going to have the parts trays in one ba...
Been looking, reading, evaluating and rationalizing for months. I bet I have read every entry in every woodworking blog I could find that had anything to do with table saws. I have known all along what I wanted was a cabinet saw because the only table saw I ever had access to was a 5 HP, 3 phase, 12” Powermatic back in the 1980s. A high standard indeed. Likewise I have known what I could afford would probably be between a starter saw and a jobsite saw (or a lucky find for a used saw). I...
Hey, My blog is up. It really isn’t that good. There aren’t any pictures. Mostly it is just me prattling on about my desire to turn a rough cut board into a flat board, using my hand planes, and the fear and uncertainity I have about doing so. Normally when I am going on about my insecurities, I can be rather entertaining, but I took a long nap tonight, and didn’t do a very good job. So I am not even going to give you the link. Brian
It’s time to post my cupboards I made to put books and magazines in, that will hang on the cleats in my shop.(see Workshop Build #17: Cleats- Getting things on the wall) For inspiration I used a cupboard in a magazine article, but changed the plans slightly. I wanted to have two cupboards to hold my woodworking related books and magazines. The article I saw had a moveable shelf, but I figured a fixed center shelf would be more solid and hold the heavy books better. Of course, it...
I did some work on mom recipe box today! I try resawing on the table saw then I finish the cut by hand, I am doing a lot of hand work on this project! Note I dont remend resawing on the table saw it’s not the best method.
Well, even though my shop was functioning just fine I’m forced to reorganize. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t perfect by any means but since I’ll have to clear out the basement completely anyways I might as well re-assess the situation. Idealistic Plan of Action: #1. Fix the root of the problem: I had problems with back-up from the drain as well as some leaking in the foundation. My plumber Brother-In-Law is going to help me out with the back up problem and I...
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