I purchased the kadet version of the marking knife and decided I wanted the big one i.e. Fat Boy, but wanted the challange of doing it myself so I bought the kit. I will upload picture as soon as I figure a way to put them in here.
Well I decided to bite the bullet and help out the local economy a little. Currently my shop is 24’ x 38’ with 8’ ceilings. But my work space seams to keep getting smaller and smaller with every piece of equipment that I aquire. So my actual building or assembly area has become quite small. With the ways things have been going lately I’ve struggled with the decision of build or not to build, I just hope I’ve made the right decision. I’m adding a 20’...
I decided that I’d take a few smaller baby steps before I tried to make a scoop on my own. So I’ve been working a little more on learning how the tools work and feel, etc. So, yes I made another round thing—- but this one is soooo much better than the last. This one is silky smooth – like glass in fact. I discovered scrapers! I can’t figure out how to turn the flash off on my camera so my pictures are not the best. But drum roll please——ta ...
I recently built a router table and base. (great fun) However I’m trying to determine the best way to adapt a switch for convenience. A friend suggested an in-line switch but I’m not crazy about that idea. I was thinking of mounting a box with a combination plug outlet/switch to plug the router into and use a replacement cord that ties everything together and plug that into a outlet. What do you think??? Also, do they make after market switches like those on tablesaws? Thanks...
I recently acquired a Walker Turner TA1180B 10” table saw from my MIL. It was owned by her father who used it to build their home in the 1940’s. I have completely disassembled the saw and everything has come apart without much difficulty. There is some minor surface rust on the cabinet but should clean up well. I am taking the cabinet in and having it media blasted to remove the rust and paint. I will repaint it with the original color. Aside from 2 missing access panels the...
I have not posted anything to this site and really need to be more active…so. I was asked by my wife a couple of weeks ago if I could make a few pens for birthday gifts, I said sure should be easy. She wanted special wood, still no problem. Getting me out into the shop to do it, major headache. I had gastric bypass surgery 6 months ago and with all the extra energy you would think it would not be a problem. Well it has been but I’m finally getting to that place I want to be. Mostl...
After doing the Arrow of Light, I started working on the Boy Scout Eagle Badge.This is just the “prototype”, I’m working out all the kinks in the 9 different templates I’ll need.When done this will measure 32” in diamenter
This past weekend was a lot of fun. Peggy and I went to two woodworking shows and a wood working store. It’s a new affliction we have—with the new shop toys we are looking at what we “can’t live without”. Thankfully nothing else followed us home, but we did get pretty excited about dust collectors. When we were doing the Christmas gifts the sawdust being generated was being dragged into the house each time we’d come in from the garage. Peggy looked pret...
Hello everybody… I want to thank everybody for the great welcome when I signed on a couple of days ago.. Thank You. Anyway, what i am writing about is my experience in wood. I have always been a self starter, and done best on my own. I have gone to wood working school for about a year, and after learning hat I needed went on my own. I have a new wife now, and a two car garage workshop, with some nice starting tools. I need to know if there is free education on the internet, mayb...
Originally posted March 26, 2008 All woodworking is a matter of scale. Some woodworkers build in huge dimensions – entire libraries of bookshelves, complete room paneling systems and kitchens full of cabinets. Others work on the small side – boxes, clocks and other small items such as toys. While working large has its challenges, the small scale stuff can be even more intimidating. After all, it’s highly unlikely that someone will pick up a bookshelf and turn it in their...
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