I don’t want to post 100 entries on my projects page for pens but wanted to share this one, I think it came out great. I’ve always tried to have some type of artistic outlet and never had any skills. Drawing, painting, music – no luck at all. I tried trombone in 6th Grade and the band director actually asked me to move the slide but not actually play… true story. :-) I’ve received a lot of compliments on the pens and I’m getting better – this on...
I’ve always been a bit of an extremist I guess. No, I don’t strap bombs to my chest and blow up stuff that I’m ideologically against. I just tend to go toward some extreme subculture of any hobby I get into. My other passion is backpacking. There, I’m what they call an ultralight backpacker. Minimal equipment, minimal weight, and admittedly minimal comfort. However, I have a blast with that extreme. When I first looked into woodworking, I was leaning toward be...
As you may know, I have been preparing to build a Humidor for a buddy of mine. So I ordered a few things from one of the larger cigar/humidor accessory companies on the internet with a great selection. Well, I didn’t get what I had expected so I decided to do a return. The first thing I did was call the phone number on the invoice. I had taken the package to work with me and wanted to drop it off that day. The lady on the phone told me that there was nothing she could do for me, because...
So , my last project has turned into a bit of a disappointment. I’ve been working on a new outfeed/assembly table to sit behind my tablesaw. I had a plan in my head, I’d bought my plywood for the carcass and had an old hollow core door for the top. I was so proud of myself. Instead of rushing through and fixing my mistakes as I went, I spent some time with SketchUp to get a basic idea of what I wanted then put pencil to paper. I measured the height of my table saw then measured all of th...
Small shop has no space except for ….. upwise ! So I made loft-like storage. I want wide conversion lenz ! This loft made my shop large, clean and comfortable. And is there anybody who knows why the first picture is enlarged ?
Before a lot of people advised me not to buy a new tablesaw for my small shop.So I changed my mind to do with my festool TS55 instead of a tablesaw.But for small work pieces Festool is not so accurate that I can not make the same pieces for my projects.Then I decided to buy a Festool multi function table or a kit of that.But in Japan we can not buy Festools because of poor dealer network, and even if I could find some, it would cost more than twice of those in America. For example TS55 co...
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New shop under construction #3: Electrical and Plumbing are almost done. And look, a birthday surprise!
The outside of the shop is almost done all that’s left is to put the shutters and crown moulding on the front window and put the gutters on. The overhead doors won’t be installed until the drywall and paint are complete. The electricians have been working at a good pace and the rough-in is all completed. The plumbing and electrical inspections should be today. My 40th birthday is coming up soon. My shop has gone so far over budget that I informed my wife a month or so ag...
Not much got done yesterday. Did you ever have one of those days when nothing seemed to go right? Well, I did yesterday. After a much later start than I wanted, I find that I had forgotten about shaping the stretcher. So, I get to work on that. It kills a bit of time, but I finally get it in the rough shape that I wanted. I then had to fix the tenons on the legs. They were really to large. Originally, I had thought to have the tenons be the entire thickness of the legs. However, ...
With the new saw I have needed to make a new crosscut sled. I have been struggling with cutting large plywood panels so I also decided to make a panel cutting sled based on Norm's design Panel Sled I started by planing some white oak to fit in the miter slots. The runners are set just below the table surface. I attached the runner to a 3 foot run of plywood…. .... and ran the ply through the saw. I attached a fence to the back of the sled square to the cut edge. It...
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