I am just starting out; I have limited funds and limited space (I am in a wheel chair sometime). I have purchased several Craftsman (Sears) items for what was a really good price, now I hear that Craftsman is “no good”, or is bad quality through and through…has anyone had any good experiences with Craftsman…is the equipment at least good enough to start with?Thanks for your feedback
Yes, yes, today is my birthday… thanks for the post Debbie. And here’s my birthday gift to LumberJocks ;) You know how easily you can share the youtube videos or photobucket pictures. You just copy the embed code and paste it to your posts on the Web. Now we have the same comfort here on LumberJocks – let me introduce the one and only LumberJocks Embeddable Project Cards! Each project page now features the Embed This Project box at the sidebar: As you can see i...
A couple of whiles ago when I posted my lumber rack, some of the LJ’s inquired about my panel jig. I figured that if I ever needed to replace it, then it would be right to blog it for you. I’m not going to take credit for this as I have seen it somewhere else in one of the many woodworking mags. Just can’t remember which one! This jig is used lying on top of sawhorses or the bench to crosscut and rip large sheets of material. I say “material” because we’...
I have been spending a lot of time in the past day looking up different styles of dressers and amoires and what i was looking for was that it is a very simple but elegant style. I wanted it to be something like the Quaker Spice Box built by Steve Latta in Fine Woodworking #196. I really liked this style so i am planning on basing the style of the dresser and amoire off of the Spice Box. So now the next step is to start drawing and sketching plans. I am also planning on going to some higher en...
Has anyone used the Norton 3X grinding wheels on a 3600 rpm grinder? These are the blue wheels that Norton sells that supposedly run much cooler. I had always thought that you needed one of those slower grinders for chisels and plane irons but FWW has an article in its recent publication touting using a 6-inch 3X wheel at 3,600 rpm. If anyone has used such a set up, I would be interested in your thoughts on the “high” versus low rpm grinders for our typical grinding application...
A couple of you made reference to the empty bandaid wrapper on my bench right next to my old chisels. I have my stuff set up so that I get those emails with your comments when they are made, and to be honest, I was absolutely flummoxed when I read those comments, “Bandaid? that early in the project….I don’t remember that.” I immediately went back and looked at the pictures and the dates that I had taken them and I could not for the life of me remember what I had done...
Well, it’s been a while since I’ve had time to work on the box for my wife. But with Mother’s Day coming up soon(ish), I really want to get crackin’ on it. I have several things to do, some major and some minor. So I started with the minor. Sanded the entire box (minus lid) and glued up the bottom. The bottom simply fits (a bit snugly) into the rabbeted walls, so it’s not the best solution. But as I think I said earlier, as long as my wife doesn’t drop some...
There was more bracing work to do on the guitar. This time a more complex operation on the underside of the guitar top. I found an alternative to the wooden dowel go-bars that I used last time. Take a look at the latest post to see the operation. Thanks for reading!
I am, however slowly it might be, coming to the realization that I make wood scraps. I know, you are probably thinking, “So what, we all do.” Well, that’s just my point. I make mostly wood scraps. Thinking of all the projects I’ve built there are more wood scraps than actual projects. I know I’ve disposed of 5 or 6 – 55 gal. trash cans full of wood scraps that I didn’t think I could possibly make anything out of. That’s a conservative esti...
April 6 I think it’s Martin’s birthday today… Oh Martin… is it your birthday today? Have a good one .. and if it’s not your birthday , have a good one anyway :)
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