I finally managed to find the plan I have been looking for, so a new build from me will be featured soon, but to give you a heads up on what is coming, the Shop Notes Box Joint Jig. I finally found out what issue it is in… Vol 11, Issue #62, starting on Page 6. I figure once I get that squared away as it were, I can dig in and start the build for the shadow boxes I have been putting off…
Yes. Well. I’m going to have to relent and show you the plan. I looked at all the progress pictures and whilst I understand where this is going, no-one else will. Here it is It’s all in millimetres ( like most of the world I use the metric system ). No I will not give imperial measurements, use a calculator. The reason for doing the chess board pattern first becomes apparent here. It is the most complex part of the design. It ended up slightly undersize. So I had to scale ...
After finally starting to feel like my tiny one car garage is a shop I’ve started working on improving the shop. The used Ridgid 4510 table saw I have didn’t come with the riving knife, apparently the previous owner tossed it with the blade guard, and I thought it would be a good idea to have one. It was difficult to find a replacement to purchase online, so I decided that I would try to make one. I ordered a 12”x12” 1/8” sheet of aluminum and made a couple ...
This entry will serve as the documentation for the condition of the workbench as I received it. Here she is in the shop – with obligatory plane on top. Rear: Condition – the bad: There are few things that will need to be addressed quickly, before she can be put to use. One of the glue lines has separated: Here’s why – The top and the bottom separate. The only thing that holds the top to the bottom is weight and two positioning dowels. Thro...
I don’t have a long bench. I have two short benches owing to going from a space rich environment allowing two 7 ft benches to a space sparse environment, not allowing. Gave one away, cut the other in half (some reconstruction involved), adding wheels. Which is fine. Worked great for a couple of years but then my eldest daughter requested the construction of a tall, wide but very not deep (sort of like a bookcase for soup cans) pantry to roll in/out next to her fridge. Did desi...
Last Friday was the fateful day that my stomach began to churn – it was letting me know that it and the beef and bean burrito I had for lunch were having a strong disagreement. So off I go. Why am I telling you about my serendipitous bowel movement? Because at work, potty time = Craigslist time. And the beauty below greeted me in that stall after only being posted 30 minutes prior. I feverishly replied to the posting stating that I wanted it. I pleaded with “I’m a you...
anyone have an idea on how to train your shop to be like this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPL3kJPsVdA&list=UU3_VCOJMaivgcGqPCTePLBA&feature=share&app=desktop
I ask for your comments and suggestions about a opportunity (problem) with a couple similar bowls. Both made from walnut and maple. One about 11 1/2” other 13”. History—have been doing segmented bowls for just over a year with this cracking only on these two. I hope you can see the two joints with the yellow circles. Those joints separated by appx. .0003th of an inch. If held up to a light you could see through. These were made the same way as almost all the bowls I’ve...
You may have seen a Project Paper Towel Holder I made for No 4 Son Toby and his Partner Ashlee.Well after reading all the great comments I trolled through the website to catch up on all the great posts I may have missed. Well I found a post by PAS showing a beall wood polishing result. I have some polishing equipment mainly for metal products but I quickly bought a couple of pads, one calico and one sisal and then set to work. I have a portable motor with a tapered shaft to fit the p...
Thought I’d ask if there might be a technical type LJ who may have repair information for an older C type 18 inch scroll saw. I have parts and operator manuals for the type 1 and type 2 saws. Looked on net via Google but maybe no such creature exists LOL! Shop manuals are good for assembly/disassrmbly and little suggestions for us non engineer types. I’ve started tearing this machine apart for cleaning, lubrication and parts replacement as necessary. Learning as I go....
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