So for the moment, this is a placeholder for a bunch of pictures I’m going to toss up here on the latest step of this process. It’s all together and as long as I can get it fine tuned, will be great. The lineal bearings slide perfectly until the 3×3 piece of extrusion is tightened down to it so I’m assuming there’s some flex in there somewhere causing this to happen. I’ve shimmed the bearings and that has done the opposite and made it not move what so ever E...
Overview The plan calls for solid wood runners with a layer of metal applied so that the boat tracks better and also is protected for the inevitable dragging that will occur. I used white oak and 1/8” thick by 1” wide aluminum. Making the Runner My runners are 59 1/2” long, 1” wide, and 1 1/4” tall. White oak is incredibly tough and rot resistant. There is a 6” long taper cut at each end so they don’t get hung up. The plan calls for 1/4...
The title says it all, no shop-made slides but soul-less metal ball-rolling ones instead: Earlier I wrote that I didn’t find any of them around, it turned out I just looked in wrong places. In fact I undertook another attempt to make full-extension slides from aluminum extrusions and wooden runners (some different design), and it helped me to realize that it’s just too much ado to cut, drill, and file aluminum. Doing all this with wood is a pleasure for me, messing ...
Guys and gals, I need your advise. I’m cooking my underbench chest of drawers to store some tools. And I’m dreaming about full extension drawers. Here’s what I’m up to so far: half-wooden shop-made full extension slides. Two aluminum extrusion profiles and wooden runner: The extrusions are cut in flash into carcase wall and drawer: I think whole idea is more or less clear, anyway see some pictures of drawer in action. Fully closed: ...
Aluminum block planes are some of the strangest of planes around. They appeared for a brief period during the wars, and maybe again in the 1950s. Two of the strangest are the UTIL and The BOSTON – from unknown companies. http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/a-weird-aluminum-plane/
Wood and aluminum benches by Hilla Shamia Another interesting piece by Hilla Shamia is this cool take on a rocking horse…..
As woodworkers we also need to cut metal once in a while. Also, having the ability to cut metal will allow us to create custom handles as I have on past projects. The question is how do we get a clean cut? Hacksaw? Reciprocating saw? Nope – portaband is the answer. The portaband is a powerful, smooth cutting portable bandsaw and a tool that I recommend for any custom woodworkding shop. Hope you enjoy! Your friend in the shop- Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love~Share ...
Woodworking Accessories Alternatives Inexpensive Aluminum T-Tracks! Getting woodworking accessories in a country that woodworking is not a common hobby – actually there are no woodworkers here just cabinet makers – even the simplest things have to be imported and off course you have to wait for them. Importing things from US by the time they arrive here the price number is doubled and that number is in euro now. Importing from UK is cheaper but not always they h...
I picked up the bearings today. They’re made in Japan. I can deal with that. For about $23.00 my mind will rest easier while I’m running the saw, not being paranoid of a 50+ year bearing going kaput and sending blades my direction. Also, I finished breaking the saw down into multiple parts and took a few better pictures. Have a look at the album to see them. I left all of the smaller rusty parts soaking in some old Evaporust overnight. Let me drop a little information...
The Doors Last time I glued up the door fronts: I spent some time fitting the doors with a plane: And then I passed them through the drum sander to flatten them: This little marking jig came with the hinge drill bit I bought: Drilling the holes for the hinges: Aligning the hinges: The Skinny Door I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to cover the space where the DVD player shelf is. I finally decided it needed a cover of some ki...
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