So after much research and debates, I have finally charged the card, and 2 days later the delivery arrived with the new saw in the box (I opted to have it delivered from the store as opposed to pick it up myself – at 450lbs, I simply wouldn’t be able to unload it myself) Delivery from HD was swift and smooth, positive and friendly guy stop at my place saturday morning, and helped me position the box in my garage – I couldn’t be happier (took 5 minutes, 4.5 of those was...
I have been gearing up for a particular project. In preparation I have been doing a bit of research on using hide glue. For the purist, it is best to use a glue brush without a metal ferrule. The reasoning behind this is the metal ferrule can potentially cause a black stain. There are brushes available for hide glue but there are rather expensive. For the time being, I am spending shop funds on materials and tools. The focus of this blog is to show an inexpensive alternative to an expensiv...
Refers to project posted here. The dry fit passed inspection from my quality inspector so it was time to move on to finishing. I disassembled it to three major components and put on Minwax Dark Walnut Stain. Of course I did this on my finishing/pool table. You can see the unstained head sitting on the table also. I installed the handle in the head with glue and two finish nails through the edge to hold it steady. I am using Waterlox Original Medium as a sealer and it’...
Hello everyone, I will be doing a Special Broadcast with my Son This evening. He received a Bi Plane for his 8th Birthday, He’s been watching me in my Shop and on my Scroll Saw and he seems very interested and eager to learn the trade himself. So I am going to introduce him to the World of Woodworking and Scroll Sawing. In this Broadcast, you will have a Chance to Talk with my Son, have him Answer some Questions to the best of his Knowledge, which will be limited of course, ...
Wow. I’ve had a busy weekend, but unfortunately I was not able to finish as much as I wanted. Since I knew I was going to be using my router, I first fixed the problem I had with it. I cut my stock to width and length, and I regret having cut the carcase pieces it to length. This made the next step, running it through the router, much trickier, since I had to use my push-pad to control a 3-1/2” long piece as it was getting a rabbet cut on it! It wanted to pull itself into th...
When designing the shop I tried to anticipate the type of work we would be doing. Looking back, I wasn’t even close. However, in spite of that, the work flow is very much the same for many woodworking projects. Our shop is laid out considering that work flow. Our entrance door is where we unload both sheet goods and solid lumber. We stack the lumber on stickers, prior to use, and the plywood is placed on a drywall cart. We place lumber on the chop saw station, which ...
Hey everybody. I know I have mentioned a few times that I would soon have a video coming out for a torsion box assembly table. Well, that time has come. There are two videos: The Torsion BoxThe Base Downloadable plans, a text writeup, and shortened video clips can be found on Finewoodworking.com’s site at:http://finewoodworking.com/thewoodwhisperer(just click the featured videos in the right column) Thanks and enjoy!! marc
Good times Let's Get Ready To Rumble!!!! (Poly) Time for the last coat before work. Luckily it goes on smooth. T - 8 Hours Mission assemble the cabinets and attach face frames. We decided to atttach the frame to the cabinet that needed a flush edge first. Then screw the second cabinet to this assembly. Don't worry OSHA.. This is a staged shot. Actual brad nailing involved safety glasses We used basic brads to attach the face frames. The assembly of the cabinets. Chicag...
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