A hand cranked mechanical automata of a cross country skier that I made over two weeks recently.It is my version of the SKI GUY as instructed by plans in Ken Schweim’s book Wood Automata Projects.Hope you enjoy this first amateurish attempt at a YouTube posting. Click on the link below to watch the video. http://youtu.be/OZ4HEY11Ygs
The problem I am finding with a ‘micro-workshop’ is space, I was spoilt with my last workshop, and I have gone to the opposite extreme, which means I have nowhere to lay things out. I suppose I could stray out into the kitchen area, but I don’t want to impose my hobby on my Wife, so I remain behind a closed door, cursing away merrily to myself. Nothing gets left out, there is no space to put out tools, so it comes out of it’s toolbox or shelf-space under the bench, get...
So I finished a small laminated box and needed to cut the top off. What did I forget to do? Change out to the re-saw blade!! Oh man…what a bummer and a hard $40.00 lesson to learn. I over heated my small 3/8 blade and burned up both my band-saw tires. What a mess, the tires got so hot that the blade literally fused with them. Had to cut the whole mess off with snippers. I guess I was due, had not even cut a finger or broken anything in close to a year! Well, good news is the band-saw is...
I spent this Sunday just milling around in the shop, finally facing up to the rest of the slab of Bubinga that was bought last February…The slab was about 14” wide to begin with… I had begun by slicing it roughly in half to make it more manageable and also to gather some experience with the new Band Saw and Planer; Experience, that was sorely needed!When all was said and done, there was quite a little pile of “mistake” wood… Of course I’ll find use...
Saw this idea in a magazine and it was a lot of fun to do. http://youtu.be/5TlbNKaSdKk
Next, I had to come up with a new insert for the table. The saw came with a plywood table over the existing cast iron table, so there was no insert. I tried to buy an insert, but they do not seem to be made any longer for this saw. I had a piece of cutting board lying around the shop that I failed in making a TS insert in the past. I got out a circle cutter (the fly style cutter type) and cut out the shape on my drill press fairly easily. I then set up my router to cut off material to pr...
The 6th video in a series about building a Allan Little designed Ultimate work table with a multifunctional top. In this video I install the drawer runners to the work table. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5peifOXoUY&feature=share&list=PLMP5Q4_HkvdmzWZaaScIppWxyBrl8gqKP
That chainsaw mill was hard work for the past 4 years but it got the job done. I have upgraded my sawmill now and my new Woodmizer LT40 make it a lot easier. I just got back from the neurologist getting a nerve study done on my wrist because I have really aggravated my carpal tunnel now. It looks like the surgery procedure is coming soon. Man handling big logs will get you in the long run but I enjoy cutting the wood. This Woodmizer with all the hydraulics makes it Soooo much easier. I have ...
Doing a commission for a local architect with whom I’ve worked before. Furniture grade cabinetry or cabinet grade furniture, call it what you will, this is what I’m building. Her borrowed design, tweeked by me. Thought I’ld try to keep track and post photos for other woodworkers. Should be an easy build. The bridle joint at the top of the legs should be fun. This cabinets could easily be adjusted to fit in any bath. Fortunately she is wanting a light colored ...
The partner and step line up nicely. I had a bit of a surprise when I discovered the mast was a bit thicker further up and would not fit through the partner. A bit of work with the block plane and all was good. There is a bit of reinforcing yet for the mast but it looks pretty good. I have the brace pieces cut, they just need to be painted and then mounted. I bored out the holes for the pintle bar. I ran into a bit of an obstacle in that I had not really factored in the bul...
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