A picture story about building a pattern. 10 years ago, I was the CAD/CAM guy for a pattern shop. We also had a plaster molding shop and an aluminum foundry, where we pressure cast aluminum match plates. 10 years before that, I was on the bench, building the wood master patterns that went on to become match plates. 20 years before that, I was serving a Pattern maker’s apprenticeship in an iron foundry. The master I learned from once ran General Motors, “Tech Center”...
Used to have a shop, X got in the divorce. :( Fast forward 15 years & I have 2/3 of 1/2 of a garage to build a cabinet shop in. The core of any shop is the table saw and within my (retired) spending limit I got a brand new Grizzly G0715P. Simultaneously with the saw purchase I added an Incra LS-III rip fence and an Incra miter gauge. I’m disabled and can’t walk / stand a lot so everything is within reach of my chair in front of the saw. I’ve got most all of th...
Hello again folks! This weekend’s project was a toy gun, but I wanted to make the trigger click back after being fired. To accomplish this, I used a simple rubber band! The main shape was cut out using a Shapeoko 3 CNC machine. Enjoy! View on YouTubeuTube
After much struggle with this machine, I have finally worked out all the kinks and it is working! Please hit the like/thumbs up button!
Hello all, I haven’t been keeping up with this blog very well this week. It is because I haven’t had a lot to report. I have been trying to finish up the carving on the till, but it has been slow going. I might have to pull out some power carving goodies to get on top of it. I was hoping to get started on the bench this week and I may well get out the maple tomorrow to see if I have enough, I’m little skeptical about it. I might have to alter the design to accommodate it. On...
How I made a simple pen storage/display box. https://youtu.be/D3XauD3UHi8
In this video I am talking about my Naval Officer’s Insignia Box, cut on CNC and the glues I use in my workshop. View on YouTube
In this weekly video I’m talking about adding an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to my ShopBot Desktop, plus answering questions about vacuum hold down pucks. View on YouTube
In this video I’m talking about working with high density closed cell foam (HDU) for making signs, CNC bits, and 3D models for CNC. View on YouTube
This is my first time using a Blog, so I’ll give it my best. Long ago I documented my work in the shop with pictorial essays (they are still on my website), but after a while started to realize that video would be more effective. I currently have something like 113 videos on my channel at YouTube (AndyPitts1000), mostly documenting single projects, but my series “Saturday in the Woodworking Shop” is a weekly ongoing monologue about what is going on here. Please feel free to ...
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