I have sleep apnea and currently just use a simple stand for my CPAP machine. I thought is would be wise to build a nightstand to put it in to help reduce the noise of the pump hum to help give my wife a good nights sleep as well so I designed a nightstand to contain my CPAP machine in a felt lined area to make it virtually sound proof as well as a drawer to contain all the spares and bits and bobs. Have a look.
As I mentioned in my Cajon project post, I had some trouble cutting a circle to PERFECTLY fit the inside diameter of the drum, so I stopped for a couple of weeks to figure out how to cut exactly the circle size I wanted, and if too big, how to cut it down. I had been using a piece of melamine coated particle board with lots of holes drilled in it for many years and it worked just fine. But you can’t drill small holes right next to each other in particle board, ...
Setting up a workshop on a budget. I have been working in wood since my early twenties. Owned and operated a five man custom cabinet shop, setup a toy company, and just made gifts for Christmas presents over those years. Some of my shops have been operated in small as a space as 8’x12’ in a space on a warehouse floor, to an industrial size of 3,000 sq ft in a private owned building with a storefront.Enough about that, my latest shop is setup not too mass produce or create a company but j...
It’s been far too long since I got out into my workspace and did anything (too cold, other personal stuff). So I decided today was the day I would try to replace my circle saw guide. The idea of a saw guide is not new and, I’m sure, nearly everyone has made one at one point. the idea is simple: You have a base that the shoe of the saw sits on and a straight edge on one side that the shoe rides against to give you a straight cut. Well, for reasons that can be summed up as ‘...
New video after months of work! This just shows how woodworking is more than a hobby. It’s a lifestyle.Watch Video Here
I wood Burn art and doing my first oar from an old canoe. I have ac couple of cracks in the handle of the oar and decided to put leather around the handle part. Not sure how to do this with out making a big mess. I do one of a kind stuff never done twice so it is very important this is done right. Any one out there that can help? One day real soon I plan on trying to burn leather with my wood burner, is this possible?
This a directional notch from a Professional Tree cutters left overs.Right away I saw a hunk of Watermelon, I still need to sand/ poly, an top off with Real watermelon seeds.
Scholars: When my wife and I were kids we picked up a lovely, battered 12-foot solid oak library trestle table from Duke Salvage for a couple hundred bucks. Two-inch top. It was our office table for years as we dragged it around with us, paying piano rate to move it. The top weighs, I dunno, 80,000 pounds. For the last 15 years it has been in our garage as occasional project table and world’s heaviest shelf. So my kids bought me a table saw and I am now a newly, hopelessly addict...
Wood prep before finishing The secret to perfect finish is proper sanding of your project. All surfaces should be clean and free from all dirt and oils. Prep sanding is done with progressively finer grits. On unfinished wood, prepare the surface by using medium grit paper first, and then progress to finer grades. With most raw woods, if you are hand sanding, start sanding in the direction of the grain using a #100-150 grit paper before staining and work up to #220 grit paper. You can make ...
This will be my first post on lumberjocks so I thought I would start with something simple. I’m in the process of gearing up to make a set of dining chairs and was looking for a way to secure work to the top of my bench. I drilled some thru holes in the top of my bench that will allow the clamps to be oriented towards the front or towards the side. I’ve seen bar and pipe clamps used this way but I don’t think I’ve seen handscrew clamps used this way. The bottom jaw ...
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