Hello All, Well where to start lol. Kind of like one of those Dating sites. Quick background, I came from folks who knew how to use their hands, they had to it was do or die or at least without. I’m second generation of the rural flight caused by industrialization. WW2 brought both sets of Grandparents together, from four different regions of the USA. I was Born in New England but raised in the Midwest. My Uncles on one side all tradesmen, some craftsmen in their own right and on ...
I am making some podium out of solid cherry .I assembled them using mitre foods with biscuits .Tight joints when I first glued them up but a couple months later the joints are partially open , maybe 1/32nd. Any suggestions on repairing.it hasn’t been stained or finished yet.
This past weekend, i was overjoyed to be able to attend the BSA’S University of Scouting, in NY. One of the classes I chose to take is something that just seemed to fit my personality, Whittlin’ Wood- Don’t Cut Corners given by a good friend, and fellow council member from my pack. It was a great course on how to teach the skill to scouts, safety, and general information on how to perform as an instructor. I very much enjoyed taking the class, as I have never tried my hand...
It’s a hectic world out there. That statement says a lot as of late, work, family, home repairs, remodels, obligations, appointments, meetings…. it goes on and on every single day in many of our lives. For thoes of us who love woodworking, but have other professions, where do we find time to do what we love? It’s difficult to, isn’t it? In my situation, commercial truck driver by proffesion, keeps me from home 5 days a week, day an night. When I am home, i have...
This is not a build video, it is a video explaining the pros and cons of the massive workbench I built. If you are interested in the build video, they are on my channel and have links in this video’s description. https://youtu.be/Y_AdilMBcec
I recently got a nice, used air compressor for a really great price. I have been needing one to power my air sander and also to keep up with my HVLP sprayer. This fits the bill perfectly. However, I want really dry air for using my spray gun, and also to make my other air tools last longer. Moist air isn’t good for any air tool that I’m aware of. So,I researched a bit, and decided to make a cooling loop to cool the air off after it come out of the tank/compressor before it runs th...
In this video I restore a Belknap bluegrass block plane. I believe that it belonged to my great, great grandfather (my grandfather’s grandfather. I believe that it was made in the 50’s. so not really that old by hand plane standards, but I had a blast restoring it and learned some good skills. https://youtu.be/GneTY8fCDRs
I know, not everyone is in the same situation as I am. Some are more lucky than I, and some just don’t have as many opertunities as I do. So that’s tosay, you may not be able to use the solutions I have, you may have other options I dont, but, this is what I found. As a commercial truck driver, more specifically a flat be driver, I have many opertunities to bring home what’s known as “dunnage”. In essence that is lumber (of many types and sizes) that is...
I had been tossing around the thought this I want a better work bench. The problem is, I don’t have much money or time to build one. As a commercial truck driver by trade, I’m only home for a little more than 1 day per week, and much of that time is taken up caring for my kids, house and volunteering in the Scouting Organization. But, like every other wood working enthusiast, I know I need to just make some time to do what I love doing. So on each weekend that I have even just ...
Hello Guys, Sorry, but due to potential patent infringement and damage to the Microjig’s sales, I removed all of the PDF plan files (as advised by my fellow lumberjockers). Here are two short video on how I made my clone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hFoFq-69uM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Ow9GhgB_o Finally, another simplified Gripper I made from plexiglass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De51MrQxHso Happy Woodworking! Michael
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