I started this project after building an assembly table from an issue of Wood Magazine (March 2010). The table was a lot of work (the torsion box top) but the main unit holding the table up was an easy build. That’s when I hit upon the idea of using the same design for a group of extra tables for other uses. I’ve built a number of these already, and am using one as a router table, a miter saw station, and a sharpening station. It is built using standard re-dimensioned co...
So I have been hit with a lot of emails asking where we’ve been. We took a break and re-focused our material. We had some good things and some bad things on our show. So we hope to get rid of the bad (lighting, poor audio, better clarity ect…) and enhance the good. We have out fitted ourselves with nicer camera equipment and tools, of which we will be airing some buying tips as we wanted to keep it like the average “Joe” shop. So here are some pictures of the upgr...
just decided to start a blog on the adventure of creating a work vehicle that any carpenter would be proud to call his/her own. I’ve got a thousand ideas running through my mind however, i felt that maybe i shouldn’t rush into it but get some advice from people of a like nature. O.K. my project is going to be specific to a 1997 dodge ram 2500 cargo van. if anyone has any cool ideas or pics of stuff they have done to their vans please get them out. Now do not be bashfull, iR...
I’m always a fan of recycling old wood and had recently finished rehabbing an old house. Sitting in a corner in one room was this old built-in “desk” that we removed (the shelves above came apart when we tried to remove it). I had an idea to convert the desk into something useful even though the built in was made from cheap pine and plywood. A workbench/tool center is what I came up with. The main objective is to be able to roll this in and out of the garage so that I...
This will be my new bed storage unit. I am waiting to get more lumber so I can build the drawers and doors. It will have sliding doors under the mattress for storage. The foot board will feature beaver stripped cottonwood half round planks. The beavers strip all the bark off and the tooth marks left behind are amazing. Lucky beavers get to do woodworking all day while I am stuck machining. I’ll show them! The beetles and beavers better keep up the good work.
I have to reduce my time in dealing with geometrical design last holiday seasons due to some domestic appointments and household projects. However, my mind is pre-occupied on to continue different design concepts using a rhumboid. I think it is time to recover from the LONG GAPS and so here I am back again to what I started. This time, I do design and do it in flesh as soon as I have the chance. Pyramid came up when I accidentally cut a rhumboid the other way around. Instead of a 60 deg...
Seems like it has been forever since I posted! I guess I have been busier doing things, instead of typing! I managed to complete refinishing an antique cabinet for my daughter, which freed up space in my shop, which led to cleaning up my shop and working on some jigs, in between trying out new tools recieved for Christmas. I am working on designs for a couple of possible commisions, which led to some experiments with wire inlay. I have did a little research regarding silver wire inlay. Th...
my ‘did it my way board’ http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42141 was done like thisthe tangents are the square of the circlethe thickness of the stock is that height of the squarethe width of the stock is the square and the two wingsof the circle combined(for my 1 1/4” bits it was 1”x1 1/2”).cut and mill the stockrun the round edges firstso the flat is still good for the coves later.the fence and the cutter tangent want to be exactso there is no loss in w...
It turned out to be a very good day yesterday. I was able to stay focused and not only finish up my work for the customer that had draw the plaques for him, but I also drew up another tray (start to finish) that I will be able to cut today. I like days like that. I felt as if I accomplished a lot and got to check a couple of things off of the list. For some reason, it seems that when there are lots of little loose ends hanging they tend to overwhelm me. It isn’t as if they take a...
First: I have a 20” 900 pound Grizzly thickness planer that has been taking up a lot of room in my shop, I do use it but I was thinking of selling it and freeing up some space. I have a 22/44 Jet Drum sander that would do the same job using 60 or 80 grit paper, Second: If I do sell it I would get a 13” Dewalt planer that could be moved around much easier and stored under a bench. So what I was wondering is how many people would take this step? I’m conflicted about it but I ...
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