Hi everyone…..I just finished placing my Christmas present from the “fam” in its new home. Its a DEWALT 734 planer. I built a slide-out in a section of my workbench so it will stow away without a problem. I used heavy duty slides but for weight concerns I installed a large castor. It works wonderful. I can run a very heavy board through without worrying about stressing the drawer out. You can just make out the castor I used under the drawer. After l...
There has been a long running thread on heating your shop and several others on the same topic that I have been following for some time. I live in Wisconsin and have an unheated shop at the moment and very little gets done in the winter due to this. I am planning on insulation, new windows and doors and heat for next winter so I can work year around. But the heat source is another question, I have been a fire fighter for 20 years and do not want to burn down my shop (would never hear the...
Well here it is, the year 2010 and we are planning our newest projects for the year. I have come out with the idea of we use each others talents to enhance our own products. All of us is better at maybe putting a certain cut, or carving out that likeness of and animal a little bit better, or routering those curves, angles or ends on a piece of wood, What ever we are just a little bit better at maybe we can help each other with that special project. I hope maybe my talent of burning that speci...
Ok bear with me here, I just had this idea and I’m trying to crystalize it while I type (and its too cold in the shop to experiment)...Ok first of all, one of the first things I made for myself when I started woodworking was a set of straightedge guides for my circular saw and router. A wide chunk of 3/4” MDF with a MDF fence glued on top, and trimmed the edges to get a nice straight guide. Well, in hindsight that was a bad idea, for one thing the motor for my skilsaw rides abov...
I have an old craftsman drill press that you have to slide the table or drill head up and down. Has anyone out there come up with a IDEA how to raise or lower the table with out busting a gut. the drill works great and can’t aford to buy a new one. Any ideas would help.
Okay guys an gals out there in the land of the lumberjocks (jockettes), I have a Challenge for you all.Seems to me that before the holiday everyone built cutting boards of a sort. I too got in on this little joy. Well it’s after the holidays I , as well as alot of you I am sure got a DVD’s or CD’s for a gift. My challenge is simple, let see how many different ways we, as a group, can come up with for storing them. From cabinets, to shelves, box joints to dovetatils, I cha...
Well, I have hit my 1 year anniversary today. And just last week I hit 2000 posts! I would like to thank all the wonderfull people on this site. All of you have helped me to become a better woodworker. I have learned more in the last year then I ever thought I would. Your comments and suggestions have been very informative. It has been a great learning experiance for me. Thank You. I really enjoy seeing all the projects everyone has posted. They have given me a lot more ideas then I hav...
OK!After my last blog entry, I had a lot of good input on what to do to possibly add some sort of wall covering and to be able to hang upper cabinets. I had made a few comments later on saying what I may try. What is going on now, is first of course I can not hold anything to the inside of the can, while I drive a screw from the out side. So, I have not got this done yet. So I will just tell you what will happen, once I get my son or someone to come help me out. I am going to split a co...
INTRODUCTIONHi my name is Patrizio, I live in Australia Sydney, I am 35 years old Male. I am an Electrician and been in the trade for over 10 years. I have no experience in woodworking expect for a single project I made a couple of years ago. I made an aquarium hood using a circular saw and a drill. Not bad considering the tools I used and it looked pretty good. I love creating things from scratch and sitting back drinking a beer and saying to myself I made that. I just recently started ge...
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