The more I thought about it I realized I wasn’t going to be able to stand over the Shop Smith to turn the parts for my train engine so was on the look out for an option.I don’t know how or why but Izzy’s video about making Lathe Router Duplicator [LRD] came up and the gears started turning.Here’s his blog on it.http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89782#comment-3140930 Needing to use the lathe to build a Toys and Joys train engine but I don’t have any lathe tools a...
As much as I would love to brag about all my perfectly shaped hand cut mortises, that’s just not going to happen. particularly the perfect part of that. So I decided to cut all the mortises into the legs with a plunge router. I started out with just marking out where all the mortises are going to be, very carefully since that are not centered on the leg (I 100% messed that up on one) Then I made a base for my router with some adjustable guides, that slides along the legs. I also m...
To fasten the rockers to this rocking chair’s four legs and to fasten the top of the back legs to the chair’s crest rail, I need to make mortises so I can fit loose tenons. Making these mortises would be easy if I owned an expensive power tool: the Festool Domino. It on my wish list, but it is further down the list or at least below my top expensive priority, a Saw Stop cabinet table saw. I have already had a shop accident on my Porter Cable table saw. It was a silly act that d...
There is always a need to make JIGs so you can make something in woodworking. To make this rocking chair there are many JIGs required. Here are a few I have made for this project. There will be others needed as I get into this build further. A side slat sanding JIG. It was important to sand these side chair slats the same so that the tenons that would be cut later would be precisely the same size: 1/2 inches square. Saw burns on cherry… Orbit sander on seven slats at one ti...
Oh my! You guys have no idea how happy I am right now. It took about two weeks, a digital angle finder, a dial indicator, a new Biesemeyer fence, table saw extensions, and a lot of sweat, but this crosscut sled is done! Well, almost. Still have to build accessories, paint it, and make it look all pretty and whatnot, but at the very least, I can use it to cut, or more exactly to crosscut. You are probably wondering how on earth can a simple sled make a guy this kuckoo right? It is by no mea...
I was recently asked about the jigs I use on my Skil table saw, so I thought I’d add this blog entry about the ones I’ve built and use. [Above and below] First up is my crosscut sled. This is the first jig I built for my table saw. It’s down and dirty with no frills added, no hold down t-tracks or anything. If I need a stop block I just clamp it to the back of the jig. The red strip on either side of the blade is a ‘replaceable’ strip I put in after the f...
I have always wanted to make Finger/Box Joints on the table saw, But as it is only a little saw, I am unable to fit a Dado Set, or Multiple Blades. Along came LumberJocks. I was reading through the Projects everyone has posted, “Fantastic work” when if came across ADJUSTEBLE INDEX BOX JOINT JIG by Kiefer. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/100105 . Anyway I knew this was the jig to allow me to make my long wanted box Joints. I contacted Kiefer and he very kindly sent me some extra ...
Check out my latest blog post on workshop jigs and aids, click the link below. http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/1/post/2014/04/jigs-jigs-jigs.html Hope you enjoy Josh Hall
I have a thing for filing cabinets. I have 19 (nineteen) in my shop.I get them for free or dirt cheap off Craig’s List. And they are all high quality (Hon or equivalent.)A couple weeks ago I decided to consolidate my two grinders on separate stations into one master station.My main grinder was set on a rolling tool stand. It has the lathe sharpening setup underneath. The second grinder is a cheapo for general purpose grinding. The goal was to mount them back-to-back in the (futile...
Greetings Ladies and Gents, I’ll try to avoid my bad habit of making a short story long as I want to be respectful of your time, want to capture your interest and hope to get your input.My step son hooked me up with a furnace “squirrel cage” from some replacement job he did. The unit is very close to 17”X17”X17” again. The motor is not belt driven, and it is a 1/3 hp Lennox that can go some 17 hundred RPM, I think I read on the label. Not sure how that translates to CFM but I suspect it wil...
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