When I moved back to the US from Kuwait, I was determined to 1. Meet my newborn son, 2. Get several specific food items I had been missing, and 3. Build my shop up and get some furniture built. My son is now 28 months old and has a 7 month old sister, I’ve eaten everywhere I wanted and then some, but I still have yet to make anything other than household necessities such as a simple shoe rack for my wife, a simple but fancy looking desk for myself, and shop stuffs. I’ve star...
I have spent the better part of my life building what I would call rustic furniture, I love the experience of going out into the woods and find some unique natural branch, bark or burl and incorporating it into a design.. Doing this thing on YouTube where I have been sharing ideas and jigs that I build to (I hope) inspire people to thinking out side of the realm of traditional craftsmanship and maybe try something new.. any way the link below is to a slide show of a few off the pieces I have ...
Hmm, I’m in the market for a new 8” jointer (wife is willing- Love that woman!) and I was wondering what are the pro’s and cons of having Paralleogram tables vs sliding dovetailed key arrangment? Also lever adjustments any better (or worse) than having the hand crank wheels? I’m leaning heavy towards the Grizzly G0490X. Thanks in Advance yall
My wife is a member of the Facebook group that’s a online garage sale for our community (just about all towns have one, check it out). Last weekend she found three tools and asked if I was interested. A Makita thickness planer, Delta benchtop jointer and a Ryobi detail biscuit jointer. After some negotiations, I purchased all three for $100. Now the jointer and planer were used by a finish carpenter that is going through hard times, both have seen some hard use. But both work gr...
For a Pen Maker, the #1 Power Tool to have is the LatheThen the other tools are essentials, important and so on ….! The Business case made for my Atelier, Garage or Turning studio had7 key variables • Space• Quality of the tool• Flexibility• Price• Not Made in China• Solid (less plastic as possible) • how to save floor space Space constrains cannot affect the quality of the work so choosing betweenStandalone power tools Vs a Shopsmith took months to make a decisi...
In the wood shop today #23: Check out my latestest addition a 24'' jointer/planer from robinson sons. 1952
I picked up a small machine at a local aucion, hope you enjoy.
I’ll be hopping in the car and driving out to beautiful Franklin, Indiana tomorrow (Sunday) morning to attend two classes next week at Marc Adams’ School of Woodworking. First, I am in a 6-day long project class in which I will be building an arts-and-crafts style entry table. Then I will take a one-day class on tool sharpening skills. Both classes will be taught by Mike Pekovich of Fine Woodworking Magazine. I’m excited about the opportunity to add to my skills and make...
Change from Stationary tools to Shopsmith Hi To all As a quick introduction Im a Wood Turner or Pen Maker Using the Lathe as my Primary Woodworking tool; Handy ManAnd a DJ,…… Im interested in buying a use in good shape Shop Smith 510520 With Band Saw and Jointer My Garage is primary used to keep the wife car insideThen is transformed into a Mechanics Shop, a wood working shopAnd a Broadcast studio where I make the youtube videos of my turning projects The Garage is well organiz...
Well, it was time to get a larger jointer so I started comparing the 8” parallelogram models. The Grizzly 490, Shopfox W1741, and Delta DJ-20 were all in the running. I was planning on ordering the Grizzly, then came across a little-used Delta. The price was right and everything was in great shape, so I brought home the Delta. Moving the Beast:Compared to my tablesaw with cast iron top, this jointer was easy to transport. The fellow selling the jointer offered to load it onto my ...
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