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 ...
Made some pretty good progress in the shop after I got home this evening. When I have a better network connection I will fill in more details.
Have you ever needed to joint on your table saw? I know I have in the past and I had a fence made to do it. However, b/c of my fence upgrade I have not been able to do so, until now. In this episode, I show you how to build your own jointer fence fixture that will allow you to use your saw blade like jointer knives. If you have scraps of ply that you want to make bigger without the hassle of going to the lumber store to get a new sheet, this makes nice work of cleaning up joints on not ju...
Greetings & Salutations, I just got the news a little while back that my youngest nephew is getting marriedthis December. I am looking forward to that as it will be a good excuse to go toFlorida for some good times with some of the family. I wanted to come up with a different kind of gift but also wanted something thatI would not have to carry in my pickup. Being kind of practical since the P/U gets18 mpg and my Prius gets 51 mpg that would take a big dent out of the travel budget. ...
We need a Murphy bed next winter in Arizona and I did not want to buy the hardware. That takes all the fun out of designing it yourself and costs $360. So I looked at a lot of bed designs and settled on one that used HD pivots, gas springs for counterbalance and a swing out leg support rather than the fold down kind.The parameters were a twin mattress (7×39 x 75), had to flip long ways and enough room inside for making the bed. Then I had to decide on the pivot points, the foot pivot ce...
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