—== If you decide to make your own screwdriver, please send me a photo or a link to a photo. I’d really like to see what others come up with. ==— I’ve been wanting to make my own set of wooden handled screwdrivers for several years but I was never able to find a source for screwdriver shafts. In 2008 while attending the Woodworking In America conference in Berea, KY I had an opportunity to chat with Rob Lee, the owner of Lee Valley, a supplier of premier quality...
I got the tools today so I thought I would show you guys what I got. First you can try to guess the hidden objects. They are shown in their new protective coverings for storage as I am currently workshopless. And if that wasn’t a word before then I just created it. They are the Lee Valley / Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane and the Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Block Plane in Bronze. I actually got the Lie-Nielsen plane at Woodcraft a few weeks before the conference but I haven’t...
Woodworking In America 2009: Furniture Construction and Design #1: First Impressions and Lee Valley Sale
I am in the process of attending the Woodworking in America: Furniture Construction and Design Conference in St. Charles, IL. Today was the first day and I am very impressed so far. I plan to put up some more detailed descriptions of the sessions later on when I get a little more time. I just wanted to let everyone know that they have a nice exhibition hall with many vendors. Lie-Nielsen is there along with Lee Valley and many others. Lee Valley is giving 15% off and free shipping for any ...
I just sent Lee Valley an email (and they answered TODAY) requesting to purchase some parts for my twin screw vise, a replacement speed knob cause I lost it, a new handle and new brass screws cause I buggered them installing the cover. They are shipping them to me grattis. I didn’t even ask, they offered!!
Now that I received the tail vises for my workbench, I have modeled them in Sketchup so that I can play around with it for a more precise location and drilling plans before I have to physically deal with the heavy top material. This model is design to be light and fast, and as such does not go into vast details such as screw spirals etc. Instead it is designed to be used for measurements and sizing, both in terms of the actual hardware measurements and shapes, and screw hole locations. ...
Bowling Alley Workbench #6: There is more than 1 way to skin a cat - not so with bowling alley floors though - finally success
Yes. Finally some light at the end of the tunnel, reverse thinking, and this project seems a bit more doable, and even not much trouble at all. Originally I tried to get the (2.5” hardened) nails out by using a cat’s paw and a hammer to pull each nail out of the 2.5 laminated hard-rock maple strips. I figured once I get all the nails out of the top strip, it’ll just free it from the lamination, and be nails free… one strip at a time, until I have them all cleared ou...
Halloween Challenge: LumberJocks | HomeRefurbers | GardenTenders 13 projects have been entered into our Halloween Challenge and I’m very pleased to announce the winners of the prize draw: $50 gift card → Steelmum Leather apron plane holster → mjon Lee Valley cap → jeffthewoodwacker Congratulations! ————————————————————R...
Halloween Challenge: LumberJocks | HomeRefurbers | GardenTenders Don’t forget that Saturday – November 1st – is Halloween Challenge deadline. We already have 7 creative entries and there is a great chance to win one of the following prizes: $50 gift card Leather apron plane holster Lee Valley cap Winners will be announced on November 2nd…Good Luck! ————————————————...
Halloween Challenge: LumberJocks | HomeRefurbers | GardenTenders That’s right. You’ve been challenged!. You have until the end of the month to build a Halloween decoration for outdoors and enter it in our very first Halloween LumberJocks Challenge. What’s the size? That’s up to you. What’s it made of? Wood, of course (and, yes, you can add non-wood objects to it as needed). We have all seen those cemeteries and skeletons in people’s yards, well we ar...
Aug 13, 2008 Well, with all the little fairy doors I’ve been making now (ok so it’s only 5 so far but I’m on a roll!!) my little $1 store chisel set is starting to lose its effectiveness. But I have to say what a great purchase that was! I thought it would break on the first use but I’ve used it MANY MANY times and it is still hanging in there. Yesterday, Rick and I took a drive to Lee Valley so I could “test drive” some new tools to see what fit in m...
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