Today I made the last of the thirty marks needed on the center beams. Objective 1: mark for joining the two angle irons together to form a T with a centered series of equally spaced 6-32×1/4” flat screws.Objective 2: mark for joining center T beam to wood cap. I’m very happy with my learnings and results, so thought I’d share. With advice from others, thanks theart, Gil, and the internet I put together this kit and procedure. 1. Calculate fastener interval as lengt...
First time blogging… But, the activity I’m on now seems like a good topic. I’m building two beds. I need to join angle irons to wood for bed rails and center beam re-enforcement. I need to join angle iron to angle iron to form a T beam. Now, I’ve drilled into metal more than a few times… Often I’m disappointed with the results. Knowing that the inside of the bed rails will not be on display, I decided to use it as a learning opportunity and for sk...
Accurate, clean marks are critical to any fine woodworking project. For years my marking tool arsenal consisted of a tape measure and a pencil, sometimes sharp (maybe). To mark the center of a board edge was hit or miss—mostly miss! As my quality progressed, so did my need for accurate ways to mark. How can you cut it or drill it right if you don’t start with a proper starting point. For the last few years I have been on the look-out for anything that would help achieve that. Not ...
Using up some scrap and creating something useful for the shop. A marking gauge is a great tool to have in any shop.
Use up a few scraps and the rest of the 10” table saw blade for this easy made marking knife. Check the video out HERE! As always, please subscribe!
Don’t waste your money buying a marking gauge. Make your own gauge and use up some of those scraps in the shop. Please subscribe to my channel and share my videos. Click here to view video (videos still aren’t embedding).
I’ve had a hard time drawing lines across some 2×10’s recently. I made my own square out of wood. I don’t know if it will stay true, so this is a test. Please comment if you’ve made an all wooden square and let me know your outcomes. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
This past weekend there was an estate sale in Ottawa, IL. The owner of the estate apparently was a huge tool collector, because there were more planes on sale there than I’ve ever seen in my life. For example, the owner had five No. 113s, at least five #12s, more block and bench planes than I could keep track of, and the ever elusive and ever-so-tiny Stanley #1. Since I’ve been looking for a few things, I figured I might as well make the 1:15 drive from Downers Grove and ...
This is what I like to do with most pencils in my shop! Thanks for watching!
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