I’ve had a bit of a hiatus from posting updates on my bench build, but it’s not for lack of effort. After a lot of thinking I decided to build a metal base for the bench. This will keep with the theme that my work and, by default, our house is developing. It also allows me to develop my metalworking skills. I found a phenomenal local metal supplier. They have an entire section of the store devoted to pre-cut shorts. Just about their entire inventory is represented in one an...
Since the last post I have been very busy figuring out how to make this work. I have met lots of generous and helpful people including architects and designers, artists, lawyers, engineers, and teachers. I found a great business partner and we are working on some really exciting ideas. Like I said before, Community Woodshop is not a new idea and when you start something new the best thing to do is find out what has been done before. So, my partner and I decided to visit the shops in the...
This was originally a comment on this forum thread. I’m posting it again here so more people might see it and avoid serious fire and safety issues in their shop. —————— I’m a firefighter and the head of the emergency response team for a company that specializes in industrial fire protection. Before switching to the industrial side I worked several years as a municipal firefighter. First of all, the original posters assumption that the risk o...
I would like to thank all members who have welcomed me to Lumberjocks. I hope I won’t be a lonely woodworker anymore now that I know I will more friends with whom I can share my projects and views and comments on woodworking.Email me any time. I have a lot of time to read and reply all mails. Thanks again.
Well, it’s installed in the planer. Watch the videos below to see how things turned out. I still haven’t finished editing the machining video, but I’ll get to it. See my first Topic SHELIX CUTTERHEADand Part I and Part II of this blog entry Here I begin inserting the teeth.......and here I finish. I didn’t want to bore you with watching me insert every tooth....Here is the first time I actually power up the planer. Pretty intimidating, if you ask me. I was r...
My quite predictable runup probably made it clear, but one of the reasons behind all these modifications (aside from the extra ripping room, which is DEFINITELY worth the effort alone, was that a few months ago, I got a 30% off rockler coupon that forgot to exclude power tool accessories and jess-em stuff. So I took that in, along with some saved gift cards, and walked out with… A Jess-Em Mast-R-Slide sliding table! Whoo Hoo! This poor thing has been sitting in my shop gazing ...
IT’S DONE!!!!!!!! I am editing the final video of the machining process…. I have completed final stages of machining a custom helical cutterhead for my DeWalt 733 Planer.The design is what I came up with from looking at other companies’ designs. BIG THANKS TO BYRD TOOL AND HERMANCE TOOL for the inspiration and great ideas. THANKS ALSO TO Dave at www.conicaltool.com for the custom tapered end mills used to machine the pockets for the carbide teeth, and for having the te...
I have completed preliminary stages of machining a custom helical cutterhead for my DeWalt 733 Planer.The design is what I came up with from looking at other companies’ designs. This is what I created in my CAD software. Here is a video of the machining process to this point… DON’T WORRY, THERE’S MORE TO COME! This video is over 16 Minutes, but I think you’ll enjoy it. If this doesn’t load correctly try this link:click here See my first T...
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