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Morning all, Well yesterday was my birthday, and my loving wife and kids gave me two tools, plus some clothes. Since I doubt you LJ’s would care about the clothes, here are the new tools: Just an 18v Jigsaw (with laser sight) and a countersink/driver bit set. Not earth shattering, but they’ll be well used out in the shop. I have a relatively complete kit of Ryobi One+ tools, so I’m well stocked with two chargers and several batteries already. Now I just need something ...
OOOH I had fun today! After a few days off visiting relatives, I was finally afforded time back in the shop today and spent that time cutting the 2×4s to make up the bench top. I broke out the new miter-saw (well, new as of 2 years ago…) cut all 16 2×4s to rough length (73”). Once I finish the glue up, I’ll trim the top to length with the circular saw. Here’s the result: To see the details and my comments on the Harbor Freight 10” compound mit...
Don’t know if you spotted this yesterday, but I ‘finished’ my wolverine clone and mounted it to the wall next to my lathe. today I decided to throw together a tool rack: quick, efficient and budget friendly (the PVC was $4) cut the pipe on the miter saw, at 22.5° so that shavings can be cleared out easily. the shelf was a left over leg from a bench I don’t have room for. Drilled pilot holes on the Drill press and that made putting the pipes up very eas...
First, here’s the outcome: Not perfect, but better than I expected on my first try. I hand cut it with a Stanley miter saw that I found for $5 a few weeks ago. Not the best saw for this, I know, but I want to make a picture frame and don’t have a band clamp or anything, so I figured I would practice this type of joint, which I recently saw in a book, since it would give a better glue bond with the long-grain to long-grain surface area. I’m showing my mistakes a...
Tackling some projects of necessity before taking time off in the shop for August.Just too darn hot out there to really enjoy it. I got a nice shelf tower finished today for my desk area to help store all the stuff that seems to accumulateout of nowhere. All pine, 10 shelf unit.82” H X 12.5” D X 21” W(The nice part of making your own stuff is that you can make the piece to fit just right in the space you want it in.)The top, middle and bottom shelves are permanently a...
All in all it was a great event with a lot of great entries. I would like to thank all those who participated in the 1st Annual Whirligig Wars Contest. When I presented the idea of holding a whirligig contest to Steve Ramsey (Woodworking For Mere Mortals) he and I agreed it would be a fun summer event. The response was overwhelming with over 6000 video views of the videos relating to the contest and many great comments from woodworkers all over. So it was decided early on that this would be ...
Well guys after 2 days I finished my first whirligig ” Man cutting wood with a Laguna Bandsaw. If you would like to be part of the Whirligig Wars Woodworking Contest. Visit A Simple Design of Ocala for more information or check out my blog entry “Whirligig Wars Project contest” here on Lumberjocks to watch the video.. Hosted by Steve Ramsey of woodworking for mere mortals and Myself with prizes from Laguna Tools, Woodworkers Guild of America, Rockler Woodworking, Steve R...
I was designing a project a few days ago, and a couple of the joints would use angled dado’s. I’m wondering if anyone has done this and opinions on the safety of doing so.
My dining room has been used as a dining 5 times in the last 18 years. A few years back, my wife took it over as her little room. I’m good with that. The piano is in there along with an entertainment center and seating. I am almost 100% done with that room but something will always bug me. The doorway to the kitchen. It’s right behind the couch. I don’t want to see that doorway. I tried to fill it in (would have been pretty dang easy) but my wife said, “You never know ...
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