This story starts on a Saturday morning when I got a Facebook message from my friend Rob. “We are having a yard sale and there are a ton of old tools” Rob said. So ofcourse I got in my car and headed over there. I found a lot of great old tools but this week we will focus on the Level I found, It’s a Stanley No. 104 Level 18” long. This will make a great restoration project I thought… I made a video of the restoration as well, you can see it here: View on Yo...
Hello everyone, Check out this weeks shop update to see whats been happening in our shop. We discuss the tool cabinet and future project ideas. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdkqV23PG6w
Made a little video with the mistake I made while cutting a piece of brass… Luckily I wasn’t hurt and learned my lesson hopefully you learn something too. View on YouTube
Hello everyone,The hanging tool cabinet is done and looks and functions great. In this video we take you on a quick tour of the cabinet. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5j5mBB_s08
Well, last time, I had a couple frames almost done. I went down to the shop a couple times today. Got the second large frame all joinered up. Then worked on the narrow end frame.. This is from laying out where the rails would go. First I had to trim them to length. Got out a mitresaw.. A little old school, but it works. Had a plain candle handy, and before most cuts, I’d rub the saw with the candle. Made sawing thos oak a breeze. Cut a few tenons with that same saw. h...
Hello everyone, just uploaded part 4 of our tool cabinet build. Cabinet is coming along great. In this episode we build the drawers, hang some saws and find a home for the chisels. Here’s a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tsgYM4eMPc
Oh my! You guys have no idea how happy I am right now. It took about two weeks, a digital angle finder, a dial indicator, a new Biesemeyer fence, table saw extensions, and a lot of sweat, but this crosscut sled is done! Well, almost. Still have to build accessories, paint it, and make it look all pretty and whatnot, but at the very least, I can use it to cut, or more exactly to crosscut. You are probably wondering how on earth can a simple sled make a guy this kuckoo right? It is by no mea...
Hello Everyone,Here is part 2 to our tool cabinet build. In this video the cabinet is up and we install interior doors. Check out our progress. This cabinet is a big one! Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMlMHn5CryA
For precision I like to use a pencil with a fine tip to mark cuts lines. When working with dark colored wood and some grain patterns, not to mention aging eyes, I frequently lose the mark. So it’s back to the bench to measure again and find my mark. I’ve found that a dash of white chalk solves the problem. Chalk the line first, pencil your cut line on top. It also puts an end to all the one piece at a time “Run and Cut It.” Now I sit at my bench, concentrate on...
I decided to make a cooler box for my deck and I designed the whole project using examples from the web below are some of the design aspects that I designed on Sketchup.. Also is a shopping list for all materials and tools that I will be using in its construction: If you decide to make this cooler please take your own cooler measurements… As you know they are all very different, my cooler is a 48 quart cooler.. The cooler roughly cost me $100 for materials but I had to buy the K4 ...
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