Already had some stock for the aprons. Cleared the panel of all the junk…well, most of it. Laid two legs onto the panel. I moved them in about 2” from the ends, and measured the space inbetween them. Added 1” for the 1/2” tenons…. Checked the stash, to see which two boards were at least that long. About…21-1/2” or so. Two were a tad short. Save those two for the ends. Set up the mitrebox to read 85 degrees. Set the bevel square to t...
Yesterday, New Years Eve day, I had a few hours to spend in the shop to finish up some stuff and organize for the beginning of the new year. It’s been difficult getting all the time in the shop I’d like with the holidays here and having two very elderly parents who now have a lot of need of assistance, but it’s all good as long as they’re still here. I finally completed the miter saw station to the point where it’s fully functioning with the fence system, all...
This time I mark the layout for how the butterfly hinge is going to be installed. Then I use a steel rod and bushings to create the hinge mechanism. This all gets installed into the support system of the table so the leaf will store under the table when it is not in use. I also show how I add the splines to the edges, and a cool way to hide the end grain of the splines. Then I level the table halves, then the leaf to the rest of the top. Almost complete! As always, I welcome your questio...
I decided I had to edit something else besides project video for a change. So I put together a short one of repairing the Bosch Glide Mitre saw that was damaged by UPS in shipping. Jim at Bosch shipped me the part directly instead of having to deal with UPS claim service. I did call UPS and the customer service rep told me he would forward it to the “investigation” department, all the while making it feel like I was the one being under investigation. View on YouTube
The start of building a Christmas present. Getting thing roughed out and thinking about sizes. I opt for hand tool work many aspects and use machines for things I don’t want to take a chance on. There are certain places that the machines are still required. I don’t think I will ever get rid of them and go totally hand tool, but I keep experimenting to build my skills. Also, trying to embed the video for the first time, we will see if it works. View on YouTube
A trip through my workshop which I use quite a lot of different machines for this construction.For winter I build a snow shelter to my autofedeer on my sawmill. View on YouTube
I have been meaning to do a shop tour video for some time, but never quite got around to it. Then I met a young photographer named Michael DeVowe. Michael graciously came over to my house and filmed this for me. I have received “feedback” in the past about too many “um’s and ah’s” in my presentation. After Michael gave me the completed video I went back and did some post editing and cut out most of the um’s and ah’s. Let me know how you ...
It has been a long day. Along with taking the footage of the video, editing it, uploading and all the rest, I did all the card scraping on all the parts made so far of the essential oil rack I have been working on, did 2 separate glue ups on it (one is drying now), made a new batch of BLO and bees wax, and applied it to the pieces for the back panel of the rack. On top of that I barbiqued some steaks for supper. Yes,....barbique,.... in Canada,.... in December! So without any more rambl...
I signed up for email updates at the Bosch Tools website and a few months ago they send me a message to do a survey for them. I answered a few questions and submitted it and thought that was that. Well, low and behold a couple of weeks back I get a message saying I won a Bosch GSM12SD 12” Glide Mitre saw. A form to fill out for tax purposes and they told me it is on the way. Now, I have been a fan of this saw since I first saw it, and only dared to dream that someday I would own t...
So I have a small area in my garage for my shop, so my tools really need to be mobile. I have a miter saw that is on a fixed stand and very clunky to move around, as well as really being to low to work on comfortably. I also have a rolling tool cart! So I took off the upper portion of the cart and I am in the process of building a portable miter saw station on top of the tool cart. The next video will be the fold-down wings after I get some other pressing projects taken care of! If...
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