I have an older Porter Cable 12’ compound mitre saw, which I have gotten excellent service from and plan to keep. I am putting together a new workshop and would like to add a good 12’ sliding compund. I have seen good reviews on the Milwaukee but not much on the Jet. I don’t care much about the fancy electrical mitre guage or lights on the Milwaukee, as I tend not to be hard on equipment and don’t think they will benefit me or last. I can’t find much to read abou...
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...
When it came to making wooden wedges, my efforts were always hit and miss, however because hopefully, in the New Year sometime, we will finally be in the position to buy our own place, and one that needs a bit of work, I thought I had better start getting prepared. One of the things I will need, will be shims for putting in door frames, I have to be honest when it comes to finding tools or accessories you need, here in Colombia, it is very hit and miss. The reason I keep being given is,...
How I made an easy to build sitting bench from five 8’ long 2×6’s. It wasn’t very heavy after but was sturdy as can be. http://youtu.be/npooHpwGqiM
This is the first peice of furniture I have designed and built. It is a small table to sit between my parents two recliners. The slide out drawer will contain a small trash can that can be hidden when not in use. It is made of red oak. Trying to match some of the furniture thay have I made the profile around the top using the table saw, a 1/2” round over bit, and a 1/4” round nose bit. It still needs to be sanded down and will be stained pecan. The top is recessed for a piec...
http://youtu.be/OPvUymSnAb0 Building a Nativity scenc from scrap wood.
Hey Guys & Gals! A quick video showing building a picture frame for mothers day. Really just an excuse to get out into the workshop. Sorry if you have alrady seen this ( I have already posted this as a project when I decided I wanted to blog this) ENJOY!
Because my workshop is in my garage and space is at a premium, I have had to make use of available space for storing some of my power tools. In this photo, You can see my compound mitre saw sitting high on a shelf near the ceiling, and my router table hangs from that shelf by two sturdy chains. It is out of the way, giving me as much floor space as possible in my confined workshop.
Hello Fellow Shop Geeks! I cant actually believe I have only now just run across this forum/website. What a great find. I have a feeling alot of shop time will be lost here… This is my very first blog entry so I’ll just post a little background and current whats up. Background. Been woodworking forever, more building in the last decade but I always had a knack for wood and composites. Perhaps thats due to my upbringing, I was literally raised in a lumberyard as lumber i...
So i finally got some work done today on my box. first i started by making the bottom. because i am using thick material for the sides i wanted to add some rigidness to the box so it is a 1/2” thick poplar bottom and i did the bevel with a hand plane. rather than set up machinery or anything. then it was time to focus on the dividers. these are hard because they are very thin stock and to get them good they have to fit right. so what i did was cut them and did almost what resembl...
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