Hey all, I am happy to report that a big part of ShopQuest 2014 has been completed. My new lathe is on a stand and all set up to try out. It was built using left over 2×4s and a new 2×12 board. Seems pretty sturdy so far and considering I am not planning on throwing a massive chunk of anything on it I think it will work well. I am planning to hopefully turn something this evening. Have to take a look to see what I have that is prepped to go. Otherwise it will be a few days. T...
A simple woodworking project. Here is a Fun, Easy, Attitude Adjuster using wood from your backyard. Great for hanging in your living room, kitchen, computer room, or just giving it away as a fun gift. It is one of the most popular conversation pieces in our house. Everyone wants one. Be creative and name your hammer whatever you want. Enjoy! Share, Comment & Subscribe Thanks for watching! New Video check it out! Click here
Made my first box joint jig yesterday, and this is my first test of the Freud box joint cutter set.
The Work Table is fully assembled and ready for finishing. For the past few months I have found it nice to have a work table in the office for doing some small projects or for packing items for shipping. I have been using a card table. My new Work Table will now take its place by tomorrow night. I will be staining it tonight or tomorrow morning. It is still too cold outside to do much and the garage is not much better so I have to see what I can do about putting a poly over the...
I was able to almost entirely complete the printer stand today. I say almost as I have to cut two shelves for it that will be adjustable. I am saving that for later in the week as I have a large sheet of plywood I will have to cut for a table top and I will cut the shelves at the same time. This unit is made from 2×4s, and 1/2” plywood. The adjustable shelves I wan to be a little sturdier since they will be holding paper and such so they will be 3/4” plywood. All of th...
We recently built a tractor shed/office building in the village where I live and work with the Hewa tribe. All the wood used for this project was from pine trees that we cut down and slabbed ourselves. The tin, though, we had to have flown in on a small, single prop Cessna. The shed is now used to house the small tractor and slasher that we use to keep our grass airstrip cut. The other side has two small 8’x8’ offices for me and my co-worker that we use for language study as we...
Building a router saddle designed by Jeff Fischer.link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0glRZa81Wus&feature=share&list=UUd5zJvEvBsWALUYaChpNX8Q
For several months now I’ve been fooling around with transferring photos onto wood using gel medium, I started out with some old growth fir I had lying around the shop… Made several attempts and just couldn’t get anything I was real happy with, albeit I think part of it was just me being too anal about getting the picture to look perfect. I have several pics of the first few attempts I did with gel medium but not here at the moment, I got a new phone last month so the old ...
I made this chest for my granddaughter, who is 4 months old. The idea was to give her something from her grandpa she can use for the rest of her life. I took the dimensions from one I saw online, then just winged it from there. The chest is made from clear pine boards. I planed them for uniform thickness, then jointed th4e edges with my Stanley No. 6. I glued up each panel separately, due to clamp limitations. I never have enough clamps. When it came time to trim the pane...
Living here in sunny FLA, we don’t have to worry about ice and snow. But, we do get the occasional tornado. And hurricanes are not unheard of. So, as my hand tool collection has grown over the years, it suddenly occurred to me that if I had to flee from impending natural disaster, it would take me a good hour to gather up my precious hand tools. Now, not to downplay the importance of my power tools, but they are easier to replace than some of my vintage hand tools. So, after watc...
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