So here’s the dilemma for the router, how to hold it in… I found the standard base way more friendly than the plunge base, but the plunge base is spring loaded, so I’m not sticking that in upside down. This means the base has gotta come out real easy. Sloppy drilled holes with aluminum pins act as hinges for the plywood support arms. The theory checks out and holds it solid while clamped like this, but it needs a little something more to keep it up. Here is the wa...
Well, after rehabbing a few other items from the Birthday Rust Hunt…..time to resume that rocking Chair project? Figured i’d need some 4/4×4 stock to make a few things for the back and seat. Been using the bandsaw…it was making a lot of racket, got to looking around…and wound up tearing it down. Lower thrust bearing was out too far. rubbing on the frame. Got it back, the tracking reset, so i had to work on the upper guides as well. Might get a new b...
So I was out of Japan for a little over a month on a trip to the Philippines for work. Now that I’m back, I can finally get back to making some sawdust! My first project after I got back was to make a going away plaque for my squadron Chief who is moving to another base. I work in communications and we typically like to give our leadership going away gifts that reflect what we do on a daily basis, so we opted to give him a Gerber cable making multi-tool encased in a shadow box. Fo...
Well, been a day or two, i did get the second long post done. I also got the first short (front) post done. Drawknife and spokeshave work, then a lot of sanding. i did make one seat rail, as a pattern for the other two. Just a simple curve on the bandsaw. Spokeshave to clean up. Went to menards the other day, and bought a 5/4 thick piece of pine 5/4×4 x 8’. Figured I could use this for the rockers. Board is clear, straight and flat sawn. Turn it up on edge t...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHvg5hbk0r4 Hi Folks! Over the weekend, my dad and I built this new workbench that I can use for woodworking! The whole thing is made of 2×4s, with an 18mm plywood top. Enjoy the video!
Yep. Seems the back legs need to be 48” long, from the rocker to the finial. “Plan” is to make these round. Problem being my lathe. In “Theory” it can go out to 37” between centers….in practice? Not so much. soooTo round over something this big and long, takes some special tools…..one of which I do not have.. Gave both of these a try-out, like the curved one better for slicing through the knots. The straight one? meh. I would g...
Today, went out on a rust hunt of sorts…..usual luck this week. Found ONE place that had a few hand tools.. Stickers said $0.75 each…offered the gal a dollar bill for the lot…..”sold!” Ok, there was a bit of saw work to do, other the last few days…. Got the saw bench cleared off, as I wanted to turn this pile of boards Into something a bit easier to move around. Had four of those 4×4s to move around, and a 1×8x 10’ to cut do...
Well, sanded down some of the fingers that were sticking up.. After which, I ran a small combo square and a pencil around Trying to land somewhere besides right on a pin. Plane was to saw the lid part from the box’s bottom. Handsaw would be a bit too rough on things, and get into a bind. Bandsaw? A bit hard to do, and see where I was cutting. Yard sale item might just work… I cut one end first, to get the hang of using this heavy saw. Then cut the long side...
I’m happy to report the lumber rack is complete. It’s smaller than I drew up, but I found that just two rows fits what I need for now. Those pics are in the updates I put in my workshop section. I’m beyond happy to have finally finished that part of the organizational undertaking. No more tripping on wood. Now to building the sheet goods rack? To be determined I suppose. I’m just excited to get back to the kids table and chairs I was working on before I got tired of t...
Some went nicely…some resulted in clamps flying across the shop….Ever try to clamp up a thin panel? Finally, to stop all the hijinks going on, used the vise to hold the two flat, and then added the clamps. Had rebates to mill along the bottom edges of all four sides.. The 78 to mill it, the shoulder plane did the clean up…except for my floor, though. No longer have Igor for broom work, I guess I get to do that. laid out the recess for the shoulder plane to sit ...
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