Hi there fellow lumber jocks This week has been an interesting one for me I spent all week moving my shop around to accommodate two new tools a 1960’s craftsman radial arm saw and a 1977 Delta/Rockwell jointer:) All I can say is well thought out tool placement will keep you safe from falling into the same trap I did after a well thought out plan or so I thought, after doing two Adirondack chairs and a footrest I found out my plan wasn’t going to work to well :( My advice to ...
Hello All, Over the last few years, I have been collecting all kinds of tools. I am moving my machine and boxes and boxes of hand tools and accesories. I am looking for a storage solution that would be wall mounted to hold all the hand tools and power tools. I was thinking of a wall hung cabinets to house my hand held power tools, and at least another to house my hand tools. I need to do this on the cheap side as I spent alot of money on the shop, but on the other hand I don’t want i...
This information is mainly for Woodworkers living in the northern and central coastal areas of New South Wales..Aaron and Henry are taking the Torque on the road throughout central and northern NSW. While I am unable to make this trip, I will be with them in spirit.. and they are taking a few of my creations to showcase my work. So if you would like to meet up with the boys and have a gecko at the TWC and maybe see my designs… here is their tentative itinerary FRI ...
We recently moved to this new house we are renting and I justfound out yesterday there is a window shutter company rightby my house. They build Shutters out of all kinds of wood.Well I sent them an email today and they responded they havea sale on the first Thursday of every month selling their scraps bythe bundle! So May 6th I may have to escape work early and check outthis sale. So those of you who are new to where you live its good to go check thingsout locally and who knows you may find f...
I have always had a fascination with how things work. As a kid I drove my parents’ crazy taking things apart but it was part of learning. Even today I will look at something a wonder how it was made or how it works. For most things I believe that if someone else can do it then so can I, now I am not saying that I am smarter than anyone else, I believe for the most part that all of us can figure most things out if we try. Around a year ago I was looking at a pendulum clock, I have always...
Going to the Dr today for my allergies!Yes I’m excited cause I won’t be able to make it back to work in time todaywhich means I will be able to go to thewood shed today! just gotta get past thewife and honey do list! I need some tips on how to accomplish this!!!
I’ve measured the space where I’m going to put the rack, and started to want to visualize the design. I opted to fire up Google SketchUp which has been really useful for me in the past in laying things out and seeing them in 3D. This is the preliminary design only, as I still need to move things around and make sure the spacing and height and shadow lines are where I think I might want them. One of the challenges was how to make it “light” looking, and making the ...
I want to build a bench. I don’t have a decent clamping surface in my “shop”. So here are my plans as the are now. The material will be douglas fir 2×4 and the leg vise will be red oak 3/4”x8”. The screw will come from LeeValley. The sides will be drawbore mortise and tenon, and I’ll be using bed bolts for the long stretchers. The dimensions are: 24”w 33.5”h 84”lThe legs are 4.5”x3.5” The stretchers are 2×4...
It feels good finally to be getting back to wood working. During late December-February, my garage was just too damn cold to work in, despite having two space heaters going (the wife was too scared of propane-based heat sources, so those were nixed…). Then, in February, we decided to put our house on the market – so all free time started going to fixing things up and getting our house ready to sell. That’s all done with, so it’s time to get some wood working done. ...
There will be an upcoming project for this, as with everything in the Maloof Inspired Library But make no mistake, this project will whoop your butt. But will be worth every drop of sweat, curse word and thrown chisel. Stay tuned for more…I need a drink…
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