Check out the blog at Stu's Shed complete with videos. Look beyond what I am actually doing and see the potential of what the machine can do. No script, no rehearsal, no idea.. lolThese were taken when Stu dropped in last week. Stu doing a bit of Slab surfacing. Me using the copy attachment to copy an old english letter ” L” Using the stops to route a border around the letter e Aztec art freehand routing using the pin and changing the radius.. Lord of the Rings LOLJust a ...
Figured I would start a new series related to tool making. I recieved Fine Woodworking yesterday and I noticed that there is an article/video on making and using a simple Scratch stock. This is another one of those items that has been on my build list for a while. Additionally there is an article on how to make a dove tail marker out of brass and some chisels for refining dove tails. The chisels look like they are right up Mads alley. The chisels are made from Hock Marking Knife bl...
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After waiting 3 weeks my band saw finally came in. I have been wanting to get a new band saw to replace my 25 y/o Rockwell 14. This has been a really good machine for a long time but it is worn out and I keep having to buy parts and up grades. It was time to spend some money. After doing several days homework I had boiled it down to Rikon, Steel City and Jet. The Jet seemed to be the Cadillac of the group but then it was also the most expensive. Then in researching I saw that Home Depot co...
I found a few more shots I took whilst building the cupboard- The first couple of successful test drawers; a previous try with some solid fir failed with splitting along the grain – big surprise. Baltic ply worked much better.Dovetails came out mostly good; you should be able to spot a couple of minor goofs here. Some careful work with tiny slivers of suitable stock hid them quite well. Mostly.Fitting the doors; the best use of old business cards you’re likely to find!
Something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. Since I’m involved in whole house renovations at the moment I won’t get to building it for awhile but maybe someone might and find it doesn’t work and put me out of my misery in thinking about it. I have one of those 1 1/2 hp delta dust collectors. One side is the motor and impeller. The other side is the round metal hoop with a bag on the bottom for the chips and a bag on the top for air expulsion and dust. I took...
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The gift is going to be a small wooden sign reading “Debbie’s Place”, in Cursive lettering, on an Oval Back.Gotta begin at the beginning, with lettering! Happily, I have Stencils of Written or Cursive style letters, this time I’m going with the one inch size. I’ve gathered what I can think of that I’ll need, though not likely everything. Ready to begin.Now there’s probably a few who will get a laugh out of doing it this way, but it works as good as an...
I’ve been building speakers for most of my life. It’s what led me into woodworking. Sadly, I don’t have a lot to show for it. I’ve either sold or given away every set I’ve ever built with only one exception, the set I’m currently running. Even worse, from a woodworking perspective, they’re pretty sad. Made entirely of MDF and finished with rattle-can stone finish paint, they aren’t pretty. I’m planning to rectify this situation. My next...
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