Hello Readers, Well Yesterday I finished setup of my first band saw. I started at the low end because that is what my business could afford and I am also learning the ropes. I read lots of reviews for the Ryobi Band saw from Home Depot and after some consideration and education on Band Saw tuning, I went out and bought one… That was Saturday. Turns out the one I picked was busted so after returning and swapping for store credit, traveling to a different store 20 miles away, inspectin...
A while ago I ask you to come up with new ideas for me to use my talent. One of you said to try nature, tree’s animals, then someone said Turkeys, OK I spent two days looking for the right picture. Then three days to come the stage I am now, I will try and go through each stage. and show how I come up t it. Stage one, looking for the right picture; Stage two was putting the pattern onto wood; and the third stage is doing the burning itself. I found a process which is, o...
Hi All I just finished playing with my Sketchup drawing for the bookcase challenge. I’m really enjoying using sketchup for my conceptual drawings. I’m so glad that LJ comes up with these ideas, it gives me a great chance to play in Sketchup. If I was to build this bookcase I would love to use Oak veneer core plywood for the carcus, oak trim where required and a contrasting wood like padauk for the face frames. This huge bookcase would cover an area of approximately 5̵...
Now, it’s time to go over what you will need for material to make your own sharpening station. But first, a few things to think about before we get too involved. I plan to make mine to be used atop an existing bench in my shop. If you don’t have an existing bench or a good place to put this, you will want to factor in the materials for a simple stand. Remember, this is just a sharpening station, not a piece of fine furniture. If you so choose, you can make it really nice, but a...
I have used Google SketchUp (free version) for the last few years and have found it to be excellent for designing projects like this. All my crates are designed and costed based on these types of drawings.For this project I tried something new in the design…I added the bolts I will use to put it all together. The picture of the bolts was done by hiding the rest of the crate…it took about 5 seconds to hide the other components. The finished crate will be 11 feet high, 11 feet dee...
Yo whats up everybody about 4 weeks ago I made a post about some new tools that I was getting well that all changed all of the tools from baltimore are now getting sent back up to new york. Because in DUMBO brooklyn which stands for down under manhattan bridge overpass we have a 2,000 sq shop. We have 2 shops in new york 1 in dumbo and 1 in crown heights brooklyn so in the dumbo shop on saturday this guy steve was making some radiator covers for a job on front street and this other guy marco ...
These are the first couple of photos from my attempts to renovate my new garage. The previous owner didn’t have it set up well so I’m filling in gaps, sanding, priming, painting, moving, removing, organising and eventually creating! But there’s a long way to go before then. My tools should arrive this week so I’ll try and get the walls primed and painted, then I’ll be able to set up the tools properly.
Dear Me, I have spent much of the day completing the 3D model of the dresser. I have used similar construction found in the curio cabinet we have that is amish made. I had originally intended that the dresser have 3 false drawers across the top and I found it did not look right. 4 false drawers look much better. Here is the link to the sketch up model.SketchUp 8 Next on the list of to do’s is to make a cut list. Then I can go about sourcing the wood. Weth.
So… Being a programmer, and having a few spare hours at work I decided to create a simple dovetail calculator tool using Microsoft Excel (and VBA coding) – here is my first version of this: Office 2010 Excel Document here: https://www.box.com/s/s0cdmjj4b3cj9bjsg1cvOffice 2003 Excel Document here: https://www.box.com/s/g6q3g92nsgebf0tkkzin When I have more free time, I am thinking of having the measurements display on the screen, so you could print out the results. Any thou...
The present dictates of fashion require that every bed these days be covered in a multitude of pillows; God forbid there not be sufficient padding for one to lie their head upon. However, we men are simple creatures. One pillow, or two at the most, does it for us. This of course presents a quandary: where do we put all the stupid little throw pillows that get in the way of the useful pillows? The good people of Pottery Barn of Ethan Allen would have you buy a $600 blanket chest to stash these...
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