Ok fellow Jocks I have stumbled into the video end of wood working. This is the first episode in the series so please give it a look and I would appreciate any feed back. http://blip.tv/file/3530163 I will learn a better way of copying the link and I hope not to be so camera shy in the future.
Last part of the router plane series over at the Red Dirt Wood Shop. Assembly video and some video of the plane coming to life.
I learned an important lesson here today. Wood shrinks, especially when you expose end grain and drill holes in it. I decided on this project that it would be easier if i just batch created parts. It would be less setup and less hassle. So i resawed a couple 2×4’s down to 1” thick x 2-9/16” wide and 5-11/16” long. Drilled my 3 holes per the instructions of the plan and threw it in a box. I only work on the weekends for the most part, so it took me about 2 weeke...
For the images and more on this post please go to my blog at: Pallet Craft! Hello Readers! Today I have a goal set in mind for the entertainment center and mobile builds. I feel this will be important for me to set these goals to ensure I have all the different parts available as I need them. To see the plans for these builds that I put together please visit their respective links. Entertainment Center: (http://blogspud.blogspot.com/2012/07/pallet-board-corner-entertainment.html) ...
In High School we had a nice long bench in the back with a radial arm saw and I remember how convenient it was to have it when making long board cross cuts and having a block stop on the fence for multiple perfect cuts. Ever since then I’ve wanted to have something like this in my shop. Currently My saw has been sitting on my great grand father’s custom made steel bench from his jointer and shaper. Then if I need to cut a long board i have to set up a roller support bar which i...
I recall seeing a very nifty cart built out of plywood for a pancake air compressor. It had the hose reel attached to it and a couple of shelves for air tools. I want to make one exactly like it but I cannot locate it again. The thing is I cannot recall if I saw it here on LJ or in a woodworking magazine somewhere. I searched all the magazines I own and it’s not there. It’s possible I saw it in another magazine that I looked in when I was visiting Woodcraft or while I was waiti...
Well, this is my way of getting my ideas out and get some solid advise. About 3 weeks ago my daughter, who is 2, tore the false fronts of her $60 Walmart dresser. This is just what I needed. I started thinking about building her a good dresser. However, to this point I have only built one project (my drafting table that I will post soon). As I started looking at designs for dressers, I discovered all called for dove tail joints. This revelation scared the crap out of me. So, I call...
Wow, 2 posts in a day! I am trying to catch up to where i am actually at, and am hoping for some advice. Two days ago, i assembled my storage locker frame (sanded and finished a couple days before that). I took 2 platforms, and finger tightened them to the posts in the MIDDLE of the posts. I figure this way, i can work outwards and it would cause less stress on the platforms. So i then tightened up those 2 platforms and installed the remaining 2 towards the bottom of the posts....
I have now a deep loathing for Sketchup.I managed to get a representation of my requirements by starting at 4:30 Am today and working the sketch up product to get a couple of renderings That my new framer can follow.This guy seems reasonable and we should be on the site by Monday and done his part by Friday.You can’t imagine the number of tiny stickies that crop up doing a job like this. It might as well be an apartment block.At any rate to keep you posted, this is the reference that ...
Yo whats up everybody I wanted to do a blog post on some tablesaw upgrades. Now it doesnt matter what kind of tablesaw you have. The first thing you want to do is upgrade your fence and miter gauge for the fence you should look at the bisemeyer fences. For the miter gauge look at the incra miter gauges. You dont have to upgrade to the bisemeyer fence or the incra miter gauge but you should definitely upgrade if you dont your just gonna get pissed and end up upgrading later. Now something that...
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