I retired from Fasteners, Inc. 7 years ago every year since then I have gotten a phone call, or a requestwhen I went in to pick up some parts or tools asking me to come back to work for a week or two becausethey had scheduled too many vacations at once, someone was sick, or last year because an employeehad a bad heart valve and had to have open heart surgery. It was easy to call me back in, they did nothave to train me, just add me to the payroll again and sign me up on the company computer....
This is a small sample of my new woodworking project video, “Building a Maloof Inspired Sculpted Table.” Templates and video available for pre-order at finewoodworker.com. It is a totally new, and never before seen, type of video project (and pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself). Think Pixar meets woodworking. Completely 3D and presented with amazing details and animation that leave no room for error in your project. Everyone who has built one of my chairs (or any cha...
Earlier this year we decided to remodel one of the bathrooms – meaning my lovely wife started demolishing the tile in the tub and it was my job to get it done. That seems to be the way our bigger projects start – she gets the ball rolling for me. Now that the tub is replaced with a 22” soaker and the tile has been sealed and the caulking is in place it is time to start on the rest of it. Because we haven’t decided if we are going to redo the floor I have started o...
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 ...
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