.In this episode of the tool life audio podcast I talk about design and construction. This is a audio podcast. Not a video. It is a live recording
In this episode I setup the stand to my new skil tablesaw. Most people start off with one of these saws because they are about $120 and theywork ok. Putting the stand together is easy but reading the manual is a pain in the ass because it goes back in forth from english to spanish.I put a piece of cardboard between the saw and the stand to stop all the dust from going ton the floor. I have a full review of this saw on my website at www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
Good day fellow dusty chippers,Short entry here – thought you’d like to see what I started with in the garage – the big mess… The picture is midstream in moving stuff around to find stuff to throw away and give away. Since the beginning of the big purge, I’ve made 6 trips to Salvation Army (so far), put countless objects on the end of the driveway with FREE signs on them and furnished 1/2 of house for the new family across the street. OK, may 1/3… seriously...
The new saw bench is working out great. Very strudy, with no side to side wobbling. The saw Im using was given to me by a friend. Its a old Disston with one missing tooth. It cuts very straight, and very quick to my surprise. The ends of my cuts are farily square, for someone who doesnt have alot of time behind one of these. I think this bench will be a great exercise in using these larger hand saws. From the look on my face one could gather that hand tools can replace a membership to a gym ;...
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My daughter and I are building a pie safe. Well, my daughter is building and i am supervising. She doesn’t seem to have much fear of the tools, so that is good. I have helped her with setting up the machines and giving advice, but she basically has done it all. She is 17 years old and a senior in high school. Anyway, here are a few pictures of what we have done so far. The design is roughly what is found in the 1988 Woodsmith magazine. I am pretty pleased with the results so far. ...
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...
Instead of flying my stepson to his father’s house in Florida, we decided to make it a family vacation and take the whole crew on a road trip(what were we thinking?!). On our way from Florida to my sister’s place in NC, the transmission in the van started giving out. We made it to my sister’s, but getting it to the garage was touchy and we just barely got it in the lot. I’ve been going nutty with nothing to do but drink beer (oh so sad, I know) . Now a week in, I deci...
<div> Click To Play </div> Yo whats up everybody in this episode I talk about the book case that im building and the problems that Im having with it. I talk about jigs and what you should make them out of.
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.
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