A video showing how to make some really good wooden bar clamps. End your clamp shortage now! Build some clamps which only cost a few pounds to make and could be better than clamps you can buy. These clamps don’t mark the wood or stain from glue.
Since I built my sawmill a year or so ago, I’ve had one major problem. Getting logs here to mill.I tried using my log arch but, with a 24” diameter log on it, there is no fun at all in pulling it on the highway with a big log, “just a swingin” behind you, held by a couple of straps, on a trailer with no springs. I’ve tried pulling them on the trailer and then pulling them off, but that way tearing up my trailer. My trailer is a 20 footer, abou...
Yesterday had a Delta 22-560 planer show up on Craigslist for $50, so after a call and drive out to New Caney, I became the proud owner. It’s been sitting in the shop, unused, for quite some time, and has a go of rust on it along with some general attention required, but at that price it’s what I expect. So. A while back someone had an entry about what type of shop you could put together for X amount of money. To date I’ve spent around $1000 American and have acqui...
Buildup of a small display cabinet I’m working on that will hold Riker boxes, holding that hold coins/buttons/medals. Really good weekend project and a good beginner project to. Made from quartersawn white oak since it gives a good rustic feel. I’m still getting used to filming and one thing I notice is I need a lot more light.
Last week went the Woodworkers show and had a blast with my wife. we turned pens, bought all sorts of things including a new fence for my table saw. Went to the different seminars on saturday and sunday and met a lot of nice people. My wife is now turned onto wood working and turning. So last thursday i went and picked up my new fence. Saturday we installed the new fence and added a new style power switch to the table saw. After doing this we decided to build a new work bench. So off to Ho...
Feet are done and two stretchers. Running low on long peices of Mahogany, one of the stretchers I had to glue two small 1x’ to get that piece. alot of work for a Stick. Mom always said I did things the hardway!Steve
I should be the poster child for why it is good to plan ahead. If anything, I hope that my documenting the day to day things in my life can show others how important it is to think ahead and be prepared for those unexpected things. Unexpected isn’t always bad. It is just unsettling to some people. I think I mentioned not long ago how being flexible can be quite an asset in many situations. Yesterday was a good example of this. I received a call from Bernie at 8 in the morning a...
Yesterday I took the leg blanks back to the jointer and the planer and got them down to a hair over 5” x 5”. One of them ended up a hair under. I found out during this process that the depth stop on the Makita planer does not handle anything 5 inches thick so it was a little tricky to try to get all 4 pieces exact. All that will be left to do on these is to hit them with a smooth plane to take off the plane tracks, which are barely even visible. It will also fix the “...
We continue on with the build and get our dados sorted out.
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