Hello, Many years i did my sawing work on a festool table saw. I loved the machine but a heavier one was welcome. I also had a small chinees planing machine. I solded both and for the money i got i could almost buy an old europeen SICAR 5 in 1 machine. I considerd buying a new chinees combi but the sicar is an italian build machine from 1995. It has three motors each 3 KW (380 Volt) The machine was/is in bad conditon. Weight 495 Kg. From time to time I will tell my progression. When I ...
My old DW734 was making some really weird noises the last time I used it, and I’ve had it in the shop twice at $100 a pop to get it up and running… well, this would be the third time and at that rate I figured I might as well get a new planer. I may still get the 734 fixed, but probably will put it up for sale at a discounted rate and let the next guy fix it. I ordered and received a new Steel City 40100 13” planer. It is your basic lunchbox planer, no cutterhead loc...
This is the grand finale. Here I’m doing the final leveling of the top. It was a ton of hand planing and sanding. It’s not perfect but not too bad either. I only sanded to 100 grit, I don’t want a slick surface. Now onto applying finish. I used a simple mixture of 1/3 MS, 1/3 BLO and 1/3 spar varnish. Next up is to apply suede to the vise chop and wagon vise and dogs. I used contact cement. That was the last step and here is the final product. ...
A short time ago one of my former rocking chair class students’ pass-a-way. His wife called me the other day asking for help disposing of her husband’s shop stuff. This included all his shop equipment and 8/4 hardwood varying species. I have attempted to upload the pictures; I took of these items, onto my web site for ease of exposure. However I am not doing too will with this idea so…..If anyone is interested in some good shop equipment some is brand-new or never used. Lets call it “...
Well, I finally got out in the shop for the first time in 2013! I covered my tools with tarps to slow the winter rust. It wasn’t too bad. A little surface rust on the tables. Nothing some WD-40, T-9, and paste wax couldn’t handle. I also decided to remove the Rockler router table from my table saw. I could never get the height right. It made it hard to cut accurately.I am still going to use the router table, but build a new dedicated base for it. I upgraded my lighting this wint...
My almost 8 yr. old DW734 has seen better days. and I pulled the trigger on a new Steel City 40100 13” planer as an investment in my cutting board venture. I also ordered a pair of Bowclamp cauls and a set of replacement wrenches for my PC router. While I’m waiting for the planer to arrive, I’m going to be doing a bit of Spring cleaning, since spring has finally sprung and I won’t freeze out in the shop. I’ll update with photos once I get some progress done.
Here is the latest blog post for my St Giles project. there is a photo included. http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/1/post/2013/03/st-giles-statement-piece.html Thanks Josh
This is a new journey for me to record video while building a project. I hope everyone will enjoy and learn from my experience.Any suggestions or comments are always appreciated.
Ok, so I was done with all the finish painting and pre-assembly a week ago last Friday and finished assembly and powered up today. ( I spent the last 8 days on my honeymoon.) So, here she is. Be kind with the comments on the color. I looked and looked for a color that matched and then said screw it, it’s now the “Green Meany”! All that’s needed are final adjustments and I’m going to try to make a new feed side drive pulley. the one on it is wooden and needs re...
So, I recently built a new cedar gate & needed some handles. I didn’t want to go out & buy some, so decided to make my own. Inspired by “http://lumberjocks.com/projects/48854” CaptainAhab’s handles, I ended up with:Here’s how I built them:Starting with a lamination of 3 pieces of clear Cedar which I planed down to about 2 1/8” thick:Obviously, I made a little template for the top curves out of 1/4” plywood & cut the top curve with the ban...
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