In continuation with my previous post, I began this experience with a trip to Windsor Plywood to source the necessary materials. I ended up finding a nice piece of quarter sawn Spanish Cedar which was 4/4 by 6” – 8’ long, finished on 2 faces; a nice piece of quarter sawn Red Oak which was 4/4 by 6” – 6’ long, finished on all sides; A full sheet of birch plywood and a roll of Walnut veneer. I took a trip over to Lee Valley to get some quadrant hinges and als...
Well, fighting Windows Movie Maker and getting another one done. After three tries with Microsoft Support, including giving them remote access, I get told that WMM is not compatible with Win 10, and that just sucks. It keeps freezing up on me and I lose a lot of work and Microsoft just does not care. Of course the suggested I could buy something at the app store….yeah, right, I’ve seen the old bait and switch before. I have downloaded a free version of Lightworks but have not installed it yet...
Space, or the lack thereof, is always the main concern for the owner of a small shop. I have been trying to figure out what to do with my planer ever since I purchased it. It weighs 92 pounds, so I can’t easily store it on a shelf or in a drawer. I also don’t have enough room for a dedicated planer stand. Up until the making of the video, I just kept it on top of my workbench, sliding it around when I needed it or to get it out of the way. There had to be a better way.The fol...
Wood shop walk through, update on the going ons here in my shophttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZKJ2ZgwPsY
Just a short video on how the shop has changed and a surprise that was delivered that day. View on YouTube
https://youtu.be/J5ZFaT5BOHc In this video, I make a key holder with scrap poplar.
I must be in the mood to edit. I completed the video on the table for the mitre saw, and while that was uploading I did one on reusing the casters that came off the table saw. I am looking forward to relaxing from doing all that and more today. I edited 2 videos, shot the new shop tour with a special surprise in it, and I even managed to fire up the barbique and cook up some steaks. A good day for the first week in January. So, any way, here are the new videos: View on YouTube Vie...
I made a short film documenting how I found and purchased a Woodmaster 718, UFO DC-101 dust collector, and overhead air filtration for $500. Craigslist can be a really wonderful tool for building your workshop on a budget. You just have to be patient but then be ready to jump on something if it comes up. Watch the story here: The Woodmaster 718 - A Story About Craigslist
Happy New Year! I spent the day editing more video and got part 3 of the essential oil rack done. Designing on the fly and making changes as I go. Still more video to edit so stay tuned! View on YouTube
Most important: Thank you to the helpful woodworkers who were kind enough to guide me on this endeavor. You are the ones who gave me the courage to attempt this. I received the order of the bearings last Monday afternoon and proceeded to get them installed without any major problems. I made several jigs to hold things in place while I pressed and pounded the bearings onto the shaft. Here are the bearing pads I first used. I made them to fit on either side and hold the shaft at the ex...
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