Entry on 1/18/2016: Watching some Disney this weekend I have come up with a name. She will be called, “Tiger Lily”! After getting some quotes from the lumber yard it occurred to me that, since I can’t get 4×10’s, I will have to scarf more than one joint to get the planking and board lengths for the 16.5 footer. This will add significant extra cost with a lot of waste. I decided to go to the 15’ version and, even though I’m losing about two feet o...
Entry on 1/15/2016: Hi everyone! I am an avid steelhead fisherman in Southeast Michigan. The rivers down here are a little difficult to drift a float like I would prefer. It’s hard to get into a good hole due to lots of overgrowth on the banks and the majority of the river being private property. My solution is the Power-Drifter from Glen-L. It will allow me to slow my travel down the river, hotshot, fly fish, or drift with a spinning combo or centerpin. I will also get some good ...
I’m starting back up Tuesday Tool Time where I go and review a tool, give info about tools, and yeah….talk about tools. This week I chose to do my 14” bandsaw by Ridgid Power Tools and also Magid Cutmaster Gloves. Both are great products. See what I have to say about each! View on YouTube
A Quick tip this time around – Demonstration of power carving using Kutzall carbide shaping products with an angle grinder and die grinder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaVU42KG9r4&list=UUERIGfN6ATn5-U2DGhDzOvw
So after considering the possibilities, tinkering with the numbers, considering the (said) potential hazards and comparing the price tags and user experiences that several of you guys reported on the related forum post , I decided to go the usual way for me: if children in China can make it, I can make it too. Bottomline: If Matthias Wandel didn’t do it already, I’ll do it before he even thinks about it! =p First order of business was to code a little software to make all th...
After working in the Valley for a couple of weeks, I decided to spend some of my harder than I thought earned money to get a mortising machine. I settled on the DELTA 14-651 because of its Amazon reviews and price point ($289). I would’ve loved to get the Powermatic, but that would’ve taken another year to justify ($480). I rationalized that with all of the mortises that I’ll need for the dining room table, that this additional expense will pay itself off on this on...
Here is a Powerpoint video that I just converted for my site. I used a great site http://www.authorstream.com to convert from Powerpoint to video. Thought someone might find it helpful. Uploaded on authorSTREAM by cdavis9699 As always here is a live shot of my shop:
This post is a pragmatic look at the choices between hand a power tool woodworking. Click here for the post. Thanks for reading!
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