This is an overview of the project build, if you would like a more in depth version of this project please check out my personal blog post building a pedestal or join me for a behind the scenes look into my shop and watch a voice over version of the video below on Patreon Watch it on YouTube I started out cutting all the parts to their rough length, milling them and using dominos for alignment during glue up. As always I took care when selecting the boards so the joint between ...
Did you ever feel that you were running in lots of directions at once? Lately, that is exactly how things have felt for me. I have been busy from the time I wake until the time I finally go to sleep, but have been going from one thing to another to yet another. I don't think that this is a bad thing at all, really. Because in the process, I am checking off a lot of things that I wanted to get done and in the end, accomplishing a great deal. To the outsider, it may not loo...
Neighbor asked if I’d consider making a pullout cabinet for her newly remodeled bathroom. Came up with a sketch she liked and ran with it. The shelves are genuine mahogany with maple & wenge accent dots, and the large side panel is cherry and maple. Took awhile to get this far working weekends and before/after work and I still have quite a long ways to go. I believe these pics should be in chronological order beginning with the roughly dimensioned shelves getting dominoes and end...
I should have been updating this more often instead of posting all of the pictures at once but I guess I’ll be better about it next time. Once the base and frame were assembled I opened the motor and found how jammed it was full of saw dust. After cleaning it out I changed out the switch for a paddle switch. After the switch was mounted I enclosed the bottom of the saw with plywood for dust collection. I installed the factory fence and realized how wobbly it was so I upgraded to a V...
As some of you may have noticed, I haven't been posting as regularly as you all may have been used to. It seems that the past couple of months have been a bit unsettling for me and I have been a little bit distracted. I don't know if reading about our move is becoming tiring to you all or not. I hope it isn't. I am finding that settling in has taken much longer than I have anticipated and there is really no way around being distracted. After all, both living and working from ...
After working on the table top I moved on to the base. After sitting outside for a few years it had really began to rust pretty bad. I sanded it all down to bare metal, painted it, and reassembled with new hardware. (First time using photobucket for pictures, hope they come out ok)
I started this project in May and have finally completed it. I was given an old Craftsman 12” direct drive saw from my father-in-law. The saw had been outside under a tarp for the last 3 years. The top was rusted and the gears were full of saw dust and gunk. The trunion was completely locked up. ! I disassembled the saw and started with cleaning the gears. It took a couple of hours, but afterwards it worked wonderfully. Next I began sanding the top. It was in ...
Latest update on my Octave Mandolin build, In this part I’m Making the Rim. I will leave a link to the video… Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NngwNzVoZ1c
Finished modified install of Kreg Band Saw Fence to my Craftsman 14” BS. Tried it out with good results :-) Originally I was going to build a extended table on top, but that would have lost me an inch of cutting height which was already close. A compromise for getting a really low priced BS. So far this unit seems to cover all of my needs++ But I’m only starting out with it. The issue I had with most after market fences is that they all bolted to the table such that I...
As summer slipped quietly away, it made room for my favorite season of all – AUTUMN! Many people dread the passing of summer, as they see autumn as the gateway to the ice and snow that comes with the winter season that follows. I am fortunate in that my health is good and I am able to appreciate all the seasons without problems. I actually love the cold, crisp air of winter, along with the snow it brings. I don't even mind being inside for the season, as I am happy to hav...
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