Next step in the process is to create the profiled legs. I start with the stock that I milled earlier. Fortunately, I was able to get pieces that could be finished to 7/8” rather than 3/4”. Slightly thicker pieces will leave room for a nice profile and adequate room for joinery. I install a profile bit and make a few test cuts until it looks right to me. Because tear out is bad on end grain, I like to route the end grain before ripping to final width. ...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #512: Being Productive and Helping a Friend
I finally got around to doing some drawing yesterday. It seems like it has been a long time since I have done that. Much too long as far as I am concerned. But things just need to be done and get in the way and I find that the time to draw and create seems to be something that doesn’t always come easy. As I look around this morning, there is a bit more clutter than I prefer to have around. To be honest, it is quite messy here and I need to take an hour and turn up the stereo and d...
Tonight I finished getting all the legs ready for joinery. I started by flatting one face and taking out any twist. Some of the boards were pretty bad. The second face was then planed parallel to the first by marking the thickness. I don’t have much of a bench now (hence the build) and working the edges is difficult. I have better luck doing that after the glueup.After all 8 pieces were flatt on the faces they were glued together. Because the widths were not all the same I found t...
Almost one year ago I posted on this blog a notice telling you that I got a woodcarving student, Mr. Luiz Flavio Rocha Gomes, who works for the Brazilian state oil company. In addition to his professional activity he is probably one of the busiest men – as well as one of the well endowed artisans – I have ever seen. At that time I posted photos of his work in progress which was expected by me to be completed soon. However, Luiz Flavio got so busy that he almost dis...
Yesterday I was a little busy…. I ripped and glued up some blanks for some boards…no pics but they were just simple laminations… Today when the glue was set I took them out of the clamps and made the secondary cuts and got ready for the next glue up… Here are a few Camphor Laurel end grain boards.. Not glued up yet.. A smaller version to go as a pair… maybe… Can’t wait for the glue up… and sanding… then a coat of oil to pop...
Here you can see the end result of cleaning the underside of the table. The minor rust seems to be converted and sealed as the product claimed. At this point I reassembled the saw. I didn’t include any pictures here as they are redundant given the previous photos and not likely relevant to your saw. During assembly, I followed the instructions in the manual for aligning the saw. The instructions for aligning the blade could be summarized as follows (this is my condensed vers...
Okay! Let’s really take this thing apart! I took many, many photos of this disassembly process, which I won’t bore you with in this blog, to assure I could reassemble the saw properly. I have only included enough photos to help you follow me with my progress as I clean the saw. Before I disassembled the saw, I realized I hadn’t dealt with the edges of the saw table, yet. Before shot: After about three quick sandings with penetrating oil and the same wet/dry sa...
First I used a citrus stripper to remove the finish dried to the table. I am very pleased with the results and the product: If I recall correctly it took two rounds of stripping: With the finish removed, on to removing rust from the table top! I used a new product for rust removal this time, as shown in the photograph. I followed the directions, rather than my own common sense, which I regret. The product worked fine, but the instructions were to apply, wait ...
Before I begin let me clarify that calling this a “refurbish” is a bit of a stretch. I disassembled, removed some rust, sealed to prevent rust, reassembled, and then tuned the saw. Also, I am no expert and am figuring this out as I go. If you see me doing something poorly and have suggestions, please do help me and your fellow jocks by posting your comments. I recently purchased a Powermatic 64A Contractors table saw used on Craigslist. The manual that came with it is copyr...
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