Time to get this project wrapped up.I covered the plywood deck with white Formica as well as the material supports and the rear support for the cylinder. After trimming the laminate flush with the plywood, I used a chamfer bit to bevel the edges slightly. Now for the nitty gritty. Here is a close up of the cylinder mounted on the jig. The original four 10-24×1 inch machine screws secure the front of the plate. Two 1/4 -20×1 inch round knobs attach the rear of the plate to the ...
Something I had on hand is a piece of 1/4 inch aluminum plate 3 inches wide x 12 inches long. I decided to mount the cylinder on it. But first, I made an exact duplicate out of 1/4 inch mdf so I could figure out how and where to mount everything. After removing the clamp mechanism that came with the jig, I commenced to measure and drill mounting holes in the mdf. I don’t have a picture, but I used the original nuts that were used to secure the clamp. I used JB Weld epoxy to pe...
Theresa was released from the hospital on Saturday! Of course she was given a huge list of drug prescriptions that had to be filled before we could get home. Although it only took less than an hour to fill them, it seemed like forever, when you have spent the last 10 nights in the hospital and all you want to do is get your wife home, and comfortable. It seems the only way I got through it, was more coffee:). Thank you all for your love, support and encouragement!!!! To get back to the...
Just a video i made to give a better understanding of the basics of dust collection. Blast gates, machine hook ups, pipe layouts, and chip catch bins. Detailed explanation of my basic shop set up and the eveloution of what took me years to figure out. click on this link to watch vid from you tube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06wYd7W9l_Y
So I finally finished cleaning up and installing the missing parts for my #45 and couldn’t resist putting it to work. First lets catch up.. Last installment I had finished 1 of 2 rabbets for the top and bottom of the back. I finished up the second one last night. This one didn’t go as smoothly as the last and I really cannot pin point the issue but my #78 just would not cooperate. I ended up chopping the whole thing with a chisel. Remind me not to do that again lol. I...
The glue is dry on the canvas backs for the tambour doors. Pulled them out of the jig yesterday and broke them all free of each other and to my surprise they curl up very nicely! Then I got started on a spot that has cause me some anxiety for some reason… the back of the cabinet.. After weighing the options I have decided on T&G with rabbets on the top and bottom and grooves along the sides with a center “Key Stone” slat with tongues on both sides ...
In the crazy world of designing, as most of us are waiting for that first snow, my thoughts have been to green leaves, warm weather and singing birds. These past few days I have been working on my project for the March issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine, in which we are welcoming in the spring season. It is certainly a time warp. I had been thinking of my project that I would submit long before we left for our trip to Chicago. I wanted something bright and cheerful and I h...
I don’t have a lot to report. I know this weekend I burned enough scrap to have heated a house for the winter. I didn’t get it all, but I achieved 2 main objectives. Saturday night I used my work bench, as a work bench. Sunday I was able to walk all the way around my table saw. I only have 1 scrap pile left outside. It is the really big one in the log yard. Myffirewood collectors do come clean it up however. It’s odd, I called afew about my shop scraps and nobody was interes...
Lid and handle are loose tenon and mortice construction. Cut he 1/8 inch mortices in the box and handle with the joint-matic . Hinge Pins are 1/8” brass rod from Lowe’s. Rods were clipped to length with side cutters and cut flush to box with a razor saw. Sanded everything smooth to 200. Box has a few coats of Rustoleum Spray Lacquer. Tomorrow I will use brown wax and hand rub.
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