Well….. Having moved to the basement to take another shot at this wood working hobby (it’s currently 25 degrees outside!!!) I now need a way to clean up without destroying a shop-vac filter every day…. So I acquired a 58 gallon (Yes, I said 58 GALLON!!!) plastic barrel. I paid $25 and found it on Craigs List. God Bless the internet! If anyone is in the Chicagoland area and needs barrel’s let me know, I’ll pass on the guys info! So the Barrel is really nice. It...
INTRODUCTIONThere is very little new in this Blog, I intend to show more examples of how to analyse, and make templates for, more Celtic Patterns. I should point out that the examples shown here and in my previous Blog are all prototypes and not display-class pieces. Here are three more examples: TRINITY, and what I will call SQUARE KNOT and PENDANT:.. TRINITY.This must be the most ubiquitous and simplest Celtic Knot, yet is still elegant. ....The template for this is very simple and obvio...
I was watching a YouTube video of a guy in Downtown Disney turning a baseball bat, and noticed he had a pretty simple and cool dust collection setup that’s easy to make, simple to use, and low-profile. Check it out. I’d embed the video, but I’m not sure how to cue it up to exactly the right location as I can with a link.
I just posted this information on HokieMojo’s blog I hope this helps someone planing a dust collection system or air piping. Plumbing 101 ( I used S&D piping on my dust collection system.) Below are different types of pipe and their general uses. Schedule 80 PVC is gray and is mainly used for commercial applications. Also very expensive. #1- Schedule 40 PVC can be used for pressure or drainage applications and has a wall thickness of about a 1/4 inch. The pipe is whi...
In another life, photography was my hobby. (You can check out some of my photographs here.) While I have created lots of projects that I wanted to upload, everytime I tried to take pictures of them, they would come out like crap. You can still see examples of this in my earlier projects. I initially was going to buy a light tent just to improve the quality of my projects to upload. I went to a couple of local photo shops but the least expensive kit started at $149. Walmart had a kit for$70...
Not “green” in the environmental sense, mind you…but green in a very literal sense. I’ve spent literally months planning out most of the details of my new shop, since before they broke ground. One of the features I was most anxious to include that I was unable to have in my shared garage space was an honest-to-goodness central dust collection system. One of the earliest decisions I needed to make: metal or plastic? Metal of Plastic? I first read Sandor Nagyszalan...
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