For my castle bookcase project, I needed to make a series of 1” holes in a long strip of 1/4” plywood. I figured the easiest way was to use the drill press. To do so efficiently, though, required a fence and table. I’ve been meaning to make one of these for a while, so I figured, now’s the time! It’s very simple. Just a square of 1/2” ply with a little 2” square on the upper left corner to fit on the side of the drill press support pole. The...
Seeing that many folks seem to be interested in the construction of the Heart Pendant that Daftehh built, I asked him if he was planning on posting further instruction. He said he wasn’t, and gave me permission to step in. Many of you know by now that SketchUp is my Go-To tool for design. I truely use it as one of my woodworking ‘tools’ to determine dimensions, angles, etc. By drawing the heart out as two individual halves, I began with the basic ‘Pill’ shape....
Sharpening station #2: Rare earth magnets for the water trough (to attract steel particles from the water).
Rare earth magnets for the water troughto attract steel particles from the water Just a little easy to do upgrade. Rare earth magnets for the water trough to attract steel particles from the water.When you sharpen your tools, and especially when you re shape tools, you produce a lot of steel particles, to help avoiding these to get back up on the wheel, I made this little update. I have this wonderful water grinder.(Yes I love it, and can highly recommend a water grinder to all). ...
The next day Henry arrived at his office bright and early. Francis wasn’t in yet, as he preferred to roll out of bed at the crack of noon. It was quiet and Henry took out the pencil and a pad of paper. He looked at the pencil again and then used it to write down 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 23. He added the number s up and they equaled 41. Next he assigned each number a letter, a, b, c, e, g, y. Leaning back he pondered his first two attempts, scratched his head, and dismissed them. Twenty minut...
It is cold in Iowa today. It was cold yesterday too. It will be cold tomorrow. Despite this I realized that I hadn’t been to Home Depot, Menards, or Acme Tool in several days. I was beginning to get that itch. I needed a fix. So I bundled up and hopped in the car and off I went. I had a vague desire to buy some rare earth magnets. Do I have a project that requires magnets? No, of course not, I just really wanted them. The reason that the advertising industry is so successful ...
I find handy uses for rare earth magnets all over my shop. I just thought I would share this as a tip. Here are some of the places I use them: My table saw fence has a magnet embedded in the plywood top I made and it keeps a ruler handy: These magnets keeps blades and an alen wrench handy on my scroll saw base: A wrench for my jointer and a push block are magneted to the jointer base: Another ruler magnited to the top of my radial arm saw: The three sizes of...
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