These are pictures after I finished the top, realigned and repainted the fence, and used it for a bit.
Yo whats up everybody I have been really board this week and decided to do a test does dust collection really help improve sandpaper life. It actually does because I am working on a fish tank stand right now and I have to do a lot of sanding. Now I dont really care if I have to sand something for 30 minutes but it doesnt matter how long it takes. I use a dewalt 5 in random orbit sander and I have been doing most of the heavy work with the 60 grit paper because Im trying to get all the old sta...
I purchased a couple used handplanes at a local garage sale. Both planes, a #5 and a #4, were purchased for $20 each. They were quite rusted and in pretty bad shaped. I used a belt sander to do a rough cleanup of all the parts. I then used my diamond honing stones to progressively flatten and smooth all surfaces. I also lapped the top and bottom of the blades and then sharpened them. I think I did pretty good for my first try. I wish I had some way to professionally grind the surfaces ...
well this is the first blog post of my woodworking carreer. i bought this delta 36-650 contractor in pretty bad shape in march. tore it down cleaned as much rust as i could off oiled it up and painted the base. it came with the original crappy potmetal delta fence. after unloading the saw from my buddys truck i set the fence and it broke at the lockdown. so after a few more tool purchases and much web surfing i found the biesemeyer bc-50 fence system for a saw. heres a link to the site and pa...
The saw is on its cabinet. The cabinet is mounted on an HTC mobile base, and all alignments have been completed. I was amazed at being able to hold within 0.001” on nearly all of the saw alignments and adjustments. As the old saying goes, they don’t make them like this any more. The cabinet is made of poplar plywood with cherry border trim. I wasn’t able to locate baltic birch. The trays are simple design that ride in slots cut into a hardboard skin. Simple but ...
I’ve been splitting time between making a storage cabinet to mount the saw on and cleaning up the saw. This weekend I made a bit of progress in between yard work and my youngest daughter’s belated birthday party. Previously, I had pulled the motor apart and cleaned it up prior to replacing the power cords. The mounting rails were removed and cleaned. The photo shows one done and one to go. I also removed the arm and motor from the base and cleaned and repainte...
I have made a little progress on the saw. I initially thought I would need to replace the carriage bearings and perhaps the motor bearings. At this point, I don’t believe either will be needed. The following photo shows the carriage bearings prior to clean-up. These bearings are not supposed to be greased. After cleaning both the bearings and the inside of the ways, the carriage movement is nice and smooth. I pulled the motor apart and 50+ years of sawdust fell out. Cleane...
This is my first serious project and is actually what got me into woodworking. I always liked building and creating, but didnt have the tools to really do anything. When my wife got pregnant with our first kid, my parents gave me the childhood bedroom set that I had as an infant. It was a crib and dresser. They kept it for 30-some-odd years in hopes of their grandchild oneday using it. About a year ago we refinished the dresser but bought a new crib. Safety standards change in 30 years and...
WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #8: Slatwall storage system, Homemade, paneled walls are done now.
This is a continuation of #5 in this series.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have the slat wall paneling completed. Now how am I going to arrange my tools? I bought the material at Lowes. It’s 5/16” X 3 1/2” X 8’ 14 Sq ft. in a package. Other big box stores handle similar products. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the last wall, I ripped my boards in half to 1 5/8”. I like it better this way. There...
WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #5: Slatwall storage system, homemade, switching from Pegboard.
I started on this shop building project shortly after I retired. I’d like to show you what I’ve accomplished so far. My garage measures 20 X 24 feet, & I wanted to partition out a shop area.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In order to have a shop 8 feet wide, I had to resize my garage door from 12’ to 9 ‘ Notice the car hiding under a warm blanket of snow. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This...
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