Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – BordersIn this lesson I show you how to use the Pattern Wizard to create a rectangular border. The same principles apply if you wish to create a pattern for a round object like a basswood plate.Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page a bit to find the download.
Why build a planer sled simple, I don’t have a jointer. While I have had some success edge jointing with the table saw and router, a jointer has been on my wish list for some time to give me face jointing capability. For example, I wish I could have one, I wish I could afford one, and I wish I had room for one. Garage/Shop Conundrum Given my limited space and need for tool mobility and tool storage in order to park the cars in the garage, I have considered various options on ...
Welcome to Lesson 1: Pattern Wizard – The Basics In this lesson you will learn how to use many of the features found in the Pattern Wizard software. Install the free trial version of the Pattern Wizard by CLICKING HERE. Install this software today so you are ready to follow along in each lesson.
Woodworking for Everyone - My book is launching May 2014 in South Africa #2: Updates on the book launch and kind requests for feedback, suggestions and input for marketing
Hi fellow woodworkers, I mentioned earlier in the blog that I was working on a book which is now complete and due for launch in May 2014 in South Africa. I don’t know what the availability will be outside of South Africa and would love to chat to anyone with connections and ideas for other markets if that might be a possibility. So here are some images from the book which will give you a flavour of it. It is being published in English and another official language in South Africa ...
Hi All,I have been working with exotic woods for 2 years now and even though I have no allergies I have had some extreme health issues. The last few months have involved some expensive tests with little or no results. My wife is set on the idea of breathing the sawdust as the culprit and she could be right. Another round of blood tests are required for that. I do wear a mask when working with this but not as often as I should.On a lighter note I received my Christmas bonus (much less then the...
Ten or twelve years ago, living in a tiny basement apartment with my then infant son, I bought my first power tool. The cheapest band saw they had down at the home improvement store. A “Tool Shop” bench top model. At $85 it was a major purchase for me, and to date the most I’ve ever spent on a single tool, at least all at once. My reasoning was that a band saw was versatile, compact, and relatively quiet. For the next decade the little saw that could served me admirably,...
Here is a blog post about my bowl turning experience which i just starred doing. Please click the link to take you to my site to enjoy the blog post and pictures http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/blog Many thanks Josh Hall
WELL if it hadn’t been for my burnings a lot of my family would not of gotten any Christmas from me. It made me feel good to give them and they all Loved what they got. Some of them asked if I was for sure I wanted to give certain ones to them. well it would of made a little money, but what the hey, I can always burn another one of that type. I missed two of them, but that will be made real easy corrected. so This Christmas came off was a real good holiday. I always wanted it to be th...
I just realized that it has been over a year since my last entry to this blog. I’ll treat this as a “year in review”. If I had to label it, this would be the year that I first ventured into Segmented Turning. I’ve completed 2 sets of segmented salt and pepper mills, one as a gift, and one to keep. Both of the projects were a lot of fun and provided great turning experience. I can also say I now have 2 segmented bowls under my belt (1, 2). Both are just for person...
The Harbor Freight Experiment Series #1: Setting ground rules to contain my impulsiveness and inner cheapskate
As I was cleaning and (re)organizing my cramped basement tool storage, I realized that I’ve acquired over the years a large number of Harbor Freight tools and disposable items. Most of my early purchases were made as impulse buys (after all it’s only a few bucks!) or because my inner cheapskate convinced me (against reason) that I didn’t need to spend any extra money for a brand name. Seeing the stockpile made me realize that I have certainly wised up in ways of figuring o...
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