I am just posting my journey for my upgrades to the Harbor Freight Dust collector I got. I have been using it stock except for the wynn filter cartridge and have been happy with it so far, however I have been getting some leaks and will smell the wood dust coming from the collector after cutting items. So I figured if I am going to seal the leaks, I better just build a whole new cart and add a Thien Separator. The first post here is detailing the Thien Separator. I went over to his we...
I’m not an expert in Live Edge work. I’m doing this blog because I’m making this as a wedding gift, and I thought the recipients might find it interesting after they receive it. Perhaps some folks on LJ might find it helpful as they work through similar issues. I found an image on the net that serves as an inspirationIt will not be a copy at all, since I’ll be using a thinner slab, different wood, and a variation on the design. I’d already decided to do a w...
Four months ago I asked some advice on how to construct a waterfall leg on a live edge table. I’m finally beginning construction after several things got in the way. The first step was finding the right board. The nearest sawmill to me (19 vs. 45 miles one way) was clean out of live edge pieces. I called the next closest sawmill and he was looking at $150-200 for a slab, so I decided to take a “chance on two 1 boards on CL on Craigslist. They had been sitting in a barn for g...
Building a sandpaper cabinet to store all my sanding products. http://youtu.be/7Lcru-W7rGc
In this video I made a custom jig for my router. Also there a a few tips a long the way. Thanks for watching.
A video on the porter-cable and Dewalt recall. Information on the porter-cable router recall. Links for the Recall US:http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/P... Canada:http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-... List of recalled Routers Model Number Speed/Feature7518 5-speed7519 1-speed7519EC 1-speed/has an extended chuck22-7519-60 1-speed/ uses 220-volt power source Dewalt Model Number Speed/FeatureDWP 7518 5-speedDWP 7519 1-speed I hope this video helps.
Why I Buy Used Power Tools Alright, below is my spiel on why I buy used tools. Just like the rest of my posts, I am not claiming this to be gospel truth, but this is my thought process when it comes to making large power tool purchases. Hopefully this won’t overlap with my craigslist blog too much, but I feel they are different topics and each deserve their own post. When I acquired a real shop (a garage) for the first time about 18 months ago, I happily set out to look at purchasing my...
My guess is that this recall will affect a considerable number of you woodworkers. Recall Date: July 2, 2014Recall Number: 14-221 Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled Due to Electrical Shock Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Fixed-base routers and router bases Hazard: The router base han...
I make a wall shelf for my sons room out of pieces from an old bunk bed. Fun project and satisfying to re use material. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byAL3nPUvFQ&list=UUoiFVDvzJX8tXXF5GsUPc_Q&feature=share
How to make a simple cutting board and a few tips and tricks to help get the most out of your tools. Check it out.
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