I had a bit of time at the end of this week to finish up most of the router table extension I’m building for my Ridgid TS3650. I got the lip routed out for the lift to sit on, though that ended up being relatively annoying to get precise. I used the edge guide on my plunge router, but I tend to have a hard time holding the thing completely steady and flat when I use the edge guide. There are a few spots where I went past the line because I tipped the router by accident. I’m honest...
I have a pretty small basement shop. It’s not set up perfectly, but given the constraints I am working with, I think I’ve done pretty well with it. I have: - a very fragile-looking old water main coming in one wall about 12” above the floor- steam heating pipes bisecting the shop area right in the middle, about 6ft above the floor. I am 6’1” - a walk-out door and a set of 5 stairs leading down to the basement on one wall- about 10×22 feet of total space w...
Hello All, Just wrote up a blog post on the making of ladder back chairs. If anyone is interested here is the link. http://periodcraftsmen.blogspot.com/2015/09/ladder-back-chairs.html Thanks, FR
Continuing on with my desk project… I milled all of the lumber roughly to size. I left everything a little oversized in case any internal stress warped the boards. Also, my planer blades were shot and leaving raised lines. For now I’m sticking with the HSS blades and got two sets on Amazon for a decent price. The new blades cut like butter. After a few days, I dimensioned all the parts for the legs and all the end pieces. Next, I marked all of the mortise locations. I ...
Hello Everyone,Uploaded part 3 of the Krenov cabinet build. It’s coming along nicely. Here is a link to the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtYGy01gqzU
I purchased a router pantograph. I am looking forward to launching a new project with it. I need a working space for the router pantograph. Placing a table top/board on a working bench is something I can think.I wonder how large the area should be. —————It would be helpful if you visit and like the page. (for custom URL)https://goo.gl/k6T1lL
I built this PBS logo sign for my Niece’s office. https://youtu.be/ImqVTdF5cmI
In this video I show how to make a sliding dovetail and a housed sliding dovetail using power tools. After you watch this, take a look at Mitch’s video with the link below. If you have an idea for another round of Hand or Power, please leave a comment below or use #handorpower on Twitter Be sure to watch Mitch’s Hand Tool Version – (http://youtu.be/MoAUV36dgxY) You Tube Link – https://youtu.be/78Gd73MvgOc
Got up this morning eager to test my theory on what was going wrong with my door. Just as I had thought last night, I wasn’t going deep enough into the bit. Moved the fence back to line up with the nut above the bearing and, BAM, it went together like a champ!
Today I installed the truss rod following LMI's instructions. The video will also show you what it looks like and how it works. I got the double acting one because of the tremendous amount of uncertainty in building my first guitar. It does no harm but costs a bit more. I used a 1/4” router bit to mill a slot 1/16” deeper than the rod. Then I milled down a piece of hard maple to cap the slot as instructed with epoxy. Before installing the truss rod I gave the bottom o...
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