I just had this idea after commenting on roman’s Bosch laminate trimmer review. I need to get a group of woodworking pals over to help me channel the spirits of past woodworkers by lightly laying our fingertips around the base of my Porter Cable 7518, running at 21k RPMs. Then we’ll just see what happens :) I’m hoping the spirits will see fit to channel up some fine inlay work for me.
This is a model for the Woodpecker’s router table plate sized 9-1/4” x 11-3/4”. it is the same size for all their lift/non lift plates, also same size for the pinnacle plates, Jessem plates, and incra plates that are 9-1/4”x11-3/4” in size. the material width is 3/8” but can be modified to fit other materials. (although it is advertised as 9-1/4”x11-3/4” is it slightly different – I think the margin of error is in the 1/1000 range. but ...
I just completed the art print bin being built for The Clearwater Gallery in Sisters, Oregon. This was a commissioned piece to hold shrink-wrapped art prints in the gallery. The owners felt that a wooden print bin would fit the character of the gallery better than a commercial steel bin. Music to this woodworker’s ears! Completed Print Bin The design was worked out with SketchUp and finalized with a mock-up built with pine and MDF using a Kreg Jig and pocket screw joinery. The ...
OK, so yeah – another blog about a router table, but since I’m going to make one , might as well document it while I go, maybe someone can benefit from this. I’ve had a Rockler router table top + plate + fence which I got when I bought my router (Bosch 2 1/4hp). It had the misfurtune of being on the floor when my basement was flooded a couple of years ago, so that top was ruined. I since have been planning to replace it with a shop-built version, and make a full enclosed ...
Hey everyone we are working on updating our log furniture website. Come to http://www.cedar-stuff.com tell us what you think.We enjoy working with the natural log items, we try not to alter the shape of the natural tree. we have used everything from tree roots to the top uper most twigs,I would like to start a blog on my work as we produce it.Say from how we gather and find the logs we use to how we clean and build with them. Right up to the finish. We do have a store front we sell out of als...
Let me start by saying that the first part of this blog although posted earlier today, was actually made about a year ago, I just posted it today as a preceding part to the one you’re reading now… tried not to double post and ‘push’ other’s from the blog front page, so I waited half a day between 2 posts, although both were made ready at the same time. to continue the story were I left off, what I found most difficult with setting up the box was the box joints...
The dimensions for the hope chest were a bit trickier to figure out. I spent several hours on and off thinking about this and trying different things. The sides had to be a bit smaller because of way I’m going to attach the sides to the front and back. I also wanted to keep the chest at a finished size of 24” x 48” x 24” (24 tall, 48 long, 24 deep). The front and back sides will be glued with biscuits using a simple butt joint. The finished dimensions of the si...
So I started playing with Sketchup and came up with the basic concept for this combination bench. Here are few diagrams I put together: Next for the combination of New Yankee Miter Bench/Ultimate Tool Stand, I will add the t-tracks, clamp tracks, miter fence, and create the pocket hole jig insert. Thanks for reading.
How many man hours does it take to lift a table saw two feet from its crate and onto its new base? Roughly five… :) A good weekend, putting two new tools into commission and making huge strides towards being where I’d like to be… As you may have read back in November my Lovely Lady Wife gave me permission to buy a new saw for my birthday/Christmas. While the saw arrived promptly, it turned out the mobile base was out of stock. After consulting with some woodworking ...
I have some 10” wide cherry that I need to make four square and do not want to rip down to six inches so I finally built GaryKs jig to do this for me. However I was trying to re-utilize some casters that I had laying around and they didn’t work :( seems that they need to be fixed for this to work well. So this is it sans the casters which are on order from Surplus Center. I am hope to draw this up in SketchUp when everything is said and done.
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