I don’t much like a lot of personal safety equipment. I always use safety glasses but that is usually about it. I feel like I am suffocating when using dust masks. Face shields are just large and bulky. I don’t like gloves because you can not feel what you are working with. These excuses may be idiotic and if I would use the equipment I would get used to it.So the other day I was doing a hollow form on the lathe out of a piece of dried beech. I was using a swan neck scraper and it...
Can I get a free SawStop? #1: I think I have an idea so that all of us woodworkers can get a free Saw-Stop!!
What do you all think of this? If collage girls now will be able to get $3000.00 over 3 years for birth control protection, under Obama Care, the reasoning being that this is cheaper for all the rest of us tax payers than for the girl getting pergnet for having her social fun; and what is the cost for the rest of her socially fun life, then how much more cheaper is it for the tax payers to pay for a Saw-Stop table saw, about $3000.00, for all woodworkers so that the woodworkers can have safe...
1. Make sure the first piece in a batch run is the right dimensions. 2. I get things finished faster when I take my time. 3. Sawdust is slippery! (I really need dust collection). 4. Know when it’s time to put the saw down and go have that tea party with your 4 year old daughter!
The mother-in-law has been nagging me to build this “table” for about a year. The problem is, she wants something different every time I talk to her about it. She’s settled on 79”x30” at about 38” tall. She wants square legs, 3 sides enclosed, and two shelves. Oh, and she wants it made out of knotty pine to look distressed. So I started it last weekend. Went to Home Depot for some 2×6’s and 2×4’s. Then i glued then squared up ...
Was working in the shop when I came across this wonderful opportunity to make this video! Check it out and you will know what I mean….. Thanks for watching and keep some super glue handy!
I was cutting a piece of 1/4” ply down to final size (size befor cutting ~24”x36” had to cut it about in half) for the armoir project I posted earlier. Being fully aware of the potential danger of cutting thin stock when the fence is further away from the blade than the edege of the tabel top wings, I checked (with the saw blade all the way down) to see if it was goint to be an issue. After test pushing the piece through (remember no blade up or spinning) it pushed throug...
I had an occasion to cut a taper in the shop this afternoon and wondered why it really felt akward. Many of the tapering jigs seem backwards to me. or In cutting my taper, my left forearm would be just above the blade if I had not stepped to the right of the fence. RIGHT SIDE If I don’t reach across the blade, then the whole onus for holding the workpiece in place falls on the jig itself. Many don’t hold the piece. They rely on the operator to hold it in ...
I just had my breaker box upgraded yesterday. I was recently gifted with a used 4 seater hottub and have been busy with a few projects surrounding that (one being my first ever concrete pour of a 7×7 slab. Thank God for good friends…). I needed a 220 installed and my old box was totally maxed. I have lived in this house for 8 years now and had to undo a good amount of damage of one of the DIYers that lived here previously. I had replaced nearly all the light switches and electri...
Well this afternoon I was finally able to remove the original faceplate and install the new PSI chuck. I can’t really compare it to others but it seems to be pretty nice and only took me 30 minutes to figure out how to open and close the jaws. :P Finally it was on and I had a section of this weird bright orange with white streak wood (anyone have an idea of what kind this is? I know…pictures…) Anyway. NOW I understand all the warnings about face protection and respirators...
the best thing I have found for storing small knives, gouges and chisels in is synthetic wine corks. They do not wear out nearly as fast as regular corks, are non-corosive and not very absorbent, and hold tightly any tool stabbed into them, protecting knife and finger tips. They are also becoming more and more common, and being non-biodegradable or -recyclable, are just adding to land-fills. I’m trying to find other uses for these as well.
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