No new pictures today! I spent the day in the shop sanding the 30 stiles, four legs, two narrow rails and two wide rails on the bed today. I have a set of hearing protection that hooks into my mp3 player and it makes sanding go so much faster. 80 grit done today and I will knock out 150 grit tomorrow along with a once over with 220 grit on a sanding block to remove the little circles that the random orbiting sander leaves behind. The spindles are only an inch apart on the foot and head boards...
The question on my mind the last couple of weeks is the one of sanders. Sanders sound like such an easy thing to go out and get. Don’t get me wrong, the Ryobe sanders that I have is just awesome and they do a great jobs for the price I payed for them. But Dust is becoming my enemy and it is winning the battle at this present moment. So many a little inside to my insane obsession with dust, it was never a real problem, I just grew on a respirator and i was good to go. Lately the littl...
Yesterday I was able to get the four rails for the head and foot boards sanded down to the correct thickness along with a rabbit to hold the stiles. Then I cut the tenons on the rails and cut a test mortise for the legs. Today I put six hours in the shop and got the mortises cut on the legs along with a dry fit. I cut the tenons for the first 15 stiles for the head board. I will get the other 15 tenons cut on the stiles for the foot board and then will start sanding all of these pieces so th...
I came across this cool angle fixture as they are characterizing it but it has far more potential than just this; I see it as an angle tool for all sorts of applications. At the very least I hope it is inspiring to others.http://airfieldmodels.com/information_source/how_to_articles_for_model_builders/tools/magnetic_building_board/variable_angle_fixtures.htm
So I have wanted a thickness sander or drum sander, what ever you call it, for a while. Well I found a free treadmill on Craigslist. I salvaged a lot of the parts from the TM. I have the motor 95vdc, the belt rollers, the raising mechanism, the dampening mechanism, and the motor controller board. Now as for the design I am stuck on here. First I have to see if the motor controller even works so I have to build a PWM to controll it. The real decision is do i use the DC motor and steel ...
Take a look at these router lifts, they are so cool. http://woodgears.ca/router_lift/index.html http://woodgears.ca/router_lift/version1.html I’m going to build one after I purchase a new table saw this week. I’ll just have to eat sparser but I have to have a saw.
For months now I have looked at other people’s homemade drum sanders with the intention of building one myself. About 4 months ago I went out and purchased some MDF to make the discs to stack into the actual drum, but quickly abandoned the whole project when I got busy. Over the last week I decided to start it back up and finally cut enough circle to build a 14” wide drum. But then I started thinking to myself “Why just build a drum sander? Why not put a disc sander ...
The shop is under construction, I will try to keep the pics up dated as I near completion. I have been working on the new shop on the weekends for about 3 months now.The shop is 28×24 with a small 5×10 section cut out to avoid cutting down a tree and a 10×12 bump out on the other end that was a shed I built last year and have decided to incorporate it into the new shop we should end up at 630 sq ft small…..but Ill try to make it work. Equipment Powermatic table sawDelta Band SawJet p...
Have you guys [this includes gals too] ever seen these; they are quite impressive for wooden toys:http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Hoggarth.htm
Here is a challenge most of us face at one time or another. I have a Craftsman bench top sander that gets a lot of use in my shop. Well, it did until here recently when it met the concrete. Yep, I didn’t have it fastened down in order to keep it portable on my work bench. By the time I realized that it was on the edge, it was too late. I wasn’t about to try to catch a running power tool, so all I could do is step back and watch it plunge to its death. Ok, maybe it’s n...
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