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...
Recently built this small bathroom storage shelf. The wood was some laminated pine boards that were used for a bookcase that fell apart, the person gave me the boards for free and I used them for this shelf. Very simple construction that relied on screws because I did not have the time to use traditional joinery. The finish was Minwax Helsmans satin. The dimensions were 36” tall, 15” wide and 7” deep.
My clamps was always just laying around my shop. They ended up every ware from may table saw to behind my lath. I searched the internet high and low and did not fins any good ideas that will fir my shop. Don’t get me wrong there is plenty of good clamp racks out there from swing door to the mobile versions. In needed something that would not take up a lot of floor space and yet have the ability to store my 8ft and 6ft clamps. I have a lot of pipe clams and a few Jet ones. I also have a lot of...
a week ago I won a Hamilton Drafting table in a surplus auction from my local university, since then I have been sanding my hands off to re finish it. The biggest challenge has been the drawing surface. it had been used in a machine shop and had many straight line cuts in it as well as a number of pits and chips from machined metal parts. I have now done three applications of joint compound to fill these cuts and dips and am happy with the surface. I have sanded it down to a 320 grit and will...
I have the stripping done. So, I thought I’d share some pics. The pics get better. I promise. I had a difficult time making the transition from vertical to horizontal across the stem. It felt to me like the stem form was getting in the way. When I referred back to Mr. Gilpatrick’s book He stated that this may happen and if so do some trimming. There we go! The transition was still a bit of a bear. Three hands and plenty of screws required...
How to build a Desk Top Easel Recently I built a desk top art easel for my mother for Christmas, She requested one from Santa, but since he is busy making toys for all the boys and girls, the task was up to me. This Easel is a great gift for the artist in your life. A fun build and a beautiful piece. The easel is made of Walnut and Oak it features two trays which can hold all of your paint supplies, as well as a paint pallet made from birch. The brass hardware and Oak Splines really set...
Well Today the buyer came to pick up the Burning’s. Completely satisfied with the end product. said she will recommend me to others. also says says she will be back for more. That was a great feeling of satifaction.
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