Hi! It’s been a little but since I’ve posted. Now that Phoenix, AZ isn’t so hot I can get back out in the shop comfortably more often. More time equals more projects. More projects means more experience. More experience (to me) means more creativity and more exploration. So, cherry is on sale down at Woodworkers Source on the I17 frontage road between bell road and union hills. It’s about $5/bft so I bought about $50 worth; I’m tempted to go and buy more nex...
Hi everyone, a few weeks ago a friend asked me these slices to use as Christmas ornaments and I took the opportunity to release the laser machine. So far I had cut the logs by freehand but this jig is very handy and works very well. Hope make more jigs for the bandsaw in the future because is very handy to save money in blades. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/dKV1M2XVJ2s Thanks for watching and be loving!
I was working on some boxes and doing a lot of sanding and even with an air filter on, there was a lot of dust in the air. I had a small down draft sanding box but it was not big enough and decided I needed a bigger one. I made the box about 24” square and 6” tall. The sides are 1/2” plywood and the top is 1/4” pegboard which originally had 3/16” holes. I got it together and attached a 4” dust collector port on one side. I tried it out with my dust c...
Following up on the current build… This next part is the carving process of the soundboard. Link to view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzTgu1dqCSU
Hi fellow LJs. I must say that in my first couple of months here, I have learned a lot. This place is a wealth of knowledge and good ideas, and maybe some not too good ideas. But hey, we are all adults here, and we share our triumphs and defeats, good ideas and bad(if there really is such a thing), as well as good deals, trade secrets, and all other things woodworking. So I found a steal of a deal on the hardwood rough sawn lumber over the weekend. My excitement poured over on the insid...
In this video, I create a handle for “Hell’s Pizza Cutter” which was summoned to me by Steve aka Green Beetle. I reach deep into my woodworking background (thanks Dad) to fashion it out of Ebony and Purduk and sand it to 2000 grit for a glass like surface. And this unique blade will ultimately be auctioned to my favorite charity – Make-A-Wish Foundation. YouTube.com/user/greenbeetlegearhttp://www.greenbeetlegear.com/Green Beetle’s video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8atkeZBcyz8 ...
Boy and Girls, This blog is to supplement a project I penned earlier, regarding Lathe disk sander with micro adjustment. Please click on the link to read about the micro adjustment feature of the brains behind the underlying mechanism. Just a quick memory twister…. This table was designed using Sketchup and here is a link to it for anyone interested. Again I have not provided measurement as everything depends on the person undertaking the build and their respective timber and hardw...
Today I will be talking about sanding Redwood. I personally am not an expert, but I’ve been around it for quite some time now. I want to share some of what I have learned. This is geared more towards the non-professional woodworker. The best advice I can give you is to begin with the finished product in mind. Wood finishing can be fun and easy. Take your time and don’t rush through finishing a piece of furniture. Imagine how it will look finished in your home. It is better t...
Just one of them days…..while waiting on the help to rouse himself out of bed…..went to the shop for a little while. Set the beltsander into the vise. The three leg blanks were wavy, and a couple were a bit fat. Turn the sander on, and hit the lock button. Held each part on the moving belt until the saw marks were gone, sides were flat. Found out that the inside curve was a decent enough of a match.. That it would fit the front roller. Got rid of some other saw m...
The past couple years ive developed a passion for woodworking. its my time where i can get so focused on my projects and completely block out anything the world is throwing at me at any given time. I guess you can say the craft itself is basically my therapist, only if i were to substitute a real therapist id probably save about 10x the money that i do on tools, but they are beginning to get to the point where they are starting to pay themselves off. In my opinion where the true passion for ...
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