I have posted 8 videos on YouTube thus far and have never introduced myself. I enjoy watching other woodworkers introduction and shop tour videos, so I thought I might as well do one and get it over with. I give a few facts about myself in my home page here on Lumberjocks, but I go into a little more depth in the video. Watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZIV_OyTaCo
Watch here Sharping a saw for the first time
I know it’s been a while since I’ve added a post to this blog but between moving into the new house (and shop), holidays, work, etc. I just haven’t had a ton of shop time. I actually put off working on the new shop until after the first of the year so I could concentrate on the new house. Anyways, after the first of the year I started getting the shop in order with the goal of being up and running by early spring. Well, I was out in the shop late Valentine’s Day morning wiring up my ne...
Well as my journey of processing wood for use in turning continues. I have been looking for a way to cut my own stuff using the bandsaw I have. it mostly works well enough but is not great at resawing. I came across Izzy Swan great channel on YouTube. I really liked the idea of using my table saw to mill logs, so I decided to tackle the project. The video for this can be found here. After completing the build. I grabbed a piece of holly I have had around for a bit. Cut it to len...
My workshop is located in the commercial building where we have our engraving business. When I moved into his building in 1990, we were downsizing, so space was at a premium. I had to really work to carve out 450 square feet for woodworking. Next to that is a larger room where I made award ribbons, like for track & field. Recently, my partner/spouse and I decided it was time to eliminate that part of the business. It’s been a huge chore clearing out all that stuff: And I...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hXyugAyGr0 Building a saw vice to sharping my saws
Here you can see my workbench on the right side, this is what it looked like after I got the Lathe off and on its stand. Some items were shuffled but it generally was full of lots of stuff. I took some time yesterday and this morning to do some cleaning and organizing. Much better :) I also worked a bit on my Lathe area as I need to get that straightened out with the new lathe there. Cleared off all of the shelves and actually figured out what all was on them. They loo...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGI3PHOtpu4&googlecommentid=z12kft1h4sjds1erv04cila4fwiif3crf1g&googleviewtype#gpluscomments Passing down woodworking knowledge.
Time to make some changes to the shop. #7: New tools are always a nice change to the shop... Hitachi Scroll Saw!
Yes… I can hear it now because I know what I would say… But I’ll just wait and let you say it ;) So… I have this friend that I’ve known since Jr High. He has had his own general contracting business and such and is now a maintenance guy for a local state institution. He can do it all. From woodworking to building a house. He is by far the best drywall guy I’ve ever seen. He has it mastered. Fast and looks great with hardly no sanding. He’s just go...
Well, life will have me moving cities to a new place with a new job. It’s a great opportunity, and with this opportunity is a new shop. My current shop is a horrifically cluttered 1-car garage that I can’t leave any one tool permanently set up in. The number of times I’ve bent over to pick something up and gotten a clamp in my keester is embarrassing. My table saw is a fold-down portable rigid saw that has served me well but is ready to move on. It is best friends with a ben...
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