The closest I’ve come to working on 816 is walking through the shop on the way to work. I did have a surprise the day after I registered my PDR in that the other Manitoban who has a PDR emailed me and introduced himself. Turns out we are only about an hour away from each other. Serendipitiously he was to do an interview that same day with a local radio station to try and stir up some interest in wooden boats. Apparently his hull (#500) is still serviceable and it sounds like he real...
Change from Stationary tools to Shopsmith Hi To all As a quick introduction Im a Wood Turner or Pen Maker Using the Lathe as my Primary Woodworking tool; Handy ManAnd a DJ,…… Im interested in buying a use in good shape Shop Smith 510520 With Band Saw and Jointer My Garage is primary used to keep the wife car insideThen is transformed into a Mechanics Shop, a wood working shopAnd a Broadcast studio where I make the youtube videos of my turning projects The Garage is well organiz...
Its been a pretty productive couple of days, I left off having installed the chine logs on the port side. I now have the starboard side done the bow and transom pieces cut and their chine logs installed except for a goof up I’ll reveal in a bit things have been going pretty good. Last night I left it like this… It now looks a lot more boat like and it actually looks much roomier than my kayak so I am pretty pumped. I then flipped it over to look like this…. ...
Made some pretty good progress in the shop after I got home this evening. When I have a better network connection I will fill in more details.
Greetings & Salutations, Well it has taken about 4 days to make all of the first glue ups. Each row had 26 pieces in it and there were 17 rows and I wantedeach glue up to be in the clamps at least 2 1/2 – 3 hours before I took them out. I made 4 cauls out of 3/4 ply left over from another project and cut them just short of the over all length on one I screwed a piece to use as an alignment piece so the all of the final glue ups would be prettyeven on one edge. I put ...
Saturday was a pretty productive day. I spent the morning trying to locate a local source of two part epoxy. Other than those little syringes of glue the sell in blister packs I was SOL. Canadian tire had epoxies but the didn’t have the thin wetting fabric kind, theirs already had the thixotropic ingredients in already. The only fabric they sold came in big squares not rolls so it would have meant a lot of working with short pieces and a lot more cutting of the fabric. I did find a...
But she’s done. Was able to finish up the jig today by making the hold-downs and a couple of knobs. Also added in the pin on the handle and cut the reference edge. The hold downs and knobs I cut with my jig-saw table. They’re ugly, but I think they’ll work. Maybe someday in the future I’ll make some that look better. Looking forward to using this on my next project, adding a lumber rack to my garage-shop. Keep working and be safe.
After spending way too long on this I have a new stand for my tablesaw to replace the old one which essentially died in the middle of my hallway. Because my cobblestone patio is so rough I put the hardware from a garden wagon on the stand and widened the wheelbase a bit to make the saw less wobbly when it is being moved. to keep the saw from moving when in use I added some self leveling outrigger legs which block the wheels from turning and make it rock steady. I am already thinking of way...
Greetings & Salutations, I just got the news a little while back that my youngest nephew is getting marriedthis December. I am looking forward to that as it will be a good excuse to go toFlorida for some good times with some of the family. I wanted to come up with a different kind of gift but also wanted something thatI would not have to carry in my pickup. Being kind of practical since the P/U gets18 mpg and my Prius gets 51 mpg that would take a big dent out of the travel budget. ...
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