Have you ever wished to scale something up or down, either from plans or from actual objects? Then, you looked around the shop only to realize you don’t have any convenient tool other than measuring with rulers and then trying to convert using sometimes shaky math – especially if using English measures in feet, inches and fractions? (A quick aside here – metrics are so much more convenient to use! Although, it is ever so hard to make the initial roll-over and adjustment into me...
Hello everyone! I’m doing a small table project with Purple Heart, and I would like to know if you can suggest what wood filler to use, I want the finish almost like mirror look. thks in advance for your comments and recommendations!
Hello to all lumberjocks! As the title says, I am pretty new to woodworking. I have a lot of questions about techniques, tools, and ideas for projects. It seems as one question gets answered another one peaks my interest. Right now I am interested in getting and learning how to use hand tools for joinery, planing, and the like. I don’t have a planer or really any good hand tools yet (I borrow my grandfather’s tools, but even his are limited in the hand tool department). My firs...
Getting my tools ready #13: What is the difference between the delta model 40-650 and the model 40-650 type 2?
I just had the Good Fortune or Misfortune of purchasing a Delta 18 inch Model 40-650 scroll saw with table. I realize this is an OLD Scroll saw. The price was about what I might pay for the stand at retail. The man I purchased it from was a genuine guy. Had to drive an hour there and as it turns out 2.5 hours back in a blizzard! LOL! Could have purchased a new one. Yet I am impressed with this older saw. It had been sitting for awhile as it is his wife’s tool and she bought a la...
Cold weather certainly doesn’t help when most of your cutting, sanding and routing has to be done under the patio cover. I know that most of my Buddies on LJs are in worse weather regions than I am, but still, brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Cold weather also complicates disabilities. The aches and pains are a little worse, some have to stay warm because of medicines or treatments and generally when you have a disability such as cancer, your immune system is compromised. SO PLEASE, BE CAREFUL, I P...
Just a quick thankyou for a suggestion given to me by Randy when a few blogs ago I asked “what do you do about rust?” Randy (Blackie) suggested a bucket and a couple of Gallons of cider vinegar to soak my clamps in that were rusting …just sitting around! I thought I’d try regular white vinegar on my planes that I bought on Ebay as I had been sanding and rubbing with steel wool. Took a zip lock plastic bag and put the plane irons and other rusted small parts l...
I have been trying different methods for adding a custom Logo to wood. I believe I’ve done just about all the methods on youtube and even the blogs here on Lumber Jocks. The other day I was thinking about this and wondered if there were clear plastic peel and stick labels that would work. Well there is. Some of the methods I have tried are: Water slide decals, Laser printer/copier transfers using a variety of solvents, T-shirt transfer, Heat transfers. I thi...
I have been wondering if I should mention this, and I figure somebody might read this and have this click if and when they try to do the stupid thing I did… Simply put, I tried cutting too short of a piece of SCH20 PVC pipe on the miter saw, holding it by hand… The pipe twisted, and before I knew it my fingers were touching the side of the blade… I came out of this with no damage (Thank you God!) but more than a little rattled… I knew the safety warnings, and...
I’m very fortunate to have a sawyer close by that caters specifically to hobbyists. These are very knowledgable and nice folks. Shameless plug: Hobby Hardwood Alabama Here is a photo of the first batch of rough sawn cherry I chose: I recently reconfigured and upgraded my dust collector http://lumberjocks.com/projects/95715 which worked out great because I jointed and planed most of this wood in preparation for this build. This picture shows how well the thien baffle worked:...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hjpeF30SDQ&feature=youtu.be Here is part 2 LJ’s. Will post some pics on projects when I get some good ones.
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