Howdy, I tried to post part 3 of this blog yesterday and ran into trouble. The wi-fi card finally gave up the ship. It had been aching to be replaced for a few months. Last night, it stopped complaining altogether. It’s HISTORY. That the second fix to this PC in 3 days. Grrr…. Oh yeah – part 3. Not a lot to share. I got the desk top sanded down to 320 yesterday. Then I rubbed in the first coat of tongue oil. Len had already warned me about the way the plywood was go...
I decided to post a few (10) reviews of the usual suspect HF freebies I pick up. With an average of 2.8, I’d say you can go wrong fairly often with HF freebies. Here’s the list of reviews: 27 LED worklight/flashlight – 4 stars 3.5 inch 9 LED flashlight – 5 stars 25' tape measure – 2 stars 6 piece screwdriver set – 1 star Swivel Lens Headlamp – 1 star 6 inch magnetic parts holder – 5 stars 4 inch magnetic parts holder – 5 ...
After almost a month away in Europe, London and France, I am back and working on the boxes again. It was really nice to go back home as I haven’t been able to do so for 4 years. It was also nice to be back, through away the jacket and sweater, an put on the flip flops. Well, regarding the boxes. When I came back I put the already cut bone leaves in green dye and while waiting to feel up the holes in the marquetry, I started working on the inside of the boxes....
As I write this, I’m staring at three sets of drill/driver combination kits and my eyes hurt from scouring the web searching for reviews, pros and cons for each set. I’m torn between fleeting brand loyalty, the thought of what “might be” for me in the hobby, and the stark realization of who I am, what I do and how infrequently I do it. So, bring a writer by trade and unable to adequately convey to the CEO just how important this decision is and how difficult it will...
I was well prepareddid my homework Like I learned from Fine Woodworking and YouTube I gave it my best shot. Like a pro I tell you… I feld like a real pro… In return for my efforts, I got one tied fit but also a big disappointment But after a kiss (a kind one) from the table saw they are dead-on square and so my friends, believe it or not, I can use them! Next time I will ‘undercut’use only square mortisesand maybe be a little more p...
Have you ever had the result of a formula in excel to return something like 17.3333 then tried to format that cell to fractions up to two digits? Only to get a result of 17 1/3 when you really need it to be in 1/32, 1/16 or 1/64 increments. Well I have a solution for you. In this video I will demonstrate how you can use the MROUND function to accomplish this. So check it out and let me know what you think. Here is the link. http://youtu.be/Jfy_lglzNhA
Tools tools, I love toys, I mean tools #6: Thanks American Express for subsidizing my Bessey Tradesman clamps on Small Business Saturday
Every year (for the last 5 years), my wife and I look forward to Small Business Saturday to cash in on “free money” to spend on our hobbies. This year, the offer was for $10 back per transaction over $10, up to 3x per card number (not account, card number). So armed with all of my many AMEX cards, I went to my local Woodcraft on Small Business Saturday and executed my clamp procurement. While most people went crazy picking them clean of Jet parallel clamps, I had my eye set ...
Hello every one here is my latest video “UPDATED How to change all of the board stock in custom layout.”Here is the link. http://youtu.be/5XCQHVILwOk If you have vewid my video on how to change all of the board stock in custom layout then you realy need to check this out. eCabinets latest build eCabinets Systems 6.0 Build 15 has a new feature that will allow you to change the board stock on selected cabinets. This video will demonstrate how to use this feature in custom layout. ...
I am making some wooden handles for some harbor freight 6 function screw drivers for Christmas gifts. I made the first one from Walnut and the second one from Cocobolo. Yes I understand that cocobolo is a little nice for $2 hardware but I had this wood around for a long time and it sure does make a great handle! Please check out the video and comment I love the interaction ! Thanks!! Chris How to Make Wooden Handles for Screwdriver
My kids asked me what I want for Christmas and I told them I could use some clamps and emailed them a picture of a specialty clamp. Dale Jr. says ” Dad I think you have a clamp addiction”. I responded What is your Point? You can not ever have enough clamps.
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