A common technique when turning wood is to turn a green piece of wood, then store it in a brown paper bag until it is dry. The paper bag lets the wood dry slowly and uniformly, this reduces cracking and splitting. The problems are: How long to store it? When is it dry? You cannot see it in the bag and commonly available moisture gauges only measure the surface of the wood. I’m not sure how unique this is but I’ve found that by including a remote humidity sensor in the paper bag...
After more than 50 years as a wordworking hobbyist, I still find terms that are a mystery to me. Old salty woodworkers or unsalted newbies may want to bookmark this on-line reference: Break Your Arris. Other on-line references or out of round humor welcome in the comments section.
Here’s this morning’s quickie tip. I bought vacuum hoses, fittings, extension tubing, adapters, etc. from a variety of sources over the years. Unfortunately, manufacturing differences often prevent a good connection, and the result is annoying accidental disconnects while vacuuming the floor – or some other operation. In my case it’s always been because one fitting won’t fit sufficiently deep into the other – and/or is too smooth to ‘grab’ p...
Interesting thing happened today ( took off work today, and Friday (oh its Friday!) and Was ripping more SYP for the table top and Fired up the TS and Literally it was CLICK…. HUMMM…. THUNK! Seems the “set allen screw” for the Motor pulley was not super perfectly tight! So the Click was turning the TS on… and It hummed for a few seconds and the blade came up to speed..and then I Was positioning the Board I was going to RIP and It JUMPED and Thunked!... ...
The objective here is to have 1 1/2” of leveling adjustability as well as being able to transport table on casters. The way I decided to do this was to have ladder casters extend downward with toggle clamps during transit. For the smaller tables I used 5/16 rods attached to a 2” wheel. For the 800# table I used 3/4” x 4” lg. ss standoffs for the ladder portion attaching to dual 2” casters. I needed to provide laterial support for the ladder/standoff...
The gift is going to be a small wooden sign reading “Debbie’s Place”, in Cursive lettering, on an Oval Back.Gotta begin at the beginning, with lettering! Happily, I have Stencils of Written or Cursive style letters, this time I’m going with the one inch size. I’ve gathered what I can think of that I’ll need, though not likely everything. Ready to begin.Now there’s probably a few who will get a laugh out of doing it this way, but it works as good as an...
http://www.youtube.com/user/TeenWoodworker Hello agian you Lumber Jocks, Today I did a quick little trincket box project that was a lot of fun on the lathe. This project has a basic stage process which means you can produce a box on the lathe without having a chuck. By creating a friction fit on the lid you can turn the lid as if is was part wood still mounted to th lathe. Althoug this is a simple box with a little imagination this box could be made really exciting. To ...
Yo whats up everybody so I got a call from my grand mother in Detroit and she asked me if I could make some crosses for her. My grand father is a priest in Detroit and she needed some for sunday school so I said ok how many you need and she was like 150 now it takes me about 5 minutes to make 2 crosses because I cut it in half. That includes cutting out the pattern and sanding it and staining it now I have already finished about 50 and they need them by September so I hurry up. I get about 3...
I am excited to join the Lumberjocks community to share and learn from my fellow woodworkers. This week, I continue to make progress on the workshop transformation. The walls were insulated and sheathed last weekend. Recently I began construction on the castor work table; heavy and stable is the key. Next I will build a power tool cubby. To design, I listed all the power tools that I currently have, and the ones that I expect to have in the future. After creating a spreadsheet of their ...
The below link will take you to a woodturniung video that I recorded and edited. www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMsZYsCmzlU
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