Hi I made a table and benches out of Ipe with inlays in differents hard woodsI am debating what kind of finish should I useThe table will be indoors in a close porch in FloridaAny suggestion will be appreciatedPS I will post pictures soon
A lot of folks are wondering about clamping work to the Torque Workcentre..Kent Shepherd has posted a blog about how he went about it.If you would like to see how he did it just pop over to his blog. BTW He did the whole process on the Torque Workcentre… what else?
In this show, Mitch and I discuss the pros and cons of both the hand tool and power tool method for squaring a board from rough lumber. Power Tool Method – https://youtu.be/7YMEPC6xuDEHand Tool Method – https://youtu.be/QNImD4-CHUI As always, I welcome your comments and questions! https://youtu.be/0mnLyBMtae8
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” – Helen Keller Deadlines are a necessary and driving force in what I do. Whether they are self-imposed or called upon by others, they are the foundation of my business and give it structure and continuity. In a perfect world, deadlines would present themselves in an organized and methodical fashion, one by one with clear starting points and st...
Just pushing a method I have practiced and throwing it out there to see what your feed back is.This is what I do and why in regard to most panel doors I manufacture.To me the doors on a side board, or any cabinet with doors around 600mm x 450mm do not need to be heavy. I try to keep the weight down in the styles and in the panels. My panels sit just under flush with the styles and are 14mm thick. The styles are normally 20mm thick. That way I can sand the panel before assembling the door an...
I’ve been wood working for a few years now and during that time have found enough wood to fill my shelves and bins to their capacity. I have a moderate hobby work shop in my garage with a bit of inventory. I estimate about 1800 bf of wood and 30 different species at present. I’ve purchased lumber from commercial stores specializing in wood working (very expensive) but sometimes you want or need what they have, over the Internet from a lumber wholesaler in Victoria BC (less expensi...
Hey All. Just passing along an internet connection to cable news streaming that I listen to during time in my shop. It ran all day yesterday without interuption. It appears to have been around for at least a couple of years and I have used it for about 6 mo now with no problems. It is actual live CNN, fOX, or what ever flavor you prefer. Pretty cool, I think anyway. BaqiWorld.com. (once you get past that first commercial your good to go)I am retired and have absolutly no connection to...
Consideration #2 If you have fruit tree burls or burls like madrone there are two ways you can semi-stabilize the burl.1. Pressure cook the block:a. I have a friend in New York who gets 12×12 x 6 blocks of Madrone and when he gets them the first thing he does is throws them in the pressure cooker for one hour.b. Let the water cool down until you can comfortably take the blocks out with your hands. Then re-wax them until ready to turn the bloc...
In this episode I install the splitter make any adjustment to the tableand make sure that the motor works good. The saw in this video is askil 15 amp benchtop tablesaw but lining up the blade to the table isstandard for all tablesaws. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
Hello All, Over the last few years, I have been collecting all kinds of tools. I am moving my machine and boxes and boxes of hand tools and accesories. I am looking for a storage solution that would be wall mounted to hold all the hand tools and power tools. I was thinking of a wall hung cabinets to house my hand held power tools, and at least another to house my hand tools. I need to do this on the cheap side as I spent alot of money on the shop, but on the other hand I don’t want i...
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