With the 2nd annual Woodworking Safety Week coming up the week of May 4th, I thought I would write a little about turning safely. Woodworking Safety Week was started by Marc Spagnuolo at The Wood Whisperer. When I first started turning my parents bought me Woodturning: A Foundation Course By Keith Rowley. My dad wrote, “Happy Turning!” and my mom inscribed “Watch where you put your fingers!” inside the front cover. Little did I know that this would come to be an imp...
Good evening LJ’s this week has been a busy one as I have had a little more time to do work on my Marketing and ordered a new Delta Mortiser to add to my growing arsenal of tools. One of the most interesting things occurred this weekend that changed my marketing perspective forever !!!! Friday night I was offered to go to a local double A league baseball game The Akron Aeros well what better place to hand out fliers right ? After all they fit my target market !!! Five fliers later ...
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Thru my first year learning woodworking, i read over and over about table saw sleds and all there benefits, and although i beleived every word of it, never took the time to build one…....untill last weekend and wow….what a difference, and as a newbie any change in quality no matter how minute is noticed as if under a microscope, i chose to make a low cost no flash crosscut sled and am happy i finally made it happen, thanks for listening
I’ve been trying to figure out how to keep my central vac hose close to my work when sanding. I had a couple of pretty strong magnets that I had salvaged from a computer hardrive…and that’s when I had that EUREKA moment! So, I epoxied the magnets to a vacuum wand that I had laying around and the pictures tell the rest of the story. Sure cuts down on the dust! Works on my bandsaw and TS too…I guess I should have been in blog mode as opposed to project mode…sorry guys… it’s al...
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010Designing For Children- There’s No Place Like HomePublished article: Homestyle Magazine (November/December 2009 Issue) It takes a while for me to really appreciate a beautiful home. The exterior and interior design of the structure (or as I call them. The “picture“ and the “frame,” respectively), as well as the landscaping, are all visible and tactile elements of architecture. The sound of children’s laughter and the spontaneous interaction between parents and...
This is the way I have chosen to cut this out. First to go is the “O”. Leaving me with with the long “H” which is like the backJust a short tiny cut removes the 1st “P”of the double “P’s” Now I only have the “H” left and the “G” and I can cut them any which way I want to.In the next and last of this much too long series I will be bringing in “The Cheater”
Shopsmith Vs Delta 46-460 Lathe Rev 1 After years of research I decided to add to my tool collection a Mark V shopsmithwith several updates like extended table, Table legs Band Saw and Jointer. During this past 2 weeks I have been working in the Restoration or cleaning of my Shopsmithand now it was time to put it to the test As a Pen Turner the important thing are : Accurate Drill Press and Flexibility power and speed controlon the lathe plus several other variables The Delta 46-4...
Hello Guys and Gals, It has been a while since I’ve been on the site, or in the shop for that matter, due to the busy shedule of my new job. I just recently started working in the shop again and it feels great! As some of you may know, I love building shop made jigs and fixtures as well as finding inexpensive solutions to woodworking challenges. I am in the process of building a dovetail jig from plans in a ShopNotes issue. The jig uses threaded knobs. I didn’t have any in t...
I’m pretty new to LJ and not much of a woodworker. Not that I don’t love it, I do but I’m still learning so I need help from you guys. I’m heading up a Boy Scout high adventure trip for my son’s troop this summer. I’ve got 24 Scouts going canoing in Quetico for 7 days and as part of the adventure, they’re building their own bent shaft paddles. We pretty much have the building process down and are well on the way of making them, but the finish is...
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