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...
I don’t know why I did not think to include this as a part of my blog about centerlines since it is very closely related. I will call this notion ‘The Art of Middles of Symmetries’. Simply put, all symmetrical shapes by definition have a ‘middle’, or centerline. Stating that notion as a corollary to centerlines, you might say: “All symmetrical shapes have an EXACT middle centerline.” Take advantage of this simple fact by using it when laying out ...
Part 1 The knives arrived.. this is my first blog and i thought it should be a useful one.I am making 5 knives I have a photo of the materials i will use in the first few. I will try and take a lot of pictures to explain what i am doing, so first picture is gathering equipment . As you can see it is chaos.. I have epoxy, tap and die (spelling) set files 3.5mm drill shiny bolsters. 2 carbon 3 stainles steal blanks. a few thin slices of curly birch some apple wood and elk horn. 1...
Watch this video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1X19KMDSYqQ Sometimes I find my Bandsaw Blade is too wide to cut the curve on my piece. In this quick tip I show you a way to get around this problem. Want to know more?Follow the shop on Instagram http://instagram.com/mmwoodstudioLike us on Facebook http://facebook.com/mmwoodstudioVisit the website http://www.mmwoodstudio.com
I am curious what is the name of the tool used to lessen the vibration while turning spindles ( or long pieces ). Is there any good designs for a home made one?
I was talking about sanding mops and other things and only referenced that I’d polished things with it. On all these pieces my finishing regime is the same: 1. Sanded to 320 grit. I don’t have anything finer that I care to use on a piece that’s going to be polished, and I’ve found that 320 grit seems to be perfect for getting a smooth finish. (Side note: I’ve polished some unsanded surfaces. It doesn’t smooth them, but it will polish the high spots. )...
Day number two feels good. You made so much progress last night, and it’s almost done. So you jump right in, and decided to put your trunions on and figure this thing out. 3 long screws hold them on. ...well, easier to put them on first, then flip the whole show onto the table top I think. Bam. You got this. ...That’s supposed to be behind that. (swear a lot) Rent a bearing puller. Hooray. Just like day number two feels so good, so does doing things twice. Ho...
There are many more ways to create postcards now because of the computer and easy to use graphic software. Most inkjet printers will do a great job with postcards, and you can purchase blank cards inexpensively, the problem is the high cost of ink. I suggest making a few with your printer to get an idea of the per card cost. If it does work out too high, you can create an original and take it to a quick print shop to have a quantity of them made. You may be able to go to one of those self pri...
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