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...
I love my shop. The power tools, the hand tools, the padded luthier workbench, and the integrated dust collection. Especially the dust collection. One point of frustration however, is the relatively limited storage space. And so I’ve had to find spaces in every crevice and corner, and install shelving and hooks around the wood-paneled walls. A particularly frustrating problem was the lack of convenient power and dust collection on my main workbench/tablesaw outfeed table. The rout...
This post is an overview of the build, if you would like more information please watch the Youtube Video or ready my person blog on building a box with dovetail key. I start out cutting the wood to length Cutting the miters Notching out for the handleUsing tape to act as clamps while the glue dries Routing out for the dovetail key flush trimming the dovetail keys Shaping the handle Completed box. If you would like to see more of my woodworking projects, please check ...
I recently built a plane till for my hand planes. This was one of the first things I’ve done where I didn’t draw up a plan before I started. I see a lot of posts from beginning woodworkers asking for plans for things. They see something they like, but then don’t know where to start or have a vision of something they want to build but have a hard time understanding how it would go together. Well, I crossed a major bridge on that in this recent project. Instead of spend...
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...
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