I wanted to replace the missing handle on my Stanley scraper plane. The project should be a simple turning task if I only know what the key dimensions are. I gave up searching on the net after months of Google without success. Fortunately I was able to get my hands on several examples of the handle. I believe that the handles were hand turned, each one has some minor variance. Attached is a drawing of handle with dimensions for Lumberjocks’ future reference. Hopefully, it will sav...
Hello everyone.I have a new playlist that I am starting. “How to make a dynamic octagon column” all you have to do is enter the size you want and it will automatically adjust. I just finished the first three videos so check them out and let me know what you think. Here is a link to the playlist. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsajY4bbxhrCtEhrdo0GhT7BsHTg89jZx I am already working on one that shows how you can add base molding. So be sure to keep checking in.Thanks Scott.
I found what I perceive to be a great tool for the shop, an app for Android tablets, called Geometry Pad. Besides being free, there is an upgrade version for a small fee. What I found it useful for is assisting me in determining angles and lengths for project components. I just completed a creche or manger for my son, in my usual manner of working projects – without plans. This manger has a peaked roof in the middle, so plugging in the desired length of the front and the height of the p...
Taking a break from a disastrous Christmas-present-making effort and wanted to just spend a moment saying “thanks.” In my industry, I spend a lot of time online; Facebook, Twitter, message boards, blogs and so on and so forth. Long before I discovered the joy of woodworking and tool ownership, I was a gadget geek and spent a lot of time interacting on related websites. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, both professionally and socially, over the years, it’...
Yesterday I was working on a project in ecabinets and I needed a formula that would give me the measurements that I needed to lay out an octagon. So I made a calculator in excel to help.Here is the link for the video. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://youtu.be/OAafQ_O28hk
I can’t claim this as my original idea. I saw it somewhere sometime in the past. [EDIT] I found where I got this idea. It was in this video tip by Chad Stanton. It’s a great idea though and uses up some small scraps of plywood. You can buy paint pyramids, but I like the free option. All I did was take pieces of 1/2 inch plywood and cut them into approximately 2×2 inch squares. Then I drilled a pilot hole and made a countersink for a deck screw so they would sit le...
Howdy, I tried to post part 3 of this blog yesterday and ran into trouble. The wi-fi card finally gave up the ship. It had been aching to be replaced for a few months. Last night, it stopped complaining altogether. It’s HISTORY. That the second fix to this PC in 3 days. Grrr…. Oh yeah – part 3. Not a lot to share. I got the desk top sanded down to 320 yesterday. Then I rubbed in the first coat of tongue oil. Len had already warned me about the way the plywood was go...
I decided to post a few (10) reviews of the usual suspect HF freebies I pick up. With an average of 2.8, I’d say you can go wrong fairly often with HF freebies. Here’s the list of reviews: 27 LED worklight/flashlight – 4 stars 3.5 inch 9 LED flashlight – 5 stars 25' tape measure – 2 stars 6 piece screwdriver set – 1 star Swivel Lens Headlamp – 1 star 6 inch magnetic parts holder – 5 stars 4 inch magnetic parts holder – 5 ...
After almost a month away in Europe, London and France, I am back and working on the boxes again. It was really nice to go back home as I haven’t been able to do so for 4 years. It was also nice to be back, through away the jacket and sweater, an put on the flip flops. Well, regarding the boxes. When I came back I put the already cut bone leaves in green dye and while waiting to feel up the holes in the marquetry, I started working on the inside of the boxes....
As I write this, I’m staring at three sets of drill/driver combination kits and my eyes hurt from scouring the web searching for reviews, pros and cons for each set. I’m torn between fleeting brand loyalty, the thought of what “might be” for me in the hobby, and the stark realization of who I am, what I do and how infrequently I do it. So, bring a writer by trade and unable to adequately convey to the CEO just how important this decision is and how difficult it will...
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