It’s a hectic world out there. That statement says a lot as of late, work, family, home repairs, remodels, obligations, appointments, meetings…. it goes on and on every single day in many of our lives. For thoes of us who love woodworking, but have other professions, where do we find time to do what we love? It’s difficult to, isn’t it? In my situation, commercial truck driver by proffesion, keeps me from home 5 days a week, day an night. When I am home, i have...
This is not a build video, it is a video explaining the pros and cons of the massive workbench I built. If you are interested in the build video, they are on my channel and have links in this video’s description. https://youtu.be/Y_AdilMBcec
I recently got a nice, used air compressor for a really great price. I have been needing one to power my air sander and also to keep up with my HVLP sprayer. This fits the bill perfectly. However, I want really dry air for using my spray gun, and also to make my other air tools last longer. Moist air isn’t good for any air tool that I’m aware of. So,I researched a bit, and decided to make a cooling loop to cool the air off after it come out of the tank/compressor before it runs th...
BOULLE MARQUETRY - a beginners approach #1: Starting point - My Chevalet, and the bouule style design that I used
The first Boulle style box Engraved Boulle marquetry box lid STARTING POINT I am always looking for something small and complicated to make. I have made a few items over the last 5 years that have featured marquetry panels of one sort or another. See my Woman in Gold http://lumberjocks.com/projects/262434 Klimt on a box http://lumberjocks.com/projects/221162 and the interior of the doors on my Curiosity Cabinet http://lumberjocks.com/projects/239618 You can see from these exa...
Well, it has been a long journey and a long series but we finally get down to the end of it. The coffee table is finally done. View on YouTube
In this video I restore a Belknap bluegrass block plane. I believe that it belonged to my great, great grandfather (my grandfather’s grandfather. I believe that it was made in the 50’s. so not really that old by hand plane standards, but I had a blast restoring it and learned some good skills. https://youtu.be/GneTY8fCDRs
If you get a chance go. A friend finally convinced me this year. I dropped my Stanley 9 1/2 and broke it. I bought it in 95. it is English made. I was hoping to find another like it and have spare parts. No such luck. I settled for a 1950s era U.S. made one, new in box for which I paid 20$. I’m happy. I also picked up a 6” Millers Falls sliding square and a 5” Starret for very reasonable. Yes there are some pricey offerings, but you can also find some very reasonable p...
I know, not everyone is in the same situation as I am. Some are more lucky than I, and some just don’t have as many opertunities as I do. So that’s tosay, you may not be able to use the solutions I have, you may have other options I dont, but, this is what I found. As a commercial truck driver, more specifically a flat be driver, I have many opertunities to bring home what’s known as “dunnage”. In essence that is lumber (of many types and sizes) that is...
I recently sold the Sears miter saw stand I bought last spring ( I got greedy and thought it would be great $90) but the 4 ft. of floor space just did not work out even with shop vac and stuff under it. Before this in shop #4 I had a portamate and knew about the sliding supports and the open design. But in the large 2 car shop the one I liked best was on an old grill stand with a 1×12 and 2 boxes screwed down the height of the miter saw bed. one on each side. At the end I leve...
Hello Guys, Sorry, but due to potential patent infringement and damage to the Microjig’s sales, I removed all of the PDF plan files (as advised by my fellow lumberjockers). Here are two short video on how I made my clone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hFoFq-69uM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Ow9GhgB_o Finally, another simplified Gripper I made from plexiglass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De51MrQxHso Happy Woodworking! Michael
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