After a few episodes of near-drowning in a heap of sandpaper scraps, I decided enough was enough. I found a small plastic trash bin, placed two nails in the upper edge of the back of the stand, and had a ready-made, integrated waste solution. Pretty simple, but works. Nails in place before hanging the can (far right of picture): Back of the stand with can in place: Close-up: From the front:
Here you can find all the link to the Maritime show. I featured as the spot light on Jan 3 7:oopm EST come check it out. http://www.mfwoodshop.com/2015/01/the-woodworkers-weekend-shop-talk/#more-720
In this video I show you my new MiniMax FS30 classic, go over a few of the features and explain why I decided to buy a combination machine. Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM_oDGmOb0g
I’ve been intrigued lately by wooden handscrew clamps… Here’s a particularly effective usage for collecting sawdust that shoots forward when cutting short dadoes on the router table.
This summer I made a stand for a lathe that my father found at a garage sale and donated to me out of the goodness of his heart. I posted the project, which I made using a couple of 2×4’s and some scrap plywood. I painted it black for contrast with the turnings and completed it with casters to make it mobile. After using the lathe for awhile, I began noticing some recurring themes about the stand that I wanted to improve upon. First, I was having to travel to my grinder for shar...
AGAIN I HAVE COME HERE TO WISH YOU ONE AND ALL A GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON. I’M NOT WORKING WOOD MUCH MOSTLY JUST LEATHER. NOT EVEN ENTERTAINING MUCH. NOW HERE IS THE BIG TIP; IF YOU PULL UP CRAIGS LIST FOR BOISE, IDAHO, YOU WILL SEE IN THE “TOOLS” SECTION A FAMOUS JOINTER THAT IS 12 INCHES WIDE!!!!! THAT’S RIGHT, 12 INCHES. AND IT’S FOR SALE!!! IF YOU’VE EVER HAD DREAMS ABOUT JOINTERS THAT LOOK LIKE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO OWN ONE. i B...
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’...
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