As the pictures show, I have some gorgeous wild olive wood in desperate need of stabilization before it can be used. The 3rd picture (darker color) is a thin piece I’ve soaked in minwax wood hardener. The results were less than inspiring, as the wood is still quite soft and flexible. Please help me give this beautiful wood a chance at becoming a project! Sizes of the pieces range from 2×4x2 all the way up to 8”-10” diameter x 14” tall.
A Day in my Summer Shop Class Below are three pictures of the shop I used for 20 years. The first is on the left of the shop as you are looking into the garage/shop, then center, and right. I liked having the space open to the outdoors. You may notice the steam engine on the table in the first picture. When I started teaching I was doing a science class and a woodworking class. The kids from the science class saw the woodwoking and said, “we want to do that.” And the woodworking...
I hope you learn something by watching this video!
Several of you have asked for instruction for making the all wood folding knives I,ve been doing for a number of years. Hope I can give that instruction through this blog series. If to many get fed-up with this please let me know to stop. Starting today 4/27/16 we will begin. It would probably be a good idea to have a folding pocket knife handy to be able to look to see the pieces we are talking about. I will be making three knives at this time. #1 is choosing the material. You can make the ...
One of the many pieces of equipment that you’ll want to buy as a homeowner, no matter how long you’ve owned your home, is that of a table saw. At first glance you may not know what to do with one of these, but if you sit down and think about it, you could use it for a wide number of projects. In fact, millions of projects become possible if you simply have this in place. From cutting, sanding, and a variety of other little things, you could have a great deal of power in your garage if you sim...
Yes something else involving filing cabinets.I have an old Craftsman RAS that I can’t even sell for $75 on Craigslist, so I keep it for cutting dados for card and phone holders. It has the standard spayed leg stand where I kept a couple of empty tool boxes, but not really anything else. I got two 2-drawer cabinets a few weeks ago for $5 each, about half what I’m willing to pay for good ones.As they were a matched pair I had the opportunity to join them together to make a base f...
I written before about using all your space. When you have a small shop and you keep on acquiring more and more stuff you must have a way to store it handy but out of the way. This may seem unimportant when you have a bunch of room but to all you others try these.Now if I can get the sleds to show their not pretty but they work for me. Have seen some ideas for storing sleds lately but those places were already taken in my shop. I did spot a blank place under the floor model drill press whe...
Doing this blog to tell experiences of ordering-receiving-assembly of DVR 1624 Package Drive Upgrade Motor. Bought a like new Nova 1624 which had a simple,easy, fast 8 speed belt system, WOW what a step up from my Rikon. Used lathe for fun and making parts for projects. Then discovered segmented bowls and became firmly hooked. Finally made the decision to spend (to me) the big bucks for Nova DVR controlled motor upgrade. Ordered on Tuesday-Received on Friday by Fedex. Fast. Was packed to wit...
So ya know all those numbers on the sides of the framing square? Turns out they are really useful! I have a few other videos out there, and it is time to share with my friends at LJs. Enjoy!http://youtu.be/4kjcO4LxxxU
Hello Fellow Woodworkers! Please allow me to introduce myself! My name is Lee and I am a woodworker. It has been three years since I first felt the obsession take hold and it gets stronger every day. The force is so strong in this one that I am now one year into a two year long woodworking course in Malmö, Sweden. The blog idea originally started out as somewhere for me to showcase my school projects. Wait, hang on! It’s actually a result of my school deciding to have an exhibiti...
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