Spokeshave restore, refurbishThis is what I do… Ok, here is the old chap ready for some LJ love. Take it apart. (I discovered a defect, but since it’s a manual tool, this is no problem). Remove the rust from the cap iron. Sand it flat, so you will have a good contact to the blade. Here you see it after, the flat area will secure a good contact now. I choose also to work a little on the top of the cap, to round it, and make a nice sharp edge so the shaves will run...
Was working today in my workshop and I began to wonder what my favorite tool that I own/use. I began to wonder, I enjoy all of my tools, some more than others. I focused on my newest tool, my planer. I like it and the things that is allows me to do, but it is not my favorite tool. Than I began to think about my skill saw and how much I use it and what I use it for. Still not my favorite tool. Well as I was standing in the middle of my workshop I noticed what I was leaning on. My Jawhors...
Often requested and finally here! I’ve finally changed the Sketchup cutlist4.1 plugin to show the partslist by sub-assembly based on the nested components in your model. I’ve uploaded cutlist18.104.22.168pre You’re really going to want to delete the old version completely before installing this version because the structure of the plugin has changed completely. The ruby script is now called ‘cutlist.rb’ and it’s really just a stub with all of the main code...
its been a while and I have been meaning to update with newer planes in my shop. entire collection of planes bedrock keen kutter, keen kutters were made by Stanley for Simmons Hardware. Stanley 71 router plane one of the biggest jointer planes i have seen. Comes in at 26 inches long.
Mom visited a couple of weeks back for 10 days. She tends to come out once per year in the summer to see me, her only son. She helped me replace some broken things in my continuing “everything’s breaking” period (broke a bit last week on the mill – pricey, too – my computer a week or two before that, and my TV shortly before that, sigh…). Then over dinner for her birthday somewhere nice we talked about woodworking, and my idea for making some things like cu...
Anyone planning on Attending as well? I’m going to be there tomorrow SAT at ~10am when the show starts. It’s in Beverly MA starts 10am till 5pm, Free Admission and looks like a very good event. more about it can be found here: http://www.lie-nielsen.com//?pg=63
This thing quite literally wouldn’t fit in my garage. Take everything out of my garage right now, and take off a wall of your choosing, and you couldn’t slide this into it and replace the wall. I’m still putting it on my wishlist. Watch it in even higher resolution here.
Just read Smiiy’s account of his kick back event and was surprised to see the number of LJ’s who were surprised in one way or another by their table saw. On the other hand I have seen some surprising statistcs indicating that injuries on the table saw are pretty common. I am one of those statistics having removed the tip of my left little finger at the outermost joint at the same time nipping the tip of my index and 4th finger. No more flexing my little finger at high tea with t...
At the end of last year I was kind of hoping that our tax return would be enough to let me buy a new big ticket tool for my workshop (I define “big ticket” as over $200.00). I knew I wanted to that tool to be a bandsaw, the question was really WHICH bandsaw to get. I googled, I did searches on You Tube, I visited manufacturers websites, I posted questions in woodworking forums. I created a comparison chart of 15 different band saws from 10 different manufacturers, comparing r...
Tool rest for my jet lathe made from scap iron.
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