For some time I’ve thought of trying to use one of my spare jig saws to create a scroll saw. I’ve obviously not been in any great hurry to do this. However, a Do It Yourselfer friend mentioned to me some time ago that he had a scroll saw he wanted to get rid of because he never used it. He mentioned it again recently so I asked him what he’s take for it. He said $20, so I sealed the deal. He didn’t give me the model number, but said it was an older saw and was a Dreme...
Here’s a video about my version of Ron Paulk’s Workbench 2. https://youtu.be/YTM_jP5nvEo
New Kind of Woodworking Clamp! #2: EVEN BETTER! Andy redesigned his 4-way parallel clamp. Check it out!
Andy redesigned the 4-way parallel clamp and now it is even better! The original design had an adjustment screw for different thickness of wood and it also had kind of a hook on the end where the two clamps nested together. The new design has eliminated the adjustment screw and the hook has been replaced with something that looks more like a regular parallel clamp. I have the actual prototypes in my shop in Minneapolis and Andy is in Denver. We posted corresponding videos to describe...
I made a guide for my circular saw to aid in making crosscuts in plywood. https://youtu.be/0FnKZRv_yok
Here’s my version of a Table Saw Crosscut Sled. Thanks to Kiefer and Lynn for their videos/projects which provided the inspiration for my build. https://youtu.be/eGuMqDGexxM
Using up some scrap and creating something useful for the shop. A marking gauge is a great tool to have in any shop.
I created a video showing the construction of a Fliptop Tool Stand I built for my planer and oscillating spindle sander. My shop, like so many others is inside a small two car garage with some days feels like a one car garage. Space is not something I have a lot of and because the house I live in is a rental and only temporary, I can’t build cabinets like I’d like and or don’t want to put in the effort to build something that I’ll just have to remove and take apart whe...
Two friends and I went to the Lie -Nielson Tool event at the Crucibal in Berkley Ca. last week and look what followed me home. Yes I think I’ll keep it!!!! A bronze body #4 smoother. mmmmmmm it a beauty. I actually took a nece shaving right out of the box but Ill give it a good honing and report back
Hello wood workers. I lost my dad last December who was a wonderful wood enthusiast. We’ve found good homes for most of dad’s favorite tools, but I’m wondering if any of you could help me to determine the value of his Stanley 45 plane. A picture is attached. I sure would appreciate any advice you could provide!
I spent over a third of my recent life in a small home with a single-car garage. One year for Christmas or my birthday, my wife bought me a set of Simpson Strong-Tie brackets designed by them to be all you needed (metal-wise) to build a shop bench. You got to pick the dimensions and, in part, the layout, but the bench would have a top surface and a shelf. I never got to build it while married to her because she kept filling up the garage with yard-sale junk. I had a narrow path from the g...
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