while building my new shop wall and a spray boothit occurred to me that many here might get some helpor inspiration in the construction side of woodworking that shop expansion or bathroom addition for instance as construction has been my trade for going on 50 years now(shop and cabinet and furniture came later)here are some things you might find usefulwhen planning and building these things this is not a time/life how too bookbut what i have learned and seen doneas the quickest and b...
here is a typical shop problemhow to safely hold stock while milling or cutting multiples finger boards work real good where applicablebut for certain situations are not practicallike holding things down here is my ‘thumb’ hold down and here is what i’ll call a ‘palm’ board enjoy ! work safe
Drill two holes in the fence . one a little larger.. to take 1/4 ” bolts . Mark these positions on the base and drill these holes to attach the fence to the base. One bolt is held with a nut and other with a Knob.[for adjustment in fine tuning the fence if necessary]. Drill two addition holes in the fence to accept 1/4 ” bolts for tightening the bridge clamps.[These holes got through the fence only] Refer to the photo.In his pic you may see that I inserted a bearing to serve as...
a number of years ago (maybe 15 – 16) i knew a navajo man that supported his familyby cutting firewood for some of the indian ceremonies he would get in his truck and go out into the washes and canyonsaround gallup new mexico and adjoining arizona and cut down dead cottonwood and oak treessome up to 1’+ diameter trunks into logs around 5’ longtake them home and standing on them over a few cross logs(for chain clearance) he ripped them with his chainsawinto (i kid yo...
when last we talked ,i was going to see about getting my water tank out of the ground ,so i would have a place to collect water from my new rain gutters ,here’s how that has been going . just realize please , i am doing this all alone ,just me and God ,(and buddy my new dog and boss ,lol) ..here is the water tank in the hole that was collapsing (from rain no less ) ,the tank is 8’diamiter x 8’ high . .here i pulled it over to try and free it ,after digging around half of it ...
If you have ever had material that is too large for your machines, fear not. In this video I demonstrate how I use a set of planes to achieve a time honored technique by flattening, thicknessing, and joining a live-edge, cherry table top. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to give me feedback so that I may improve in both my woodworking and video abilities.
i have gotten tired of making thingsand halfway thru the processfind i need to make one of something againand the tools are set for some jobs still ongoing so having seen some great sleds by LJ Andrew Betschman http://lumberjocks.com/projects/67727 i whipped a couple small ones together last nightno frills or whistles‘just the facts ma’am’ turns out they work greatthe first is a flat miter for box parts the second is a small straight crosscut sledwith the ...
lenny asked about the bathroom door panels i madefor my own bathroom and if they were decalshttp://lumberjocks.com/projects/40732.. here is the jig and the process this is a sliding tray for the 1/4”x2 1/2” slats(mill 3/4” in half and save wood)i leave them over sized in thickness by about 1/32” it will be sanded to finish size later.the router base i drilled a 1/16” hole inand inserted a finish nail as a center pivotcut the nail so it only goes into the top ...
Many woodworkers lack confidence in their glue joints. The way to overcome this is by getting to know your products and materials. This is accomplished by experimenting and testing – particularly through destructive testing. I continually test my off-cuts from every project. This provides a form of quality control testing that is specific to each project. In this video I show a couple of the methods that I use to test my glue joints. Testing your joints to the point of wood fa...
Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide …... oh wait, that was homers tale this is mine applied for food stamps and medicaid and energy help got $32 in food stamps …...........buddy came home for a month so he got it all in food + -got a card for medicaid, supposed to pay for medicare but nothing this month yet, same old SS +got $160 onetime energy help $56 to electric, waiting for propane my computer had a meltdown -put in the disks it came ...
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