<div> Click To Play </div> Yo whats up everybody in this episode of the tool life podcast I go over what I have been doing in my shop. I talk about how internet really changed woodworking.
I’ve discovered throughout the Internet that often times customers are a bit confused or disheartened when selecting a moisture meter and even more so when it comes time to use it. So I’ve gather a bit of “quick tips” that I hope will help users faced with a pinless moisture meter. What is a pinless moisture meter and why use it? A pinless wood moisture meter is a reliable, non-invasive way to assess moisture content (MC) to ensure stable, lasting wood strength a...
I started building a clamp storage cabinet.For the Bessey’s this seems to work really well.Andrius noticed that they might stay put better facing down the other way.It’s just a small angle of about 10 degrees.Maybe a good tip for anyone with these type of Bessey clamps?
I have used Google SketchUp (free version) for the last few years and have found it to be excellent for designing projects like this. All my crates are designed and costed based on these types of drawings.For this project I tried something new in the design…I added the bolts I will use to put it all together. The picture of the bolts was done by hiding the rest of the crate…it took about 5 seconds to hide the other components. The finished crate will be 11 feet high, 11 feet dee...
I had the low down, no good, dual drum blues…but I have found the cure. I have had a 27 inch Steel City dual drum sander for a couple of years and while I liked what it could do it was driving me crazy trying to keep sandpaper on it. The clips didn’t hold…I fixed that. The paper kept wrinkling and tearing. I tried different brands of paper and 4 inch paper and 6 inch paper. I wrapped the ends with tape. I tried Steel City’s tech service (not a good experience...
I am currently making six chairs and the process is truly time consuming. GrampaDoodie’s (Dale Peterson) did an excellent job describing the his chair making journey in his Lumberjock’s Blog. I highly recommend looking at this: Lumberjocks.com/GrampaDoodie/blog . I am not going to reinvent the wheel here, but show what steps I did differently than Grampa_Doodie or Kevin Rodel. Kevin Rodel suggested that one would construct a jig to hold lumber and then use a hand held router to...
Entrys will only be counted on the site on e-mail comments….......... Incase you missed the last post tair is a new contest….........With the last contest we had on hising wood design going very well, I thought it was time to have Another Contest!!! Something to think about. www.Hisingwooddesign.comis hosting a woodworking contest. How do you enter? Starting June 28th tell July 16th 2010, all you have to do to enter is submit via e-mail or comment on this post a short few sen...
So, the top needed skirts, obviously, so time to laminate again. This time, I used 3 pieces of 1×8 black walnut. This gave me a skirt that is 2 1/4” thick, and 6 3/4” wide – after cleaning up the edges. I glued up enough blanks for the front skirt, two end skirts, and chops for both vises. I did not get very many pictures of this process, as I had plenty of lamination pics earlier….I will say that these skirts were BEEFY! And heavy. So, now I had to figure...
I fell behind on this a bit with the holidays (plus a bit of a headcold). I guess I’ll start out with a follow up detail from the last entry. Lisa (aka dustbunny) complemented me on the compound miters (Thanks Lisa!). I have to confess that they did not turn out that way right after glueing up. After I smoothed the rough edges, a few of the corners were not lined up right. In addition to the mis match, you can also see there is a slight chip in the lacewood at the bottom. Luckily...
I am in the process of building a cradle for a grandbaby due in the beginning of January. I needed to drill 60 holes in the top and bottom side rails to slide the spindles into. Currently I only have a bench to drill press and drilling the long rails was going to be an exercise in frustration trying to keep them balanced. So I set up the drill press on top of my table saw, put a ¾ inch thick piece of scrap plywood into the miter slot and put a level between the drill press table and the wo...
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