I have noticed any number of shop vacuums are being manufactured under a variety of brand names with a large On/Off rocker switch on top. The switch is failure prone. Saw dust and fine wood chips can accumulate on top of the vac and work their way into the switch. That was certainly true of the Performax vacuum. Performax 4 Gallon 5 Peak HP Job Site Wet/Dry Vac Number: 2404827 that I purchased. It lasted a couple of weeks stationed by my lathe. Then, nothing – it would not turn...
last we were here with the shop buildi had raised and nailed 4 sheets to the roof my friend daniel was coming down to help the following sunday/mondayi got a call from another bud to go sheetrock their outhouseand show him how to tape itsince work involving wood and mud is a thrilli went and did that and came home with some cash to proceed here another old friend lucy also came by from californiaand proceeded to clean the living room and help get me ready for the breakfast table finisha...
By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) In the above Video I show how I made a simple (and cheap) “Pad Saw”, sometimes referred to as a “Keyhole Saw”. I was building the simple, yet amazing Roubo Bookstand featured by Roy Underhill in this episode of The Woodwright’s Shop (click here for the video episode). But I didn’t own a pad saw, and I also found some missing details in Roy’s tutorial. So I decided to make my own pad saw with a scrap of poplar (you can use any wood) and...
By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) I’m excited to share a quick video tutorial about how to cut rabbet joints by hand, with a few simple hand tools. This method focuses on cutting rabbets along the grain, which is especially useful for cutting moldings (first step in using hollows & rounds molding planes), picture frames, etc. Go to this original blog entry (here) for some links to the tools that I used in this tutorial (you can use variations):-Marking gauge (I...
This time about some project updates, looking back at the easter video with the bunny and the pole lathe. About a new workshop made tool and….. a safety tip! As always, at the Não Só Serradura workshop, it’s about using reclaimed materials and working on a zero budget. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC8OOLjGKUI Highlighted Youtube Channel: Harry Rogers at Mr.Windsor chair
since the last ‘shop along’ blogwe were here my neighbor Te helped with the first halfof the truss placementthen my LJ buddy eddie came for a visitthis is my eddie blogand we got the trusses all moved to their respective ‘notches’on a ‘catwalk’ i had on either sidelong enough to pick them from their stack at the end walls and move them both ends over into their places eddie and my neighbor Te had taken down the tin roof i had over the ‘spray boo...
Hi, one of the investments a beginner woodworker thinks they really need is a nice cast iron bench vice. Now, I’ve been doing this professionally since 1982. In @ 1994 I got a used /discarded slab of laminated rock maple with a vice on one corner. some school threw out several student benches with the vices on them. some local persons “salvaged” them from the dumpster. my truck may have been used and I got one…. I never use it.I had gotten used to by then a homemade v...
Well yes, my twin brother got a painted egg… I had to wait until the middle of the night…I guess you’ve never seen a rabbit painting an egg on a pole lathe, but now we know they do! We just want to wish everybody:Boa Páscoa, Nice Easter, Schöne Ostern, Belle PâquesBuena Pascua, Bella Pasqua, Güzel Paskalya! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJsmFnmf3w0
False drawer fronts are very common in furniture, but getting the fronts installed precisely can be frustrating. Here’s a little trick or technique for this task. -Here’s the big ol’ drawer front I’m installing on my joinery bench. The front has already been edge planed and sized to fit. I like to use a steel rule as a spacer, it aids me in obtaining a uniform reveal around the perimeter of the drawer front. -The first step is pre-drilling your screws through the front...
If you use a clipboard on the job, you know how difficult it is to find a place to put it down while you handle the tape measure or tools you’re using. There’s never a good place to put it except to tuck it under your arm where it often gets dropped. Solve that problem by building a clipboard with a spring clamp on the back and you’ll never look for a spot to put it down again. Here's a YouTube video which shows more details.
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