So i’ve been doing a lot of sitting on my tuckus and i’ve got the wild hair of an idea that since i’m now in a wheelchair and I am a diehard woodworker than why not try to help out the rest of the randoms out there that are in a similar situation? Problem with this is that I have no video editing, or making experience at all. I’m thinking about just starting with a basic introduction video introducing myself and outlining a few things that i’ll be doing in my vid...
For the disabled woodworker, wrangling the standard front vise handle while dovetailing is a constant burden. See how the vise handle interferes with the legs. Enter the Moxen Vise. This vise was built from hardware made by Benchcrafted. Here is the Moxen Vise in standard mode. That’s great, but it is too high for the disabled woodworker. The solution is to flip the Moxen Vise over and lower it about four inches. Here it is flipped over and ready to be attached ...
The plan is working so far. The bandsaw only needs to be moved to the right about 15 inches and the shaper/router pulls to the left about 2 feet. The saw rolls right up to the bench and I have plenty of room to cut short boards with the door closed.Now I can work in the shop on smaller projects such as cutting boards and boxes in comfort away from the wind. The reason the door is open a little is that there was laundry being done and we use the gray water for irrigation and the hose has to go...
Now that the table saw is lowered, more toys need to be lowered to be useful in the shop. So now I’m trying to come to grips with the loss of the outfeed table and the need to relocate other tools for combinations of uses.Today I lowered the shaper 5 inches and trimmed it to be 5/16” lower than the table saw and the same with the band saw. The idea is that I can have them close by for use or the be the outfeed table, What do you think?Everything is on Shop Fox mobile bases the sam...
Well, gang, the camera and the computer suddenly became incompatible. So the photos of the FedEx truck and the unloading are history. So we pick up where the phone camera takes off.This is what we need to see, the bottom inside of the cabinet.Now we tape off all the openings to keep the metal shavings contained and out of the motor and goodies. The magnets form an old speaker is also a help in keeping the little buggers close at hand.In manufacturing the cabinet, the factory makes this 4 inch...
This is being manufactured by DPX Systems. Apparently you can get 4 miles out of one cordless drill’s charge (190lbs man). I guess if you go a little less than 2 miles, you can use the drill for a little bit when you get there, and still have enough to get back home.
Yesterday, after our bonfire breakfast (6:30 AM with our family, sitting around the fire laughing, eating), Rick and I headed to Toronto to the Woodworking Machinery and Supply Expo. Over the past year Rick and I have attended quite a few woodworking shows in the region but I have to say that none of them have been like this one. First of all we had to have a special badge to enter. At the entrance door you had to show your badge AND they had to check it with a digital thingymajiggy to che...
A couple years ago a young lady I work with was shot during a carjacking attempt and left paralyzed from the waist down. At the time she was pregnant with her first child and asked me to develop nursery furniture that would allow her to care for her baby from her wheelchair. This experience led to Village Lane Furniture which has become my pet project. Because of this young lady, I became aware of a furniture audience that is frequently overlooked; wheelchair parents and people with disa...
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