LumberJocks

rodk1's Favorites

  • Advertise with us
View DS's profile

Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine #1: T-slot comes home

10-25-2012 04:25 PM by DS | 20 comments »

I’ve been planning a 4-axis machine in my head for more than a decade now. Every time I go to put it on paper, I get another idea and end up trashing all my notes. I have a pretty good idea what I want and the materials I can acquire on the cheap will dictate most of what ends up becoming my completed machine. I want to be able to do 3 axis machining on a small basis, but also a 4th rotary axis for doing and carving on turnings and 3-D objects. I’ve found a lot of good c...

Read this entry »


View thewoodwhisperer's profile

New Torsion Box Assembly Table Videos

06-05-2007 07:47 AM by thewoodwhisperer | 8 comments »

Hey everybody. I know I have mentioned a few times that I would soon have a video coming out for a torsion box assembly table. Well, that time has come. There are two videos: The Torsion BoxThe Base Downloadable plans, a text writeup, and shortened video clips can be found on Finewoodworking.com’s site at:http://finewoodworking.com/thewoodwhisperer(just click the featured videos in the right column) Thanks and enjoy!! marc

Read this entry »


View Woodhacker's profile

Radial Dovetail Box Construction

10-18-2008 11:15 PM by Woodhacker | 18 comments »

Some time ago I posted a blog about a dovetail joint I came up with. I call it the radial dovetail. It incorporates handcut dovetails, but rather than using the traditional 1:8 ratio for the dovetail angle for hardwood, each side of each tail varies and is drawn from a perspective point. Then the sides of the box were contoured to blend with the dovetail design. Here’s a picture of the nearly completed box. It is made of curly maple, Carribean rosewood, and hickory.I like to think of t...

Read this entry »


View jmos's profile

ClearVue Cyclone Installation #2: Cyclone and Piping

09-24-2012 08:40 PM by jmos | 10 comments »

Cyclone – The cyclone itself wasn’t too tough to assemble. I do have to admit I would not have minded if the unit had a little less of the erector set feel to it. Everything was well made and solid. All the parts were there. The direction are good, and available online if you really want more detail. I didn’t take step by step photos as they are already included in the directions. I contacted ClearVue a couple of time during the build and the they were great to work wi...

Read this entry »


View Rembo's profile

making curved doors #1: making curved doors

11-17-2011 08:42 AM by Rembo | 9 comments »

Read this entry »


View ktkoh's profile

SketchUp and Plugins for woodworkers #1: Comp2LayerScene

09-14-2012 11:35 PM by ktkoh | 3 comments »

I have written and released a sketchup plugin that helps organize your drawing components into separate layers and creates a scene that is meant to be used as a 2D dimensional drawing that can be printed. Note that this only works on Components not on groups. This should not be a problem as I think all the experts suggest that each part should be a component because of all the advandages they add. Currently this plugin is available in the plugin forum You will need to regester to be able to...

Read this entry »


View shipwright's profile

Dust Collection Issues. #1: 100% improvement for $100 and a couple of hours.

09-07-2012 12:44 AM by shipwright | 22 comments »

Last winter Steve (kizerpea) posted this home built canister filter. It caught my attention because I had a large DC system in my Canadian shop that employed a bag filter. Having just done a canister conversion on my HF DC in AZ (how’s that for acronyms), I was all ears especially the part about using truck filters. .... FREE truck filters. It has taken me a while to get around to it but today I was at the point where that &%^$#&^# dust bag needed to be cleaned. I HATE clean...

Read this entry »


View Woodhacker's profile

Segmented Bowl - 1st try

04-26-2009 02:33 AM by Woodhacker | 15 comments »

Until recently my lathe experience has been 50 or so pen/pencils, a few miniature goblets, and a couple small 5 inch bowls over the past few years on a Jet mini lathe, enough to want to try other lathe work. This past fall I was fortunate to have the opportunity to acquire a PM 3520B, but due to other work and priorities I’ve not had a lot of time to use it yet…and that’s “killing me”. So this blog documents what I consider my first significant lathe project. Recently a partially segmen...

Read this entry »


View Yuri's profile

Four layers ball #2: Tool bit

08-25-2012 01:17 AM by Yuri | 7 comments »

The idea is to do holes and internal cuts with just one tool. Here is what I did:5/8 spade bit is painted black to make a drawing on it..Made all the cuts with dremel using cut-off disks. On left is a tool holder (was a bit a challenge to make it from steal).one cutting side.other side.left side of the tool has cutting edge on the bottom.Centering the tool. .First cut almost as deep as 2 inch.view of the “undercut” after i made a few holes. Hopefully the end result will be show...

Read this entry »


View Blackie_'s profile

For you Epoxy users, here's a great source you won't find in HD or Lowes.

08-06-2012 05:13 PM by Blackie_ | 7 comments »

For those of you that use Epoxy for your woodworking, Hobby Town USA has several variations of timed setting Epoxy along with the mixing bowls and brushes. They have 6 min, 15 min, 30min and 45 min these are two part bottles that come in 6 oz and 9oz bottles. I have two local stores in the city I’m in so I’ve not purchased on line, seems as though the website you have to enter a mile and your zipcode in order to pull up a store before purchase once you’ve add the prod...

Read this entry »


« prev 1 ... 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ... 18 next »
177 entries


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com