Happy Canada Day to all our fellow Canadian Makers! Here’s a good project for the kids.View on YouTube
It’s funny I already had the grill made and it still took me all day to get er done.Here’s what I had done yesterday. Here’s what it looks like this evening. And here’s what happened in between. I don’t have any head lights so made some up.I was over at Hobby Lobby looking for some head lights and no joy but they did have some bowls that looked promising so lets see what we can come up with. At the bottom of the second picture is the bowls but it ...
Last month we had an uninvited guest in the house, I freely admit when it comes to snakes, I am a total coward, fortunately I was out, when my wife found it whilst cleaning, and a neighbour dealt with it. I honestly have no idea what snakes we have here, so don’t know if this was poisonous or not, just that it was a meter or so long. Construction work has started again below us on the mountain, so once again, snakes will be on the move. I know the time will come when it is my turn to...
Outfeed and assembly table with tool stations - small shop challenge #1: Concept and design work in sketchup
My shop is essentially about 2/3 of a two car garage and as my project scope grows I’m find myself continually thinking about storage solutions and ways to work better. I started my latest round of shop re-organization by selling my Jessem free standing router table and moving my router to a table saw extension wing I put together. The whole point of changing to the TS wing router table was to be able to add a larger and more useful outfeed and assembly table along the lines of the ...
I just posted a little thing on my blog about the process of ebonizing oak with a steel-wool-dissolved-in-vinegar solution. It’s simple to do, and I finally got around to trying it. Let me know what you think. http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2016/7/1/ebonizing-oak
Greene & Greene Magazine Rack - my "own" design #9: Double disasters.... and recovery ending with assembled case
I’ve been busy with a few other tasks around the house and the weather has not been cooperating much, but i finally got a chance to spray the final lacquer top coats on Tuesday. I use a poor boy spray booth which is essentially an EZ-Up with 2 or 3 sidewalls (depending on the breeze). It works well for small projects and as my house is right in the middle of a fairly heavily treed neighborhood, the wind break effect lets me get away with it. But it does mean that I have to wait for r...
Went at my usual full speed ahead and it got me in trouble this time around.I know better than to take any thing on the Toys and Joys plans with out checking and rechecking that what it shows is what needs to be done.I”ve been building the easier plans here lately and to just jump in without really studying the plans is a recipe for trouble and sure enough had to do some back peddling to cover my mistakes and get on the straight and narrow. So now all is good in Hummer ville and will...
So yesterday coming back to work from lunch, I went to make a left turn, then the turn signal lever literally fell apart in my hands. Okay it’s an older car I bought used, things are going to break, but a turn signal lever literally falling apart? That was a bit on the odd side… Anyway, so I run to the Chevrolet dealer and get the part, odd how car dealers put their parts departments in the hardest to find areas of the dealership… And I had to pretty much try to dodge and...
After a little advice from Bruce #4 I am hoping that this series on the Hydraulic Crane becomes a bit easier to follow.First up is a little tip on how to make the hydraulic ram parts work a little better. If you ever get a set of verniers out and measure dowels etc you will find that not many are very accurately produced and therefore when you bore a 5/16 hole for a 5/16 dowel it doesn’t always slide in smoothly. I usually end up boring the hole 1/64 oversize and then fitting a reasonab...
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