I should have been updating this more often instead of posting all of the pictures at once but I guess I’ll be better about it next time. Once the base and frame were assembled I opened the motor and found how jammed it was full of saw dust. After cleaning it out I changed out the switch for a paddle switch. After the switch was mounted I enclosed the bottom of the saw with plywood for dust collection. I installed the factory fence and realized how wobbly it was so I upgraded to a V...
As some of you may have noticed, I haven't been posting as regularly as you all may have been used to. It seems that the past couple of months have been a bit unsettling for me and I have been a little bit distracted. I don't know if reading about our move is becoming tiring to you all or not. I hope it isn't. I am finding that settling in has taken much longer than I have anticipated and there is really no way around being distracted. After all, both living and working from ...
Today I commenced making a base for my sons New 1500 mm x 1500mm Dining Table. Originally he was going to fabricate a metal base however after seeing “Wally’s Huon Beams” he decided I should do it instead! He sent me the design of what he was going to build and asked it I could use the beams and make it in wood.making the vertical post 150mm x 150mm the legs 1m x 150mm x 75mm and the support braces 100mm x 70mm. I agreed of course, what else had I to do but work ou...
I was wondering if i can get some advise or encouragement on a project .I have a commission two make some wood burl ceiling light fixtures .i want to get some fine detail sanding in the nooks and crannies of the piece. would a hand held flex shaft detail grinder/carver like a Foredom M.TX-TXR 1/3 hp TX motor and TXR speed control.and i look forward to your responses and will be posting photos when done.. oldreddog
And then one time I ate some rotten berries. Man, there were some strong gases seepin’ outta my shop that day! This was a big decision/change I made during my build: to use Gas or Electric heat. I figured the requirements for heating & cooling for the space before starting any of my permitting or design work, mainly so I could start shopping around for the big ticket items. I was hoping that given enough time, I could scrounge up a heating unit, compressor, air filtration,...
I have been harvesting wood to turn since started turning. Over the years taught myself what works for me. Simply air dry the wood used for turning over so-called more expedient method found at woodturning online: http://www.woodturningonline.com/Turning/Turning_articles.php?catid=30 Other than microwave have not tried any of those methods described in articles at woodturning online. Have thought about building light bulb/fan kiln but never got around to it. Took a lot of technical...
Last time I promised a blog on work holding. This subject has almost become an obsession with me the last few years. I got tired of making do with c clamps and other ways to clamp something firmly and safely. I grew up in a shop where safety was not always a big priority and as a result saw numerous accidents over the years. Working in production for years influenced my thinking to do things safely, but yet maintain a certain amount of speed. In the next few blogs I would like to share some ...
It’s been awhile since my last build video, but this one took awhile to complete. We are undertaking a master bathroom remodel and I am doing all the finish work which includes the cabinetry. In this video I show how I designed, built, and installed two craftsman style medicine cabinets. It’s a long video, but you see everything that’s involved.
Mocking up assembly to get sense of square and layout of front dividers.
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