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"I spent some 29 years almost exclusively using the left side of my head designing computer software. As I approached retirement (we call it being retarded) in 2000, it seemed to be time to exercise the right side a little."
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- Created on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:20
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I have always maintained that farmers are the most innovative people on the planet, so maybe I have some farmer in me too. I often seem to be coming up with ideas or at least bringing a couple of different ideas together such as this one. I have no idea if someone else has ever done this, I'm sure they have, it's not that far fetched, but it does work great ... AND for someone it could even be a bit of a cottage industry. I could easily see someone making these little boxes and selling them at produce markets, swap meets and flea markets. They are cool little project and they could even save someone's life.
I don't actually have plans for this except what I have told everyone in the video. This was another fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants project. I only knew a one thing, the numbers need to be bold and about 5 inches or 12 cm high so with that ....
- Created on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 16:25
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The bandsaw is one of the most versatile tools in the workshop, but like all tools, you still need to give it a great deal of respect and always follow safety guidelines when using it, and in fact the greatest threat from bandsaws is that they are one of the dustiest tools in your workshop, which means you really should be using good dust control when ever using them.
Bandsaw's versatility can often be confounded by the fact that if they are not set up properly, they can be frustrating to use. There are many different things to set and know about and to adjust but once these are set you can expect good, consistent results.
When doing ANY work on setting up a bandsaw, the first rule is always make sure the saw is unplugged from it's electrical source. After that you need to understand what all the controls and setting do on a bandsaw including ...
- Created on Monday, 07 April 2014 21:30
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One of the joys of woodworking in how you can make other people's life more enjoyable, which I often think is one of the main motivators for woodworkers. Collecting attaboys. This article and associated video could very well place you in high esteem by any gardeners in your life. The design is easy to build, I took a day or so to build it, and it's easy and convenient. The main feature with building a project like this is to build it around something. In our case we built it around the catching trays that are underneath the grated top.
One of the complaints I have heard over the years is that it's nice to use these stands for potting plants but trying to get the dirt our from under the grates is often a challenge, which is why we gave this stand some standard catching trays and placed them under and easily-removable grated top.
To start off with let's talk about wood. Almost every plan you will see for one of these stands tell you to use Cedar as the wood. We didn't ...
- Created on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 23:34
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For new woodworkers, easily the most frustrating woodworking tool to use is the jointer. If the knives are not set properly and or the fence is not aligned, or even the infeed and out feed tables set properly there is no way you can get a good cut. Whats more, if your wood is warped, or maybe you are using rough cut wood, then trying to cut wood that is not even and flat on a table saw can be down-right dangerous for the woodworker. For these reasons understanding how to set up a wood jointer and how to use it properly are imperative.
The first thing we need to do is set up the knives or blades of the jointer. In an ideal world, we would love to set them even with the outfeed table, and if you own a jointer that is easy to set and re-set the knives, or you have a magic jig to do this, then by all means set them at the perfect height which is absolutely even with the outfeed table.
If on the other hand, you jointer is a bit fussier about setting knives, you may want to do what most woodworkers and certainly many production shops do, and that is to set the knives just slightly higher than the outfeed table by about 1/128th of an inch or .25mmm or roughly the thickness of a couple of sheets of computer paper.
The problem often encountered with setting knives exactly at the outfeed table height, is that with a bit of wear or if they fall below the height of the outfeed table, how when you try to joint wood it won't joint, or, you end up with wood that is bowed instead of flat. So, you have a choice, do what works best for you and if one method is not working, try the other.
If the jointer is new to you, you will also next need to check that the infeed and outfeed tables are parallel to one another. Most of this is not a problem but it is worth checking. If the outfeed tables are fine, the next thing to check is ..