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One of the things that I like about heading into a new year is it makes me think about the things I am doing and evaluate what I am doing and if I should be making any changes. For those of you who are following my YouTube Channel, you may recall a few weeks ago I was working with a "plane shooting board" and I made the statement that my plane was not a sharp as it could be ... but it mostly worked ...
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/zW0c87jdtdM
I could have stopped everything and got all my sharpening equipment out and sharpened the plane blade, but honestly ... the process that I have is a bit tedious, and when you are in the middle of a job and you want to get it done ... stopping to set up a whole sharpening system for one blade really takes away the workflow from the job at hand.
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The drill press is one machine in my shop that I cannot do without. I am always amazed how many times I use this machine in a day, but the one thing the bulk of drill presses lack is any kind of a detailed depth gauge ... if anything at all. Like most drill presses, mine has a depth stop which is great for repeatable use in the same wood at the same depth, but when I want one or 2 accurate holes, it is very difficult to do anything quickly.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/raOYqQ8mFC0
Time to make my own ...
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I have had a number of people asking me about CNC and Laser machines and their use in woodworking. I generally have answered these email individually and they are often long and probably as tedious to read as they are to write, so in this episode, with the help of my long-time friend Paul, we are going to provide an overview of both of these machines to give everyone a better idea what they can do and how they work.
You should also know that both these machines are Paul's and that he currently has many videos on his channel you can watch, including some Beginner videos on the use and set up of both these machines, his YouTube Channel is MakeTech Create.
You check out his Wood Art Website Here.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/0Ng_T179mKA
Subscribe to Paul's Channel: https://youtube.com/c/MakeTechCreate
To get this video rolling, I am going to start off with the CNC Machine ...
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When I spotted the 2 electric motors at the garage sale, I passed over them at first. They were covered in dust, paint splatters and cobwebs and I doubted either worked. After a few minutes with no other finds, I was about to leave and asked the lady if the motors worked ... she did not know. I asked if I could plug them in, explaining that they might trip the electrical circuit, whereupon she said no, take them "as is" and gave me a lower price ... I told her that her price was too low, gave her more money and left with the 2 unknown condition motors ... neither of which I expected to work.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/_yhYgfuoNGM
When I got them home and plugged them in, to my delight, they both worked. I was amazed. They were both only one-third horsepower, which I thought would be a bit low for making a disc sander, but if I made the disc size smaller, it might work ... so I went ahead with the plan.