It always seems like problems arise when I am in the middle of a big project. On thursday I had to cut up some plywood for a customer’s project when my old craftsman circular saw was not complying. It would not cut a straight line despite ...
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I have been a woodworker for as far back as i can remember. as of my writing this I am beginning to furnish my home workshop. I enjoy building cabinets, toys, beds,etc. the only thing i dont build is chairs (too much work and i dont own a steam bender)
i also do metalwork (armor is my specialty)
-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/
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|commented on||One of my best purchases ever||10-29-2014 04:16 AM|
|replied on||Is A Jet JWL_1221VS Midi Lathe Worth $215 More Than A Rikon 70-220 VDR Midi Lathe||10-28-2014 07:48 AM|
|replied on||Wooden auger handle||10-28-2014 07:42 AM|
|commented on||My 2014 General Experience with Harbor Freight||10-27-2014 08:00 AM|
|replied on||portamill in seattle||10-27-2014 07:24 AM|
|commented on||Homemade Bandsaw Mill||10-27-2014 07:16 AM|
|added blog entry||circular saw upgrade. Wormdrive for life||10-19-2014 06:42 AM|
|replied on||Non-Chinese Circular Saw||10-18-2014 11:17 AM|
|replied on||Learning to Buy Wood for Better Furniture||10-06-2014 08:10 AM|
|replied on||getting a fair return for effort expended||10-06-2014 07:52 AM|
|commented on||So mad I could spit!!!||10-06-2014 07:43 AM|
|commented on||industrial lamp||09-23-2014 08:27 PM|
|commented on||industrial lamp||09-23-2014 06:42 PM|
|added project||industrial lamp||09-23-2014 09:39 AM|
|replied on||How thin a table saw cut are you comfortable making?||07-12-2014 04:48 AM|
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I have began cutting one of my smaller logs and turning it into bowls with mixed results. The first 2 shattered and the next few have some deep cracks from the log checking. I am debating ways to seal the checks so I can make more bowls from thi...
For Christmas I was given a new Rikon mini lathe with a 1/2 hp motor. here it is after a few hours of use some test pieces I was making after buying a new bowl gouge from woodcraft The other update is I purchased some new cool b...
For the longest time I have gotten away with not needing a drawknife. Until now that is. A customer wants me to make a bokken which is a wooden copy of a japanese sword. This seemed like a decent excuse to buy myself a drawknife. once i got th...
After having to cut all the tenons by hand on my shaving horse i decided I never want to do that again and when i got paid for a quick welding job I picked these up for $65 including shipping. As far as the age and manufacturer of these tools i h...