Blog Series

New Supercell DC for My Shop

Part 1: Designing a mobile cart.

 Background:  A couple of years ago, I found a basic Delta 1 HP dust collector that someone was throwing away.  It was in good condition and had t...

Part 2: Making a Cart

As I mentioned in part 1, I based my cart design around a  a Sketchup model I found on their 3D Marketplace.  Once the Supercell arrived and before...

Home improvement

Part 1: Sagging gate repair

Our front gate, which is now 4 years old, started sagging enough recently that it wouldn’t latch any more. I was a little disappointed by the compa...

Art Deco Jewelry Cabinet

Part 1: Marquetry & Inlays

Here are a few pictures of the marquetry and routing in the inlays. By only using two veneers for the marquetry, Gaboon Ebony & Holly with the back...

Restoration of an 1897 railroad car.

Part 2: What we have to work with. ( this entry is out of sequence, Operator error!)

Some of you are aware that I volunteer at The Nevada County Narrow Gauge RR Museum restoring late 19’th/ early 20’th century railroad stock. This i...

Part 3: Splicing an intermediate sill

I’ve almost finished making the first replacement for the intermediate sill. We chose a splice used in shipbuilding. I am not opposed to using trai...

Part 4: Finished cutting the scarf joint, added reinforcing plates to the joint.

Quiet week for us. I finished cutting the scarf joints and fitted them up. Unfortunately the beam twisted so things went a bit slow. [IMG_2540.jpeg...

Laser Veneer Parquetry Panel, start to finish

Part 1: Fun and Easy!

I've done a previous blog on a similar item, but this time I'm including the design process for those of you who are interested. Making another pa...

Mobile Sewing Thread Storage Rack

Part 9: Building the Triangular Support Brace

 [02.07 Design - Cart Details.jpg] The support brace is a large open triangle that connects the cart’s base and rear panel. The top of the brace ...

Part 10: Finishing and Final Assembly

 [12.13 - Finish and Assembly - Finished Rack.jpg] With the brace finished, the rack was almost ready to assemble. I started by adding the top cap...

Part 11: Stabilizing the Rack, and Making Some Final Tweaks

  [13.03 Fixes - Base Weight Rebar in Base.jpg]   When I brought the assembled rack inside, I was pleased to see that it was quite stable when the...

How I Sharpen

Part 4: V Tool - Part 2

I intended to do this all in one entry but I ran into a bit of a dilemma.  The tool I'm working with is an Ashley Iles 60 degree, 1/2" inch tool wi...

Part 5: A Hook Knife for Spoon Carving

This one isn't exactly on sharpening but it does have to do with using abrasives on a tool blade so I thought I'd throw it in here.  This is a copy...

Part 6: Knives with Power Sharpener

Haven't had a chance to get back to carving tools but I had a couple pocket knives that needed a refresh this weekend so I thought it would be wort...

Spinnekop

Part 34: Vangbalk, spanten en bekleding

The next parts to be made are a beam for the breaking system of the mill, some rafters and the cladding. On the drawing that would be these parts: ...

Part 35: Roeden

It's time to make the wings! [image.png] [image.png] Lets start with a nice piece of straigth oak. I'll be using a old bed railing. It dry and will...

Part 36: Painting and some other small jobs

Giving the head a fist layer of green paint, some small details will be white. [20230915_180208.jpg][20240518_121518.jpg] And a first coat for the ...

Shop Dust Collection

1 entry

Part 1: PVC Dust Collection System for a Supercell

Rather than drag the 4" hose around from machine to machine for my Oneida Supercell I decided to install a 4" PVC dust collection system.  The 4" h...

Making Another Shop

2 entries

Part 1: Better Late Than Never to Start a Blog

I've been AWOL for almost a year.  Like a lot of other folks,  I migrated over here from the other wood working forum a year or so back.  About the...

Part 2: Finish Details

I'm going to start off by admitting I'm guilty of procrastinating on getting this posted.  I kept telling thinking of one more thing that I wanted ...