Horn Speakers #3: Cutting the Wedges to fit the pattern

Here is a teaser so you can get an idea of the size of the horns. Keep in mind that there will be trumpet like ends attached to the horns. I will be making these ends with plywood rings similar to segmented turnings and turn them on my lathe. ...

Greetings from Juneau

Greetings from Juneau Alaska. I have been creating saw dust in my garage wood shop for two years now. I am mostly self taught by trial and error and You Tube. I started a small wood working Buisness to help justify and fund my shop. I spend most...

THE COMPASSES I NEED

When you build an open segmented project, you will need to locate the center point for each level in order to mark the circumference of the next level. A pair of normal compasses does not work because the center is in the air. I...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Mike40

This interview, with Mike40, is from January 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? My main inspiration to take up woodworking was a segmented walnut bowl that my older brother turned in...

Making Unique, Light Catching Laminated Wood, Plastic and Copper Ornamental Turnings

[INTRODUCTION] This instructable describes how to combine two or three mediums (wood and plastic, or wood, plastic and copper) to make beautiful, eye catching ornaments that will stand out even along some of the...

DIY thickness sander for lathe or ShopSmith #2: Structurally complete, down to details

*OK, I’m about *10 hours in now ( maybe 8 productive and two wasted on one bad measurement….don’t ask) and I have the structure built and mounted. Everything fits and it is very stable. The drum spins almost perfectly true and the dust collection...

Collet chuck comparison with good news for Shopsmith owners.

Collets or collet chucks are an excellent way to hold small pieces and with good tools the work can be removed from the collet and reinstalled with little loss of concentricity. The split wire chuck was developed by US watch manufactures in the...

DIY thickness sander for lathe or ShopSmith #1: How little can I get away with building?

This blog was originally written in November 2011 I’ve just returned to my winter home / shop in Arizona. At home I have all the tools and lots of space but here I have 1/2 a garage and a much smaller budget. That’s no reason not to have all...

RECALLS #15: Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems

Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems Due to Laceration Hazard: Recall Date: December 11, 2018 Recall Number: 19-045 Recall Summary Name of Product: Quick change jaw chuck systems Hazard: The jaws can loosen from...

Surf Fishing Plugs #1: First batch

I decided to make plugs for fishing. I live in Long Island, NY and the surf fishing here is legendary. I’m new to it. My son got me into it last year, and this year I went all in. During the fall there were several weeks that I was putting in 6...

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