FLATSANDER

I was at a tool store a while ago and saw these five packs of 15” x39.5” belts on sale $10 29 for a pack of five so I grabbed a pack but had no idea what I would use them for ,lucky me . This is my version of a sander to flatten down boxes...

Sorry for the wait.

Im sorry for the wait on the workbench / outfeed table build. Im waiting on a part I need for my thickness planner. Im going to be running all my wood through the conveyor belt sander so im not waiting to long on these drawer pieces. Hope to be...

My Take on a Small Budget/Space Shop #4: Garage to Shop in 2 1/2 Minutes

This is a fun little video I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. It is what I do every morning (with slight variations) when I’m in Green Valley. In this case I needed the belt sander first but it could just as easily have been the bandsaw or...

My Work Bench JOURNEY #3:

Well here is another installment on my humble work bench. I will start with a few pictures and at the end of the blog you will see a link to a video I made which should give you a good idea what my bench environment looks like .! I will start...

52-36 piano box part one #2: 52-36 piano box part two

Here is part 2 of the box build and I have made the change from 1/2" ply to 3/8" ply for the sides and I think it will give a more pleasing and balanced look to the design. The box is out of the jig and got dropped so in reverse and rip off the...

RECALLS #20: Children’s Tool Kits Recalled by Grizzly Industrial

Just in case you bought your child one of these cute tool kits for Christmas . . . Children’s Tool Kits Recalled by Grizzly Industrial Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban and Toy Safety Requirements: Recall Date: March 19, 2020...

A favorite tool?

It would be difficult to choose a favorite tool. Although these days if you ask my wife she would say I am obsessed with lathes. Of course it is all nonsense, admittedly I do have one or two of these machines. While you can turn wood on a lathe...

Steam bending

Here are a couple of example projects I did using this process and jig . A little update on steam bending . I started using fabric softener added to the water and it made quite a difference in how pliable the wood gets . Here is the jig...

Hand (made) Tools

This is what I have done so far in making my own tools. I have received a lot of inspiration from several of you. Thanks to you all. Center finder and magnet holder for the dial indicator. Marking gauges on the 1000 year old bench hook. ...

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