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Drum Sander speed control repair #1: I need help to identify a component on speed control circuit board

My drum sander’s conveyor recently quit. We were able (with help) to narrow down the problem to a component on the speed control. My husband said he is willing to attempt to solder on a new component (a new circuit board is over $240) but after...

Drum Sander speed control repair #2: PTL! It works!

I can’t express how thankful I am for all the help in getting my sander’s conveyor running again. Living in the middle of nowhere, I was unable to find a vendor for the bridge rectifier within an hour of here so I ordered one (actually two)...

Workshop Tour

It seems that workshop postings have slowed down considerably since Steve posted his. I can’t compete with his, but I’ll show (parts of) our workshop anyway. The main portion of our shop is on the lower level. I chose to utilize the space...

Making the Fence

I saw a parquetry picture on google and wanted to make it. I had small leftover of salvaged Douglas fir from my picnic table I also had some small off cut of Cherry and walnut There are 2 kind of element in that design. If you count the...

How I Get The Most Out Of My Small Shop

Most hobby woodworkers probably have small shops, the majority most likely in one half of a two car garage. My set-up was a 2 car garage size but with only one enclosed bay and the other half was an open carport, but both are under the same roof...

Picnic Table #5: Legs Cleanup

The previous segment of this blog we ended with two arches. One had a lot of creep and the other not so much. I have never cleaned any arched piece that big. Again it is heavy and curved (: Dry run on the jointer with 2 rollers was not good....

Marquetry Jewellery Box #16: Glue-Up and Details

With the marquetry all done and mounted the focus turns to getting the carcass finished and glued up and to the finishing details. First up is to get the back piece veneered with 1/16" Walnut inside and out and the R.E. magnets and concave end...

Where I'm at on the bench.

Just a quick note where im at. So far I have taken raw hickory that was stright line ripped and skipped planed to the mitersaw made all my rough length cuts. Hit the jointer then the thickness planner and took the wood that will become my raised...

Hide Glue-First Encounter

Paul posted this blog about hide glue and answered a lot of my questions. Thanks Paul! I needed to do a complex glue up where I could not use clamps beside finger pinching the pieces. I decided it was just the right project to learn and...

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #8: Completing the project

At the end of the last blog the sides and bottom had been glued up and the foot frames and top rim frames had been each glued together in preparation for gluing them onto the basket. A RECAP OF THE BASKET’S COMPONENTS There...