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Backyard bling

Just getting around to this now. I made my bling a couple of months ago. Been busy out of the shop since then. First up is some stars made from fence pickets I recycled. Creation here:...

logging trailer #2: getting started

Part 1 was a general intro. Now i will talk a little bit about my progress so far. I started obviously by choosing a trailer. This being a low budget build i was looking for cheap. Theres no point in buying an eye candy trailer just to tear it...

Gazebo build #4: The finer details and finishing up

I searched and searched, but I can’t find any pictures of the rest of the process. As I said in the previous blog, the wife wasn’t exactly up for taking too many pictures. The rest of the gazebo was finished in the spring of 2009. I was never so...

Wood Shop Furniture #1: Planer Table/Cabinet

I’ve been WW-ing almost 4- years and my first project was building infeed/outfeed ramps for my lunchbox planer. I built it on a 1/2 sheet of 3/4 ply, on the ground. It works great, however it has gotten really old having to get down on these...

Gut Shop Reorganization #6: Flip top planer done

Today I made some more progress. Got the flip top cabinet made for the planer. I designed the cabinet but made the support/table on the fly as I came up with ideas for it. First I started with the carcass. Then I made the flip part of...

Planer cutterhead bearing replacement #1: HELP! Can anyone give me advice on replacing bearings on my planer cutterhead?

Last week my planer blew a bearing on the cutterhead. It is a NuMark 12” planer, more than 30 years old. The company went out of business many years ago. I cannot determine how to remove the cutterhead. Here’s the issue: 1. The cutterhead...

hand planer

So I’m looking to invest in a hand planer. Any suggestions? I would like to keep the price as low as possible. But want a good quality planer. Would like to get one i can change blades on. Where i can bench, block, and smooth. Any and all advice...

Help with info on a planer.

I’m looking at buying a 1998 CKM p-630 planer. I can’t find much info on it via google or other search sights. My Dad and I have a small sawmill operation and would like to add a planer to our tool cache for customers and for our own projects....

Planer cutterhead bearing replacement #3: UPDATE: IT’S ALL FIXED!! HOORAY!

Most important: Thank you to the helpful woodworkers who were kind enough to guide me on this endeavor. You are the ones who gave me the courage to attempt this. I received the order of the bearings last Monday afternoon and proceeded to get...

Planer cutterhead bearing replacement #2: The bearing is removed; what next?

PTL! The bearing is finally off! I eventually came to the realization that I should remove the motor to make the remaining parts easier to maneuver. I removed all the bearing beads with no difficulty since the raceway was broken and I had...