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Learning veneer #7: Redo

In the last blog I was facing bubbles and a slew of problems. pictures of some problems below: I decided to rip it apart to find out the root cause of these issues. It tuned out to be a good exercise for me. When I bought...

Learning veneer #5: Better Miters

I feel I am getting a little better at it. I noticed my miter were problematic because of the way I was using the veneer saw /scalpel to do the cut. I was holding it at an angle to the right. I was effectively putting a bevel to the piece. ...

Learning veneer #6: Problems Repair

I got some shop time last weekend and decided to do some more veneering. While working on my last panel for the veneer box, I messed up with the scraper. That should be an easy repair: I was a little upset and decided to leave the panel...

DIY thickness sander for lathe or ShopSmith #6: Sander in action video

I finally got around to doing a video today for those who wanted to see this little sander up and running. It also covers the often asked question about how you hand feed one of these without catastrophic accidents involving the subject piece...

Summertime Shop Relief

What do you do to beat the heat. I built a three panel screen door for my shop. I started with pressure treated 2×4 s and and ripped a saw cut down the middle of each edge. Then I screwed the three frames together each apps 36" wide and measured...

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...

Workbench / Outfeed Table #1 #5: Workbench/ Outfeed continued

Well it’s Valentines day and I only got to work a few hours today. So I ripped my frenchcleats today. Im using the back of the workbench for storing. Everthing from my framing nailer to extension cords. Also a lot of F style clamps. Now my wife...

Mitre clamp

I live in a split level house where a portion has a basement and a portion is slab on grade. The slab part has a foundation wall about 30" above the floor. This part forms a shelf along the wall about 3-1/2" deep which is now only covered with...

Power Tools VS. Hand Tools

For a long time there has been a rift in the woodworking world. With technology ever increasing that rift will only grow I’m sure. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the hand tools vs. power tools divide and with new technology on the...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #6: Doors - Mortising the vertical door frame pieces

It’s been awhile since my last installment on this project. I had to install a burnt out garage door opener and change the tires on my car. That was supposed to be finished Saturday after last, but I messed up my back working on the opener and I...