"A man's shop is like a woman's purse: more stuff in it, so we buy a bigger shop. Then get more stuff, then a larger shop, etc.A good magazine for making your own woodworking tools is SHOP NOTES, I have a lot of them going back…"
"Great idea on the saws! My wife saw a rotating tooll stand in a magazine so I built one from her description. I have my thickness planer on one side and dovetail jig on the other because, as you obviously know, there are more tools out…"
"I use a dial caliper for my depth gauge on the table saw...I check the cut on a piece of scrap in any case. Turst nothing!BTW, I bolted two 10 inch Craftsman table saws together, one is set up just for ripping stock. Both were dumpster…"
"Sign them? I hadn't thought of that, thanks! It makes a ton of sense because I've been putting a lot of time into the tools and it would be nice to put my name on them. I'm currently working on small try-squares with future plans for…"
"This is a glue-up consisting of 4 layers of maple. Since these are used to align cabinet boxes and other light duty applications I was not overly worried about them splitting, but for the uses you describe I would rethink the head and handle…"
"Thank you. I was very worried that the small pieces between the splines would be an issue, but it turned out to be a non-problem except for one that I simply glued back in place. I use Titebond III wood glue and it does a superior job."
I'm a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none, hooked on the creativity, music, and literature of the steam-punk world. I hope to meet and talk with others who feel the same. Most of my work is with wood, but I'm working brass into my projects and so far I like the results. I'm also an amateur photographer and gardener (nothing like sitting in the garden watching the sun rise with a steaming cup in-hand). I must also confess that I am addicted to working on and increasing the efficiency of those infernal noisy, and smelly, internal combustion engines!
that was indeed me, i am originally from Las Vegas and return each year for the summer. you can easily join the group by visiting its page and clicking the ever so self explanitory "join" button... i do wish you fun at comic con and the concert! i truly wish i had a chance to go.. but alas, small town life has foiled my plans again...