Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Woodpecker's Finally Adds 6" & 8" Try Squares

I've ranted about the wonder of marking that is a Woodpecker Try Square since I received my first one many years ago.

My Woodpecker Try Square Collection.

I began with their standard 1281 model of 12" square. Then as they produced 26", 18", 6" & 8" models as One Time Tools, I added them to my collection. I find them all indispensable and I find the 6" and 8" models the most used in my shop.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fine Colored Outlet Covers

While recently renovating my shop I spent an inordinate amount of time on the electric. I now have three (3) 20 amp 120V lines and four (4) 20 am 220V lines. I wanted to run every conceivable combination of equipment (and for now, electric heater) and never worry about blowing a fuse.

It starts with a plan.

After wiring the abundance of wall outlets so that they switch from one (1) circuit to the next circuit to the next circuit as they go down the wall, I wanted to come up with an easy way of visually identifying which circuit each outlet belonged to.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Woodworkers Fighting Cancer 2014

With fall comes the most important time of the year for woodworking build along projects. It's time for Woodworkers Fighting Cancer+Marc Spagnuolo (The Wood Whisperer) will be building a toy chest. Build along to help support the fight.

A warm cup of Joe and raising money for a great cause.

In order to participate and help, just build along with Marc. This year the project is a simple toy chest. It features pocket hole joinery and anyone can build one. For every chest that people do build, The Wood Whisperer will Donate $5 and the corporate sponsors will donate even more. You can find all the details here: http://www.woodworkersfightingcancer.com/

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Funeral Chair Is Getting There

After months of working on it in fits and starts, the Funeral Chairs are finally coming along.

All lined up and ready for assembly.

This passed weekend I managed to sand all of the parts to 220. Then I realized I had forgotten to round over the tops of the legs. So I took out the belt sander again, rounded the tops and then re-sanded the tops to 220.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dave's Back!

Anyone who's listened to the +Modern Woodworkers Association podcast has heard me talk about the impact Dave Noftz's wonderful Modern Woodshop podcast had on me. More than any other source, Modern Woodshop is what drove my desire to contribute to the online woodworking community.

Over the summer, when I wrote about the woodworking podcasts I listen to, Modern Woodshop had the place of honor in my post.

Today on Twitter I heard news that made my day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 October Shop Tour

October. Shop Tour. 2014. Enjoy.

Don't forget about the +Modern Woodworkers Association Podcast. We talk woodworking with Guests from around the world of woodworking every other week. Subscribe to the RSS feed or iTunes today.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sharp Edge, Part II: The First Chisel

I've finally setup my Sharp Edge sharpening system and I was able to use it to sharpen a 1/2" chisel.

The Sharp Edge and its components.

My initial results are positive, if conditional.