woodshop

November 27, 2006

lathe steady

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 11:30 pm

I ran into goodwill this past weekend and picked up a pair of rollerblades for $7.99. I have been thinking about making a steady for the lathe.  I spent part of the day Saturday making just that, and it works great.  The rollerblade wheels make perfect rollers to steady the work against.   It allows me to work the end of a long piece, like a handle or a series of knobs.  

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November 22, 2006

Radial Arm Saw

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 9:46 pm

you can move your mouse around on the image of the Radial Arm Saw below and move the saw. i bought this saw years ago at a garage sale for $75  the previous owner had panted all of his tools yellow. 

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November 20, 2006

jointer handle

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 10:36 pm

I made a handle for the jointer, which has three places where it looks like it could use them.  I would like to make two more.

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drilling station

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 10:34 pm

The drilling station is finally all set up. I have a table with a fence and T slots for clamping work in place.  I also have the dust collections system running to the drill.  Now I don’t make a mess on the floor every time I use the drill press.

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November 19, 2006

play structure

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 7:26 pm

I have finished Calvin’s play structure, it consists of two built up bent wood arches.  I cut strips of hemlock and glued them together (6 strips per arch) and clamped them to a form to dry. 

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November 12, 2006

cherry

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 11:46 pm

Late today I cut up the last big piece of cherry. It cut up nice, it has a lot of knots in it, but this might make for some nice book matched pieces. you can move your mouse around on the image below and cut off a piece yourself

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I moved the band saw a few feel to make room for the jointer, at the moment it is not hooked up to the dust collections system, it should be when doing this much resawing

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Inauguration of the jointer

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 11:39 pm

The big event in the shop this weekend was getting the jointer all hooked up. It now has a new motor, hooking it up entailed getting a new pulley with the right inside diameter and making a wood platform the right height for the motor.  It runs great, it does need new blades which I picked up on Saturday but have not installed yet. The next step is to hook it up to the dust collection system as it makes a lot of wood chips.

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animated drill

Filed under: film,wood shop — howarth frank @ 1:39 pm

Playing with flash and the drill, I have finally got this working, roll you mouse over the picture of the drill press below. 

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November 10, 2006

jointer motor

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 11:48 pm

I have been working on the two motors that I might use for the jointer.  I fired one of them up last night and it ran for about a half second then tripped the circuit breaker. I think I have it wired wrong. Then I tried the dayton motor to night, it had a wiring diagram I could understand, and labels on the different wires. It fired right up and purrs like a kitten.
i took apart the switch on the jointer, it is really neat inside, it says it can be used for a 3 phase motor or a 2 phase motor, is 2 phase the old way of saying single phase. I don’t know but I would like to use the old switch.

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November 5, 2006

Duro drill press

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 12:22 pm

I also acquired this from the Washington state surplus program.  I have no history on it; it came with no manual or paper work. As you can see it is a floor standing model (WWS3080).  The motor is a 1/3 house power three phase.  The motor is also painted a slightly different color as the drill, which make me wonder if it is original.  The tensioning knob does not look original ether.  I don’t have three phase power yet so I have not been able to turn it on, although everything seems to turn and move freely, there is a little bit of play in the spindle.  There is a metal plate on the side of the drill that looks like it used to have a pair of lights in it.   

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