I and turned a ruff walnut bawl blank that had developed a crack as it dried. I cut the bowl in half at the crack and sanded each half perfectly flat on the disk sander. I inserted a piece of cherry at the seam and glued the bowl back together. One line running through the bowl did not look right so I did this same process again perpendicular to the first. When the glue dries I can turn the whole thing into a, hopefully, nice bowl.
May 28, 2008
May 25, 2008
May 17, 2008
I found a great estate sale this morning. I guess the house had other stuff in it; I only made it to the basement and the garage, which were full of old tools. I ended up with an old wallace 6 inch jointer, a work bench vice, and a power-kraft swing saw. the jointer works great, it is a direct drive 3600 rpm motor, with a three blade cutter head.
The swing saw, was bought original by the grandfather of the guy I bought it from (and I would guess he was about 65). It was originally used to cut wood, but was later changed to cut steel. I need to wire up a 220 outlet to see if it works.
May 11, 2008
The new table saw is roughly in position. I wired it up and it runs great, it is quieter than my newer pm66. the exact position will be determined by the dust collection. I would like the tracks on both saws to line up, and for each saw to be an out feed table for the other.
May 4, 2008
The big jointer works. It cuts real nice and leaves a great finish. this movie might take a second to load.
I moved the table saw in today. It’s takes 2 seconds to load it with a fork lift and several hours to get it out of the truck and into the shop. I took the fence, blade, and half the table off to fit it through the door.
May 3, 2008
When I got home from Seattle yesterday, My new jointer cutter heard had finally arrived. The new bearing fit perfectly. It is heavy I have already cut my finger on one of the blades. I have been having problems getting the pulley on.
May 2, 2008
I drove to Seattle this morning to pick up the new table saw. I had a little rain on the way back, But the saw seems to be fine. i was home by 12:30, and only used 17 gal. of gas