Education, Games & Hobbies
[LESS INFO] 20 VIEWS | ADDED 17:07:00 10/20/07
A few weeks ago, I added the Incra TSIII Fence System to my tablesaw. Unfortunately, my old outfeed table didn't really work with the new system. So its time to build a new one. This isn't your average outfeed table though. Its a full-size work table with a full shelf of storage. Perhaps the best part of all is the fact that it can be made with a modest collection of tools and just a few sheets of plywood. No fancy joinery here! This is what I like to call, a "Can Do" project. Enjoy! Edit*** - For those who are interested, here are some exact dimensions for you: Long Stretchers: 62" Short Stretchers: 38" Overall Dimensions: 65" L x 39 1/2" D x 33 3/4"H Heavy Duty Lifting Leveler Lipped mounting bracket works to lift and creates greater stability. Each leveler has load-bearing capacity of 600 pounds. Adjust to within 2-1/4'' . Minimum installation height is 3". Requires 5mm he.. Heavy Duty Lifting Leveler Heavy Duty Corner Levelers Lift and level even large cabinets or furniture with these heavy duty corner levelers. Stability is assured!.. Heavy Duty Corner Levelers Dozuki Dovetail/Flush-Cut Saw Combination dovetail/flush-cut saw features two interchangeable blades and 7-3/4" L bamboo handle. Dozuki dovetail blade measures 190mm L and has 24 tpi. Flush-cut blade measures 150mm L and has .. Dozuki Dovetail/Flush-Cut Saw
[LESS INFO] 15 VIEWS | ADDED 23:43:00 10/10/07
After months of being harassed by my mother, its finally time to finish her laundry room cabinets. With the cases already installed, all that's left to do is make the frame and panel doors. The wood of choice here is hickory. The weapon of choice? Router bits. Big ones! So come with me on this little adventure as we learn some basic techniques for making a very important component of modern-day cabinetry, the raised-panel door. Rockler Rail Coping Jig For rail and stile doors. Allows you to easily make clean cope cuts without blowouts. Perfect for narrow cross-grain rail cuts. .. Rockler Rail Coping Jig
[LESS INFO] 8 VIEWS | ADDED 20:12:09 09/23/07
So how do you spend your time between projects? For me, its a great time to tune up my equipment, wax the cast iron tables, touch up the chisels, and do some general cleanup. And nothing is more inspiring than a nice clean workshop at the beginning of a new project. So watch the video and you will see some of the things I like to do between big projects. Relevant Links: Shapton Ceramic Stones Saw Blade Cleaning Kit Faster and better cutting blades! Includes a quart of pitch and resin remover, a brass wire bristle brush, and a saw blade cleaning pan and wash basin for router bits.Extra pitch and resin remover mi.. Saw Blade Cleaning Kit
[LESS INFO] 22 VIEWS | ADDED 23:50:52 09/04/07
Most of you know by now that my schedule has been a little packed lately due to a long series of commissions. I promised you that once they were over, I would be able to focus nearly all of my efforts on The Wood Whisperer. And now its time to deliver. I am finally on the last of that series of projects and will be done within the next 7-10 days. This particular episode represents a taste of whats to come. With some new editing software, a new camera, and a little more knowledge and experience on my part, we are able to offer higher quality videos and higher quality content. The new format of the show represents what we would like to think of as "Season 2". I hope you enjoy it. I would have to say the most commonly requested episode so far has been dovetails. Handcut, machine cut, through or half blind........you guys love your dovetails! Well, I have held off for a while because I wanted to make sure I did the process justice. This particular episode is a glimpse into the world of machine-cut through dovetails. Even though the episode is 30 minutes long, I feel like I just barely scratched the surface. The devil is in the details! And each jig differs in those little details. Fortunately, there are some common elements to all these jigs that make this episode useful to anyone, regardless of what jig you use. I happened to use what I consider to be the best jig on the market: the Leigh D4R . No matter what jig you use or even if you cut them by hand, there's no denying the "cool factor" surrounding dovetails. If you haven't made them yet, they are easier than they look and it is certainly worth your time to learn the process. So watch the video and find out what it sounds like, when dovetails cry.......... ***Error note*** Thanks to Steve and Brian in the comments section for bringing this to my attention. During the filming of the podcasts, I was using "props" for my cuts and consequently was not as careful with my organization as I should have been. Now you see why I use props. lol. I accidentally reversed the pins and tails. My rule is to cut the tails in the sides and the pins in the fronts and backs. I did the opposite in the video. I guess thats what happens when you are focused on filming and getting the right shot, instead of making proper dovetails. So don't get confused. As long as you remember the rule (and you don't try to make a show out of everything you do), you should be fine.
[LESS INFO] 12 VIEWS | ADDED 16:18:03 08/22/07
Believe it or not, there was more eye candy at AWFS than just tools. In the main hall there was an incredible display of student work. If this is how these kids are starting out, can you imagine the work they will be doing at the peak of their careers. Some of these designs truly inspire me to push the limits of my own designs. I hope you enjoy the quick tour.
[LESS INFO] 6 VIEWS | ADDED 15:47:18 08/13/07
In this part of our AWFS series, we hear from numerous manufacturers about their new and exciting products. If you want to learn more about these companies and the products they offer, check out these links: WMH Tool Group (Jet/Powermatic) Leigh Industries Ltd. SawStop Tenryu America, Inc. Steel City Tool Works Festool *note- I apologize ahead of time for the sound quality. We did the best we could under the conditions we were presented with. Nicole did a great job keeping my energy level up and encouraging me to get these interviews so we all have her to thank for it. Enjoy!
[LESS INFO] 14 VIEWS | ADDED 18:04:35 08/05/07
Well here it is! The episode you've all been waiting for! Thats right, it's the exclusive David Marks interview. Come join us on this emotional thrill ride into the life and times of David Marks. His hopes, his fears, and the darker side to woodworking for television will all be revealed. OK, so none of that is really true but it sure sounds good. We do, however, talk with David about his woodworking school , the Woodworks TV show, his humble beginnings, his inspiration, and even Victoria's role in his career. Check out DJMarks.com for more information on David's classes, DVD's , project plans , and metal leaf & patination kits .