Greetings fellow woodworking enthusiasts who are trying to learn what the heck the master craftsman and doing to get their stuff lookin’ so good. Join me on my journey as I progress from basic home owner tools to good old stuff and everything in between. In my world it is possible to love paint as much as wood, power tools as much as antiques and have an arsenal of sewing machines in the basement for good measure.
Sometimes you have to try things the “wrong” way to understand why you should do them the “right” way. Continue reading
The most common thickness of rough lumber is 4/4 (four quarters of an inch) and is meant to be planed down to 3/4″ prior to use. What if you need lots of 1/2″ boards for a project? It sometimes doesn’t occur to us to buy much thicker lumber than we want to end up with and re-saw it down to a more suitable size. Continue reading
Of the four operations the Woodmaster is capable of, gang-ripping is my favorite. It’s easy to set up, you only have to do one quick pass. Unlike running molding….that has to be done SLOWLY. When you’re sawing wood, you can crank the speed right up. Continue reading
It’s up!!! And the corner matches….never mind there are annoying gaps other places I won’t point out. The point is, my miter corner matches. Continue reading
Every time I go to buy a bundle of stakes for something I groan at the price. Yeah, compare the price of a bundle of stakes to say a 2×4, or a 2×6 and you many wonder why you never just thought of making your own before. I finally decided to give it a try, it’s not that hard with a table and miter saw.
The barn door is up in the bathroom!!! I still need to put crown molding around the top of the cabinet, find a handle for the door, but at least it is up!!
I really like my cordless circular saw. Having it makes cutting sheets of plywood so much less intimidating by yourself. This is a great “girl” and teen tool. I’ve used corded circular saws, and they’re ok. But heavy. While this has plenty of power to get through your job, it’t never going to feel like it’s running away from you.