December 20, 2014

What woodworking videos did I watch this week? #1 (12-20-14 )

In this series of posts I will be sharing with you my favorite woodworking videos from this week.  Leave a comment below and let me know what videos I missed.  

BEGIN Japanology - Sashimono Woodwork 木工
A really well done documentary on Japanese woodworking

✔ DiResta Crown Royal

Jimmy DiResta doing what he does best

Turning Scraps Into End Grain Cutting Boards
Matt shows us how he makes cutting boards out of shop scraps

making a Schwibbogen / Christmas Arch - woodworking
Fabian shows us how he made a German Christmas Arch

Not woodworking related but I really like this guy's videos.

December 11, 2014

What's in the box?

I currently have the 1/4" blade on my band saw that came with it when I bought it.  I have been meaning forever to buy a better one for re-sawing.  I had followed a link to Woodcraft the other day so I did a search for 70 1/2" blades and this is what I found.

From everything that I have read and heard you want a lower tooth count for re-sawing so the 1/2" blade looked perfect!  I went ahead an picked up the 1/8" blade too while I was there.  They showed up tonight so I plan on giving them a test this weekend on my Craftsman 1/3 hp 3.5 amp 10" Band Saw (21400).  I'll write another article when I get the chance to test them out.  In the mean time here is a quick look at them.

December 8, 2014

Finishing an Ice Chest Cooler Box made with a little bit of red cedar

It rained most of the weekend so I wasn't able to work on the coffee table that I had planned on so I put a finish on the Ice Chest Cooler Box that I made last month for the baby shower.  The red had darkened with age so I gave it a quick sand with 120 grit sandpaper before putting on 2 coats of indoor\outdoor spar urethane.

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think of the finished product!

My "new" mitre saw, my company party, tupperware, and my son's birthday

Tonight I tell you about my "new" mitre saw, my company party, tupperware, and my son's birthday...
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December 6, 2014

Stanley Mitre Box No. 358

I recently picked up an antique Stanley Mitre Box no. 358 with an Atkins back saw from a friend at work.  It used to belong to his dad and he found it in a shelf in his garage a couple of months ago.  I think that this thing is really, really neat and I plan on cleaning it up and trying it out.  Does anybody out there know of a good cleaner that I can use on this with out messing up the patina?  I want it functional and clean looking but I don't want to lose any of it's rustic charm.