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  1. Lathe Motor Conversion to Variable Speed DC.

    I recemtly turned a bunch of bowls on my lathe and I was having a lot of vibration problems. My lathe has only 5 speeds. To change speeds, I have to turn the lathe off, set my tool down, wait for it to stop spinning, open up the door, change belt, close door… (In other words it takes a while.)...
  2. Granddaughter's Hope chest

    Hope Chest I made this chest for my granddaughter Amber. It was one of my first project. I've been told that every project get better.
  3. Ryobi sander conversion to Hook and Loop

    Someone posted their making a thickness sander and putting hook and loop sandpaper on the drum. That got me to thinking that I'd like to convert my sander to hook and loop. He recommended Woodmaster in Kansas City for the parts. I checked with the supplier where I buy sandpaper and I could get...
  4. Cargo trailer conversion

    A few weeks ago the wife and I purchased a new aluminum cargo trailer. We had a few amenities put on it at the factory; awning, fan, upgraded wheel rims, window, to name a few. Then I brought it home and began to convert it. I started by removing all the interior and insulating it with pink foam...
  5. 10' Birds Eye Maple Dinning Table

    I offered to build a ten foot dinning room table as a house warming present for my brother in law. We used a technique which cut down on the weight considerably. This technique consisted of using a resin coated honeycomb cardboard, which was one inch tall, for the center core of the table. This...
  6. Matching Bathroom Vanities

    We did a pair of his and hers bathroom vanities with a beautiful veneer. Called Cinnamon Laurel Burl, it is a great looking wood. We got it from Certainly Woods, out of New York. The designs came from Tommi at K Gallery Art and Design. Her work is a joy to build, due to the great looking...
  7. Library Steps

    We renovated a large condominium, which included a library. We made a conference table for the client. As they were good clients, I made this library stairs as a gift for the gentleman. It matched the wood used in the conference table. The woods are Wenge, and White Ash. A beautiful...
  8. Reclaimed Pine Urn

    Adult Urn made from 1" reclaimed yellow pine. Finished with Tung Oil varnish.
  9. just a white cabinet

    This stands in a small bathroom walk way. Its 8 feet high 1 foot deep and 2 feet wide. When you see it is from about 18 inches away. It was designed by the home owner to match her retro bathroom. The cabinet was built out of poplar and MDF with a white convertion varnish finish. The doors are...
  10. Dovetail Saw from a Gents Saw

    After seeing some amazing transformations of inexpensive gents saws to high quality western dovetail saws here on lumberjocks, I decided to give it a try. After settling on the Gramercy dovetail saw design, I bought an inexpensive Crown 10" Gents saw with 16 PPI and a steel back, two brass...
  11. Double curve insert board.

    This is not one of the 150 so I am posting it.. to see how it was made go here
  12. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I have seen some conversions before but, NOT quite like this one! I thought Y'all would be interested in seeing this… Just got it in an email… I think it's really very COOL! This is a Bench convertible to a Picnic Table and back to a Bench super EASILY! Have fun!
  13. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I know I am posting a common post to the other but I was looking into buying a new HVLP. I currently use a Lexaire 30C 2 stage at work but I am doing alot of custom work that warents me buying my own sprayer instead of driving to the shop to spray all the time. I was looking for oppinions on...
  14. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I don't have any experience with woodworking but I'm in the process of converting a Nissan NV2500 High Roof van into a campervan and I want to work on adding a kitchenette, cabinets, a closet and a bed frame. I searched online about the proper plywood (I'm using Birch Plywood) thickness for...
  15. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I have a ryobi 14.4v drill/saw/flashlight combo kit and the charger shows the yellow and green light when attempting to charger battery pack. I would lile to be able to wire the drill to a cord… So I could just plug it in. .. My question / concern is this : How can I wire a plug to the drill...
  16. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hello too all, I'm new to this forum but want to jump right in! After converting my TS to 220v, the motor vibrates, and gets hot. Switched back to 115v and it runs smooth. Does anyone have any idea what's going on? I followed the wiring diagram on the motor for 220v. Old Delta 36-426...
  17. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    After a confirmation from Grizzly, I ordered - and have now installed - their conversion fence for Delta and other 14" bandsaws. The table specs are the important details to keep in mind for fit but a call to Grizzly will help getting your bearings. Having a 1972 Delta/Rockwell FH-109 Bandsaw...
  18. Blogs
    Time to get back to it! So it's been a few years since my last blog post. Since then I've gained a son, but lost a lot of free time. This year, though, it's time to get back to it. I have plans to built up my garage shop in anticipation of heating/cooling and insulating it next year. My...
  19. Blogs
    Getting the Lathe Home and Mapping the Process The Lathe Here is the lathe. I bought it on Craigslist and got what I feel was a good deal. I went to Nashville and picked it up on Saturday. My plans are to replace the AC motor with a DC motor and make the lathe variable speed electronically...
  20. Blogs
    It's a start - maybe Between honey-do's, I am taking on a project that the client is actually willing to pay for my time and materials to convert an old cabinet into a wine/liquor cabinet that he hopes to sell on e-bay or somewhere, that is, if I can quote him a price that will leave him some...
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