Workshop projects can be useful. Sometimes its an issue of timing, so something needs to be made on site .
How I built Jim a Mobile Scroll Saw Table
Ha ha. Actually I just helped, but seems someone was taking pictures unbeknownst to me. So without further ado…here is how it went down.
Lamp Base from Plywood
Last year we made a round stacked plywood lamp base and it turned out awesome. I’ve been thinking about it lately and decided we really needed two of them.
More Maritime Projects
We had a little fun this weekend creating new Maritime themed projects.
In the workshop today
No big projects on the go these days, but lots going on in the workshop.
Storing plank lumber
I completed this race car bed last week for a customer. All I need now is for them to pick it up so that I can continue with my projects.
Milling lumber with Chainsaw today
Spent about 4 hours or saw making lumber today from the fir and spruce logs I had piled up behind the workshop. The logs were cut in summer 2014. The bark still on, they are starting to get buggy. So I slabbed some up to get some 2×4 or whatever I could get. The scraps and small logs were cut up for firewood.
This is the type of chain I use for slabbing the logs.
I keep forgetting that the GoPro camera damn near needs to be on top of the action to get some decent footage. View the video in full screen for a closer look.
Make your own pegboard hangers
I had a bunch of retail packages to organize recently. Luckily I found a pegboard cabinet locally for a good price and snapped it up. But I needed a couple dozen hangers. Not wanting to go the consumer route, I opted to see if I could make my own and see if it would work.
pallet boards on the bench
Today I picked out some old pallet boards from the wood pile out back. Pulled out most of the nails and staples and sanded them down. Glued together now, I’ll let this set up overnight for a strong bond. Not sure what I’ll be doing with it, I might cut out another wood map.
Busy in the workshop
Too hot to be outdoors, the coolest place today is the workshop. Kept busy cutting out the wooden maps that are on order by a few folks.
Attaching your scroll saw blade
Looking for opinions on scrollsaw machines, in particular, your opinions on what blade mounting system you prefer (and why) for working with small blades #3 or smaller. Anybody?