Thursday, September 1, 2016

Medicine Cabinet Shelves

Just a quick post because I haven't posted in a while...

The cheap plastic shelves that were in my medicine chest were cracking and sagging. I made new ones from scraps of birdseye maple and aluminum bar stock. Finished with spray poly. Took no time at all and looks great.

I would have preferred to replace the whole cabinet, but this is a rental. So rusty old cabinet it is!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Craftsman 10" Bandsaw Bearings

New bearing on the left, old bearing on the right.
Over the past year or so I had stopped using my Craftsman 10" bandsaw. I never thought about why, but I cringed a bit whenever I thought about using it. Turns out that the thing had gotten pogressively noisier. But like boiling a frog, I tolerated it for way too long.

Here's how I fixed it.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Harbor Freight 4" x 36" Belt / 6" Disk Sander 97181 - Woodscrub's Mods

Straight out of the box. The sander came with the sanding belt pre-installed
and tracking correctly!

This is my second one of these sanders. I had one around 10 years ago, and over time had modified it to work better. Then I sold it to move back to California from Colorado. So it was time for a new one, and I can modify it all at once!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Ambrosia Maple Side Table

Perfect for that morning coffee.

This table uses an oval shaped top, mitered box, and tapered legs. All made from a single board of ambrosia maple. It also has inlay of padauk and walnut in the top, and is finished with Formby's Tung Oil Finish.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Stanley No 70 Box Scraper late 1800's

Stanley Rule & Level Co.
I picked this up a few years ago and played with it some without doing much to sharpen it. This weekend, I decided to sharpen and hone the blade and see what I could do with it.