It’s giveaway time again and up for grabs is a sweet setup! Not only is an oscillating spindle/belt sander up for grabs, but there’s enough sandpaper to get you through a ton of projects! If you’re a regular to Wood Shop Mike, then it’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of RIDGID tools, but you […]
Wanna make some legitimate DIY cam clamps on the cheap? Why wouldn’t you! I was able to build 20 for about $30! So first, a moment of confession. I disassembled a broken cam clamp I’d purchased many years ago to use as a template for my clamps. Whew, I feel better with that off my chest! […]
If you open the lower blade door on the Rikon 14″ bandsaw, you’ll see the faintest evidence of a dust collection port. I lived with the mediocre performance of this setup for over two years, and then one day I’d had enough. Surgery was very quick as my patient did not require anesthesia. Remove the […]
We woodworkers have a unique problem when it comes to our machinery. We need our table saws to adjust easily and want our lathe beds to be nice and slick, but what to use? Sure, you could use paraffin wax or graphite spray, but these wear off and need to be regularly reapplied. So what’s a […]
The bowl is almost finished, but I couldn’t wait to share the progress! I’d be waiting for my new Burnmaster Eagle to arrive so that I could finish up the pyrography. I’ll be writing a review of the Burnmaster Eagle in a few weeks, but for now I’ll just tell ya’ short n sweet… I […]
In many avenues of life, camaraderie bolsters the soul, hones skill, and enlivens new passion. To that end, lets talk (well I guess I’ll write and you read) about the new appreciation I’ve found for woodworking guilds.
I’ve had lots of interest around this bowl after sharing the rough turned photo in my post, Chip-N-Dip On The Way. Well, it’s 8 months later (where does time actually go?) and the piece is ready to be finish turned. I used the “dip” portion of the bowl to expand the chuck jaws into. Since the inside surface […]
Go check out the new shop, Going Local NC, which highlights the talent of local NC artisans! My work can be found here along with many others. Work ranges from gourmet coffee and dog treats to great photography and wood turning! Going Local NC will be holding its grand opening tomorrow 9-4-2014 at 5 p.m. […]