Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Eventually, I would like to See this blog fill up with some people to have a Chat. Of course chat about anything they like, but focus some on Woodworking and Scroll Sawing, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Likes, Dislikes, Etc.
Just a General all around Chat, Friends, Family, Coworkers, or anyone around that likes to join the chat.
So Please check in, Sign up or whatever and check into the chat at the Bottom of my Blog and see what you can get into.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my Blog, I hope to have more videos Soon, also some new Projects and all, Being the Holidays, Things are a little slow in the Shop for me at least.
So Hopefully Things will get back to normal after the new year.
Thanks for coming and checking out some of my videos, Woodworking Tips of the Week and some Very few Comments from a few of my Viewers.
This will ensure that the agaony of watching my "WAY TO LONG" Videos will lay to rest in the Archive of Videos, Maybe even in the Hall of Fame of Worst video editing and an award for the longest most boring Podcast!
Polar Bear: Part 14
Polar Bear: Part 15
Only 5 more Boring Videos to wade threw and we will be finished with this Lovely Boring Video Series and get into a few other Videos I've got Planed for everyone.
Please Bare with me as I'm new at this video podcasting, I'm also very new at video editing, I think I can promise that everything will be better once I learn, but as a man of his word, I don't make promises I cannot keep, so the best I can do and say is I will tring to be better on my Video editing and my Content in my Videos.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
The solution is simple - just install a catch that prevents the drawer from coming completely out of the case. There are lots of ways to do this, but the best that I have found is to use small brass turnbuttons, as shown in the drawing.
The turnbutton is installed on the inside of the case rail. When flipped down the drawer can't be removed. If you want to pull the drawer out, reach under the rail and turn the button up. It's an easy way to deal with a major aggravation.
All pictures coorasponding to these post will be seen on their following Tip Page by clicking on the Title of this Post.
So I will be posting both of the videos in this post, and Maybe 2 at a time in each post to I can Sum up the videos more quicker.
Video Part 12
Video Part 13
Enjoy the Videos, only a few more left to Bare, then the Boredom will be over. LOL
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
- You blow your Nose and Sawdust comes out!
- Missing a digit (Can only count to 9)
- No Lint in the Belly Button, just wood chips
- You smell like a Hamster Cage
- Your fingernails are a Nice Shade of Mahogany
- You never throw anything away because you might need it
- Your vehicle has never seen the inside your garage
- You've got sawdust in low places
- The smell of sawdust takes you to your happy place
- You never let your spouse buy furniture because you can "Make It"
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I guess you can't expect EVERYTHING to go right the first time you edit and reedit again lol,
I have been trying my best at some Video Editing. I still have A LOT Of work ahead of me, but I'm getting there.
I have decided to try and give my Sled Video a try at editing, Basically what I have done with this Video since It was originally 1 hour long is Fast forward the points of scrolling and letting the Basic Key Points or Tips that I was discussing Play at Regular Speed.
I have managed to Bring this Particular Video from 1 hour down to 15 minutes that's a Decrease in just a Tad over 45 minutes, I think some will be happy to see the whole thing in 15 minutes instead of a Full hour.
What I did as described above, is I Split some of the video in Different areas throughout the length of the video, then I fast forwarded the sections that didn't have talking in them, This give me the ability to reduce the time, all of the Fast Forwarded sections, I have included Scrolling Text indicating where the fast forward points are at, I could have deleted the split footage this could probably have dropped it down a little more then 15 minutes but I don't know how much more, as they was only a few seconds.
So with all of this Said, Here is the Revisited and Edited Sled Video, I hope it Catches more of a Fancy to the ones that didn't want to sit through the whole 1 hour video, maybe they are willing to check out the 15 Minute Video and listen to some of the caption.
I know they are Long, they are in between 20 minutes to 30 minutes long, I'm inexperienced on how long to make these videos, I've been getting some tips and hints from a few good people that has Video Blogs, and with this in mind, after this polar bear series of videos are all posted, I will be making my Videos shorter for better viewing for my viewers.
My Goal here is to help you understand how we Scrollers Scroll Out our work, How we Demonstrate our Work and how we Teach you how to use Certain Methods of cutting, methods of Inlays, or methods of Stack Cutting.
So with this in mind, I think after the rest of my polar bear Videos are Posted, I'm going to Start with the Basic but Simple Video Cast to give you a Demonstration on now to Prepare your Stock for cutting.
Then I will make a Few more Videos on explaining and giving examples of other stuff, but I'm not going to Tell you everything, I want the Anticipation to arise as you are waiting and reading my Post, so you have a Reason to come back and see what I have to offer.
I'm in high Hopes that my Blog will inspire people to have an interest in such a Craft that many are not aware of!
I think I've said a little too much right now, So here is Video #7, Once again I apologize about the length of these videos, this will soon be corrected as I get used to editing my Videos, and you will see more of my Ugly ole Mug also!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Whenever I cut plastic, I use a backer board to prevent chipping. (I like to use 1/4″ hardboard as you can see in the photos.)
Something else to keep in mind is that plastic is a relatively soft material. It's very easy to scratch while working with it in the shop. But it comes with a masking material on each face. I like to keep this masking in place as long as possible to protect the surface.
Professional shops use a special carbide-tipped blade for cutting plastic. These blades have many small teeth, a modified triple chip grind, and a thin kerf. But you can get great results with a typical woodworking, carbide-tipped blade. Choose a blade with 60 or 80 small teeth.
As you can see in the photo on the right, cutting curves in plastic at the band saw is really no different than cutting wood. I like to use a blade with 10 to 14 teeth per inch for smooth cuts. Even then, the edge will require further smoothing. Here again, use a backer board whenever possible for cleaner cuts.
Phil HuberEditor, ShopNotes
I did not included the Photos, To convser Space for my Own photos, Please refur to the Link above by clicking to the Title of this Post, This will refur you to the page that contains the Pictures of this post.
Friday, December 19, 2008
I will be Converting my latest Videos to Quicktime Format "MOV" so I can be compatible with iTunes, this way I can cover a Larger Range of Viewers and Podcasters that keeps a veiw on my Podcast.
I will give the link once I have another video to add to the Archive of videos I already have, which hopefuly will be next week sometime. So check back and see what's coming around the Bin.
Have a Happy Holidays
So I think what I'm going to do, at least with this Video Series. Is after this Post of #5 Video, I'm going to Put a Video Player on Video 6 that will Show you the rest of the Videos, this way you can view them right from the Player instead of Individual.
You have Seen the Pictures of the Project Finished, This will give my Viewers a Chance to watch the videos all at once if they choose, the next videos will be shorter and less of them.
More Short, Sweet and to the Point, I will address Key Points, Will give you the General idea how to Apply your Pattern, Drilling the Holes and Cutting the pattern out.
Enjoy, any comments, critique, hints, tips whatever, please send them my way to email@example.com and/or click on the above link "Contact Me" to send me a quick and easy email. You can also send me an Email on what you would like to see or questions that you would like Answered.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
There are a lot of Videos in this Series, I don't like editing anything out, I like for everyone to see and hear my Mistakes if there are any, and if there are some, I try to explain what could be different or how you could've done it differently to prevent the error in question.
So I hope that you enjoy All of the Videos for this project.
Here is the Cheating photos that I have taken of Before, Middle and Finished product, if you check out the Polar Bear: Part 1, you will see the Tech Specs of this Project, I don't see a Point in Repeating the Specs if they are already posted, not to mention, this will give my viewers a chance to review the video also.
Thanks for following my Blog, reading and watching my Podcast, I hope that I have opened many Eyes to the Scroll Saw community beginner, intermediate or even advanced scrollers, of all ages, Please send me any comments, questions, tips, hints, critique or anything you wish to be displayed here with credit for your own work, woodworking or scroll sawing.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Here is the First Video in my Podcast.
Hope you enjoy the video, It's only 20 minutes long, more Podcast will follow as they are edited, Most of them will range in the 20 to 25 Minute Mark.
This is also a Custom Polar Bear and Her cubs from a Photograph from the internet, This project will be going to a Friend of mine in Iowa to her Mother.
This project is taking me longer then expected because of recording and editing my video.
Materials: 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood
Blades: FD-TC #1
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Sorry I don't have any Pre Pictures, I just have After Pictures.
Although if you check out my other Post, Sled Blades I beieve it is, this is a Video of me Cutting the Blades of the Sled out.
I will be doing another Podcast tomorrow, well releasing another video for my Blog So stay Tuned.
Materials: 1/4" Oak and Baltic Birch Plywood
Time: 2hrs All together
Blades/Bits: FD-TC #1, Bit #68
The Blades that I have ordered was
FD-TC #2/0 (Two Way Cut)
FD-NS #2/0 (New Spiral)
The Blades are made from Springy metal, I'm not sure what type, but these blades Spring and bend more then they brake. Of course, under certain circumstances they will brake, Under tightening, Over tightening and excessive Heat from Friction.
All in all, These Blades themselves are made from Top Quality Materials, The do not brake as easy, they are very well crafted and hold there sharpness for about the whole duration of your project.
I have red an artical that Said Normal Blades only Last about 30 minutes of use, Which isn't that much time if you are a Slow Scroller, For a fast Scroller, you may be able to get pretty far on your project before you need to swap out your blade for a new one. Myself, I keep my blade in until I cannot use it any longer and expecially with my TC Blades, I have the option of using them 2x, I just Take the blade out, Turn it around and reinsert it into my Saw and I can now use the upper section of the blade as if it was a new blade.
This comes in handy for the low income Community that can't afford to buy many, so basically you get 2 doz. for the price of one. Which is a great deal.
I have not had a chance to use the bits as much just yet, so my review on this is limited. I can say thou that these bits are really nice, they are a little flimsy thou which is understandable because of the thickness of the bit it's self.
I have tried the FD #71 Bit for a FD-NS #2/0 and they are too small for the Spiral Bits, The upper and lower part of the NS #2/0 Bit is too big, you would have to use a 1/16" Bit for an entry hole for these Blades. The #68 Bit works well with #1 Blades, I'm not sure on anything higher then this, My Main supply of blades are primarly # 2/0, 1, 3 and 5 and I most commonly use only 1 and 3 as I find better control better cutting results.
I've tried to use this Chuck, and I wasn't very impressed with this Chuch just yet, I was lucky enough that my Craftsman Drill jaws was Tight enough that the bits was able to fit in them with little adjustment and alignment, so this is my preference.
I do think thou however, to eliminate my Hand Drill, I'm going to build a Workable Version of a Hand Drill you crank with your hands and use this Chuck on the Hand Drill, maybe I will receive better results in doing so as it will be slower in cutting, less bending of the bit and less friction of the bit as well.
I hope that this small review of the Blades, Bits and Chuck was useful, if you have any questions about any of what was listed here, please send your questions, comments, critique or anything to my contact on the top right corner of my blog, or you can just post a comment to this post, also by clicking the title of this post, it will take you to Mike's Workshop if you are interested in ordering some FD Blades.
His Blades are as cheap as 2.75 a Doz which is Really Cheap for a Great product.
Friday, December 12, 2008
My solution is shown in the drawing below. I built a simple hinged boom that I attached to the wall of the shop to carry both the power cord and the dust collection hose. When I need the cord and hose, I can quickly swing the boom out over my workbench. When not in use, the boom folds flat against the wall, out of the way.
As you can see, the construction of the boom is simple and functional. I used 2×4s for the main parts and a scrap of plywood reinforces the knee brace. A pair of heavy, butt hinges allows the boom to swing on the support. Finally, the cord and hose are loosely fastened to the boom with zip ties threaded through eyelet screws.
Now, having a cord and hose underfoot and in the way is a thing of the past.
Come check it out, Leave me Comments, Critique, What you think would have been better, what would've looked better, Etc.
So Sit back, Grab a Bag of popcorn and a Mountain Dew and enjoy the Show. Also if you have any questions Please ask, send them to me in the Contact me Button at the top of my Blog.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
All are from Mike's Workshop, Click on the title of my Post and it will take you to his Workshop Page and you can order some for yourself if you like.
I have ordered:
FD-TC #2/0 Which is the SMALLEST Blade that he has possible.
FD-TB #71 and #68, #71 TB "Twist Bit" is the Smallest Bit
FD Mini Chuck for the Twist Bits.
These will help me with some of my Better intricate Cuts, and the Twist Bits will help me lots also with Making my Small Starter holes for my Blade Insertion.
Well I would like to say that everything is going back to normal.
The only Small Setback, is that I don't have all of my Links that I added to my Woodworking and Scroll Sawing Links.
Other then that, Things are doing Pretty well, Things are looking up, The page is fitting back together like a Nice Scroll Sawed Puzzle.
I have another Custom Scroll Saw project that will be Featured as well, a Friend of mine in Iowa also wanted a Project for her Mother.
And here is what I have been working on, her mother Likes horses and Polar Bears, and I found this Doing a Search on Google, as it's already converted to Pattern, I can't seem to find the before Picture now.
So Until I find it, here is what the Pattern Looks like if anyone is interested. The Pattern is a mommy Bear with her 2 Young.
I will also be posting some pictures of the before and During the Scroll Saw Process, and if I can i will also be Doing some Video but I'm not sure if video is going to be a good thing at this time as we got company, the dogs barking alot, just not a good time to Shoot Video.
Anyway, Stay tuned for some Pictures in Progress.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The ole Lady wants me to put the Tree up, Things are disarrayed around the house, so I've got to sign off for the night.
Maybe a new morning or the light of day will clear my head to get me back on track.
This is a Pain in it's self, I guess it goes to say that, If it's not Broke, Don't Fix it.
Well I thought that it would be better to have it separated under it's own Email account, but I guess we will have to stay here...
I hope that all of my Viewers will make it back here and my Followers.
I'm attempting to move my Blog back to "handisworkshop.blogspot.com under the management of firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order for me to do this, I have to Export my Workshop blog, and import it.
But in order to import it, I have to delete Handi's Workshop that's under Management of my other email email@example.com account.
So Please Bare with me as I go into this Transition, Hopefully everything will Work out the way i like it to.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Unfortunately at this present time, my Video camera Base is missing, so any Actual Video I record with it, I can't pull off the Camera to edit the video, so I'm using Ustream.
Once I locate the base to link with my Computer, I will probably be doing some Recording with my Video Camera so I can edit my Video and take out some of the boring Cutting time out for them that are interested in just a quick Front, Middle and End Video.
Now, it's time for a Little of what I call........
Materials: Oak Plywood and Baltic Birch Plywood
Time: 55 Minutes
Blades: FD-TC #1
The Base of the Sled is Cut from Baltic Birch and the Runners or Blades I guess you would call them was made from Oak Plywood. I was hoping for a 2 Tone look here, Little lighter base with a darker runner/blade.
Once I get the after Pictures after Glue up, I will Edit this Post and add the pictures in.
Sorry All I have is the Beginning after I attacked my Pattern and then of course the Finished project.
I am very sorry for this, I think I have provided my workshop email in my last post, if I have not, then I am sorry for that.
For them who wish to contact me, with any Tips, Hints, Tricks, Other Comments, Critique or just anything in general, you can do so at the following email:
Now I've also included the email address as a "Title Tag", Which means, that if you click the title of the Post, This should bring up your email client and enable you to email me, if it does not work, then use the email that I have provided above to get in contact with me for anything of your nature.
With your permission of course, if you have Tips, Hints, Tricks or anything else that you would like to see posted here, Please send them to me with your approval, I will also Post a Showcase of my Viewers and Followers Woodworking Projects as well.
So if you have anything you wish to see posted, just send me what you like and I will add it to my Content!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I will be starting a Woodworking Tip of the week or a month. If you have any tips, Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them along with other tips I get.
Most of my Tips at this Present time, Are coming from Woodworkingtips.com, And this is what Woodworkingtips.com has to offer us woodworkers this week, if you have any tips of your own, please submit them also.
Truing a Square
Framing squares are usually thought of as rough carpentry tools. But I find it comes in handy in the shop. They're great for checking large cases and assemblies.
Unlike other tools, framing squares don't require much care. But since they tend to get dropped a lot, it's a good idea to periodically check yours to make sure it's still square (see box below).
If it's not, you can separate the legs of the square slightly by making a punch mark near the inside corner. To close up the legs, make a punch near the heel, see photos below.
I will be posting the name of the tip just as they have done to provide the tip, but I will only give credit to the original Poster, and since this Tip came from, Woodworkingtips.com, all credit goes to the publisher and writers of woodworkingtips.com
The Link to this Tip is also provided for every tip by Clicking on the title of the post, this will take you right to the Original link to this Particular Tip.
Friday, December 5, 2008
We have allowed the glue to dry, we have not done anymore work on it just yet, I am asking my Boy to hold off, well actually, He's been bad, and when he's bad, he looses some privilege.
And working on his Bi-Plane that he so anticipates to get done, is one great Feature of a Beginning Woodworker for Discipline Means.
Works wonders, means less butt spanking when something of interest catches an eye of a young child.
So enjoy the pictures, we will cast the 2nd Part of the Project here real soon.
If anyone has any questions please send them my way, either in Comment form or email me directly at email@example.com
Unfortunately at the time i created this blog, My mind was wondering so much about getting it up and all the details, I happen to forget 1 Simple Detail. I Created another blog under my normal Log in name, instead of creating another gmail account to host the blog on so I could use my workshop email.
So now, I have to just post my email address to my workshop address and do it this way, which it's not too big of a deal. Just a few minor adjustments for having to much on my Plate.
This is approximately 50 minutes long for the Patience people. This video I get questions from my Views over at "The Woodwhisperer Live" Where I have my ustream Live Cast at.
If you wish to See Future Cast, Please come back from time to time, I will be posting Pictures and Videos from my Broadcast.
At the bottom of my Blog you will see my Workshop Live Cam and Live Chat, you should be able to see me anywhere I have my Live Broadcast links at and chat if there is the option available.
Anyway, Here is the Broadcast "Pre-Recorded" Video from the other night, This is me answering questions from my Viewers, Sorry I didn't read the questions off, next time, i will make an appoint to read the questions so everyone knows what I'm answering.
Enjoy the video, it's not a professional Video by all means, but it's a Video, i'm scrolling out a Custom Heart Design for a friend of mine, I stop and show you as I make a few cuts to show you the progress, I also didn't start recording til about 15 minutes after I started, I forgot to do so, after I noticed it wasn't recording, I started recording.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
You can watch it right here as a Pre-Recorded Show.
This Cast is only about 1/2 hr long, we will be broadcasting another part sometime tomorrow, maybe about the same time, 5:30p.
I hope you turn in to the 2nd 1/2 of our 2 part Series.
This is a Special Broadcast that I will be broadcasting Today this evening with my Son.
I have my workshop listed on TWW Live, if you want to come check me out and my Son.
He Received a Wooden Bi-Plane project for his 8th Birthday, and I've decided to do a Special Broadcast with my Son on the arts of woodworking, This will also be the opening Project for my Workshop Blog.
So if anyone is interested in a little 1 on 1, Son and Father Broadcast, it will be airing and recording at about 5.30p eastern time, you can get to my Live feed at one of the following Links.
Hope to see everyone there.
Monday, December 1, 2008
There will be so much to explore, so much to view within your visit here.
During the Colder Months, you will see some of my Live Broadcast with a provided link, in my livingroom working on my Scroll Saw.
During the Warmer Months, You will also see my live broadcase with a provided link, in my Workshop.
I hope that you find my workshop educational and everything else that comes with it.
Thanks for visiting my Blog, I hope that you return and check back and see what I have to offer!