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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Shop Tour 2009

Here is my 2009 Shop Tour.

This Video is only about 15 minutes long.  I just introduce you to all of my Tools except for my Scroll Saw, which is in the House, I work on it in the winter in my home.

So I've not had the time to take it back out to my Shop, not to mention it's still a little Chilly for me to work in the Shop.

I hope that Y'all enjoyed my Shop Tour, I will be conducting another Shop Tour once I get my Benches and Storage units built and installed in the Shop, Right now, Everything is just laying around for convenience.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sandpaper Sharpening Platform

Sharpening edge tools with sandpaper and a honing guide makes great sense. It’s quick, inexpensive and the results can’t be beat. So in order to get the maximum efficiency from this simple technique, I put together a sandpaper sharpening platform.

Take a look at the drawings below and you’ll understand how it goes together. First, you’ll need to find a glass supplier who will cut a piece of 1/4″-thick plate glass to size and soften the sharp edges.

The glass is clamped to a plywood base using a pair of rabbeted cleats. But before installing the glass, I drilled a hang hole in one end and cut a set of angled notches in one edge, as shown in the detail drawing. These notches are used to quickly set the tool and honing guide to a couple of standard honing angles.

Sandpaper is the final ingredient. I added a couple of pieces of self-adhesive, aluminum oxide for the initial coarse honing. The remining space is filled with four grits of wet-or-dry silicon carbide paper atached with spray adhesive.

That’s all there is to it. Happy honing.

Have a great weekend,

Ted Raife
Online Editor, Woodsmith

Friday, March 20, 2009

Previous Projects

Hello everyone, I just wanted to make a Small and Brief note to everyone that's not seen anything I've done in the past, Especially this last Year.

I have provided a Title Link, By clicking on the title of this Post, You have the Ability of going to my Drama Blog as I call it, This is where I first started my Projects, Until I've decided to expand the blog to my Workshop Blog.

And I've not figured out how to move my Entry's from that blog to my workshop blog, So they will remain there until i find some helpful Resource to bring my Past Projects here.

Anyway, With this Said, if you click the title of this Post, Once you are on "A Little Of This And That!" Blog, If you go over to the right side, and down every so little, you will find the Archives.

If you click on the 2008 Archive, It will being up the 61 Entries I had for 2008 which provide you Reading Material + My Projects I've done and completed last year, This will give you a little extra Reading Material to pass the time, Until I have a new Video, which should be soon in the near future.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Audio and Video Podcast!

As You all know I have been posting Woodworking Tips of the Week every Week. Trying to provide information on basic and advance tips and techniques to all of my viewers and soon to be viewers...

I have also been Experiementing with Audio and Video Podcast... And it has been a little while since I have come out with a video...

These Audio and Video Podcast will not be on a Regular Basis has you have seen so far. Mainly do to time that the Audio and Videos will be spaced apart...

My Audio podcast will be more Focused on Reviews and just general Information when time premits.

My Video Podcast will be more focused on Demostrations, Inscructional and How-To Videos and some Special Videos of me and my Son doing some some special Projects together.

So be looking for them, since they are not on a Regular Basis, Just keep checking back and see if there is anything Available.

I do have something Planned here soon, it will be a Tour of my Shop, so be looking foward to a Tour and how I work on projects and move stuff around.

Thanks for listening, Thanks for Watching, Thanks for following my Blog, I hope that my experience is a great experience for everyone that is following me!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Woodworking Tip of The Week - Sheet Goods Cart

Storing assorted scrap pieces of plywood and MDF is always difficult. Because of their size, these sheets usually end up leaned against the wall, taking up valuable wall space. And the larger pieces always seem to hide the smaller pieces, making them hard to find.

To fix this problem, I built the cart you see at right for storing and organizing sheet goods. The cart has two sides. One side is designed to hold larger pieces. And the other is made to store smaller sheets and plastic buckets for small odds and ends of various sizes.

Example Drawing

The cart is built using 2x4’s for the base and uprights. Lengths of 3/4″ PVC pipe are used to make partitions for holding larger sheets on one side of the cart. A single PVC pipe is used on the other side and provides a place to hook a bungee cord for holding smaller pieces and plastic storage buckets in place.

I placed the cart on a set of casters. This way, it’s easy to move around.

Good woodworking,

Phil Huber
Editor, ShopNotes

I have found a way it seems to give me the Whole picture and all during the Posting process, So Pictures and Link will be provided as well for reference.



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Woodworking Tip of The Week - Small Parts Carousel

I like to keep extra screws, bolts, and other hardware on hand to save me trips to the hardware store. The problem is all these parts can be difficult to store and organize. To fix this, I built the small parts storage carousel you see in the drawing to the right.

The carousel consists of a single base unit and a set of storage units sized to hold plastic bins. The storage units rotate so you can find the part you need quickly and easily. And, as shown in the drawing to the right, you can build and stack as many units as needed for additional storage.
Base. To make it easy to access the storage bins, I built a simple base (drawing below). First, cut the top and bottom shelves to size. And then connect them to the L-shaped legs and frame. Finally, add a lazy Susan to allow the unit to rotate.

Storage Unit. Each storage unit is built from 3/4″ plywood and 1/4″ hardboard. Start by cutting the base and top to size. Then make four separate storage compartments to hold two different sizes of 4″-wide bins (one deep and one shallow).

The two larger compartments are made by joining two sides and a divider to a back. Dadoes in the sides and back hold the 1/4″ hardboard shelves and divider (main drawing and inset below). The small center compartments are formed by connecting the backs of the large compartments by two spacers and a set of small shelves. Here again, dadoes hold the shelves in position.
To use the carousel, just slide in the bins and fill them with small parts.

Good woodworking,
Phil HuberEditor,

Please refur to the title link for All Graphics for a Visual effect of what it looks like, And I would also like to say thanks to for putting out some Great tips and all the contributors that contribute to the tips to help woodworkers learn more the easy, quick and efficient way of woodworking!