Monday, 10 February 2014

Can you image it is 2014?   Sickness and life changes can get in the way of the best made plans ,but I am back!  Finishing this shop is the goal. Well that and I am half way through a total house renovation. I am down to needing a beaver 14 inch band saw and a 12 inch disk with a 6 inch belt sanding machine. Also an anvil and blower. Well It's February 10 and here I go. Here are the two machines I am looking for.



Wednesday, 16 January 2013

I am. About half way to getting my shop running picture to come tomorrow

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Back in the saddle

Well I am back and cranked to get at this  I was sick again all fall probably may need one more opp before the dust settles. but hopefully I will have made the dust. some picks and a new post tomorrow

Friday, 8 July 2011

where to talk

Seems like I spend much more time talking about this project on http://www.owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=98012 
then here I am new to this and getting back on track from a round of medical tests. I plan to start prepping the building to move this weekend and hope to take some pictures to comment on the process. And to take any hints on the next step

So I guess its time to get to step one…

Monday, 4 July 2011

learning to use google sketchup

I have to learn this program to draw the shop  any help would be appreciated. Being able to make good digital drawings would make it easyer to put progress on here. google Sketch up is in my link list.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Beaver Tools





I will try to use only Beaver tools from the 1950s for stationary equipment, I have acquired a 4 inch jointer, 8 1/4 inch table saw, floor drill press, a 24 inch scroll saw and a 36 inch lathe. I also have a old Dewalt radial arm saw. I need to find a band saw and a thickness planer.

I managed to find a Beaver tool catalog from the 1950s, and the manuals for the tools I have. I also waited 4 hours at a auction to buy a box of popular mechanics because one of the books had a article on building stands for the tools in it plywood was king in those days.