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Carver's Mallet
 
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The ghosts in the shop are at it again - making things from the leftover pieces of tropical hardwood from the previous woodworking project. Two pieces are stitched together with a box joint and wood turned on the lathe to make a carvers mallet. What a nice surprise!
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More Maple Milling
 
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I had signed up for a wood delivery service (Free Wood Portland) where arborists will deliver the wood that they don't want. I then subsequently forgot about signing up for it until a few months later when I got a text from someone who had a truckload of maple for me and they would be by in 30 minutes. I said OK. At first the wood that was delivered looked like a lot of maple but I found that much of the tree had been rotted out. I did find 3 good logs that I milled up into slabs. I also found a section that I could turn to bowl blanks on the lathe and I milled up a smaller section on the big band saw in the shop. Free Wood Portland: http://freewoodportland.com/ Some of the tools used in this project wood turning tools: http://carterandsontoolworks.com/ Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx Oneway Stronghold chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViyjO Oneway 3222 #4 Profiled Jaws for Stronghold Chuck: http://amzn.to/1TBI07C Granberg MK-III Alaskan Chainsaw Mill: https://amzn.to/2xZF6eE DEWALT Planer: https://amzn.to/2LzuZis End Grain Sealer: http://amzn.to/2agx6rl 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw 3M Reusable Respirator: http://amzn.to/2cGwyPL 3M Particulate Filter P100: http://amzn.to/2bYwhaK big band saw: http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=15607 To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Woodturning the 8 Ball
 
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I have woodturned an 8 ball from a chunk of walnut that has been kicking around the shop for about a decade. I first turned a sphere from the walnut. I originally was thinking of making it into a Death Star but then we came up with the idea of making it into an 8 ball. I cut the white of the 8 into the walnut sphere on a CNC router. A large part of this project was figuring out how to hold the sphere on the CNC table securely. Then I cut the white of the 8 from a piece of maple to fit into the sphere. I then continued turning the sphere and made the 8 flush with the surface. I used walnut oil for the finish. Some of the tools used in this project CNC: http://www.cncrouterparts.com wood turning tools: http://carterandsontoolworks.com/ Walnut Oil: http://amzn.to/2BRqONH Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx Milwaukee Small Angle Grinder: http://amzn.to/2p0G16h Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj7bGj Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F Whiteside Spiral Bit with Up Cut Solid Carbide 1/2-Inch Diameter: http://amzn.to/1TJmHRj Whiteside Router Bits Compression 1/4-Inch: http://amzn.to/2pV9ouk Oshlun 8-1/2-Inch Negative Hook Finishing ATB Saw Blade :http://amzn.to/1TJmTQJ FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw 3M Reusable Respirator: http://amzn.to/2cGwyPL 3M Particulate Filter P100: http://amzn.to/2bYwhaK To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Repairing Commercial Sushi Cutting Boards
 
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This past summer, I restored a few commercial sushi cutting boards for the restaurant, Bamboo Sushi. Two of the cutting boards had developed cracks along the grain of the boards. I removed the cracks by cutting the boards along the crack and reattaching them with wood biscuits. I also sanded the top and bottom surface of the boards to remove some of the knife marks. Bamboo Sushi. http://bamboosushi.com/
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Making Our Dining Table
 
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My wife has been threatening to buy a new dining room table for about a decade now and I keep saying I'm going to make one. The time has come. I need to make a dining room table. The table is made from the glue lam beams that used to be over the pool structure where the shop is now. The four legs of the table lean outward and are held in place with a central stretcher and the strength of the table top. To hide the knots and imperfections in the table top, I had our kids do drawings and I use those drawings to cut out shapes to make inlays for the tabletop. I also carved the underside of the table top to give the table a thinner edge and still have some structure between the legs. Some of the tools used in this project CNC: http://www.cncrouterparts.com Eames Chair: https://amzn.to/2G37XT1 Wizard III Metal Detector: https://amzn.to/2J6tJCr Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx KANT TWIST Quick Acting Fixture Clamp: http://amzn.to/1TJn2DP Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F uxcell 2-Inch Router Bit: https://amzn.to/2G6Em74 Whiteside Spiral Bit with Up Cut Solid Carbide 1/2-Inch Diameter: http://amzn.to/1TJmHRj Freud 8-1/2-Inch Saw Blade ://amzn.to/2qtNTfT Amana 16 Inch Saw Blade: http://amzn.to/2n34xVN Wixey WR410 8-Inch Digital Protractor: http://amzn.to/28MW6hb FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw 3M Reusable Respirator: http://amzn.to/2cGwyPL 3M Particulate Filter P100: http://amzn.to/2bYwhaK To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Wood Turned Walnut Bowl with Diamond Pattern
 
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I have a walnut bowl that I roughed turned several years ago and it's now dry and ready to be finished. It is in good shape and has not cracked during the drying process. I decided to add 2 rings at the rim of the bowl. I wanted to do the segments with an angled cut to give the seams between the segments an angle. I used this to make a diamond pattern of padauk within walnut rings. The finished bowl is a solid walnut base with the rim of walnut with a diamond pattern. Camp More: https://www.campmorenw.com/ It's Wood podcast: http://itswood.libsyn.com/frank-howarth-frank-makes Some of the tools used in this project wood turning tools: http://carterandsontoolworks.com/ Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj7bGj Freud 8-1/2-Inch Saw Blade ://amzn.to/2qtNTfT Amana 16 Inch Saw Blade: http://amzn.to/2n34xVN Wixey WR300 Digital Angle Gauge: http://amzn.to/1UfwoID Wixey WR410 8-Inch Digital Protractor: http://amzn.to/28MW6hb FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw 3M Reusable Respirator: http://amzn.to/2cGwyPL 3M Particulate Filter P100: http://amzn.to/2bYwhaK Oneway Stronghold chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViyjO Mega Jumbo Jaws for Oneway Stronghold Chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViznN Walnut Oil: http://amzn.to/2BRqONH To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Basement Room Remodel
 
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We have fixed up a room in our basement. This room had become our junk room. We kept putting stuff that we didn't know where to put in the rest of the house in this room. This past January, we cleaned this room out. Once the room was clean, I took apart a few things, including the ceiling, the walls, the lighting, and a workbench. Slowly over the last few months I have been rebuilding this room. I put up new 1/4 inch plywood on two of the walls and the ceiling. I put in a new sub panel, some new electrical work and new 4' LED lights. The room now has a small metal working area for me and will be a model train area for my son and a small garage type storage area. Making A Plywood Panel Lift https://youtu.be/bcnn3sIf9rI CNC Router Parts: http://www.cncrouterparts.com/ Some of the tools used in this project Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx Bessey Strap Clamp: http://amzn.to/29qLCNR Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F Bosch Barrel-Grip Jigsaw: http://amzn.to/1OGxR8h Whiteside Router Bits Compression 1/4-Inch: http://amzn.to/2pV9ouk Oshlun 8-1/2-Inch Negative Hook Finishing ATB Saw Blade :http://amzn.to/1TJmTQJ FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw 3M Reusable Respirator: http://amzn.to/2cGwyPL 3M Particulate Filter P100: http://amzn.to/2bYwhaK To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Simple Shelves on French Cleat
 
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I have made more shelving for my woodworking shop. These shelves consist of a box with shelves that hang on a French cleat. The unit is made of two equal sides of ¾” plywood and four shelves. Dados are cut in the sides to receive the shelves and a cleat is put on the back to hang the shelf unit on the wall. To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+frankhow...
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Picture Frames
 
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I made two picture frames. They are made from a cherry tree that I milled into lumber back in 2006 using a chainsaw and band saw. The wood has been drying for seven and a half years. In the video, I jointed and planed the wood to a thickness of one inch. I cut the wood into two inch strips that will become the frames. The corners are mitered and glued. The corners are reinforced with walnut splines. The photographs in the frames are historical pictures of the Steel and Broadway Bridges here in Portland. The wood for the frames came from a cherry tree and walnut tree within two miles of these bridges. This is a very local project. link to the framing jig http://www.startwoodworking.com/post/build-ultimate-picture-framing-jig video about framing jig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGpD-ZNjZ4I Also from the Drunken Woodworker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6fUXRMJ0DI
Views: 333419 frank howarth
Kitchen Remodel: Part 3 - All about that base
 
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I made the cabinet bases from salvaged pieces of the original kitchen. The bases will house some plumbing and electrical. I held the various sections of the base in place and level with wooden "L" brackets that I also made. Another part of this phase of the project is updating the electrical for the kitchen. This includes moving, adding and grounding the outlets. I also patched a section of the floor.
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segmented wood turned Wedding bowl
 
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I have been asked by my in-laws to create a segmented bowl that they can give as a wedding gift. I have been looking at Hawaiian tapa cloth patterns and like one that is a chevron and a checkerboard pattern mixed together. I made the bowl so there is maple around the top and walnut around the bottom and the two woods mix in the pattern running around the bowl. I thought this was a nice metaphor of two people joining together.
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French Cleat Closet System
 
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We have a broom closet just off of our kitchen. It was not cluttered, but it needed a makeover. We wanted to use the space of the closet more efficiently. I built a French cleat system for the closet which consists of a wood wall panel system of cleats on which various storage devices could be hung. I built both shelves and hooks to hang on the wall panels. This system allows us to customize the storage configuration of the closet as needed to use the closet very efficiently.
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The Porter Heavy Pattern Jointer
 
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This is a description of my Porter Heavy Pattern Jointer. It was made around 1910. It weighs 1550 lbs. I had to replace the cutter head, I got a Byrd tool Shelix cutter head for it. And I finally make a guard for the jointer, in the second half of the video. http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=5629 http://www.byrdtool.com/
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Shop Stair
 
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I made a stair into the shop from glulam beams I salvaged from the pool house that we demolished to build the shop. The stair consists of two heavy sides connected by 3 stair treads. The stair is on wheels and the idea is that it can be both a stair and a platform to help get heavy machinery and materials in and out of the shop. It can also be a step ladder to get to high storage around the shop.
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woodworking mallet
 
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I needed a woodworking mallet for the shop. I decided on the basic wedged mortise and tenon design. In the head of the mallet, I bore two holes and filled them with lead shot. These holes were covered with two pieces of wood on ether side of the holes. This whole assembly was turned on the lathe to form a cylindrical mallet head. The handle was turned from the same wood. The handle has a tenon that fits into a mortise built into the head. The head and handle were glued together and then the wedges were inserted.
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Lawn Chair 2
 
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This film is the making of a lawn chair from milling the lumber to finishing the chair. The story is told with no dialogue through stop motion animation. The concept for the chair is a striped beach towel hanging over a chair. The film opens with this symbolism and then proceeds to tell the story of the wood being cut, planed, shaped and assembled into the lawn chair. To see the first chair and a description go here: http://youtu.be/Q1HzCZEEsg4 And the addendum video http://youtu.be/pSESmisWDnk to see the making of video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALjdGFDLpYI I took about 12,000 frames. I used a Cannon 5d3 with an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L and EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lenses for all the photography The Soundscape was completely built in post production.
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Wood Turned Carrying Bin
 
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I have made a wood turned tool carrying bin. I made this by slicing a wooden bowl in half and adding a divider, then slicing it in half again 90゚ to the first cut and adding a second divider. I then turned the bowl and made outside flush, finally adding a handle to one of the dividers. The dividers and the bowl are from the same maple tree. I'm not entirely sure what the best function is for this but I really like how it turned out Some of the tools used in this project wood turning tools: http://carterandsontoolworks.com/ Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx Milwaukee Small Angle Grinder: http://amzn.to/2p0G16h Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj7bGj Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F Freud 8-1/2-Inch Saw Blade ://amzn.to/2qtNTfT Amana 16 Inch Saw Blade: http://amzn.to/2n34xVN FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw 3M Reusable Respirator: http://amzn.to/2cGwyPL 3M Particulate Filter P100: http://amzn.to/2bYwhaK Oneway Stronghold chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViyjO scroll saw: http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=10804 Bandsaw: http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=15607 To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Big Table Saw Sled
 
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I have been working on a door. I needed to square up the ends of the door. I made a big table saw sled for my Powermatic 72 to perform this function. I started with a sheet of half inch birch plywood. I cut this to 30 by 48 inches. Then I made a rail from hard maple that fit in one of the slots on the table saw top. I planed it down to where it just fit in the slot with out wiggling but still could slide easily back and forth. I attached the rail parallel to the shorter side of the plywood. Then I trimmed off the shorter side closest to the blade to make that edge of the plywood perfectly parallel to the slot in the table saw. Next I attached a stop to the back of the plywood piece with one screw. I made this stop as perpendicular to the table saw blade as I could. Then I cut a test piece of plywood with the sled. With this cut I could test how square the sled was. I adjusted the stop and got it spot on. Finally, I turned a handle on the lathe for the sled. This made it easer to push.
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Making a Case for Books
 
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This is the fully animated story of making four bookcases. The four cases are made from two pieces of walnut veneer plywood with almost no waste. The base for the cases is made from solid walnut with mitered corners The bookcases are 33 inches tall and 47 inches wide. The finish is wipe on polyurethane. They fit under and within the spacing of the windows in the living room. I shot approximately 11,700 frames for this animation and used roughly 6,400 of them. I worked on this project intermittently from the 5th of January to 1st of March, 2014.
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Hybrid Wedgie Sled
 
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I have made a new table saw sled for cutting segments used for segmented turning. This new sled is based on the adjustable sled by Jerry Bennett. This sled consists of two fences. It is the difference in angle between these two fences that gives you the angle of each segments, not the angle between the fence and the table saw blade. To quickly adjust the two fences, you make a wedge with the desired angle that can be fit between the two fences. This wedge forces the fences into the desired angle. I added an extra piece to the sled on the opposite side of the table saw blade from the fences. This extra piece of sled gives the newly cut segment a place to fall and be carried away from the spinning blade. The Wedgie Sled http://www.segeasy.com/wedgies.htm Frank Howarth - Father, husband, and interested in architecture at a small scale expressed through woodworking and film making. To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Building the Morrison Bridge
 
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This is building my daughter's 3rd grade bridge project. She picked the Morrison Bridge here in Portland. It is a draw bridge with 2 central cantilevered trusses that open to allow boats to pass through. We built the bridge in the wood shop using the CNC router to cut out most of the parts from 3mm and 9mm birch plywood. She wanted the bridge to actually operate so we made the drawbridge section work similarly to the real bridge with a gear mechanism and a counterweight. This is her written report. Did you know that the Morrison Bridge is the first bridge build in Portland? The original bridge was built in 1887. Then they built a new one in 1905. The one today was built in 1958. The design is a double leaf “Chicago style” bascule. It is also a beam bridge. It crosses the Willamette River in Portland, OR. Motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles are only allowed on the bridge. It carries about 50,000 vehicles a day. It connects the East and West sides of the river. It has ramps to the I-5 and 84 freeways. It was named after John Morrison a missionary who came from Scotland in 1842. He owned a riverfront lumber and feed store. It can light up. You can fill out a form and pay a fee and choose the colors that light up the Morrison Bridge I walked across the bridge. The part of the bridge that lifts up vibrates when vehicles drive over it. It has teeth where the two halves the bridge meet in the middle. It is my favorite bridge because it was the first bridge built in Portland. Building the Steel Bridge: https://youtu.be/c-ImV8Sb3UI Some of the tools used in this project Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F Whiteside Router Bit 1/8-Inch: http://amzn.to/1NvVwxd Whiteside Router Bit 1/4-Inch: http://amzn.to/2bPwUhf Oshlun 8-1/2-Inch Negative Hook Finishing ATB Saw Blade:http://amzn.to/1TJmTQJ FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq 3M Peltor Junior Earmuff: http://amzn.to/257kfQr 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw 3M Reusable Respirator: http://amzn.to/2cGwyPL 3M Particulate Filter P100: http://amzn.to/2bYwhaK To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Segmented Walnut and Maple Bowl
 
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This video is of a wood turned segmented walnut and maple bowl inspired by traditional tapa cloth patterning. I did this video all with a stop motion technique trying to remove myself from the story in order to make the materials, process, and product the stars of the show.
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Paper Towel Holder
 
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I had made a desk for my 6 year old son. The desk had a back shelf supported by a row of arches cut from English walnut. In this project, I use the leftover cutouts from these arches to make the sides of a paper towel holder. The two sides are connected by two strips of black walnut which also hold the piece to the underside of the kitchen cabinet. The walnut strips and sides are attached together with a dovetail joint. I also use a scrap piece of black walnut for the axle to hold the paper towels between the two sides. I turn the axle on the lathe to make a tenon at each end to fit into a round hole in each of the sides. This helps hold the axle in place. I also turn a wide channel between the tenons on the axle to hold the paper towel in place.
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Segmented Woodturning and the Pantorouter
 
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I have wanted to introduce curves into the patterns of segmented woodturning. Kuldeep Singh offered to send me one of his all metal pantorouters and I thought this would allow me to cut curves into the patterns of segmented turning. I started with a maple bowl I rough turned about a year ago and added a walnut ring to the top. I then used the pantorouter to make 12 holes in the bowl as well as the plugs to fit perfectly in those holes. I tuned to bowl ring and rain drop shaped plugs on the lathe into a finished 14 inch diameter bowl. Kuldeep Singh's Pantorouter http://woodgears.ca/pantorouter/kuldeep/buy.html everything you might want to know about the origins of this design http://woodgears.ca/pantorouter/
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Wood Turned Bamboo Death Star
 
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May the 4th be with you! I have wood turned a Death Star out of bamboo plywood. The build consists of making two segmented halves that seam together at the trench. Each half is made of 9 rings. Each ring has 13 segments. (13 seemed like an evil number). There is one extra ring to help the two halves overlap at the seam. The superlaser dish was turned separately. The hole in the Death Star and the profile of the dish were cut on the CNC router to allow to two to fit together. Some of the tools used in this project Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx KANT TWIST Quick Acting Fixture Clamp: http://amzn.to/1TJn2DP DEWALT DW618 2-1/4 HP Router: http://amzn.to/1TJmFcr Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj7bGj Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F Oshlun 8-1/2-Inch Negative Hook Finishing ATB Saw Blade:http://amzn.to/1TJmTQJ FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq Wixey WR410 8-Inch Digital Protractor: http://amzn.to/1TJn3Yr 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw wood turning tools: http://carterandsontoolworks.com/ Oneway Stronghold chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViyjO Mega Jumbo Jaws for Oneway Stronghold Chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViznN Oneway 3222 #4 Profiled Jaws for Stronghold Chuck: http://amzn.to/1TBI07C Frank Howarth - Father, husband, and interested in architecture at a small scale expressed through woodworking and film making. To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Neighborhood Art Project
 
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I am the artist helping with this year’s auction art project for my son’s 5th grade class. I asked the class what makes up a neighborhood. Answers included “houses” and “a school.” The kids were then asked to draw a picture of a house. It could be their house or apartment or a house in the neighborhood they liked. This was to get them warmed up to think about what houses really look like beyond a square with a triangle on top. Then the kids worked in small groups. Each one was given a 3x4 inch rectangle of walnut. There was a bin full of small pieces of wood in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Using their drawing, if they wanted to, they translated their drawing and created a house using the scraps of wood. They glued the pieces onto the rectangle. Then later, I made a lattice out of walnut to hold the houses. I cut half lap joints at all the intersection of the lattice which created a frame to hold the houses. Streets, driveways, and walkways were carved in the lattice. A school was created and placed in the center of the piece. CNCrouterparts http://www.cncrouterparts.com/ Some of the tools used in this project Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F Whiteside Router Bit 1/4-Inch: http://amzn.to/2bPwUhf Amana Surfacing Bit: http://amzn.to/2jBjpdf Oshlun 8-1/2-Inch Negative Hook Finishing ATB Saw Blade:http://amzn.to/1TJmTQJ FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw 3M Reusable Respirator: http://amzn.to/2cGwyPL 3M Particulate Filter P100: http://amzn.to/2bYwhaK To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Self-Assembling Table Saw
 
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The hand wheel that rises and lowers the blade on my table saw was very hard to turn. I slowly took the saw apart trying to diagnose the problem. I had to get the innards of the saw almost completely apart to figure out that the shaft the hand wheel was attached to needed grease. Both hand wheels operate very smoothly now. With everything apart I realized I could do a nice stop motion video of the parts going back together. This took 5 days and 5,888 frames. Making the Self Assembling Table Saw https://youtu.be/OwhMY2HJfeU
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Glulam Bowl
 
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I wood turned a bowl from glulam beams I saved from the pool house that we demolished to build the shop. I cut an 18 inch square into a circle on the band saw. I worked on the bottom of the bowl first, making the shape and a mortise for the scroll chuck. I finished the bottom completely before I turned the piece around to work on the inside of the bowl. The soft fir cut easily but it was hard to get a good finish on the end grain with the lathe tools. I had to do a lot of sanding, starting with my grinder then to my drill with a sanding pad. I finished the piece with tung oil.
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Woodturning a Segmented Christmas Ornament 2014
 
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With this ornament, I wanted to bring wood from two different trees on our property together. The Ornament would be a sphere with birch wood on the upper half and Deodar Cedar on the bottom half. The two woods would come together in a zigzag pattern in the middle.
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Woodturning  A Toy Top
 
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We have a toy top made by my wife's grandfather, James McCombe. I wanted to try to remake it as it is all woodturned. It consists of a top, a handle, and a string to pull. I started by putting together a two and a half inch square piece of wood built up from two pieces of walnut and two pieces of cherry. This formed a simple checker board pattern in section. I drilled a hole for my screw chuck to hold this piece on the lathe. This became the body of the top. I turned an axel for the top that fits in the hole I drilled for the screw chuck. Next, I turned the handle out of walnut. I drilled a hole in the handle to house the string for the top and a hole for the top's spindle. I sanded everything to a polished finish with 500 grit sandpaper. The top works great, but really no better than the original.
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Table Saw Throat Plates with Splitter Hack
 
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It's time again to make some zero clearance table saw throat plates. I planed a piece of oak to the thickness of the existing throat plates for my Powermatic 72 and 66. I shaped the pieces to fit snugly in each table saw. The Powermatic 72 has a rectangular throat plate and the Powermatic 66 has an oval shaped throat plate. I cut the slot for the blade by raising the blade up through the wood as it was being held down by the fence. I then cut the slot further to insert a small piece of wood as a fin. This fin is the same width as the slot and the blade, and acts as a riving knife. It helps to keep the wood from binding on the blade and up against the fence.
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segmented wood turned maple bowl
 
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This is a maple bowl I had turned to a ruff stage, then let dry for 2 years. It developed a crack on one side, as it dried. I addressed this by cutting the cracked section off and building a segmented section to take it's place. Then I tuned the whole thing down to a finished piece. The lathe is a Powermatic 2442 The band saw is a 1947 36" Fay and Egan http://www.frankmakes.com/
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Kitchen Remodel: Part 2 - Animated Demolition
 
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The first real phase of the kitchen remodel is removing the old kitchen. This should have taken a day but took 5 days as I shot the whole process in stop motion with 5,237 still images. The first 3 days were removing the contents of the kitchen. The last 2 days were removing the appliances and demolishing the cabinets. Kitchen Remodel: Part 1 - introduction https://youtu.be/NNFLLTZOFIE
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Calvin's Desk Part 1
 
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Calvin needs a new desk. After a lot of sketching, we decide on a design that consists of a three drawer cabinet under a desk top with a shelf on the back. The desk has a train station motif. This is the first of three videos about the desk. In this video I concentrate on the three drawer cabinet. The box that the three drawers go in is black walnut veneer plywood, mitered at the corners. There is a rabbet in the back to accept a back panel. The drawers are half inch Russian birch plywood. The sides of the drawers are held together with a dado and rabbet joint. The drawer bottoms are held in place with a dado along the drawer sides. The drawer faces are held on with 2 screws from the inside of the drawer. Each drawer has a pull inspired by a train wheel. The next video will be about the legs. To see part two http://youtu.be/BEvM6GB4qco To see part three http://youtu.be/LjmZsFuYMKA link to the drill press in the background http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=9723
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Wooden Gantry Crane
 
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I built this crane by assembling the legs first. Then I attached the beam to the two legs to form the complete structure. I did this with the crane in a tipped over position. Once everything was assembled, I tilted the structure into a vertical position. I originally built this crane to lift heavy machinery out of my truck. It now lives at the door to the shop. I use it to move heavy machinery in and out of the shop. I also use it in the shop to reposition machinery. Some key features to this design are that it is bolted together so it can be disassembled. It is on wheels so it can be easily moved into position. The chain hoist fits up inside the beam giving the maximum amount of lifting clearance. The bracing is given the space with in the design to do its job with good connection point to the structure. I’m not a structural engineer; use this at your own risk. Link to drawing of Gantry Crane http://i.imgur.com/qT4SP7c.jpg chain hoist similar to this: http://www.grizzly.com/products/2-Ton-Manual-Chain-Block/T23105 wheels: http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-Heavy-Duty-Swivel-Caster-w-Brake/G8179 To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Bookends
 
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These bookends are made from walnut and birch. The design idea was to abstract a half open book. The form is an "L" representing the binding and a quarter of a segmented wood turned piece representing the pages in the "L." The piece is solid to make it as heavy as possible to help hold back the books. From the great day of bookends. Jack Houweling: http://youtu.be/K8sJrYSolVM Steve Carmichael: http://youtu.be/yUl0FronnMo Jay Bates: http://youtu.be/XdeGM6VAw6c Alain Vaillancourt: http://youtu.be/Cw8MiJ676Qg John Heisz: http://youtu.be/1bPXcQxlyiQ Izzy Swan: http://youtu.be/-WT8Ldbb0kU Dominic Bender: http://youtu.be/9K5mYSaoBL4 Não Só Serradura: http://youtu.be/yqGjtKptoYU Steve Ramsey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PyRukvWXnQ Matthias Wandel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-CyYI8wGro Patrick's work shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEuKowP3HZE FunWithWoodworking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ggo2-Itzns Chris Pine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tDugk9aq0E
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Inside Out Christmas Ornament
 
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This ornament is an inside out turning made from six segments. In making this wood turning, the inside is turned first, then the six pieces are rotated 180 degrees. Then the outside is turned. The ornament is made from maple and walnut. Last years ornament: http://youtu.be/0nu4cHqiBGI
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Studio Jelly: Part 1: The Railing
 
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I have a paying wood working job to help my friend, Jelly Helm, move his studio to a more retail type of setting. The new space is a rectangular volume with a mezzanine in the rear half of the space. In the first video, I enhance the existing railing at the edge of the mezzanine. The design I came up with is a series of slats attached to the existing railing. The idea is to provide some privacy from below and allow light into the mezzanine. The slats are made from reclaimed Douglas fir. Studio Jelly http://www.studiojelly.com/ The Rebuilding Center http://rebuildingcenter.org/
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Woodturning A Walnut Bowl
 
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I had a walnut bowl I had started about 2 years ago. It is now dry and can be turned to its final form. It had developed several cracks on opposite side. I cut out a 2 inch wide section that encompassed these cracks. I had the vision of a striped segmented filling in this 2 inch gap in the bowl. I made a half circle with 30 segmented pieces, and glued it between the two pieces of the bowl. Then I turned this all on the lathe to make the final form of the bowl. I finished it with a bee's wax and linseed oil mix. Two defects emerged in the walnut as I got to the final form. Looking at it in hindsight, I would have done the insertion differently but it still looks good. Some safety issues have been raised with this video and I completely agree. Safety is paramount. Here is a quick video on lathe safety that everyone should watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRMl-Exyf6g
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Walnut and Birch Bowl
 
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I turned a walnut bowl with a segmented rim. I wanted to have the dark color of the bowl mix with a light colored rim. My thought was to do a zigzag pattern, between the two woods. What I ended up doing was to make each segment contain two triangles of walnut with birch infilling. I wanted to shape the bowl itself with a rounded rim to contrast the sharpness of the segmented pattern.
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Maple Clouds
 
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This is a wood turned segmented bowl made from walnut and maple. I built the form of the bowl from rings each made up of 12 segments. I then cut cloud forms into the bowl with my CNC router. I glued overlapping maple clouds into those holes. The clouds were also cut on the CNC router. This bowl is being given as a wedding gift. Some of the tools used in this project Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx KANT TWIST Quick Acting Fixture Clamp: http://amzn.to/1TJn2DP DEWALT DW618 2-1/4 HP Router: http://amzn.to/1TJmFcr Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj7bGj Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F Whiteside Router Bit 1/4-Inch: http://amzn.to/2bPwUhf FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq Wixey WR410 8-Inch Digital Protractor: http://amzn.to/1TJn3Yr 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw wood turning tools: http://carterandsontoolworks.com/ Oneway Stronghold chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViyjO Mega Jumbo Jaws for Oneway Stronghold Chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViznN Oneway 3222 #4 Profiled Jaws for Stronghold Chuck: http://amzn.to/1TBI07C Orbiting Time Lapse Camera Rig https://youtu.be/fHWJTVCOhBs Frank Howarth - Father, husband, and interested in architecture at a small scale expressed through woodworking and film making. To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Segmented Bowl
 
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A year ago I liberated some maple wood from a firewood stash. I turned it into several bowl roughs. Now I am finishing the first of those bowls. This bowl rough had cracked. I cut the section of the bowl with the crack out on the band saw. Then I made a new segmented section to fill in that section. The new section is made of walnut and maple from the same tree. The grain of the new piece is oriented the same way as the original bowl. The pattern in the segments of the new piece make a chevron pattern by flipping every other segment.
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Wood Turned Finger Jointed Bowl
 
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I have wanted to wood turn a bowl from a finger jointed box. I picked out a piece of walnut and a piece of cherry. I milled each piece to the same dimension. I then made segments for a ring from these two pieces. I milled the end of each segment on the CNC router, to form a finger joint between each segment in the ring. I attached a bottom to the bowl by cutting a circle into the end of the ring to receive a round segmented bottom. I turned all of this on the lathe to the form finished bowl. Some of the tools used in this project Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx KANT TWIST Quick Acting Fixture Clamp: http://amzn.to/1TJn2DP DEWALT DW618 2-1/4 HP Router: http://amzn.to/1TJmFcr Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj7bGj Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F Whiteside Spiral Bit with Up Cut Solid Carbide 1/2-Inch Diameter: http://amzn.to/1TJmHRj Oshlun 8-1/2-Inch Negative Hook Finishing ATB Saw Blade:http://amzn.to/1TJmTQJ FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq Wixey WR410 8-Inch Digital Protractor: http://amzn.to/1TJn3Yr 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw wood turning tools: http://carterandsontoolworks.com/ Frank Howarth - Father, husband, and interested in architecture at a small scale expressed through woodworking and film making. To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Firewood
 
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In this video, I make a piece of maple firewood. I start by removing the finish from a back roller I made a little over a year ago. I proceed by roughing up the surface with sandpaper. This allows me to build the shape into a cylinder. From the cylinder I can make the final form of the firewood. Happy April Fools original back roller video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDvyfwel-XM
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Wood Turned Easter Egg
 
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I have made a segmented wood turned Easter Egg. The patterning for the segments is inspired from looking at Ukrainian eggs. I used 4 wood types: Walnut, Maple, Purple Heart, and Padauk. The egg is 6 inches in diameter and 9 inches long. I turned it on the lathe like a spindle and finished up the last end by holding the egg with a jam chuck. Video Woodworkers http://videowoodworkers.com/2016/03/less-than-a-month-until-the-atlanta-show/ Frank Howarth - Father, husband, and interested in architecture at a small scale expressed through woodworking and film making. To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Kitchen Remodel: Part 1.5 - Storage Cart for Stove
 
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I felt the need to build a movable cart or dolly for our new stove, as we would not be ready to install the stove upon delivery. The cart is similar to other carts I have built, made from 4 pieces of 2x4 attached to form a rectangle. In building the cart I hold the 4 pieces together with screws, then drill holes for bolts to hold the caster on. These bolts both hold the casters in place and hold the frame of the cart together. In the end I found the stove came with wheels and the cart was unnecessary.
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J. A. Fay & Egan Co. 950 Lightning Bandsaw
 
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In the Fall of 2011, I found this J. A. Fay & Egan Co. 950 Lightning band saw at the Millwork Company in Zillah, Washington. The previous owner got it in 2002 or 2003 from the McNally Lumber Company in Columbus, Ohio, who was the original owner. They purchased the saw in 1947. It was on the second floor at the McNally Lumber Company and the wheels had to come off to move it. The tires were rutted when the second owner got it in Zillah. He always ran 1/4 inch blades on it. The wheels have anti-seize material on the shafts so they should come off easily. I got help getting the saw into my trailer and rigged correctly. Then it was a white knuckle drive back to Portland from Zillah. Everything made the trip safely. I rented a fork lift to get it out of the trailer and into the shop. I moved it into position with a shop made cart and my shop made gantry crane. The band saw has 36 inch wheels and can re-saw up to 22.5 inches in height and 35.5 inches in width. According to its papers, its shipping weight is 3000 lbs. It is powered by a 5 hp, 3 phase, 870 rpm motor. The blade is tensioned with a lever and a weight. The weight can be adjusted along the lever to accommodate different blade widths. The guides are meant for thinner blades which is what the previous two owners ran on it. The tires are rutted and need replacing as only thin blades have been run on it. The upper guides are helped with their vertical movement by a counter weight. The band saw has a foot break as the wheels have a lot of momentum in them. The table tilting mechanism is very smooth. It tilts 45 degrees to the right and 10 degrees to the left. There is an adjustable swiveling arm that stops the table at level. It has a 4 inch dust collection port near the floor. In the video, I demonstrate some of the jigs I have made for it. The first is a tall fence for re-sawing. The second is a circle cutting jig for making bowl blanks for the lathe. The third is a jig for holding big stout objects as they are being cut in a straight line. In the end, I make a birch band saw bird feeder to demonstrate the saw. http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=15607
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Making A Plywood Panel Lift
 
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I have been working on a room in our basement and I needed a panel lift to hang the plywood ceiling I am installing. I designed a lift that works on a vertical rack gear pushing a central piston up to the ceiling. I cut the parts for the lift on the CNC router from a single sheet of plywood. CNC Router Parts: http://www.cncrouterparts.com/ Carter and Son Toolworks: http://carterandsontoolworks.com/ Wood gears: https://woodgears.ca/gear_cutting/index.html Some of the tools used in this project Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx Bessey Strap Clamp: http://amzn.to/29qLCNR Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F Bosch Barrel-Grip Jigsaw: http://amzn.to/1OGxR8h Whiteside Router Bits Compression 1/4-Inch: http://amzn.to/2pV9ouk Oshlun Negative Hook Saw Blade :http://amzn.to/1TJmTQJ Freud 8-1/2-Inch Saw Blade ://amzn.to/2qtNTfT FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq Wixey WR300 Digital Angle Gauge: http://amzn.to/1UfwoID 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw 3M Reusable Respirator: http://amzn.to/2cGwyPL 3M Particulate Filter P100: http://amzn.to/2bYwhaK Oneway Stronghold chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViyjO To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Office 5: More Projects
 
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I have made 4 upgrades to the office: a charging station to hang on the French cleat wall, more tool boxes for the French cleat wall, legs for an existing bookcase, and I laid a new carpet tile floor. Some of the tools used in this project Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F NIKLE 23 GAUGE Pin Nailer: http://amzn.to/1TFBInv Oshlun 8-1/2-Inch Negative Hook Finishing ATB Saw Blade :http://amzn.to/1TJmTQJ FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw 3M Reusable Respirator: http://amzn.to/2cGwyPL 3M Particulate Filter P100: http://amzn.to/2bYwhaK Powermatic 72: http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=8032 To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/+frankhowarth
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Segmented Wood Turned Bamboo Bowl
 
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In this video, I make a bowl from the leftover 3/4" bamboo plywood from the kitchen project. I started by drawing the bowl in plan and section to figure out the widths and lengths of the segments that I would need. The bowl is made from 9 rings, each with 12 segments. Then I glued the segments together to form rings. These rings were then glued together to form the bowl. The mass of segments were turned on the lathe to give the bowl its final form. 360 version of this bowl project https://youtu.be/gFb7kTVDxGI To see upcoming projects follow me on social media Twitter https://twitter.com/FrankHowarth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrankMakes G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+frankhowarth/posts Instagram https://instagram.com/frank.howarth/
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