Steel target stands for the Dallas Area Blogshoot, #2
Recently, I participated in the Dallas Area Blogshoot, which consists of several, errr bloggers, from the Dallas area, and some from well out of town from what I understand. James, a best friend of mine (one of the motley crew of brothers from other mothers) and the proprietor of The Redneck Engineer blog, did a […]
OSHW Eagle symbols for schematic and silkscreen
Recently, I started designing a piece of hardware (more on that in a future post), and decided to release it as open source. In Eagle, I began looking for available symbols and silkscreen images to make it a little easier on myself. My search initially led me to a post over at MightyOhm, where Jeff […]
Dewalt Powershop rebuild
I have no idea why I haven’t written about this until now, since the video have been together for almost a year now, but enjoy. Here’s build highlights from a 1960’s DeWalt Powershop that I put back into good working condition after I inherited it from my father-in-law.
The Folding@Home project, with a little VMWare. Part 2
If you linked here directly, feel free to go back and read part 1 for background on this project, located here. If you’re still with us from Part 1, Thanks! Recently, I filled a 4 foot rolling rack with equipment. A 4 core IBM eSeries server with 2 TB of SCSI storage running ESXi is […]
The Folding@Home project, with a little VMWare. Part 1
Around this time last year, I made a post about helping the environment through a service called “Earth911″. This post isn’t about the environment, nor is it about woodworking, electronics, weather, or any of the other weird stuff you’ve come to expect from my writings. This is about helping the thing we all hold most […]
Welcome, visitors from “The Daily Matt”!
Hey Everyone, thanks for visiting my site! If you linked here from “The Daily Matt” (I’m noticing A LOT of referrer traffic in my logs), let me be the first to welcome you on your arrival! I have taken the liberty of organizing all of the hand planer restoration articles into one concise source. Again, […]
Refurbishing Old Hand Planes Part 4: Sharpening the iron
Wow, a tremendous response from some of you who are following my restoration articles! Thank you all for your kind words and support! For those of you just joining us, we’ve been discussing how to refurbish an old Stanley #4 hand plane that I inherited as a family heirloom. If you have missed part 1, […]
Refurbishing Old Hand Planes Part 3: Modifying the throat and chip breaker.
For those following along, welcome back! For those of you just joining us, we’ve been talking about how to restore an old Stanley #4 hand plane. If you’d like to catch up, feel free to check out part 1 and part 2 beforehand. We’ve got our sole flattened and our frog is true, and now […]
Refurbishing Old Hand Planes Part 2: Truing the Frog
Welcome back! If you’re still with us after reading part 1, you are a most curious soul. I mean, how could you not be to withstand so much of my boring writing in the name of woodworking?! So now the sole of the plane is flat. I would have to say that 80 percent of […]
Refurbishing Old Hand Planes Part 1: Flattening the Sole.
A couple of weeks ago, I decided on a whim to refurbish a couple of the tools I inherited from my father-in-law: A Block Plane and a Stanley #4 hand plane. Both had really bad surface rust, and were REALLY cupped from years of heavy use. To give you an idea of what I dealt […]