I like to use the jig saw upside down in a parallel vice. That’s really handy for (almost) precise non straight cuts. The problem with smaller pieces was, that the window around the saw blade in the base plate is
Here’s a small tool for setting rivet nuts, made of junk (the tool, not the rivets…). Does the job for two or three rivets, only got to be careful not to pull too far.
After the problem with a broken bearing, my little saw is running fine again. When everything was in pieces anyway, I readjusted the whole thing and made a connection for the hover to collect the dust. I should have done
From time to time I’m doing a bit of wood working in my garage. Only a bit, and not very often. I totally love biscuit joints. The result is always super accurate and it’s more or less fast to do.
For a couple of years now I’ve used two old pieces of aluminum extrudes as protective vice jaws for the parallel vice. I was never getting the point to spend money for some commercial ones, as long as a piece
Slowly I am getting a bit better organized. Put some jars to store screws. Somehow it feels like I spend more time with getting the shop done then actually working on the bike.
Last weekend I moved the workshop (and myself) to its new location. It’s a little smaller but finally a bit more of a permanent nature. Finally a bit more light on the workbench
Around three month ago I finished my workbench on wheels. When I made it I decided to oil most of the wooden surfaces. For two reasons: I’m lazy, and I like the touch and feel of wood which is not covert with
This drill press table is build entirely out of packing wood which I found in the workshop. There have been some big pieces of 6mm beech plywood and a few whitewood boards.