Project that Motivates…

Many, many, many months ago I was asked by my niece about creating something for a silent auction.  My niece and her husband are police officers and the auction supports the families of fallen or disabled officers. Well of course I couldn’t refuse. My decision was to make what is commonly referred to as a “cop caddy”. This is essentially …

Dust Collection for My CNC Router

After some recent mishaps with my dust collection hose (read Dave was impatient and screwed up) I decided to put in a better solution. I can’t currently justify spending a thousand dollars on Nordfab ducting.  So the alternative was sewer and drain pipe along with some PVC fittings that I picked up from Home Depot and a $11 ball swivel …

How About Some CNC History?

I am a bit of a geek…not hardcore like many of my friends…but I love technology of almost any form. So it was natural for me to include technology in my woodworking. CNC (computer numerically controlled) has been around for quite some time. You can trace its beginnings from the 1940’s with just NC (numerically controlled) systems initially developed to …

Define Traditional

We all know what most people say is the world’s oldest profession, however there is some dispute regarding what might be the second oldest profession… It seems to be between acting, spying and politics, depending on whom you speak with… I would argue that woodworking, tool making, farming and other professions predate any of those professions… Nonetheless I am sure …