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These are views of Miniatures from my shop.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas I wish one and all a Happy and safe Holiday and may the New Year bring you nothing but Joy and Happiness.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

I'm still here.....

There comes a time in life when you are overwhelmed with things that you have to take care of before you can delve in the things that help you relax and keep your mind on track.  A full time job, elderly parents , child problems. All contribute to the placing of  things that you like aside to take care of the things that you have to do.  (If that makes sense. )  I have a lot planned for my little blog and can't wait to get started.  So bear with me its slow going on my part .

Thank you for your patience


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Small Saw update....

So here are the components removed from the board the potentiometer   ( The round thingy that the knob mounts to.  ) was broken on the inside and could be the reason the circuit burned up.

 Bad parts removed from the board

The inside of the potentiometer

The power transistor removed from the board .   Now to get the new parts and fix this thing.

Stay tuned....


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Equipment misuse ?

This is what happens when you over tax a small table saw . I was cutting some laminate flooring.   I only had a few pieces to cut so I thought it would not be so bad........ Wrong !!!!!  It was going really well and on the last piece a wisp of smoke came from under the saw table  OH!!! OH !!!! and then POW!!!!! something popped  I turned the saw off  right then..... To late the damage was done .

This is a JARMAC 4" table saw I 've had it for years.

I puled the power board out of the little side panel and the knob broke off.   Its the one that controlled the speed of the motor.


A closer look at the circuitry and i found that the power transistor was shot.

Also the trace on the back of the board got hot and lifted so it will have to be fixed....

I don't think the motor was damaged but i will test it after i fix the power board . I have other saws to build with.  I used this saw along with my Dremel 4" table saw for the thicker pieces of stock .

I also found some furniture that was made a long time ago in the depths of my little shop Its amazing how much you accumulate over the years.


Sunday, September 30, 2012

More pictures of past projects

These are pictures of past projects some are a little better than the ones I have posted already.  I really need to get a new camera. I apologize for the bad pictures.  I think my phone would take better pictures than my camera which is sad.

I hope you enjoy them and also to inspire someone to get going on their own projects.


Monday, September 24, 2012

My search is over.

I'm in the process of taking pictures of the furniture pieces that i have built over the years. This is going to take me some time to get ready.   I don't want you all to think that I have abandoned you...... Hahaha
I know that everyone is busy with their own thing . To be honest I'm just starting out with this Blog thing.   ( Like you couldn't tell.)

Everybody is so very nice here.   My Page has changed so many times I'm like a kid at Christmas.

My goal is to post my builds so my students and members of my Blog can enjoy . The students get to see some progress and you get to see some of my techniques  ,and share some of my ideas.
I have seen some fantastic work in miniature from all of you .  This is what I've been looking for for a long time. ( now the mushy part ) sometimes I reach a sticking point and get discouraged.   kinda loose motivation  Life , kids ,and work get in the way. so I search the web for some motivation .  

My search is over Just to let Ya'll know. Thank you very  much  for being so kind to me.  Now i can get back to picture taking and furniture building .

Thanks for your time

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Past classes number two....Amish Armoire. 

This piece I started with the knobs 

These are the pegs that hold the drawers close.

The sides with rabbit and dado joints machined 

Carcass is starting to come together for the prototype.  

The pieces for the bottom of the Armoire 

Case pieces fitted.

And glued up

The door pieces cut machined and fitted.

 tongue and groove   1/16th material 

Door fitted to the opening.

A peek at the rack in the top of the Armoire.  

Top being glued on.

My fancy glue clamps these work like a charm.

Carcass with all the trim except the knob for the door. 

A look at the locking system for the drawers.