Joshua Luther

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About Joshua Luther

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  • Birthday 09/11/1977

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    Ypsilanti, MI
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    Using limited tools and materials to complete projects for my home. Also, trying to share as much as I can through Social Media such as Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.

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  1. Here is a link to John Heisz' video. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  2. I made my own Table saw fence for my craftsman contractor saw. I made entirely it entirely out of wood. It locks down and stays where I put it. I first started by finding the dimensions of a biesemeyer fence and went from there. I made a video showing an overview of it on my YouTube channel, Luther ToolWorks. Here is the link to the video. I've been using it for a couple of years now. I used a vertical bed post as the main fence and other scrap wood I had in the shop to make the rest. People who have watched my video have asked for plans and a build video. I have been working on a sketch up drawing of it but since I don't see myself making another one in the near future, a build video isn't going to happen. I would point you to John Heisz. He has a website, as well as a YouTube channel. He built one very similar to mine and has plans with step by step instructions on how to make it. There's absolutely nothing wrong with using a good quality plywood for constructing it.
  3. You probably have sawdust caked onto the threads of the tilt shaft. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  4. I'm not planning on doing an inlay nor round ears which is why I made a template of a Mickey coaster that I already have. I agree it would look silly with round ears. I will make a template then use a pattern bit or flush trim bit on the actual piece.
  5. The west system is too pricy for me.
  6. So the epoxy doesn't separate from the wood?
  7. I'm also looking at this epoxy system.
  8. I'm wondering if this stuff will work. TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy (Pint)
  9. Where would I get an automotive pearl?
  10. I agree with both these thoughts. Much quicker and it would be reversible where you could use both sides. Also would look cool with a black dye. A dyed epoxy would probably hide any air bubbles too. Any suggestions for a brand and type of epoxy? One that I could pick up in a store and not have to wait for it to be shipped to me?
  11. I've also been thinking of using epoxy for the Mickey head.
  12. I'm planning on making a set of Mickey coasters for a good friend of mine who lost his wife unexpectedly last month. She was a huge Disney and Mickey Mouse fan. The idea will be to take this design and make them out of wood. Minus the myriad number of circles on these. I have a set of these exact coasters to go off of. Last night I took a piece of paper and did a crayon rubbing of the top of it so I can transfer it to wood. My idea is to use forstner bits for the Mickey head and glue a contrasting color of wood there. The Mickey will either be a complete insert or an inlay. Probably will be easier to make a complete Mickey insert. I also plan to enlarge the Mickey head a little bit as well. I'll be looking through my wood collection/pallet wood, to see if I have something that will work to keep grain continuity throughout all six coasters. I'll either make my own shop sawn veneer or buy some. It will all depend on what I have in the shop. I'll definitely be making a template first. I might also be investing in a pattern bit for my router. I am going to try and get them done for a Christmas gift but it won't be the end of the world if I don't. I'd love to hear any kind of feedback, tips or suggestions. What kind of finish should I apply to these? He's mostly a coffee drinker and I suppose they will see some use from cold drinks that will sweat and get them wet, so will I need to put something that will hold up to any water that will get on them?
  13. Here is a link to my first Weebly blog post featuring my bench vise that I made a while ago and got a lot of use out of.