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Kens Woodcraft

Listing #907   Listed on: 07/28/2009

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Designer and maker of finely crafted custom made wooden furniture.
 
shop and dock
The door to my shop office. Solid red oak with maple & padauk inlays. 42
Workbench
I need more clamps!
Downdraft Sanding Table
Sanding Cabinet
This cabinet contains most of my woodworking hand tools, small jigs, pneumatic tools, jig saws and circular saw...
Router Cabinet. Contains bits, templates, routers.
18" Rikon Band Saw. Using the log jig to saw a small Osage Orange log.
Company Name:   Kens Woodcraft
Contact Name:   Kenneth Ewald, Sr.
Location:   Spring Branch, TX  78070-3306
Year Founded:   2009
Sq. Footage:   800
Employees:   1
Gross Sales:   N/A
Website:   www.custommade.com/by/kenswoodcraft/

Product Specialties:
    Accessories and Gifts - General
    Finishing - General Wood Finishing
    Furniture - Custom Furniture
    Furniture - Furniture Designers
    Furniture - Furniture Repairs
    Picture Frames - General
    Woodworking - General

Shop Equipment:
    Delta Rockwell - Lathe
    Dewalt - DW 735 Planer
    Dewalt - DW 788 Scroll Saw
    Dewalt - DW621 Router
    Dewalt - DW625 Router
    Porter Cable - 343VS Sander
    Porter Cable - 362V Belt Sander
    Porter Cable - 371 Belt Sander
    Powermatic - 6" Jointer
    Other - Shop built panel saw.
    Other - Shop built woodworking bench
    Craftsman - 10" Radial Arm Saw
    Fuji - 3 Stage HVLP painting system
    Rikon - 18" Bandsaw
    Dewalt - Sliding Compound Miter Saw



Viewer Comments:

Posted By: JESSE IAN G. LAZO     [08/13/2009]
YOUR SHOP EQUIPMENTS IS A STATE OF THE ART BUT I FIND YOUR SHOP TOO SMALL FOR A MASS PRODUCTION OF WOODWORKS PRODUCTS.WE HAVE ALSO A WOODWORKING SHOP HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND WE ARE USING THE OLD MACHINES NOT THE ONE THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR SHOP. I ADMIRE IT AND HOPING THAT WE CAN HAVE THAT KIND OF MACHINE TOO IN THE NEAR FUTURE.WE HAVE A TALENTED WOODWORKERS BUT WE DONT HAVE ENOUGHT MACHINES TO COPE UP WITH THE DEMAND OF OUR CUSTOMERS.


Posted By: Ryan Bruzan     [08/22/2009]
What can you do with a radial arm saw that you can't do with a table or miter saw?


Posted By: Ken     [08/22/2009]
With the proper attachments, many things, such as:
planing lumber with a SafTPlaner attachment; using a sanding disk instead of a saw blade (with a shop built table) thus having a disk sander; attaching drum sanders to the drive shaft and thus having a drum sander; there used to be attachments for routers and belt sanders to use with the radial arm saw, though those are now rare and hard to find. Of course, one can rip, crosscut, do simple and compound mitres, create coves, and use molding heads and dado blades also.

The downside is that there are more adjustments to make to keep the machine tuned up, and the table and fence are sacrificial.

In any case, I would like to have a table saw also.


Posted By: joe n huaman     [08/30/2009]
thank you for sharings pics from your shop, i think i'm going to build a storage area behind the panel saw like you have

joe


Posted By: Ryan Bruzan     [10/18/2009]
Very interesting. Thanks for the input. Do you use any software programs to design your work? Which would you recommend? I started toying with Google Sketchup free version and actually created a kitchen cabinet project from scratch. Turned out wonderful!


Posted By: Kenneth Ewald, Sr.     [12/10/2009]
I also use Google Sketchup.


Posted By: Mitch Suber     [12/29/2009]
I admire your dedication to being a woodworker and selfemployed. I also recently finished painting a set of patio furniture for one of my shutter customers. I actually made a good profit from doing this, and really made my customer happy. These are interesting times and I believe you will do well. Good luck


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