Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I packed up and moved my house and my shop from Denver to Virginia. And it seems longer still since I’ve spent any real quality time here on LJ! Mostly, I guess that’s bec...
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162 posts in 1955 days
Location: Jeffersonton, VA
I've been seriously bitten by the but now, and amid some large projects (building a quilting frame for my wife, for example) I've recently turned my attention to small projects that I can do in a few days' time.
By day I'm a software engineer. I live in Virginia these days but have also called Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Australia home. And in a very real sense, my wife and I "still call Australia home" as it was our first real home after we married in 2001, and until we moved back to CO in 2006 before returning to Virginia in 2010. I'm about to embark on a new adventure now as I try to productize an idea that began in my woodshop.
And I'm proud to be part of one of the friendliest communities on the web!
-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...
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|added blog entry||A New, Non-Wood Adventure #1: Genesis||788 days ago|
|replied on||Tricks for sharpening a marking knife||908 days ago|
|commented on||Maple Burl Jewelry Box||950 days ago|
|commented on||Nice Rack With a Few Small Problems||978 days ago|
|replied on||Want to design & build an Aussie headlight kitchen cabinet||1003 days ago|
|commented on||Home Pub Bar & Entertainment Center||1012 days ago|
|replied on||Total hip replacement....no woodworking for me..!!!!!||1021 days ago|
|started topic||Want to design & build an Aussie headlight kitchen cabinet||1022 days ago|
|replied on||this is what Lumberjocks has turned into||1046 days ago|
|commented on||G&G style box||1052 days ago|
|commented on||Christmas Gifts||1184 days ago|
|replied on||Prayers for my darling Bronwen my wife of forty years please||1237 days ago|
|added blog entry||Time for wood?||1256 days ago|
|commented on||Bye-bye rust!||1306 days ago|
|posted review||Bye-bye rust!||1306 days ago|
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I’ve now officially got less than a month left here in Colorado before my family and I head back to Virginia. I wasn’t a woodworker while there, but I am now, and will be looking for good advice on preparing my tools for short-to-medi...
Today I wandered out the the shop to continue work on this box. I sanded the whole thing to 320, using sandpaper glued to a jointed block to get the corneres and flat surfaces and so I wouldn’t round over my chamfer. I then cut recesses in...
Lacking a band saw, I had to turn to my table saw to cut the lid free once the box was glued up. I used a combination of masking tape and a Bessey band clamp to hold the box together while the glue dried overnight. Using a full-kerf blade (sin...