Peter's YouTube Channel Peter's Website I don’t remember when I first found Peter Brown’s videos, but they’re usually interesting. Even though he doesn’t always use wood, he is always using woodworking machinery. ...
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Location: Sussex County, New Jersey
I guess I've been seriously interested in woodworking since about 2011. Before that I did a few projects with handheld (corded) tools. I bought a small table saw and have since added a bench top band saw and drill press. I think my biggest triumph was a mountain dulcimer and case that I made for my wife. It definitely looks original and it works quite well.
I'm interested in small projects, nothing bigger than a table and I like dabbling in lutherie (I have plans and ideas.) Whirligigs are another thing I like to make. My first two now decorate our yard, a fiddler who bows and stamps out the rhythm, and a parakeet who vainly beats his wings. I have a few more in progress for friends. (best way to learn is to make giveaways, right?)
My 'workshop' is an approximately 13x13 foot space in our basement. Unfortunately it's also the access way to our laundry room and the outside. I've been organizing things, but in the meantime I get projects done. In the summer I sometimes adopt our patio under a shade tent to do much of the sanding or larger projects like the trio of Adirondack chairs ala Norm Abram.
Background: I was a printer for 13 years on small offset and letter presses in a local mom and pop shop. When my daughter came along we decided that I'd stay home as the caregiver as my wife's work benefits and salary were better than mine. I'm now lightly employed as a sexton in our church though if the right part time job popped up I'd take it.
Lately I've started making woodworking videos. I'm actually making them in Esperanto, but with a voice dub in English as well. The YouTube channel with my videos is here.
I also translate many of my Lumberjocks projects into Esperanto and post them on a Wordpress blog here:
-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!
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And the rest… [Below] One of the chairs (only one!) had back legs that curved slightly inward. This prevented it from stacking on top of the other chairs. I made a spacer and wet the legs to try and curve them outwards. It worked! Her...
The only thing I had time to do yesterday was glue up the last seat back Yay! Part of what you see below was done Friday evening, the rest this afternoon. [Below] The chair receives a treatment of Dark Cherry stain, both top and bottom. I knew ...
Above you see a wooden sculpture of a tornado It is a wood tornado. The word for ‘wood’ in Esperanto is ligno Ligno-tornado means wood turning, (like on a lathe) in Esperanto. Ligno-tornado also means ‘wood tornad...
Started the day like always, gluing up another back piece. One more to go! [Below] The seats are cut out of 1/2 inch plywood. First I rip the 2×4 foot sheet at 16 inches, then I cross cut to get 3 seats per sheet. It would be more economi...