Another Lumberjocker asked for plans for my One-Handed Clamp (Picture #1). So far as I know this type of specialty clamp was originally devised for building lapstrake boats. In lapstrake boats the laps are clamped together for riveting which requ...
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Retired boat builder doing lots of projects for wife, grandchildren and others ongoing. I do furniture, toys and all sorts of things.
-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!
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|added project||Gunnery Sergeant Ayers||04-10-2015 08:58 PM|
|added project||"Abstract Wood Sculpture"||04-05-2015 05:21 PM|
|added project||Fancy Walking Cane||04-05-2015 04:12 PM|
|added blog entry||Jigs and Tools #1: A One-Handed Clamp with a Deep Reach||04-04-2015 10:15 PM|
|commented on||My Girlfriend came to work with me.||04-01-2015 09:50 PM|
|replied on||It's not about the nail||10-25-2014 11:26 AM|
|commented on||St John's valet||10-10-2014 03:16 AM|
|commented on||Invisible Birdhouse||10-08-2014 11:45 PM|
|commented on||Finally a project completed||09-29-2014 12:26 PM|
|replied on||Looking for suggestions for a toy||08-20-2014 09:29 PM|
|replied on||A Forum Topic for 'TOYS'||08-19-2014 09:16 PM|
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Years ago I was doing some work on a boat at a marina. The marina’s owner was a gnarly old Norwegian (full disclosure – I am a first generation son of a Norwegian) who always had a traditional old school cold Norwegian lunch each day, ...
Planing very thin stock: Recently another Lumberjocker (John Hutchinson) asked for tips for planing stock down to 1/8” or so. Several people made good suggestions and I shared my own simple method which I worked out by trial and error years ago...
Laminating Wood The word ‘laminate’ comes from the Latin ‘lamina’ meaning ‘thin slice, plate, leaf or layer’ which is pretty close to our modern meaning. Funny how that often works, eh? During my career I have learned a fair amount about lam...
During my time in the Marines we called them ‘Cumshaw Artists’. The term refers to a person adept at ’procurement’., i.e., good at acquiring needed items, be it legal or otherwise. Best not to ask Cumshaw Artists where or how they obtained their s...