About ten years ago, while cleaning up my mother’s garage for her, I asked if I could take this old Speedaway sled. It had belonged to one of my younger brothers. The thought I had in mind was to one day restore it. It’s been sitting in my gara...
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Location: East Providence, RI
I am fifty-something. I am married to my wonderful wife of 36 years. In 1978 I made a plywood rolling cabinet for my then, photography hobby and I was hooked on woodworking. For Christmas 1979, I put a Craftsman radial arm saw on my wish list and Santa, aka my wife, brought it. (See I told you she is wonderful.) Nearly 30 years later, in May 2009, I bought my first table saw. Wow, I thought I enjoyed woodworking before! What an awesome tool to use.
A native New Englander, I was raised a Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots fan (actually NY Giants until the Pats came along in 1960). It's my great hope that the NY lumberjocks will put woodworking before the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry!
Over the years, I have made beds for my children, hutches, a Queen Anne style coffee table (Those cabriole legs are challenging!), gifts for friends and relatives, etc. I guess I am most proud that I made my wife and my entire bedroom set from red oak. This includes a king-size bed, a mirrored dresser for her, a five-drawer chest of drawers for me and two nightstands.
I am delighted to have found this site while doing a search on reviews for the Rikon 14" band saw. I have found it to be a wonderful site for comaraderie, sharing of knowledge and advice/information.
-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI
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Today I posted a finished keepsake trunk project: “Keepsake Trunk”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/107694 This blog is to provide more information and photos of the wood used for the project, the process of making the curved lid (c...
I have completed the doors, drawers and pull-out trays of my miter saw station. The drawers are pretty basic. They are ¾ inch solid maple fronts, ½ inch Baltic birch sides and back and ¼ inch bottom. Either laziness or the fact that thi...
I opted for the Kreg Precision Trak and Stop System for my miter saw fence. I attended the New England Woodworking Show in January and Peachtree was selling the system at a discount that put the price lower than any I had seen so I bought it. Wh...
As noted in my previous post, the counter tops consist of a layer of MDF topped off with phenolic plywood. T-track runs the length of the countertop and is the means by which the fence system will be held in place. I purchased Woodpecker’s DP (d...