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|12-26-2015 11:53 PM||
Dustin Penner - 13 replies
Okay, as a box maker I’m always interested in other box maker’s offerings. I came across this masterful box maker on YouTube. As far as I can tell, he does not have a LumberJocks profile, so here’s one of his videos, where he shows start to finish how he makes a hidden compartment box. View on YouTube
|12-21-2015 03:03 AM||
Shop Christmas Tree - 35 replies
Those of you who have been following my story know that my wife and I moved in with her parents to take care of them through their time of coping with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. My wife and I have always had a very strong Christmas tradition just the two of us, and we put up a tree every year even though we spend Christmas Eve and ...
|10-30-2015 02:39 AM||
Okay, I’m really sorry about this, but I had so much fun doing it :-) View on YouTube
|09-11-2015 07:09 PM||
Getting Settled in the New Shop and a New Table Saw - 25 replies
Well, we had a little organizing fest this past weekend, so I managed to get all the shop equipment laid out in my little corner of the barn that I will eventually frame in to make that corner my new shop. Also spent some time Wednesday and most of the day Thursday assembling and adjusting my new table saw. Things are looking up. ...
|09-02-2015 11:33 PM||
There's no place like home... - 9 replies
The new place and all of our belongings in the pole building which will someday house my shop
|08-26-2015 11:17 PM||
Looks like I came to the right place... - 25 replies
Those of you who know me know that I’m quite fond of hand tools, and that I just got finished moving out of my home of 13 years and in with the in-laws to take care of them. So I’m out in my father in law’s pole building today where all of my belongings are being stored while I build the new shop, and this is what I came across...
|08-20-2015 10:06 PM||
I’m getting ready to replace all four plywood sides of my utility trailer, and I want to improve the way the corners are handled. I envisioned a type of corner channel like my sketchup model below, that would allow me to slide the edges of the plywood where they meet to make a corner into this channel. I made this channel up, hoping that t...
|08-17-2015 12:51 AM||
Updates on the Move - 12 replies
Never would have thought at the beginning of this move that I’d have the stones to take this monster – 450 lbs of planer, over on my little tilt trailer. I thought I’d have to rent a lift truck, but here we go…
|07-25-2015 08:53 PM||
Updates and a slight detour in the journey of life - 46 replies
Hello to all of my friends, Well, as we get ready for the big move to McMinnville there was a slight bug splat… By Monday the 20th, I had the entire shop packed up, along with the music studio and goodly number of books in the basement. Then disaster, at around 12:45 AM on Tuesday I took a bad spill in the living room and hit my hea...
|07-13-2015 02:05 AM||
Life Changing Events - 33 replies
Something life changing is going on for my wife and I. Our landlady passed a few months ago, and we were recently informed that the kids who inherited all of her houses don’t want to deal with rental properties, so we have to move. My wife’s Dad has Parkinson’s, her mother has Alzheimer’s. They’ve been aski...
|06-05-2015 07:38 PM||
Nothing here. - 9 replies
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|05-14-2015 06:49 PM||
How to Stick it to Stickley - 66 replies
Well, Stickley really knows how to put the Stick in Stickley. I requested some information from them on their #703 finish because I have a client who wants me to refinish a 1994 Stickley dining room table. They refused to even give me any guidance, much less tell me about their formulation, citing it as being proprietary. Thank God for ...
|05-03-2015 07:14 PM||
I have a refinishing customer who wants me to manufacture two leaves for an antique Duncan-Fife dining room table. She believes it’s solid Mahogany, but I’m not so sure that it’s not some sort of composite or veneered laminate. Anyway, my experience tells me that making leaves out of solid wood is risky to say the least because...
|04-25-2015 07:09 PM||
How to Eliminate Band Saw Blade Drift - 21 replies
This article appears in popular woodworking from the August 2006 issue #156 Make Drift a Myth Thought it would be a good share as this continues to be a pervasive problem. This is the magic bullet for making your own veneers.
|03-27-2015 02:27 AM||
I'm Baffled.... - 6 replies
Okay, I made this lovely Thien baffle for my new HF dust collector. and my plan was to vent it to the outside, I’ve read that’s the best thing to do, especially since the HF filter bag is only good for 5 micron particles, and from what I’ve read, the most dangerous ones are in the 2-3 micron range. So I thought that ...
|03-20-2015 06:54 PM||
Well this is my first day back on my feet since Monday, when I suffered a severe allergic reaction to some Spanish Cedar I was sanding for the liner of a humidor build I am doing. I was using a NIOSH certified face mask with a P100 rating. I guess I didn’t have it fitted to my face properly, and a little of the obnoxious dust got in, maybe...
|03-15-2015 01:37 AM||
Home Made Dado Stacks - Genius or Lunacy - 45 replies
I was divided about where to post this, but ultimately since I’m wondering if this is safe, this is where it wound up. After looking at multi – hundred dollar dado sets, I had to ask myself, “Self, what really is the difference between a bunch of saw blades mounted on the same arbor and an “official” dado stack? ...
|03-07-2015 05:25 PM||
Kerfing Plane - 8 replies
As Mark TWW would say, only those of us of the “galoot” persuasion might appreciate this amazing and unique hand tool. Go to time mark 2:40 to see it in action. I thought this was the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time. View on YouTube
|03-06-2015 03:00 AM||
Please say a prayer for a good man's wife - 11 replies
My friend Ryan Ramsey of Cigaraccessories.com told me today that his wife had been hospitalized with a blood clot in her heart and was going to have to undergo surgery to get it removed. Could we all take a moment and say a short prayer for her speedy recovery. Thanks,Jerry