Recently I have been cutting some narrower parts on the saw. They kept coming out as trapezoids instead of square pieces of wood as I had intended. I have check the blade to be square to the table top multiple times and I still get trapezoids. Bei...
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I grew up the son of a tradesman. Several builders, that my Dad worked for, sent their clients to our family paint/wall covering/floor covering store to pick out their colors for Formica counter tops and linoleum/vinyl sheet flooring. Dad and Grampa made Formica counter tops and Dad (during the summers my brother and I helped) would go out and install the flooring and counter tops. I saw all the trades working together on a large number of job sites. Some how I always gravitated to the electricians. In High school I met the Electronics teacher and the rest is history as they say. I have enjoyed a great career in the electronics industry and it has afforded me the opportunity to buy a large number of useful tools used to remodel several houses and in the last few years actually tackle wood working. My skill have steadily increased - especially with encouragement from a loving wife - wife says, hunny can you make this - I replay, ah, yes, but I need this new tool to do this particular operation, so in many ways she has been as instrumental in growing my skills as I have. I look forward now to the time where I will have shop space, and her connected sewing room, that afford me the opportunity to spread out and do larger projects - that day is coming soon here.
-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh
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A while back I was reading about using vinegar and steel wool to ebonize wood – particularly Oaks. I took the last of the wife’s vinegar and and some steel wool threw them in an old peanut butter jar and set it on the shelf. Nothing se...
Have you heard the news, it’s all over town, Betty Lou’s getting out tonight. OK, OK, I go carried away with my fav Bob Segar, but did you hear about Woodworking in America coming to the west cost on October 12-14 in Pasadena, CA, that...
Sunday I had the Dado Max out to cut some dados in a box that the scroll saw will sit on – the scroll saw stand is just to tall. I set up the first dado and it cut beautifully and then disaster struck, as Lowell Thomas would say, instead of ...
I was up in Modesto on Friday morning driving north on 99 after dropping my daughter off for work. I drive up on a semi hauling a 60’ flatbed full of wood, you are probably asking why on earth is this idiot writing about seeing a semi haulin...