so me and the wood shop teacher put thoughts together and came up with plans for this shot glass shelf. ive really not made much progress because im trying to figure out measurements now on the space between each shelf and how tall i want it. i do know in the back of the shelf will be two glass mirriors to get a reflection of the backsides of the glasses. i will also be putting a door in front with probably a glass center piece. for any suggestions or idead please reply back to this post than...
A Mastery student of mine came through town to visit. Over 10 years ago he studied with me and he’s building still. Not as much as he’d like but it’s a tough game this woodworking world. Not everyone understands how much time it takes and how much skill. Nor do most people appreciate how long it takes to develop that skill. This isn’t a new hobby for folks that they get good at in a couple of weekends. It takes work. It takes dedication, commitment, practice. I have always found it interes...
First let me give you short update about our LumberJocks toolbar stats. It has already been installed by 41 people and on average 25 of them are using it daily. I think that these are some nice numbers but I’d like to increase the interest with one cool new addition. LumberJocks Toolbar has been extended with nice radio component: This is a natural next step after announcing our new LJ Podcast since this radio component is able to subscribe to the podcasts in addition to the o...
Wood Pile Projects and Fire ....jubilant junk art,winter snows give rest to wood,my lair awaits fire….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————&...
Well I was hoping to start going through the pile and start sorting and cleaning it up. But Sunday after I unloaded the truck, I started to cough a little, nothing big or anything to get concerned with. I went to work Monday, felt fine until about 1:00. Then I was down and out. I had to stick around work ‘till 4 because I have a staff meeting. I stoped by the store and picked up some cold meds and went to bed. I slept until 9:00 am. That’s 16 hours of down time! I haven...
I got a flyer stating Sears Trostel is having a sale on hardwoods. I saw their pricing this morning and Red Oak, Cherry and Hard Maple. 3/4, 4/4, and 5/4. Up to 20% off. I am picking up some cherry for a new tv/entertainment center. Sale is Nov 6/7. Here in Fort Collins on Riverside. I will be there tomorrow morning at 7:30 when they open. Brian
So I’ve decided to turn my woodworking hobby into a woodworking business. When making this decision, I had to take a lot into consideration. I have a family, and a demanding (and rewarding) full-time job at Microsoft. So, here’s some of the key decisions I’ve made to scope the business and the reasoning behind them. Focus on my familyI have a great family that I love to spend time with. I’m not going to take on so many projects that I can’t continue to spend time with them. Kick butt at...
Has anyone tried Velvit oil? I met a turner at the art festival in Tubac,Az in Feb and she finished all her work with it. She said she sands to about 600 in the lathe and then takes the piece out to finish it. She soaks the piece with velvit oil for about 30 minutes until it will absorb no more and then sands with 400 wet/dry paper and the sanding particles fill the pores of the wood. She wipes off the excess and then lets it dry for 24hrs. then she finishes the pieces with Trewax and buffs. ...
After a while away from the garage, I could clean it up and make some room to keep with the table saw.I changed the incra postioner for a longer 25”, I cannot import the 32” because of shipping cost, but I think the 25” will do. I made a top out of some left overs and tried a “sandwich” of MDF and hardboard. I think the final one will be made out of fenolic multilaminate and hardboard. this top desn´t have a hardwood frame becouse is just to try things out...
I started practicing box making and my first one is this “mistake” . Spalted birch is too soft for dovetails so a miter box was tried. The corners did not match up very well and as I was looking at it the idea of a tissue box came to mind. With the resawing I end up with 1/2 ” and 3/8” after planing. Put the 3/8” on top and rounded the corners. The box was too big so I wedged it to make the box fit and put dowels in the bottom to hold the box in and this photo...
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