Got back home at 1:30 this morning, my second night behind the wheel of a big rig after a hiatus of five and a half years. Can’t get in the workshop today to complete a dining table refinish job as my wife’s car popped a rear torsion bar. Missed getting my painting to the Ducks Unlimited auction too with our lives wrapped around this new facet taking up my time, a different way to pay the bills. A bump in the road only, I hope. Oh well, I’ll give it to my good neighbor ac...
Wow, I’m bushed. Everything is as cleaned up as it is going to be, Someone on the cement crew liked candy bars because there are at least 6 wrappers scattered about, but my back is too sore to pick them up tonight. The lumber will be delivered tomorrow. My contractor wanted to give the cement (especially the driveway) another day to cure, so the framing won’t start until Friday. I’m supposed to figure out where to put the porta-pottie and the dumpster…......heck, h...
I made the mistake of ordering 1 each of their 1” thick (my saw’s max) 103PC (3TPI) and 102PC (2TPI) swedish steel blades in the wrong length. I went by info I found online when ordering, instead of walking out to the shop to check for sure. Online places said 133”. The machine says 135”-137”. It just wouldn’t go on, even at the bottom of the top wheel’s extension. I called Suffolk just now, and they said 133” is a common length, so no re...
I have a small wood shop where I make custom wine racks, wine boxes, crates and displays. Being newer at this, I am having some trouble with understanding the different Ponderosa Pine woods that are available. The first bundle I purchased was a #3 grade Ponderosa Pine. Had the usual knot issues that I was use to, but cut, planed and sanded well. Now on the second bundle, my lumber supplier gave me a deal on some #2 grade Ponderosa Pine. I was excited that I got a good deal. However, t...
Hello everyone! First I would like to start off at saying this web site is the best site I’ve ever been a part of. You don’t know the filling on how we fill about woodworking and advice from fellow woodworkers. Well back to my question; I’m looking into buying a mini-lathe and was wondering if there is anything that I should look out for.Do to the fact that I am unemployed and have very little money to spend. I want to buy a chuck so I can learn to make bowls and other thing...
Not exactly woodworking, but close enough. #2: Well okay, not exactly FINE woodworking... Painted Trellis for Joseph's Coat rose bush.
This is a project in progress actually. A very simple project in progress. The idea is simple. Build a simple 4’x8’ frame from PT stock that I can in turn attach a 4’x8’ trellis to. The entire assembly is to be painted to match the house, and attached to the side yard fence to give something for a newly planted Josephs Coat rose bush to climb. The trellis is painted in the creamy beige trim color of the house, and the frame (pending build) will be painted the burnt ...
I bought off ebay a universal table saw jig that is sold new by Woodworker’s Supply, Inc. The person that sold it to me is still looking for the directions. I think I see how to use it but it might some things I haven’t thought about.
Well I spent two evenings making a shelf in 1/87th scale. It is 20 millimeters tall which is 5 ½ feet in HO scale. It is 5 ¼ mm deep at the bottom and 4 mm deep at the top and it is 8 ¾ mm wide. I first ripped a 5 ½ mm wide piece of 1/32nd thick basswood on my modified Scroll Saw (see the first blog entry in this series) for the sides and shelves. I then used an X-Acto knife and a metal hobby ruler to cut an 8 ¾ mm wide strip for the back. I joined it together with the Gorilla Super Gl...
Phase 1 of my new kitchen completed. This is another in the endless list of projects I’ve embarked on since starting my new home construction back in 2007 with the focus on providing all the labor, or as close to it as possible. The kitchen has been a long time coming, a lot of time spent in designing, drawing models and finally arriving at what I think I want;) Construction materials: Base cabinet boxes: V.C. Pre-lacquered 5/8” sheet stock.Door/Drawer faces: Curly sugar ma...
Congratulations to Ron Henricksen. One of our fellow LJ’s guessed the correct score, game number, and winner of the World series to win a World Series Edition Baseball bed. Well have to get started on that and get it shipped out to him. This was a Facebook contest. More info or to follow see my facebook page . The orginal blog on LJ can be found here Win a Baseball bed
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