As usual, I was in the woods early Saturday morning for my weekly hike. I decided to try a new venue this week. I’ve lived in my current home for 12 years, but have never hiked Putnam County Park, which is only 15 minutes from my house. In fact, I didn’t even know until very recently there were hiking trails there. Located on the back side of the town of Eleanor, WV, PCP is much more remote than my usual Trace Fork stomping grounds, which are much closer to the state capitol. F...
It all started with dissatisfaction with my Craftsman Flexdrive table saw. It was difficult to make a decent cut with the saw. I understood part of the problem could have been lack of experience on how to use the tool, but it wasn’t exactly a complicate piece of equipment and degree in rocket science wasn’t necessary. After doing some research, I came across an interesting post that taught me that a table saw is nothing more than table with blade mounted underneath it. All the mag...
The wife didn’t want the drop table any longer so I decided to make this unit here. I recycled my table that I worked so hard to build for her..that’ appreciation
I am intrested in gowing to. Craft shows…. I like building birdhouses and nick nack shelves what seems to be selling? And what prices thanks
It’s been a cold and snowy month of January here in Berkshire Mountains of Western Mass. We have shattered the monthly snow fall total and to date have had over 60” and with no meltdown as of yet, still have over 3” on the ground. SOOO!! Seeing I can’t get much done outside except PLOW SNOW! Luckily the only way I can find the dog is she’s a black lab. I decided to work on my Log Bed project. 1st order was to rasp down the knots and finish cleaning up the marks from draw knife from re...
Recently, we lost a valued member of our family. Sam was a silver tiger cat, who was born on St. Patrick’s day, 1992….he was 19. So I was preparing to build a pet urn for his ashes to be kept in my wife reminded me that we still had ashes from our boxer Lucas, who had passed a few years ago. Since these two were buddies in life, and now that Sammy has gone to the great cat box in the sky I thought it would be nice to make matching urns for them. I looked online, and on here at som...
I am just starting to educate myself and learn about woodworking. This house number (can you guess the numbers?) is my first project. It is done with using a coping saw and a sander. I do not have much tools yet. It is not finished yet, I probably need to either stain or paint it before hanging it outside (is it worth it?, please, tell me honestly). Any advises, suggestions, and criticism are welcome.
I have a Hitachi C10FL tablesaw. It is often maligned for having flimsy legs. It does. But, I am going to back the existing legs with some angle iron and that will solve that rather inconsequential problem. I say “inconsequential” because it has not been a “problem.” The only way it actually affects anything is in moving the saw. This saw closely resembles Lowe’s new Porter-Cable saw except it (the PC) has a stronger one pedal actuated off the floor lift. Th...
Howdy Lumberjocks, I’m trying to figure out a simple Celtic Knot pattern for a living room cocktail table. I think I have crunched it down to something workable. If you see a hole in my thinking, please let me know. I’d rather fix it now than throw away time and wood. For starters, I tried to remove complications by sticking to a formula. It’s really kind of important that I have this right because I’m sharing it. PLEASE share if the formula is incorrect. ...
Starts down in the Dungeon Shop. I have a belt sander set up in a vise. And a pair of block plane irons to work over. This is how they looked when they came back from the Dungeon Shop. Backs were flat… and the makings of a decent 25 degree bevel for the edge. Next up, the first of three oil stones… A cheap, little Buck Brothers from Home depot last year. Two grits, don’t remember what they were. Gave it an oil bath, and worked both irons on both side...
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