We have a new home on the internet thanks to my wife. I will be primarily blogging there, but I plan to stay active on LJ, primarily cause it’s so addictive. I will try and balance out when and how to blog to both or whatever, I am not sure the best approach at this time. Let me know what works for you please, if you are in the same situation, as well as any feedback or suggestions for the site. Thank you Blog Page Shop Tour
They say that there’s nothing like practise to make you better at a skill. My cousin’s wedding is in June, and I decided in my new wood working glory to make a wedding present for them. After consulting my wife, we decided that building a clock would be a nice gift. So I spent some time searching the project archive here on LJ’s, and around the web. Saving pictures to the hard drive so that I could go back and forth to choose without having to bookmark the various pages t...
I am in central Virginia and dropped a couple black cherry trees recently and was wondering how long I have before I should mill them into boards and set them up for drying. Any suggestions or insights would be appreciated.
When I started this set, I intended it to be a “castle kit”. I considered crenelated tops to the panels to make them look like a “real” castle, I considered building a draw-bridge panel (which my son would still no-doubt love), thought about staining the wood grey to mimic stone, and considered cutting arched windows in some of the panels to look like classic castle windows. In then end, though, I decided to wait on all of that until I saw how he played with it. Tha...
I have decided that I am going to put this project aside for a bit and concentrate on a different chair. After ruining my second set of back legs I need a bit of a break. The problem with Paduak is that it splinters like crazy. Love the grain lines but if you get one going in the wrong direction and hit that with a router – boom good bye piece. I am also going to put it aside until my new shop (could be a while) is completed because the red dust in my small shop is unbearable. My...
But, had quite a bit of work to do first.. Lid came out of the clamps..voids on the ends filled. Gaps filled and sanded. Had one filler piece pop out, back into the clamps it went. Got set up for the bottom rebate, used a Wards 78 to mill it. Had to milled a few grooves to add the cutter storage dividers. Needed two narrow dados. Thought I’d try the 45 to cut them…. Couldn’t get the skates close enough. Could only get one of the spurs to move. Square and...
The last few bits of wiring have been completed, I just need the inspection and then I can fire up the saw. Speaking of which: There are pics. Therefore it happened. The saw is current on it’s mobile base thanks to the help of three buddies last night. I only had a half hour or so to work on it today otherwise, so one of the extension tables is installed but that’s it. I recently picked up a Oneway Multi-Gauge and I used it to help align the extension. Very, very ...
Long story short – I wrote a blog. I had to answer an email. I closed my browser in the process of obtaining some information. I came back and the blog is gone. :( It is after 9am already and I have to get on to other things. We’ll just have to talk again tomorrow. I hope you all understand and have a great Saturday! (I hope the rest of my day goes better!)
Thought you guys might enjoy this short video, especially Greg at Oregonburls. http://s900.photobucket.com/albums/ac202/dstruhar/Chainsaw/
A few more photo’s in the handle re-modelling saga. A bit more ‘Fettling and Fiddling’, re-shaping the lamb’s tongue- A bit more filing and sanding Wetting the surface with water to raise the grain- When dry more fine sanding and out with the Danish Oil Now all I need is to sort the sawplate out! Before Photo- The original scruffy handlle… ...and after
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