Well I can tell already that not much “production” is going to be happening in the shop today. Today is “Shop Maintenance Day.” I sanded a project last night and through dust EVERYWHERE! So when I got up this morning, I touched up a couple of places that needed a little extra TLC and started cleaning. This is always a bad thing, lol. I vacuumed up and picked up at the same time. I’ve been putziing around ever since. So I started looking for my can of Whi...
Quite a few jocks made these when it first appeared in Woodworkers Journal. Just my take on this cool little project https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ULLFegHnVbA Here is the link to the video build http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/Main/Articles/Making_Tambour_8273.aspx
I spend a lot of time doing boring, repetitive things. To make the time pass, I often turn to thinking of really silly things, jokes, alternative song lyrics ect. And almost all of the time it is woodworking related. So I decided to post a collection of the recent silly things that I have though of. First, if you have not read them yet, here are past blog posts of my router table and my new bench hardware. As you can see, I really enjoy the lighter side of woodworking. Joke.Q. W...
”Getting Out of a Rut and Into Rustic” ....and so i traveled the way of going the path of my heart, where many had stopped to stutter at having no art, these were the more then many who walked the walled isles of you-know-mart, having given up their life of soul for the is-stilled creature comforts of designer defined dead art…. Going rustic was an answer to the prayer of my heart, where I never need have no-more second thought to any who would come and say, why don...
I travel for my real job and have been away from home now for a while. I love this site since I can keep my mind on my shop when I am away. I miss the sound of my saw. I started this trip in Hong Kong after a 16 hour flight directly over the North pole from a connecting flight in Newark. I had a meeting there and wandered the city a bit. I love this city. It is a real paradise for the traveler. Great people, great food, great things to see. Best Chinese food you could imagine.. but...
Bieng friends with a cabinet maker is a toy maker’s scrap gold mine. I am able to scrounge enough pieces of wood from his scrap pile to keep me busy. My friend is always impressed with what I am able to fashion out of pieces that are unusable to him. What is interesting to me is that even though I need only small pieces of wood, I end up with a scrap pile too. At the end of every project there is always something that is too small to use. The other day my kids used my scrap to glue tog...
Here is my entry for the bookcase challenge. Actually, maybe I should call it “how I forced myself to learn Sketchup the right way.” I had dabbled in Sketchup before but I never made drawings of different components that I then assembled. I spend a lot of time for this challenge watching the tutorials on YouTube and reading about proper Sketchup techniques online. I have worked with many 3D modeling programs before and some of the concepts are the same but there is certainly a le...
The coolest job in any restaurant belongs to the bartender. Sure, the chef gets the credit for the outstanding meal, the maître d’ for the ambiance of the place and the wait staff for the overall dining experience. But, when people want to have fun and strike up a conversation, they turn to the bartender. Think Isaac on the Love Boat. Tom Cruise in that stinkin’ movie about being a bartender. “Yes, Mr. Bond would like his martini shaken, not stirred, Mr. Sinatra wants a highball, an...
Hey folks. I decided I was going to get into the carpentry hobby. My background has been military, law enforcement, journeyman electrician and HVAC tech. This is new challenge so here we go. I just bought a Ridgid TS3350 tablesaw, Ridgid DP 15501 drill press and a Ridgid R29301 router combo w/benchdog extention table. I already have a vast collection of hand tools so I think I’m through until my project calls for another. I’m goin to just play with scrap wood that I have laying...
I wanted to let people know that after a long period off silence from my video podcast, I want to say that the shows may be coming back. Not sure yet, but we will have to see. I want to know what you would like to see from a show in the terms of projects, or use of tools/skills. Thanks. Any opinion is greatly appreciated.
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1507 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 394 entries
- dbhost - 390 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- William - 258 entries
- mafe - 240 entries
- Betsy - 221 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- shipwright - 203 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 197 entries
- stefang - 186 entries
- Rustic - 186 entries
- Chris Davis - 183 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 177 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 162 entries
- robscastle - 154 entries
- clieb91 - 152 entries
- littlecope - 147 entries
- scottb - 144 entries
- kosta - 144 entries
- Blake - 143 entries
- Eric - 139 entries
- A Slice of Wood Workshop - 139 entries
- StumpyNubs - 139 entries