I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences on the loss of my Grandfather. He was laid to rest yesterday. It means so much to me and my family that “total strangers” (of which, to me you are not), gave me such an outpouring of support during this difficult time. I learned yesterday and over the last few days just what an incredible man he really was. He loved everybody. He gave of himself without any expetation of something in return. ...
This is one of the many reasons why I love woodworking. It is figuring out how to get accurate results and moving up the learning curve. And speaking of curves, isn’t that the point of this series? Now that the three arches have been fabricated it is time to begin making some exact cuts and building the sub-assemblies. On this project I’m contrsturcting from the inside out starting with the inner frame of the headboard. Once again I’ve found Sketchup to be an invaluable...
Well its getting mighty close to Christmas and I have one big project left . . . a jewelry armoire for DW. I started by planing down a bunch of 15\16 Poplar to 3/4”. I’m not really sure if I have enough, but if I don’t I can run to Home Depot and pick up some D4S. I have to joint the boards before using, but that will be another day. Last night I developed the plan for the project. This is how I plan most of my projects: grab a piece of paper and a pen or pencil, si...
Well I honed the blade but did not put a secondary bevel on it yet. I am very pleased with its performance. With hardly any pressure I started this Rabbet on some hard wood scrap without scribing it first. The blade aligns perfect to the edge to follow the cutting edge making the cut a nice 90 degrees. I believe this plane is going to come in handy for cleaning up cuts. ThanksJerry
Being new to the “blogging” stuff here I go. Let me start out by saying I am new to woodworking and my goal is to learn how to 1. use my used/new woodworking equipment safely and efficiently and 2. learn how to cut/carve/sculpture wood into beautify/functional items. I want to be able to complete the interior trim work on the house my wife and I just built. I wanted to learn how to use my new Jet 18” band-saw first and foremost. I just completed a pretty neat little ...
Work has been incredibly busy of late. I mean that in a good way. I don’t always get what I intend to get done, but it feels good to have a growing business and interact so much with so many interesting people. I sent out the notices regarding the site update on Sunday. That has seemed stir up a great amount of activity. I say this like it is unusual because I can remember not so long ago when sales on the site were almost non-existent. I am quite happy that we took the time to ...
Is everyone building a new workbench this year? I have seen more videos and posts about workbenches and which is the best, and why they need a new one. I have to admit to a little Roubo-envy when I see some of the beautiful benches that are on display. My present bench is about 25 years old and was built from a set of plans put out by Shopnotes or Shopsmith or one of those magazines that have been around since the woodworking style named after those two loveable Disney characters, Chip and...
This did start out to be a simple shop made drum sander but it has mutated into something larger (and a bit of an obsession). I’m having fun just thinking about building it, the question is how well I’ll actually be able to replicate my design. Still haven’t located a motor since my last update, but I did mess with the design a little more. I added 4 struts to the table to stabilize it when it’s raised and lowered. I found some brass sleeve bearings that should fit...
http://s1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj526/Rodman4071/Wooden%20Pens/ Here are some pics of pens I’ve turned lately and more to come. I find pen turning enjoyable and I can make money if only I would start doing it. I’m turning these pens on two different lathes, one a Sears 12 inch (which is very noisy and the other a Central Machinery 8 by 12 with virable speed and a quiet and sweet turning lathe, both of these lathes were given to me by my cool brother Julio in Georgia, my tha...
This guy makes incredible artwork out of what we would throw away. Click on new link www.ecostarr.com/amazing-photo/wooden-chip-artwork
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