I haven’t put out a YouTube video in a couple of months, but I have been busy. In this video I talk a little about the recent projects I’ve done and the fence I just got done building. I also talk a little more about my new DeWalt DW732 Planer. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diEYAsBiVAk
This is a twist on the “Baking Pies” observation I made earlier. The homes along the street where my oldest daughter lives are close together.Her neighbors argue with dirt about who witnessed more during the creation of the universe. As dirt and the neighbors grow even older my daughter worries about the female neighbor stepping out of one of the family trucks and into a window well next to the driveway. The well is quite close to where the neighbor lady stumbles around as she searches t...
I know that some of you have been following my “adventure” of a woodworking vacation which started with a car accident. Well tonight I’ve put it to rest and bought a replacement car. I had forgotten how horribly boring and draining looking for a car was. I’m glad it’s not something I experience every day. I was leaning toward the Honda Civic Coupe—- but after driving it, I did not like how it felt or how small I felt behind the wheel. So in the end I set...
I spent a couple of hours going over a suggestion that maybe I should make the bed outer case deeper so I can make the cabinets deeper so I got out the cutlist program and put in the new numbers and no matter what I came up with I was at least one sheet of plywood short. We choose Mahogany for this project and at $73.00 a sheet along with a 100 mile round trip to get it we just went back to the original plans. So off I went and using my new Gorilla Gripper carried the 1st sheet over to ...
Planning a project is often my favorite part (aside the finished product). Thus there will probably be many many more plans/drawings on here than work updates. However, this project is going to be seen through to completion as I need a workbench in my shop for future projects I probably won’t finish. I’ve scoured books, magazines, and the internet to come up with a good vision of what I think I need in my bench. My current shop is 10’x20’ so space is at a p...
This is the final blog about my preparations for exhibiting Sierra Nets at my first show-The Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton, Ca. on Feb. 24-26, 2012. I will be leaving this Thursday morning and driving up to the Bay Area with my best friend, and Sierra Net owner, who will be manning the booth with me Friday-Sunday. It’s about a 7 hour drive from the Disneyland area. The building of the display has been quite rewarding. I love the process of figuring things out almost as much as ...
Yesterday I was able to get the four rails for the head and foot boards sanded down to the correct thickness along with a rabbit to hold the stiles. Then I cut the tenons on the rails and cut a test mortise for the legs. Today I put six hours in the shop and got the mortises cut on the legs along with a dry fit. I cut the tenons for the first 15 stiles for the head board. I will get the other 15 tenons cut on the stiles for the foot board and then will start sanding all of these pieces so th...
Here I begin work on the next project which is a guitar stand made from Red Oak.
Well guys a long time coming due to finances and then trouble finding a good roofer that was willing to climb on the roof of the shed to put the comp roof on. But at last I found Pedro he is a roofer who is doing the comp roofs in the development going in down the block. We quickly settled on a price and he re estimated the materials and said the other guy was trying to do it cheep and that he would not space the shingles that far apart . So in less than 2 hours the two brothers had the roof ...
This book review is from the December 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook by Betty Padden “Signs, signs, everywhere are signs” (lyrics from a song by Les Emmerson and performed by the Five Man Electrical Band) …. And with this “how to” book you can add a few signs to the scenery! The book begins with photo/text tutorials on how to...
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