I hope you will not expect my shop to pass the MsDebbieP LJ inspection just yet. I’ve been a little laid up lately since I broke my leg in a stupid home accident. (I jumped when I should have walked around.) But, I’ve got to get some equipment so I can make some small boxes. I’ll be cleaning out a lot of the junk to make room and I’m taking advice over in the Forum section at LJ to find out what tools, equipment, etc. I need to spend my next $500 on. I’ll be...
I received from a good friend of mine several pieces of 4” x 1/2” x 4’ long Apsen boards. I have about 6 boards of the stuff and 1 piece of red oak about the same size. I was wondering if Aspen would be a good wood for kitchen cabinet drawers to hold pots and pans and such? I was thinking also about making a drawer organizer for the silverware. Any suggestions?
Sorry to be so long in adding to the blog on this project. Down South has been hit by tropical storm after tropical storm. Now up here in Northeastern Mississippi, we have had only rain but the coast, New Orleans, and Houston have been pounded. Our prayers are with you all!!! When I left you last, I was preparing (down South we say, “fixin”) to work on the breadboards on the big table. Well, I have attached them, and attached the breadboards to the smaller tables also. I have m...
I got a good load of logs back from the mill today. I posted a blog about using a parbuckle to load logs; http://lumberjocks.com/mart/blog/7919 and this is the end product of those efforts. I had quite a bit of it cut at 8/4×4, some at 8/4×6, some at 12/4×12/4 for table legs, and the rest in 4/4. The 8/4×4 will end up as a bench top for my work bench, the rest will be for various upcoming projects. I am toying with the idea of building a small kiln based on the plans...
My Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker Instructional Bundle has helped fine woodworkers all over the world to build their “Bucket List” rocker. The following is one of my favorite customer feedback stories. It really touched me that a project from Columbus, Georgia could reach around the woodworking world. Part 1 Thomas Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” describes the world’s new reality. The computer and the Internet have made it possible for people to c...
So with what little time I could eke out for myself again last night, I managed to get out to the shop and do a little tiny bit more cleaning, I finished moving a stack of lumber from next to the workbench only to find that it was hiding a GIANT mound of plane shavings, and a Woodcraft padded stool. I kind of forgot I had 2 of those… Well, lazy me decided to plug in the DC and just suck the plane shavings up, and away into the Thien Separator they went… I also found the blank o...
When planing S2S lumber, I usually look for the grain slope to avoid tearout. On flat sawn oak this is pretty easy to see. Lately I have been planing some quarter sawn red oak that has heavy flecks like QSWO. You really cannot see the grain direction on this stock. But you can feel it. I found that the lumber is like fish scales – smooth when you feel it in one direction, and rough the other direction. If I take the time to orient the board so it would feel smooth to my hand as it...
Hey all . . . Did a little more work on the amoire. Drawer sliders and drawer bottoms. Please take a look at the video . . . oh and there is an outtake at the end that I found funny.
Hi everyone, Marie & I jury online art shows at Crafthaus.com If anyone is interested in submitting this is a link to the callhttp://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-call-at-your-service Open Call: At Your Service: ALL ARTISTS (crafthaus members or not) are invited to submit for “At Your Service.” The online exhibition will be highlighted for one month and then have a permanent home in Past Online Exhibits. Some ideas are a table, buffet, ...
setting up the new shop #13: Back at it and again we have a structure The Shed Rebuilt after the Storm
Well after several days of pulling and cutting off nails,The Shed started being rebuilt on Sunday. I then i worked on Monday and Tuesday and today we were back at it we stood up the other three walls today. I will be using hurricane ties tomorrow to tie the studs to the top and bottom plate. I am very excited we got this much done. It will take me a while to tie all the studs in to the plates and then i am going to tie the walls to the foundation. with long straps no more silly wind storms...
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