Today I am starting to make a birdhouse ornament. Victorian in shape.
Yesterday was another day that just seemed to go by too quickly. I was fortunate that the rain seemed to let up for the most part for the day so that driving was not so treacherous. We still needed to be cautious though because many of the roads were flooded. About half a kilometer down our own street (right where the river bends) the river was actually so high that it bled into the street and flowed across it. Fortunately it was only a couple of inches deep, but it was a quick reminder th...
Spent a little time today finishing my lumber storage rack. Since I work in a small basement and my planer and bandsaw are kept in a shed out back it only makes sense for me to store my wood out back too. I got the shelves from work, and today I picked up a piece of OSB and some flberglass corrugated roof panels to protect it from the rain.I’m pretty happy with it and I think it will work well. Does anyone have any other tips for storing wood outdoors? It’s not beaut...
Well, I’ve been planning on doing this small project for some time… Actually, I am improving on another project that needs to upgraded. Thus, making another project… It ALL uses SCRAP materials & thus far has not used any wood UNTIL NOW! The basic project is a modification to our mailbox so that we can SEE, from the House, whether or NOT the Mail HAS COME OR NOT… saving all of the steps to go out there and find that it has not come yet.(and when uses a ...
The title is exactly what one of the Christmas gifts to my wife was addressed and for good reason. I spent a couple of days working out the details of this: My wife has been wanting a thread holder for quite a while now, I have looked at a number of types and put this one together loosely based on one I have seen at a fabric store and could not bring myself to buy due to the poor construction. There were a number of them falling apart on the shelf and when I mentioned it to the manager...
Well guys and girls, it is just one of those days where I have been working, but there is nothing very interesting to show you. I am still in the process of drawing up the patterns for the bell ornaments that I am making and yesterday I began cutting them out. I have been experimenting with some different processes, and have been successful with some of them and not so successful with others, so while I am keeping busy and working here, it doesn’t really make interesting reading. T...
In my recent blogs I posted videos on a Contemporary Clock that I built. While doing that I found some video I taped while finishing it. The face of the clock was finished with spray cans and the main assembly of the clock was stained with a spray gun. In the first part Ill show how I spray this cool looking stone paint on the face with black buttons.I really love spraying water based stains and dyes and in the next part Ill show you some of the basics to water based finishing.
Cut little foam blocks to keep the floating panels centered…. Test fit and now ready to glue up…
portable handheld mortising jig "build blog" #10: couple more hours this evening, building mortise depth stop block and starting the handles.
couple hours yesterday evening, allowed me to start working on making the adjustable ‘mortise depth’ stop, It is machined with a small flange to ride in the groove at the bottom of the subbase, when I have it set where I want it, for depth of cut, I tighten it with a screw that comes through the slot in the subbase. However I don’t want to thread the stop block itself, seeing it is a very thin piece of aluminum stock left over after machining it to final thickness, to fit un...
After hanging around on this site for over a year, I have come to the realization that I am passionate about many topics in woodworking and I have long-winded answers whenever they come up as forum topics. In order to expedite my answering a little bit and share some ideas, I am going to use my blog as a brain-dump, if you will, for my thoughts on woodworking and all the things that go with it. Please follow along if you like, and hopefully you will find some useful info. I will be referring ...
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