22 days ago I posted about the decimation of my Hollywood Junipers (Juniperus chinensis). My plan was to go through and ‘limb’ them, or at this scale, to ‘twig’ them. Little by little, I’ve been going out there for 15 minutes or so at a time, sawing each little twig off with a stroke of the Irwin carpenter’s saw, then scrubbing the sap off my hands. What a giant pain, but I admit it was fun. I love the feel and sound of the saw, the smell of the junipers, g...
I have been looking for a way to add holddowns to my benchtop for a while. All the plans i saw called for either complex cuts or glueups or special hardware or reaching under the bench. I ended up with making these, which I find so far VERY satisfying. Actually, they are much better than i thought they would be. The overall cost for the pair is ~5$. ok, lets do it: From 270509 hold downthese are the things you need:1) 2 lengths of threaded rod (i used 8mm). they should be (the thickne...
Well this is wood working on a budget. I was talking to my brother in law a while back and he mentioned having a thicknesser in the back of his shed at work. Apparently he had a contract a while back which required a thicknesser and it had been sitting out there since (a couple of years). Now I am not the most up front person in the world, so I dwelt on this bit of information for quite a while. Finally, after looking at all the timber pieces I have in my shed and thinking what am I goi...
Sorry about this everyone. I got a little side tracked a little over 400 days ago and forgot to post the completion of the play set for the kids. The last thing I showed was the completed floor with the slide leaning up against it. Well, over the next few day after that, I got the railing up and got everything finished. here are a few shots of the final stages of construction as of the beginning of summer last year. This shot shows the starting of the rail structure. Here is a sho...
So… I realized that some of the slight design modifications I made to the clock plans now mean that (once finished) you won’t be able to set the clock or change the battery! :) Gotta rethink some things. The original plans call for butt hinges mounted to the side of the clock case (on the outside). Instead, I’m going to use some rear pivot hinges I found at Lee Valley. They’ll be totally hidden, and they mount (mortise free) to the back of the doors with pins...
This lamp is just the coolest. The then ribbon movement and sweeping motion is phenomenal. 71” tall to the top of the shade The base is 39” x 24” It weighs 70 lbs As you can see we added turquoise throughout.
My wife wants a bench at the end of the garden so she won’t have to go all the way back to the deck next to the house when she just wants a short rest from her labors. The area she wants it in isn’t visible from the deck and so we don’t need anything elaborate, but I thought a rather heavy bench in a modern style and without finish could be practical, long lasting and low maintenance. The idea is to just let it weather to a nice silver-gray color. I won’t brag about...
Here Tim is drilling the holes for the cord and the cord being ran through the lamp Patching holes
Scribing is completed, it is bolted to the base and ready to drill the holes for the lamp cord.
Getting closer to where we want to be
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