It's funny how we fall into and out of habits. There are times when this happens with little effort or thought, and other times (usually when trying to develop positive habits) that it seems like a chore to follow through with things each day. There are also times in our lives when things change unexpectedly and along with it, our routines. I suppose that is part of living.For the past several months, it seems that every time I post here I am apologizing for not posting as often as I used...
I’ve been exploring the Southland for as long as I can remember. Walking around, driving around. Always observant. I’ve worn out cameras, in my lifetime. Yet, on a fairly regular basis, I come across things that make me scratch my head in wonder. How, on God’s Green Earth, have I not noticed this? Here’s one of those things. I came across it, yesterday, about four miles from home, in Uptown Whittier, while cooling my heels. I’m leaning against my car, looki...
This had been eating at me for a while, and I had to get it off my chest. I hate talking to the camera, but I hope it comes through. These are some tips about how to be a better member of the community and how to get the most enjoyment out of your shop time. Send me an “Amen Brother” if you agree, I hope this helps eek just a little more enjoyment out of the craft/hobby. Thanks for watching, please like and subscribe! View on YouTube RickWood.Work.LIFE
Here is a nice short video showing some of the steps that I took to carve the Crucifixion of Jesus. Thank you for looking and happy woodworking! Here is a link to YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAloMCjbJgE
VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18PgVD5Lxy4 Thank you for looking!
Okay here it goes I am going to attempt to blog. Here is what I am working with for my shop.
I have been hanging onto this massive Disston miter saw. I finally decided to restore it. The handle has seen its better days so I started there creating a new one from ambrosia maple. I then spent some time cleaning the saw up and polishing the saw nuts. I then went and sharpened to saw crosscut. Subscribe for more videos!
I wrote a short note based on my experience in trying to make Steve Latta’s lotus flower as a string inlay project. In the note, I discuss one of the first steps in the project—locating 10 equally spaced points on a circle where the tips of the leaves are to be placed. The note can be read by clicking here.
My wife bought me a Jet 16/32 Drum Sander and I was wondering if any of you Woodjocks happen to have found out a process making replacing the sandpaper less complex. I bought myself 4 rolls of 220 grit, 7 rolls of 100 grit, and 4 rolls of 60 grit. The sander comes with 80 grit installed. I appreciate any help.
We come to the part that I am nervous about. Building drawers intimidate me. I probably over think it. First I make a prototype. Then, once I get that fitting, I use it for a pattern and set up jig for the rest of them. View on YouTube
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