Well folks, 160 dowel holes later, I’m ready to call it quits. I don’t mind hard work, but repetition drives me crazy! Here is a snapshot of some of those dowel holes…Now, notice the markings on the end grain. This is important to me so that I don’t keep having to second guess myself when I am putting things together. I have those pieces marked ‘L’ or ‘R’ for left or right and numbered from top to bottom. I mark all the pieces on the right ...
I can’t believe I’ve been here over a year already. I wanted to just take a minute and express my thanks to you all. You all make this a terrific community, and I have grown more as a woodworker in the last year than I would have ever thought possible. You’re all a seriously talented bunch of people, and I have a lot of respect for your talent. THANKS AGAIN! Steve
Once I had the cabinet home I (she) had to decide how she wanted to set up all the electronics. We (she) decided it would be better if both the top and bottom sections had doors on them, and we needed to put a couple shelves in to hold the dvd player, vcr, etc… Space in the upper opening is a little tight so there will be just enough room for a shelf, and by taking out one of the drawers we can put another shelf in the lower cabinet. This is what I got accomplished shortly after ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeI7Jn2Bj_U In this video I finish going over how to plane down board faces and edges If you have not seen the first part of this video you should really watch it. I know that most people have already learned how to use hand planes but people learn at all stages in woodworking even the most advanced woodworker in the world everybody has their opinions on who that is but every person you name still learns stuff no one is self made. If you want to learn how to ...
The idea for this came from a magazine in which they used pipes for the frame holder. The holder, as you can see, is already on th wall. The frames are in the process of being made. The frames will be set up like this with the pattern on the right repeating on the left. The are made with maple using basic joinery tech. The will be finished to the wifes prefrences (not sure yet). The pictures on one side will be my family, her family on the other, and the center will be both.
About three weeks ago I scored a full truck load of mulberry from a tree that had been cut down last November. The tree was over 100 years old, and around 36” diameter and over 100’ tall. Unfortunately the tree had been cut into chunks 24” and under. I got about 60 board feet of mostly quartersawn wood out of it that will most likely get used for bookmatched panels, boxes and picture frames for gifts for the family. It is really beautiful wood with a fleck pattern that remin...
Good enough for a movie star!! Meet Addison, 5 months old. And you thought I did all this for someone special!!!!! ;o)
I guess spring fever must have hit, last weekend I spent some time changing the plugs in my truck . . . luckily a four banger with plenty of access. While I was out there I saw two eyesores beside my shed . . . testimonies to past “What was I thinking?” projects. One was a boat step and the other was a boat . . .uh . . . air conditioner setup. The step worked, but since the boat moved and there was a plank to the dock, some people didn’t quite appreciate the movement o...
I found this sight wile looking for a new rip fence for the ts. It seems every time I use the ts that is the first thing I want to change. I gess I got spoild in high school useing the powermatic cabnet saw w/ the besemer fence. I will have to get over that because there is no way I am ploping down 2 or 3 thousand for a saw. I will have to work on the one I have. The Crafstman I have is good just needs some tuning up (new fence, and maybe a work station). I have some experienced tools...
A few days ago a fellow LumberJock sent a note that my first anniversary with LumberJocks was fast approaching. I’m not that observant, so I probably would have missed it. We have learned more from this fine group of woodworkers in this one year’s time than we have in several years of reading woodworking magazines and stumbling around in the shop. We are truly amazed at the willingness of such fine craftsmen to take the time to teach us novices. I joined a year ago because I wanted to...
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