I have recently moved and progress on the model boat Sunshine has slowed. When i find my camera i’ll post the pictures of the completed molds mounted and aligned on the strongback. In preperation for actual construction I began researching what types of wood to use. I found out about Jeff at HobbyMill (HobbyMill@cinci.rr.com) on a model ship building forum and he has been a pleasure to work with. He has all kinds of wood you can order in sheets milled to spec or in strips. he is ev...
Well, here we are with another weekend under our belts. It was a nice, quiet weekend though and I accomplished a lot. Nothing really exciting to talk about though. I got a really decent response on my site from the emailing that I sent and only one person asked (politely) to be removed from the list. I am happy to say that the number of customers that are on the mailing list increased by over 100 since the last time I emailed. That is great in the long term. The site, however hasn’...
Finally! Well guys, I am finally getting my schedule and projects under control. But I am still busy working 7 days a week to catch up. For the last couple of weeks I have been knocking off work between 10 and 10:30pm. Working from 7am to 10pm sounds like a long day but it is short compared to the previous 3 months that I was working 7am until 1 or 1:30am. There were two instances where I worked from 7am one morning until 11:30 the next night with only about a 1hour nap. I find that ...
Hello All, I want to thank everyone for helping in the name the chisels contest. There were a lot of great ideas. And the Winner in the Name the Chisel contest is… http://su.pr/1L9NPn Thanks, Brian
This week I’m on vacation and taking a chair making class at the Appalachian Center for Craft which is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University where I got my undergraduate degree in engineering and am currently working on a masters of engineering. Every summer, the craft center offers several, week long workshops in all of their offered mediums. So this year I decided to commit to attending a class and not letting life get in the way. The class is based on a modern dining ch...
To help teach myself SketchUp I started designing and posting projects I design each week on my blog this week design is a hutch for a computer desk check it out at blog http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/2010/07/design-of-week.html feel free to leave any comment on my blog. I have learned I lot about SketchUp doing this but I still can use any pointers anyones willing to give me Look for my next post I was at the World Scroll Saw Expo This weekend and I will posting on all the...
Some folks are building a home around the corner from me, and knocked down a few trees in the process. I picked up a medium sized crotch and bandsawed it open today. As long as it dosen’t check too bad, I will make this into a small clock for my daughter. Not sure what type of wood it is, but the colors and figure are really nice. I think looking for pieces of wood laying around and sending them through the saw may have just become a new hobby of mine.joe
Here is the beginning bits of a cherry coffee table being created for my wite. This will be in the Shaker style with drawer that pull through from both side of the table. Drawer bottoms will be aromatic cedar. Am now at the point where I am starting to cut the dovetails for the drawers. Unfortunately my router (30+ years old) decided to die and my new Porter Cable has not arrived yet. Comments, suggestions, thoughts are most welcome. Thanks, Phil Stevens
I wasn’t totally happy with the former workbench, turned lathe stand. So, when we moved, I re-purposed that to be the outfeed table for my table saw, and set about planning a new one for my mini lathe. I had a couple plans that I’d almost made – but would have had to buy or salvage the right pieces. One was a great, and HEAVY, made with plywood and filled with sand. Twice, I almost started that one… but the idea of something lighter with properly splayed legs appeal...
Iam going to build kitchen cabinets and she wants them contemporary and I want to use european style hinges but I dont no where to drill the holes in doors maybe I need a jig NEED HELP Thanks Jim
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