I’m not sure how many Lumberjocks are familiar with Pacific Yew(taxus breufolia i think)I first heard of it a few years ago. here on the west coast of Canada it grows. hidden away and rare beyond measure, few if any typical wood suppliers carry it. And what is available is often small and gnarly. Being on the local wood kick. I decided it was a wood for me. Hard and a Rare orange colour, I did not think it could have any drawbacks. Then I tried to find some. Yew, as a wood is as ...
I thought today was going to be a great day, I had a babysitter, a project to do for my wife’s workplace, and the shop temp. was about 70, perfect day right? Well I went out about 8 a.m., about 8:30 I broke my first bandsw blade ever resawing. i went to the woodsmith shop and bought a new blade, jet bearing guides, and new tires, still determined to make the best of things I got the bandsaw up and going, finished resawing and dementioning my lumber and it was off to dovetails, everythin...
This blog is about the making of a lamp table. (Not a table lamp, which is a completely different thing.) A lamp table is a small table that you can put a lamp on. I use pine because I like it and it’s nice to work with and you can either stain or paint it. I like the knots. If you are going to paint, you can use poplar which is very smooth and doesn’t have knots. I have to run the wood through a jointer and planer and table saw to get it to the size I need. You may be ...
Hello again, fellow LJs. Planning to get a router table for the shop and am fishing for table/router recommendations. I know the only way to go on the router is 3-1/4 HP. That much power should handle about anything. Please share your inputs, as the recommendations I get from you guys are what I rely on to help make my purchase decisions. Thanks,tennjock59
i am a newbie here and already asking questions but i want/need a templet for routing in cursive rather than square letters,,anyone help me out? thanksElmoSr
I was rearranging some of my tools the other day & stumbled on 4 or 5 router bits still in the packaging I had forgotton about. It made me smile to remember the deal I Made for them. I went into a pawn shop, they had a box of still packaged router bits all Craftsman, some carbide. I asked how much. Shop owner said they came from someone who bought them but never got into using them. He told me $50.00 I thought about it & decided it was a pretty good deal. When I got the bits home ther...
OK, OK. I know it’s rude to gloat – I get it. B-b-but this is just too good, and of course none of my friends or coworkers in the mundane world “get it”. The backstory:I’ve been moving more and more towards hand tools, and I’ve become dissatisfied with my current workbench (too high, to light, etc). So, I decided that “soon” I’ll build myself a nice Roubo. I really didn’t think I’d get to starting on it until spring, but...
When we first went back to the States in September 2009 for our 4-month visit, I had three goals. They were: Go to the Canton First Monday Trade Days Attend one of Roy Underhill’s classes at the Woodwright’s School in North Carolina Pop in on some fellow woodworkers’ shops to see what they’re doing and to try new things Well, two out of three ain’t bad. I did go to the Canton flea market, and blogged about my sole find there. And I did get to visit the shops of two fellow...
What’s happening in the shop for February 11, 2010 . Working on the center section and some prep work on Scholten’s Ross murphy bed. Hopefully I’ll get to spray it today. Also, we’ll be building the loft sides and guardrails for Barrett’s project. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:
good morning every one i have just spent the last half hour on here reading some responces to a young man on here from australia and i have to say i was saddended by the way some of us have acted towards him.yes i did include all of us mainley because we are responsible for our own actions.this young man is thrilled to be a part of our group and wants to tell us his ambitions and goals in life and what do we do we belittle him for his grammer.why do we do this when we should be encourageing h...
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