Well I think it’s safe to say at this point, with four days left to enter, there is no way I will ever make the deadline.I had good intentions, but this has been a busy month, and I was at the mercy of others for the use of a band saw. Time slipped away. I will keep working on it until it is finished then sell it. This is an original design and wanted to try to incorporate some new skills (which is also time consuming).First I wanted to have caned backrest and seat frames that could...
I take different routes on my daily commutes to see if any limbs or trees have come down. Today, taking a road I never take, I hit the jackpot – a full, large, old Jacaranda tree with fungus rot through its base fell over on its own this morning, on a windless, quake-free day, narrowly missing a pedestrian. I knocked on the door and a nice lady answered, holding back her dog. We talked for a half hour, but she had an endless stream of concerns, all of which I tried to answer: ...
Now the voting for the top 10 will start on Tuesday the 11th and go to Tuesday the 18th. Then Thursday August 20th the results will be out. Now to vote for the top 5 which will be from Tuesday August 11th thru Tuesday august 18th .I will post a poll at my website www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com and you can answer it there that way there is no confusion about the results. Now you can only vote once but you can come back and change your vote if you want. Now to vote for the top 5 will be again...
Just a friendly reminder that the entry deadline is July 31, 2009 at 3 PM CDT so there are just 4 days left to submit your entry. We already have 46 benches entered and I’m sure there are still many of you finishing your entries. Also make sure to check the GardenTenders Summer Awards because one of the categories is The Retreat and your project might fit there too. Here’s that category description: ”One of the greatest benefits of a personal garden area is that...
What saw to choose??? Delta Vs Ridgis Vs Craftsman #1: Delta model 36-655C 10" hybrid table saw w tennoing jig OR Ridgid R4511 Granit top
Well, the local Home Depot FINALLY has the Ridgid R4511 Granite top in stock! Woot! Now it comes down to a choice I’m stuck on. They also carry the Delta Hybrid 36-655C w tennoning jig. These saws are marked at the same regular price 899$ Both of these saws are really appealing to me, in fact I was getting myself ready to buy the Delta, since I could not get the Ridgid anywhere locally. Now I can… arrrgh, tuff choices now. I was also considering the Craftsman Hybrid for a littl...
Porter Cable Routers have always had a home in my workshop. Over the years they have changed and its interesting to see in what ways. I have noticed several things about how the routers are viewed. Rumor has it that Porter Cable has been bought out and that has several mixed emotions to it. I also have noticed several comments about the way that they are built and the quality of the parts used. I am really interested in some comments and thoughts from seasoned woodworkers. I read an int...
Taking 35 year old crib and turning it into a toy box #2: Design, milling, and corners (and WAY over budget)
Wow, this is an expensive hobby. I mulled around a bunch of different design ideas and every time, it would require a new tool or skill. I’ve settled on a frame-like box, so I can put the spindles inside the frame part. I am going to build 3 frames with 1/4 maple backing so I can put the spindles on. Back will be solid maple. The corners are going to be mitre. I am going to use biscuits on the mitre edges, top, and back. Do people really think that is “cheating” on wood wor...
Some of you will have received a PM from me regards the cost of shipping the Torque Work Centre to the US. For those who may require this info and have not received it. Most people on the continental US will be able to have the machine [configured similar to mine .. 2 meter by 600mm table with 900 mm outfeed on the arm.. including copy. saw and drill optional attachments, shipping and insurance,], delivered to their door for between US$3900 and US$4100 depending on actual address.The ...
This is a followup to the forum post on Japanese cedar (or ‘Sugi’ as I was told on the forum). Trying to move these large logs turned into a project in and of itself. Saturday was a crazy day – Friday afternoon had shown the limits on 2 grown men’s ability to lift 500 lbs with their bare hands (and a teacher and a finance guys’ hands at that – not a powerhouse combo). We were able to move 4 of the smaller logs, but not the big ones. There was still a mound of lumber...
So I wasn’t too happy with the look of the front stays on this gate. And I had also made another router mistake when cutting the rabbet. What to do? What to do? Seems like I’m always messing things up. Well time for a design enhancement. I had the idea when doing the first gate that a molding that framed the panel might look good. Seems like a good time to try it out. Since I had also received my new, longer, circle cutting bar for my Milescraft cirlce jig, now seeme...
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