It seems the laws of nature apply to my workshop. I spent all of last time cleaning it up to make nice open space and what should happen? I got and fill it all up. Acquiring more tools than space is a national pastime so I’m not sweating it, especially with the sweet deals I’ve been landing. Turning circuitry into Power tools I hoard computer parts, its ingrained into my geekdom. Never did I think it would ever help me in my quest for more bigger-badder powertools. Thanks to some...
I confess to knowing nothing about using a trammel. I’ve always understood the concept – but have never used it; until now. I can’t say that I did it correctly, except for the final product – I must have done OK. I did not have an empty space large enough in my shop so I used my kitchen counter top. (I don’t recommend doing so without permission if you are married.) I did not have a long enough piece of scrap to do the job – so I had to secure two piece...
Found this piece of glass at the dollar store i can incorporate into a project later on. It was for putting candles on but i saw it and instantly thought of projects i can come up with. dollar store is great for stuff like this.
Good morning, just got back from court to see my friend’s ex sentencing. Based on the medical evidence and his previous convictions for violence in pubs/clubs the judge had enough and he sentenced my friend’s ex (see previous blog) to 22 months jail with a non-parole period of 18 months! There is justice in the world. So tonight a bottle or two or three or…. of wine will be consumed. Aside from that I have been spending a lot of time make a cat run for our seven cat...
This post comes with an up front disclaimer: I make a little bit of money from Ebay promoting their auctions. Whenever someone clicks on one of my links, bids and wins, or uses Buy it Now, a small percentage goes directly into my ‘Shop Fund’. If you want to know more just drop me a line. I’m suprised by how many folks are not aware of this feature. Here we go:This little known tool is my favorite, by far. It’s called the RSS feeds. It doesn’t look like ...
Hey all, Just another update. The place is locked in. It will be held at my community center here in GR PM me for my address and i will gladly give it. Look forward to seeing everyone there May 16 I am looking to start about 12 noon. Family is welcome to come too.
For those who follow along at the Wood Whisperer Blog, Marc Spagnuolo has featured one of my latest projects as his featured Project of the Week. This is a Krenov-inspired chest on stand I built mostly out of offcuts I purchased at Weiss Hardwoods in Largo, Florida. I wanted the base to have a little movement and grace, so I cut the rails and stretchers with a curve in them. Both the front and back curves have identical arcs – as do the two sides. The chest is made of maple and i...
Calling all Lumberjocks in Michigan. This is an update on our picnic. I have a date in mind I am looking at May 16, 2009. The place should be finalized today. I am looking at burgers and dogs, chips and maybe some tater salad. I was also thinking of doing a potluck. Let me know if you can attend and what works for you. I need to know by May 8th so I can get a final count and get the supplies. The location will be an indoor location with the option to move outside. Inside we will not be able t...
I was putting in the rafters on my shed roof today, when while taking a break I noticed a message on my machine from a friend. He had spotted a fallen tree, which didn’t make it through today’s heavy wind storms here in LA. I grabbed my Irwin carpenter saw – the best hand saw I’ve used so far for wet logs (I’ve tried 3 now) – and headed out in my inadequate hatchback. It’s getting traded in for a truck soon, hooray. This was the pile I found: ...
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