Ever since I bought my first house a few years ago I had always wanted a nice sized workshop in my 2 stall garage. This year I was able to really get going on it. My dad who is also a woodworker was kind enough to give me his Radial Arm Saw which he no longer used. It so happens this RAS is also the first big power tool I had ever used. I grew up watching my dad use this thing on a regular basis and when I got old enough he showed me how to use it and let me make some cuts. So in a way the sa...
As we continue on in our build we get to where we need to build the boxes for our drawers. I run through it and explain about setting up for the drawer slides.
As most of you know my Grandmother passed away in July. Well. this past weekend was her memorial service. The Grandkids were allowed to go through her stuff and grab some momentos. Well, I really loved all her carvings. Noone else touched her carving books,wood, and partially finished carvings. So I got it all. So now I am going to take up carving and try to complete what she started. I will be taking pictures soon of the goodies. So if there are any carvers in my area that would like to take...
So with what little time I could eke out for myself again last night, I managed to get out to the shop and do a little tiny bit more cleaning, I finished moving a stack of lumber from next to the workbench only to find that it was hiding a GIANT mound of plane shavings, and a Woodcraft padded stool. I kind of forgot I had 2 of those… Well, lazy me decided to plug in the DC and just suck the plane shavings up, and away into the Thien Separator they went… I also found the blank o...
Yesterday afternoon I responded to an ad incraigslist. No pictures, it said: “I have a large collection of antique wood working tools, planes, levels, augers, etc. that I need to sell. A few modern as well. All original and in great shape for their age. No fakes. Fair prices. , Cash only “ I spend all the $160 I had in my pocket. I could have spend a $1000. I felt like a kid in the candy store. Here is the whole collection on my garage floor. This is the Stanle...
We put 4 coats of WaterLox Tung Oil on them and they turned out great….well at least we think so…my wife says she feels like she is in an antique store the way our floors look…... The pictures don’t do the floor justice…it feels so warm with the tung oil on them. oh well…..on to the next project. (sorry for all the pictures we just think they do a better job telling the story)
I know this isn’t really woodworking to the level most of you do….but it is wood and I am working…...I don’t get to do much built in work lately. This is as close as I get…......this is part of our “Whole house remodel” series over at homerefurbers http://homerefurbers.com/members/TThomas/blog/series/52 Warning: LOTS OF PICTURES Ok….here we go weeeeeeeeeeee….So I get a call from my wife ”you better come up here and look at these...
A fellow Lumber Jock contacted me a while back mentioning a jig contest over on Fine Wood Working. He thought I should enter my miter spline jig in the mix. Well, I procrastinated for a while mainly due to me not being sure if my jig was good enough. Do I really want to embarrass myself putting my work up against seasoned talented woodworkers? Long story short I got to thinking that one of the best woodworkers I know of thought I should enter it…... So maybe there is something there....
To begin with, I wanted to Thank Everyone for their kind and warm words, welcoming Debbie to the “Family” here!! Her and I go way back… We first met in 1977 and saw each other for about a year. We “Re-met” in December 2001 and have been steady ever since… It’s only natural for us to live together… Neither of us are half as happy or complete apart, as we are when we are together… :)I would love to post some “then and now” pix, b...
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