Just received my gift from Jordan for completing the shoe challenge. I just want to say thanks to Jordan,he went out of his way to give us lessons and tips.Then he sends us a gift for our efforts.Shipping had to cost him a small fortune.Thanks again Jordan you are the greatest.Billinmich .
This is a commission for a friend at work. 4 ft found post, hardwood (not sure what kind)Rough out finished. Will finish up this weekend.
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Working-Wooden-Woodworkers-Library/dp/0941936600 you can get this book here, it’s how i made them. thanks Rich
Sometimes I have to laugh at myself when I look back and read the goals I set out for myself in any given day. I think if I ever actually achieved all I set out to do, I would be labeled “superwoman”. I don’t think it is necessarily bad to set our goals high. When my kids were young, I used to tell them “If you reach your goals, you are setting them too low”. Now I was only kidding when I said that, and I made sure they knew it, but I can’t help but thi...
Similar to my made in America challenge, but the idea here is to put together a fully outfitted shop on the cheap. Let me lay out the scenario for you… You have a blank space with no tools whatsoever in it, and a check for $5,000.00. You need to fill it with the major machines on that budget and Not a penny more. Spending less would mean you would have funds for hand held stuff, stock, etc… Here we are merely addressing the major tools in the shop. Now the requirements are̷...
I have been working with all my new (read antiques that I have been cleaning up) hand tools for a few months with some pretty makeshift work holding devices. Starting a few days ago I have finally had a chance to start working on a few bench top helpers. I think I have enough MDF and scraps to make a bench hook with a planing stop for small work and to help with some chisel work, a bench hook for cross cutting (will add a miter too) and a shooting board. Having these helpers should make wo...
Just one word.. SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET A full review to come at a later date.
Hello All, Today we had a going away party for Charlie the tiny box, as he was adopted. He is off to Conniticuit. I took lots of photos of the party. I hope you enjoy. http://su.pr/4NQFh4 Brian
Actually a lot of Acacia species can be found all over in the Philippines. They are not really hard. One good quality of this wood is the strength of the heartwood specially if the tree is really old. In the Philippines, these trees were grown along the streets and avenues, sometimes in the middle island of the streets. There are lot of suburban trees that were toppled down by the typhoon and due to development of residential area nearby Manila.. However since they were young and no one b...
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