Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options After taking a couple days to catch up on stuff, I am finally ready to share my Woodworking in America experience with you. This was my first WIA and my expectations were building all year long. I even vowed to skip IWF (the big tool show in Atlanta), just to make sure I could focus all my attention on this education-focused conference. And am I ever glad I did! The MarketplaceThe show consists of two main areas: ...
Well, WIA is history and what a great weekend. I think I learned more from this star-studed line-up of speakers in 3 days than I’ve been able to learn by mistake in the past 3 years. Truly was a weekend worth while. I wish I would have had more time to brouse the marketplace and play with the toys supplied by the vendors. Lee Valley had a great display and all their tools were avaliable to test drive. I spent most time in the classrooms where instructors had a great line-up of pre...
Fellow LJ’ers, “I’m “Back”!!!After I promised my wife a project for her Christmas present about 5 or 6 years ago, and then my health took a nose dive, we finally got started working on it this past weekend. It consists of a bank of chest of drawers for the laundry room. I am using Baltic birch and popular for the face frames. (“Man”, the prices have gone up since my last purchase) Everything is going to be painted with latex semi gloss white. The tops will be laminated. She is doing al...
I talked to Billy J. the other day, David Craig and Rustic Rick, they all liked the idea but Rick didn’t want to have anything to do with the planning, and I don’t blame him. He’s had a hand, along with me in two of the last 3 get togethers we had. He said something about a gettogether at a woodworking show, but I’m talking about a meal together with friends, maybe sharing some wood with each other or something. The last one was great, but it was too long ago. I would ...
well I was finally able to find a screw with matching thread in one of the box stores but this time the head size is the problem. Its about 1/8” bigger than the original screws. Here are some pictures showing it on the gib. they are just too big and protruding from the edge of the gib which will likely interfere with the cutting. It seems like just grinding the length down does not seem to be an option :(. At least we now know what will probably not work… here is a shot of both...
my stain appeared brown in the garage but when i brought it outdoors the stain is completely different—i find that interesting. i tried blending in the sapwood with some dye stain and this is the garage(looks brown to me)-sheesh
The toe blog starts today step by step. I will be working on refining the videoing too. While the top of your shoe is still flat, I’d like you to isolate your laces area so you don’t carve into it while shaping the toe/instep/body. 1.Position or reposition a nice bow where you’d like it to be – remember, you’re going to be carving this so the less complicated, the better. 2. Measure your shoe from the finished heel section to just above the first eyelets...
Well, part of my shop cleanup that I had scheduled was to install the foam board insulation on the second overhead door. I can proudly say that is a DONE deal as of last night, and as much of a difference as the first one made, this second door was even more noticeable. And no I am not talking temperatures here, at least not yet. I am talking NOISE. With the doors rolled down, I did NOT notice LOML pull up into the driveway. Hopefully the noise reduction SHOULD be bi-directional, meanin...
SWBMT (otherwise known as She Who Buys Me Tools), just a couple of days ago, said she would like to have hanging ceiling lamps where we now have a lamp on a table and a floor lamp.Sounds reasonable. Let’s go buy them.Well when we got to the store she saw the leaded glass shades on some of the lamps and that swayed her.That’s OK, I like them too.Then we got one for the kitchen, too, to hang over the table.Oh, yeah.Now I’m thinking about the installation and decided to design ...
Hello friends! No I didn’t make a self-aware robot. But I did complete my #5 Bailey restoration complete with new Tote and Knob. I refinished the base, polished the brass, and installed the new Hock blade. I will give it a test drive tomorrow. Have a blessed day friends.
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