I’ve had a few friends/enemies/family get hitched recently – I’m working on an interesting gift for them. I remember my own wedding, and know that the pure number of pictures taken can be enormous…and why make a photo album that can’t hold them all? Well…mine can. And the front - My basic technique has been to sandwich the USB device between three layers of 1/4 in oak strips. As you can see, I’ve had some difficulty in making sure th...
Hello Lumberjocks, If you read Friday’s post, you will know I made a to do list for the weekend. I have not completed all of it, but have made a reasonable effort. The 6th, 7th, and 8th items are now done, the 8th being write another installment of the Henry Wood Detective Agency. I hope you enjoy it. http://bit.ly/aThlZK Brian
Suffered my first incidence of kickback on my crappy table saw today. The ironic part? I was making a push block. I guess it’s probably not true kickback, just gross stupidity. I had left the piece of wood on the saw after setting the fence, then turned it on. The 2×4 came flying backwards and hit my forearm. I’ve got a nasty red mark, and have a feeling it’s going to be a glorious bruise. Could have broken my arm… there’s a nice gouge from the s...
Just because the world really needs another blogger – ahem – I am announcing my new blog: Woodworking for Mere Mortals. In other words, woodworking for the rest of us: guys like me who simply like to putter around in our garages and make cool stuff for fun. Come on over and check it out. Feel free to take my pledge: I admit that I am not a master woodworker. I have crappy tools. I could never be Norm. I spend way more time fooling around in my shop than actually building…...
Roy (Underhill) had the basic shape of the handles turned for us by a local chair maker. I shaped mine and added a spacer so I could get my stubbie fingers around the grip. I put a thread insert on the back side of the spacer to aid in mountng them to the chest. i This picture shows the profile I came up with.
Here is the lid after glue up. Turned ot well. Thanks Roy!!
I was initially going to make the back of the chair straight, however upon closer inspection I noticed the back of the model chair was curved. I went back and purchased another smaller piece of poplar for the back. After I planed and jointed the edges I sketched out the curve for the back. I fired up the BS with the original 3/8 6T blade and it would go nowhere so I decided to install my ½ 3T blade. What a difference in cutting . . . holy cow. It was a little rougher than the small...
Meet Todd Several months ago, I emailed a guy asking him about a piece of equipment I saw in his shop online. We have the same mortising machine and I was having trouble setting mine up, mostly cause I didn’t read the manual fully. He tried his best to understand and help me, but I was a bit hopeless at the time. Eventually, I figured out the machine, but what developed after was a solid friendship. Todd with one of his many works Fortunate at that time also, Todd Clippin...
Went to the Re-Store to get a piece of counter top material for the saw extension. They had a “could not refuse” deal on brand new, flat pack, maple kitchen cabinets. So the kitchen got a face lift..lol, and I got the old counter top.I cut 2 pieces to size along with a piece of plywood (20 X 31) and lined them up and drilled some locating holes. Laminated the whole works together. Of course, I forgot to mark how it all went together and had to scrape all the glue off and do it...
Ive had an experience here at lumber jocks that has caused me to think on this topic today. early this morning i awoke ..it was around 4am…so i went to read my email and catch up with that. I had a private message sent to me, it was entitled apology. This of coarse caught my attention, so i opened it to read and by the time i was done i felt several emotions…one of them was ashamed, the reason being is as i have gone through my life, being a good friend or as we call them here a g...
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