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: ...
I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled – the Tenon Jig. It’s pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around. The Tenon Jig’s features include: - micro adjustment feature- built in scale- unique leveling system For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the “Browse This Projects Files” link towards the top:h...
OK, time to start a new project. I’ve decided to create a new bedroom set. This project will probably last thru the summer but this weekend was the beginning of the build. First, let’s start with the bad news: This danger zone is my current Master Bedroom. It’s sleeping, storage and disaster all rolled into one. The rest of the house is lovingly nurtured and cared for, but the Master Bedroom has always been on the “someday” list. Well…it’s some...
I am wondering what do these guys do different from us. Say an item is made on the coast, it gets put in the back of a hot semi truck for a few days and shipped to the midwest. Now its unloaded either to a wharehouse or goes straight to an air conditioned store. Now someone buys it and moves it to their house and everyting looks fine. It seems as if the trip from the shop in my basement upstairs can make things go nuts sometimes. I guess what I am getting at is, am I missing a step somew...
After a little get-together with friends last night around a backyard campfire in the ‘burbs of LA, and them hearing about how I’m collecting wood from wherever I can find it around here now, one of said friends left a message for me today. He was outside of an El Pollo Loco (Mexican fast food chicken place) that I frequent, and alerted me to ‘an entire tree’ that had fallen over in today’s crazy wind storms. I was over there in 10 minutes, new Irwin hand saw in ...
Add me to the list of fans of the Jim White Newfangled workbench. I stopped at my local lumber yard today and picked up several 2×4x12’ boards. Then I headed up to Jim Capozzi’s shop where we dressed the boards and cut almost all of the major parts to size, I didn’t bring my 2×8 with me or I”m sure we’d have gotten ALL of the parts cut. I just looked at Ben’s bench blog, and realized I need to cut two more back bench support pieces, That’s n...
I’m new here..in fact this is my very first blog in anything..lol.. I have been a woodworker for the last 20 years..refinishing my grandmothers rosewood nightstands when I was 14 years of age and have inherited them after they passed..I have been an avid follower of Sam Maloof like everyone else and have had countless conversations with Sam and the guys that work for him (Larry, Mike and Dave) I have made many copies of his rocking Chairs for family and friends and have read countless ...
It is made from black walnut, African mahogany, Brazilian cherry, and mild 4” square tubing.http://gallery.me.com/jasonbrew/100011 I am still working on the bench vise locations and the final finish.
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