well another year is almost at a close and i have been thinking about all the kind and talented people i have been blessed to know in my journey here in LJ’s .all the amazing work shown the progress evident with each daythe sharing attitude and help freely given i have been thinking about us woodworkers and what makes us reach for and try newand more difficult projects for ourselvesand then can so freely give them away to others WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE this gift we all share come...
Just wondering if anyone,other than myself,has thought about how many 100,000’s of hr’s are represented here on projects posted by L.J.’s. Maybe i should be making sawdust and not thinking. Happy New Year!
Well, I missed the Christmas deadline, but my daughters were still very pleased. My wife and I decided and told everybody last year that we were only giving gifts that we made. This was prompted by my daughters (3) all asking for shopping money. It was important to my wife and I that they know what the true meaning of Christmas is and to be thnakful for the many gifts they have been blessed with over the years. Namely, never going hungry….always having a roof over their heads…e...
One year ago today I joined Lumber Jocks with the expectation that it was just another woodworking site. Within one day I had received 8 welcome messages from different members. I expected to get the usual automated welcome message from the site but to have actual people welcoming me aboard made it clear that this was not just another site that I would probobly soon forget. Then I started posting projects and getting even more feedback. I was hooked, LJs had become my primary woodworking site...
I was clicking around the net when I came across these videos. They are some of the best videos I’ve ever found of a real Japanese craftsman using traditional techniques to build a project from start to finish. In this series of 5 videos he builds a beautiful small chest of drawers (most likely a jewelry box) using only hand tools. I am in awe at how the techniques he uses are so simple yet so effective. I wish I spoke Japanese. If anyone could repost these videos translated to engli...
FREE BOOKS HERE! GET YOUR FREE BOOKS HERE! I like to read free ebooks, and came upon one “Woodworking Tools 1600-1900” that I thought some of you may enjoy looking at. It is a free book- easy to download. If you don’t use a kindle or a nook or those new fangled reading tools- just click the html option and the book will open right up. I am a total technophobe- and if I can read these ebooks anyone can – believe me. :) I hope you find this book enjoyable. Cons...
Rehearsals are over, costumes and makeup finalized, and last minute script changes incorporated. On Christmas morning, the curtain went up on the new Jaromin Family Puppet Theater! The completed puppet theater and puppet tree” The puppet tree loaded with new puppets Take your seat, unwrap candies, and mute your phones, please. The show begins Nathan joins the show 9 month old Emma takes her turn center stage Here’s the completed project posting: ...
I feel like I have been on vacation for a month! I am not sure why, because I was doing things all the time. Lots of them had to do with the business too. But I suppose the main focus was getting my personal stuff done and really enjoying the holiday. And that I did. I have been wishing for snow for the last several days now. Having a beautiful white blanket during the holidays just sets the mood right for me. We have received nothing but a couple of light flurries which dusted the l...
So for Christmas I received a couple of additions to my woodworking line up with some clear expectations from the family to start cranking out some projects. For starters I figured I would build the wife a new king bed. We have a metal bed frame and all wood furniture. The wife wants a wood bed that goes with the rest of the set. The bed is going to be painted black so I will be building it out of poplar and birch. I’m not 100% confident in the design so far. I looked at some pict...
Merry Christmas LJ’s, Now you’ve started your business and worked hard at it right? Still not going anywhere? customers having doubt’s ? Do you do great work? Use Good materials ? Got all your ducks in a row? What’s Wrong? Why me? Well my friend it isn’t your work or you personally it is the way you present your business (now don’t take it Personal) But just take a look around at any major fortune 500 or successful American business They have MVP’S...
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