So as I previously posted in Let there be more light I added a lamp to my daughters playhouse. I had just used some liquid nail to attach it to the shelf. This did a good job of holding up for a few months until one of her friends decided to use the lamp pull cord as a swing. The lip around the lamp was not that large and the lamp fell. Luckily it fell into the loft and not the entire way to the floor. But a new holding mechanism was needed.. So here is the new way it works. I drilled ...
On the following day after the glue has set, the band clamps are removed. It is time to begin truing up the ring of segments. In order to attain flatness on one of the ring’s edge I’ll lay a segment flat on the bed of the disc sander. It’s important to maintain a 90 degree angle during this operation. Take your time and make sure of accuracy. When the edge is truly flat we can then proceed to the lathe. Now the ring is mounted on the lathe and the opposite edge...
Hello back again. I really don’t like glue-ups with pieces that have angles other than 90°. Strange really considering I make boxes with mitred joints. No matter, first question. Who can spot something missing from this picture This is how I found the workbench this morning. I could have sworn (and I do, a lot) that I had cut five 30mm pieces of Sycamore and theres only four there. In devon we have a special brand of pixie, called the f**kup pixie. They had obviously been in, ove...
Before I address the title of this blog entry, I must back up a bit here. I have not been working on the bookcases and mantel for several weeks because near the end of May, my grandfather became very ill and passed away on June 1st. Our family left town at the end of last weekend after the service was held. In the midst of all this turmoil, several sections of our back fence blew over during some 50-60mph winds. We were going to replace this fence either later this fall, or possibly next spri...
Hi all,Well after a few weeks of crazyness, jus thought I drop in an update. Got the materials on order at the mill. Decided to go with White Oak. I found a laser guy who can transpose a photo of Brian onto the bench slat. Off for week vacation, then up to the mill to pick up the wood… I’ll take photos of the trip… Official date of completion is looking around end of July (this year!)... Thanks for all the compliments!-Peter
I just received a comment that my 1 year anniversay is Monday…...man a year went by fast! I found this site while building a toybox for my daughter, now I have a son and was inspired to build him a crib and dresser, before long another toybox will be on my project list. Anyway, thanks so much for all the comments and fast help when needed. This really is a community of great people. Also, I know this is a couple days early, but knowing myself the way I do, I will probably forget on ...
Did you ever get out of bed and before you were done with your first cup of coffee wish you could start the day over again? I guess it happens to all of us from time to time. I guess this blog isn’t going to be too much about woodworking today, but it does have to do with running a woodworking business and all that entails, so I forewarn you if you are looking for a tip or to see a project, this may not be the place – at least for today. I promise this won’t turn into t...
I have been an LJ member for about 6 months now, admiring the projects of those so gifted and occasionally posting my humble offerings. Working on my latest project, I realized, we are all part of a chain of a living barrel of monkeys. When we are new, the top, the bar that is raised, seems so very high, impossible to climb or reach up to. But, when we lift up our hand (our paw?) we don’t touch empty air, but a hand above us that connects us to the chain as we reach our own hand to t...
Today I met up with a lady who owns a business out of town and after sitting down with her she purchased 10 Pens, 1 Sketch Pencil and 3 Keychains. I’m very happy with the results and the potential of a new business partnership.
Hello All, This has been a great day. I was given a bunch of practice wood and I have been practicing my hand planing. I really like taking rough, misshapen, odd pieces and turning them into smaller useful pieces. I included 4 pictures today. All in all, a pretty good post and day in the shop. http://bit.ly/92bdjl Brian
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