Today’s project has been to create a variety of scenes for the component parts of my SketchUp design for a printer cupboard for my office. I haven’t done a lot of SU recently so I’m way out of practice and I never really had done much with scenes anyway. I think I see a need for some automation here; some scripts that can take a selection of components and a) produce a scene with them laid out sensibly in a ‘list’b) do all the hiding required to hide everything e...
Hello fellow Lumberjocks, As you know, Hurricane Ike came calling on us down in the Houston area causing a significant amount of destruction. This has been one of the worst storms I can remember and I have lived in the Houston area all my life. We were without power, land phone, Internet and cell phone service for several days. Food and petrol were not available in stores. Since there was no electricity, very few businesses were open or working. We waited in line for four hours for ice ...
I have done a lot, or at least a reasonable quantity of woodturnings over the last 12 years or so and have several nice woodturning lathes as well as a large machinist lathe with variable speed.I recently bought one of the American Delta midi lathes and tried after exhaustive reading and dvd watching I can recommend the current dvd’s and book to go with it if you are interrested in pen making REX AND KIP make these two dvds for pen making and a book to accompany them hope you enjoy an...
Well lumberjocks I just had to share my good fortune / blessing (whatever term you prefer) with ya’ll. While I’m going to school I’m working for the Plant Services dept of the university in the carpentry dept. It’s pretty much the perfect job for me and i use it as my stress relief from school work. the carpentry dept is the most called on dept when things go wrong cause we can fix anything, right? well needless to say we get around campus quite a bit and the other...
Two hundred and 43 days ago MSKI posted a blog on Phenolic Plywood He had found some interesting stuff on the web that had 4 X 8 sheets of Phenolic Plywood for $51.00 a sheet. The stuff at Woodcraft is 65.00 for a 2 X 4’ size. I thought I’d check it out. I used the WhiteCap Industries web site. This past summer my wife was flying to see her mother and she was leaving from the Baltimore Airport. Whitecap Industries has a store about 15 miles from the airport. So I went prepar...
I just finished editing my most recent video—this one featuring Boston-based furniture maker John Fox. I was fortunate to be able to capture this unique, inside look at his wood selection process. (5 Minute Video) Video Link Here: John Reed Fox: How a Master Artisan Selects Wood In this video, I was able to film master furniture maker John Fox collaborate with fine-hardwood dealers, Rick and Brian Hearne, as he searches from among Hearne Hardwood’s 1,000,000 board feet of to...
Well, a banner weekend in the books. Great weather. Good beers. Family fun. Garage time. Yah know, the works. Started out on Friday with our date night. We have been exchanging kid watch with another couple every other Friday. If you can talk anyone in your circle of friends into this sort of thing I recommend you do so. It is nice to have some quality time with Mrs. Doug. Saturday I was up early and into the garage at a decent hour. I really wanted to get some work done on the h...
I’ve started a project, a shaker-style workbench found in the Dec. issue of Popular Woodworking. I’ll be going slow with this one learning as I go. It’ll be made of solid maple and will use most of the tools I’ve bought and tricks I’ve learned so far.I’ve got the legs made and glued to a sturdy base now. I think it’ll weigh about 400lb when finished. I’ll have to bolt the big pieces together so I can move it if I ever decide to sell my house.
Been a while since the last post on this project ( been working on the crib ). But I decided to bead the opeings on the face frame and finally got that part done. Got all the drawer box’s made finally. I need to cut notches for and drill the holes for the blum motion undermount slides and they will be rady to go into the case. I’ll be making the base this week and getting it on hopefully. And I’ll get started milling the lumber for the drawer fronts and the door...
This entry is sort of a repeat from the last one. A new form was made for the inside curved panels. These panels however are mostly flat on the inside part of the crib. Only the the very top portion is curved. Once again a form was made from 3/4 mdf. As before the wanut veneer was bagged to the 1/8 bending birch flat first. Then placed back in the bag with the bender board to complete the panel. Below is the panel just clamped between the legs. Now that the panels are co...
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