Several LJs have asked for a blog entry sharing how I made the mini-puzzles that I use to encourage “re-gifting”. They are really very easy to do for those comfortable with using a scroll saw. Here are the steps… 1. Select the subject of your puzzle. I use business card sized cards that are available at Christian bookstores. They are bright, colorful and have inspiring messages. However, you could do the same project with sports or non-sports trading cards, etc. They woul...
My wife and I have been sharing my workbench out in the garage for my woodworking projects as well as her jewelry making projects for a while now but we both decided it was time for her to have her own workbench. We looked around online and found some nice looking jeweler’s benches but of course I said: “I could just build you one of those.”, so here we are. I quickly looked around for some plans but didn’t find any so I just had her pick out the one she liked best and...
Well, this has come round quick.. the Timber and Working with Wood Show will be in Brisbane the end of next week. This has always been the highlight of my year and even more so now that I am part of it… I was fortunate enough to be involved with the Show in Melbourne late last year… but I have not been an exhibitor at the Brisbane Timber and Working with Wood Show… While these shows take a lot of organising and after it is all over you swear never again… when they ...
On Craig’s List, link below in CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOISPlease call Jeff at 217-355-1399 to arrange pick up. This needs to be out of our warehouse by the end of business on 5/11/2010. http://chambana.craigslist.org/tls/1733243233.html
Well after a few weeks and 86 entries we have a winner for the sander giveaway. Now he person who who one this porter cable sander wrote a great story and its always nice to see what working with wood has done in other people life. Click Here to find out who won. It could be you.
Five weeks ago, Gorilla Glue has challenged us to create something unique by reusing and recycling old materials. LumberJocks responded with creativity and in the end we all can admire 42 unique woodworking projects as a result of this challenge. Here are the winners of cool prize packages from Gorilla Glue (random draw by random.org): Grand Prize consists of $200 plus 1 of each Gorilla Glue’s products and a Gorilla Glue t-shirt. Triumph1 Five runner-up prizes; winners wi...
From Roubo Slumber This is the current state of my Roubo. I’m pretty embarrassed about that, given that i have had the lumber for a few months now. I have encountered several glitches, besides my doctorate (when it gets in the way of woodworking, that’s exactly how i think of the damn thing). -First off, i miscalculated the stretchers. Since it’s 2 laminated pieces, one should be shorter than the other, and i ordered 2 of the same size (and shorter at that! the width betwe...
Hi everyoneAs most of you know I love scrolling and creating intarsia but in order to keep the doors open at midlothian woodworks I also do custom woodworking , furniture repair and restoration work. so here are a few photos of my newest restoration project.These are the “before ” pics of a Hocking Valley corn sheller(circa 1900) that I have been commissioned to rebuild and make functional.I will be using quarter-sawn white oak for the wood. Should be a fun project. Legs have b...
To me, good habits are hard to make and easy to break. Years ago, when I would misplace something, my wonderful wife would often chide me with, “If you’d put things in the same place every time, you wouldn’t lose them!”. My problem was that I had learned she had an uncanny ability to find any misplaced item within minutes of hearing its description – and I came to depend on that. I knew it wouldn’t be long before I heard, “Is this what you’re...
I’ve noticed so many on here post their “Barn Finds” well here’s my newest addition to my arsenal. A recent client had this sitting in his basement for he doesnt “remeber how long” and offered it to me for FREE! how could I refuse. It’s a Sears Robuck Model# 103 0407 with a 18” thought. Someone had attempted to hook a motor up to it and get it working, but first thing I noticed was that it had the wrong pullies on it (blade would be way to fast)...
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