Here is a new weekly series of quick tips for the beginer woodworker. If you already know the tip or others to come….good for you. You are free to dance now. :-)
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #24: Finished 3 Frames, Wrote Some Instructions, and Made Some Pizza :P
Yesterday turned out to be one of those days where the clock must have been spinning double-time. It seemed I got an early enough start, but before long the sun was setting and it was over. It is amazing how some days do that. It just seems that time is not always my friend. Besides the normal Saturday ‘chores’ of cleaning the cat box, kitchen and bathroom and doing some food shopping, I had the most intense craving for Chicago-style pizza. Now Nova Scotia has some of the be...
Today was Christmas. The hardware arrived. Including Blum “Blumotion” drawer slides and Blum Euro hinges. Also vents for the electronics and shelf pins. The Middle Shelf I made a quick jig for drilling the shelf pin holes. The middle shelf in place: The 5th leg I decided to add a fifth leg in the back to support the weight of a large TV added to the already massive 6-foot long cabinet. It will not be attached to the floating back panel. Th...
This weeks topic is a continuation of last weeks the real cost of business.what I see on lumberjocks is guy’s and gals complaining about craft shows and flea markets and how hard it is to get paid for their labor. :( Well this is common with me as well. Even as hard as it is to phantom mass marketing and bringing in work or doing every show I can just to make a living, I was making a fatal error we all make as hobby and some professionals as well. FIRST THING I AM POINTING OUT TO YOU ...
Well I built a jig to hold the shelves in place so I could glue up the sides and back without having the shelves shift or twist. It took me all of 2 minutes to make the jig on my band saw, which includes the set up time. Since the wood I am using and the blade on my band saw are both 1/16th it works out great. I used yellow wood glue to put the shelf together, because of the simple jig I am using I now have the extra time to position everything just right and not worry about holding it t...
Hello All, Today has been busy. I just got home. If you read my blog on a regular basis, then you will know that I was given a gift of hand planes, with the only request, that I ‘pay it forward’. This seem like a bargain to me. So tonight I went into Des Moines and volunteered to help feed those who are hungry. This church has been doing this for 40 years. My parent’s church does one day per month and there are 35 other churches that have their days and times, so th...
This is a new style of cutting board (at least new to me). I was thinking about 3D designs on the way home from work last week, after Martyn’s Blog and Steve’s Video. So I came up with this. Kind of Sinister, kind of Tumbling block. Once I drew it out, it reminded me of Staggered Stairs (which are kind of cool), and reminded Karen of the Steps on the Row Houses in Baltimore. So that is how the name came about. I started with 6/4 walnut cut into 10 inch strips. This small length makes ...
After 3 coats of polyurethane, here are some photos that I will keep: From Philippines to USA …. fly and be with your owner… Megan
I’ve been fussing with this design for a while. Here’s another super easy project you can make in an afternoon, A perfect gift for that special lady in your life. Or even your wife! If you would like to try to make your own, here's a PDF of my design. And yeah…you can order that boss t-shirt here!
First I guess I should cover a little of the the other stuff.So far this year the weather has made it hard to work in the can. Mostly as the weather got warmer, it was harder to spend any real quality time in the can. I am not sure if it was a difference in humidity or what. But it was just a lot hotter inside the can this year then it has since I have started working in it. The last month of so has been hard with lots of electrical storms in the area I am just not comfortable working inside ...
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