just posted website as we are ready to roll – so many great woodworkers on this site – we have been afraid to do so – but – printing is dead – let the wood slaying begin – much better than fish wrap
Hi everyone, I started this project a few days ago. It is a Box Elder Burl that I hollowed out with an arbortech and plan on getting a 36” glass top for it. I am wandering how to finish the outside. Due to the pressure washing. It has made the surface a little ruff. So I am not sure if I should sand it and just show the figure or keep it natural. I still have a little bit more of hollowing it out. I also plan on sanding the inside and figure out how to make the figure pop out visuall...
While doing this remodeling job, every once in awhile we could smell a faint odor of Skunk. When I was cleaning up the area, & picking up scrap chunks of wood, I discovered digging in an area at the edge of the deck next to the shed entrance. I figured this must be from a Skunk. So I dug out the Skunk trap I had made years ago, when we had a Skunk incident. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First I had to repair the trap, because the tripping mech...
Well I have been watching Craigslist almost daily in order to find a bandsaw. Last night I did and sent a message quick to the seller. Went to look at it this morning and bought it. At under $100 it looked to be in great shape and runs good. Older Sears/Craftsman model with tilting head. Has the fence and miter gauge as well as some nice casters and I was able to find the manual online for it. I plan to do a bit of tuning up on it in the next month or so and can hopefully put it to ...
I’m looking to build my first router table and was wondering if any of you out there have ever used a kitchen sink-base cabinet to do so. When I’ve looked at these particular cabinets, I found there was more than adequate room to hang a router. And the doors below offered some storage space. They come in various widths: 30”, 36”, 42, and 48” (the depth is fixed at around 24”). The height I would adjust as needed. I would likely [permanently] mount a router ...
Grandkids And The Studio Furniture Movement The space-time continuum changes when you add the grandkids factor to the intended work progress equation, but that is OK. Rita and I had a couple of the grandsons for the weekend and they spent some time in the shop with me. I went out to the shop Saturday morning with the 2 boys in tow (ages 3 and 4) and thought that I would finish my organizational efforts in just a few hours – silly me. It took me all morning just to install the ceil...
As many of you know, I am a man with modest woodworking skills but with many words to describe them. A month ago I promised to post a blog on the new open segment construction for turning that I discovered. I don’t know how much interest there is in this subject, but what I really want to know before I post it is if those of you who are potentially interested would prefer one long wordy blog with a lot of photos showing the process or if you would prefer me to post it as a series. Th...
Dennis you inspired me by entering your work in the Cure for the Common Cabinet contest at finewoodworking.com. Of course I don’t have your talent so I didn’t enter it to compete at all but since I have never entered a contest before I decided to put my entertainment center up anyway. I still plan to vote for yours though. Thank you for the inspiration Bothus (Jerbo)
You know the problem with Texas homes is the lack of basements all you Yankees brag about… Actually lack of storage in this suburban ranch style layout is pretty typical of the size and age of home around here… The most common fix for this problem is a shed, or garage storage, but what do you do when you don’t have a shed (or enough funds to build the shed you want) and your garage is also your workshop? Simple, look up. No I mean beyond the ceiling, to the attic…...
What a great day we had in High Point, NC saturday. Tracy, Lauren and I drove up from Myrtle Beach,SC (about 4 1/2 hour drive) to attend the Lumberjock’s picnic in High Point, NC. It was held at the Valspar Color Studio and I’ll tell you a little more about that in a little bit. Nothing like a “tailgate party” to get to meet new friends and talk woodworking. Jerry (Cabinetmaster) cooked us up some hot dogs and hamburgers to go with the macoroni salad, baked...
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