I was wondering if anyone on Lumberjocks would share their knoledge on how to take good pictures of our projects. I just have not got to the point where they look very good. Most of my projects are smaller, and require more detail to see what is going on. I have a camera but lack the right stuff or finances to buy great lighting. Just wondering…....
My friend’s Terry and Sharon Naig ask me too build them a mission coffee table out of black walnut from the tree in there yard and I will get what I don’t use . the wood has been in there barn for seven year and ruff cut so I will be hand planing it all. I will be good with a plane when I am done with this project.I have been working with sketchup to get my plane’s . I think I will put a display in the center of the table . I am one that will take all the in put I can ge...
Today was one of the most humiliating and degrading days of my life. I made some casings for a customer and glanced at the work order, it said 12’ boards, I made 10’. Another order called out a (1) 3/4” board, and (4) 1” boards, I made them all 1”. Today I had my eyes opened to competency. I was in such a hurry and didn’t even realize the mistakes I had made. The bad part is my items made it past quality control, so I guess he too was competent. We ge...
I picked up about 400 bdft of cherry this past week for some tables & items I am building, and I’m still working on my stained glass lamps. I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time studying business & marketing in my ‘spare’ time, but this week things sort of exploded a bit. I’m starting to get calls for remodeling work, so I’m trying to be selective about what I will take on. As far as remodeling jobs, I hope to focus on interior remodeli...
I just cut into some more Black walnut. The 2 pieces are 14 1/2×32 x 4I keep getting impressed by our creator!
Hey everyone, Well it was just about a year ago that I started on this project, eventually I entered it in the Winter lumberjocks contest, some may remember it,it even got a few votes. While I was constructing the workbench I was shooting video and have about nine hours of video. This is the first of a series of nine.I also have a website That I will be posting future episodes to, as well as here at lumberjocks. Prior to starting the bench I checked out the www. to see what kind of videos...
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 How Dry is Dry Water occurs in wood in two places, First, there’s the free water that fills the inside of the wood cells. That’s like water in a bucket. Second, water also infiltrates the cell walls. That’s called bound water. Imagine squeezing a piece of cotton Cheeses cloth until all the free water is drained away. The cloth though, remains damp because the material continues to contain moisture-the bound water. When wood contains bound water it ...
I’ve been using MINIWAX Wipe-On Poly Clear Satin and Helmsman Spar Urethane for quite awhile with good results….....BUT I can’t get any right now. So tomorrow I’m going to a Borg 70 miles away that only carries CABOT brand I need to get the above items there.Question is has anyone got any feedback on using the Cabot brand or MINIWAX or both?
Wow what a month Oct was. My house was struck by lighting !! Lost my computer, damn the bad luck, I`m at the library at the moment. Lost alot of my electronics, the good news I only had some on / off switches go—-NO TOOLS !!! I live in north Ga, Might of saw all the flooding, yep I was smak in the middle of it. The roof of my shop caved in, The good news didn`t loose any tools, some rust. So instead of making furniture , I was rebuilding my shop. Oh wait it gets better I bought a new t...
Hey Everybody! Boards & Beams is opening up another location in Fairfield, NJ. We will still be here in Towaco, but will be doing our fabricating in Fairfield. We have made much progress since we opened our doors six months ago. Thanks for all the support. http://www.woodboardsandbeams.com(973)299-6100
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