Just for fun I thought I would upload some progressive photos of a project I am working on at the moment. Anyone want to guess what it is going to be?? (The toy truck is not part of it, just a fix it job I haven’t got to yet). I will try to get a better photo tomorrow. There will be more parts to this project and as I make them I will add photos. Glue up will happen when all the bits are finished. Have fun. By the way, the dovetail joint on this project is the first do...
Okay, well I am a little late on this, but here it is. Just a couple of weeks ago I put the swing arm on the playground. Here are some shots of the work. Here is on overall shot of the swing arm and the two swings. The arm itself is a 10 foot long 4×6 and the end support is made of 4×4s with a 2×4 brace between them. It is attached to the rear corner 4×4 of the tower with two 1/2” galvanized bolts. Now, here is a close-up of the intersection of the swing ar...
Checkerboard End Grain Cutting Board #1: Skecthup Model....ya, you heard me right...of a cutting board
I know what your thinking…this lunatic made a Sketchup model of a cutting board? Can’t he just wing it? Ya sure, I have made quite a few cutting boards with and without plans. The few I have done plans for were in Autodcad, to work out the design details, but this is the first time I have used SU for planning a cutting board. I wanted to be able to know exactly how much material I was going to need, and how it was going to have to be glued up so it would come out exactly as I want...
I ended up with a little money from selling a few things to Woodsmith a while back and two of them made it to print. As any good husband and father would do, I cashed the checks and went to Woodzone (plug). I was having an internal debate on what I wanted to get. I NEED a jointer. Essential tool, really is, but come on, not much fun. Long story short, I caved and bought several things to give turning a try. I’ve never used a lathe and felt overwhelmed trying to make sense of all ...
I was writing up that post on Karson as he was sending his, of course I had no idea what he was up to. All he told me was he was on his way home from the hospital. I just now logged back on at 9:PM Michigan time. I didn’t have a clue Karson had already made a post. I hit post and went click to exit Lumberjocks. So I just Logged back on and OH! OH! I see Karson is on line or has been. Anyway I meant what I said. He is a great guy. He helped me through a lot of tough times and I love him ...
I called Karson today, he said he feels weak but that’s to be expected, considering. Of course he can’t raise his arms over his head, and his wife is keeping him in check, making sure he did’nt lift anything over 30lbs, he said she does’nt want him lifting anything. He said he is supervising building of a deck this weekend and letting the muscle in the family handle the heavy stuff. I made him promise to be a sidewalk superintendent. He agreed. His spirits seemed good ...
Well I’m back home, but I don’t feel very Bionic. The surgery went fine. it took about 75 minutes. I was asleep the whole time (At least I don’t remember anything) The pain wasn’t bad, I’ve taken myself off pain relievers after 1 day. I had a dull pressure pain, not a sharp one. There is not any real pain as of now. It’s a little sensitive to the touch (So don’t touch it) No showers for 7 days, but I guess I won’t be running any marathons ...
Today I took both doors out of the clamps and ran them through the drum sander to get them smooth and flat. I am very pleased with the way these doors turned out. Once they were sanded smooth it was pretty difficult to even see where I had added the new rails and stiles to increase the length and width. Here are the doors after the sanding and laying side by side. After that I put the cabinet top and bottom shelf in and temporarily screwed them in place. I then made a mock up of a f...
Is anyone else having troubles uploading photos when making a new project? I’ve made my pics low res and the file sizes are only about 128kb so I’m not sure why it’s taking so long to attach. The first one usually comes up in seconds but the next ones just stall. After about 7 or eight tries it seems to work but it doesn’t seem right. Any suggestions, thank everyone.
I have almost finished my TSDC beginner woodworker contest entry. This has been a lot of fun and a lot of work at the same time. The 30 day dead line sounds easy enough to meet yet I’m struggling to make it. I have pushed myself a bit with this project. I came up with an original design and then, with the help of a friend and my wife, I realized that I should burn that and come up with a second original design. My second design is more well received by my panel of personal critic...
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