Hello LJs, I did some volunteering this weekend because I promised to ‘Pay it Forward’ and it was really fun! http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/06/volunteering-is-fun/ Brian
So, I recently won a car in a sweepstakes. I don’t drive, so at first I had a bit of trouble getting excited about the win. But then I realized: I hadn’t so much won a car as won a new computer, a bandsaw, a thickness sander, and a bunch of wood, plus a dramatic increase in my savings account. Well, last Friday the final paperwork on selling the car went through, and Saturday morning the splurge began. First stop was Woodcraft. I’d had my eye on the Rikon 14” Deluxe...
I deal with correcting mistakes instead! It has been quite a while since my last post, but I AM still working on this project. In addition to regular life, we have had a week long vacation, business trips (including 2 weeks in China), a family illness and preparing for RAGBRAI . The shop time has been hard to come by. I figured this would be a good time to confess and share how I am dealing with this round of unexpected issues. Dull Bandsaw Blade I started to shape one side of the...
Now that I have written about basic bases and finished ends, lets address corners. Insides corners to be exact. There are many options for what to do with this common situation, as well as many different ways to accomplish the task. The basic three solutions include a blind corner, an open corner and a 45 degree corner. Each of these have an impact on how functional a kitchen will be. They also each have impacts on budget, or time spent on the shop. Since there are alot of different a...
We have started.We are building the pump house first to learn from our mistakes, so far its going good just making some adjustments to the chain saw cutting the dove tails.It looks great but it takes a long time with drilling all the holes you need for electric and the thru bolts you need on all corners and cutting the dove tails.Here is a picture so far what we have done..I hope I can get a picture on…..If this loads this is a picture of the pump house what we have done so far and my m...
Quick one today, Folks!!I took delivery of my new Jointer yesterday!! It took me about an hour to set up… most of that was spent “Reading and Understanding” the safety instructions found in the Owners Manual. I must admit, I sorta glazed over the “How to Plug In” and “How to operate the On-Off Switch” sections… :)Anyway, after an hour I had it screwed down and ran a board through for testing purposes…It worked perfectly right out of the bo...
Sometime last year I was approached by a client who wanted a very unusual staircase for a new house he was having built. It had to consist of a single beam with the treads straddling the beam. To make matters interesting, the beam had to have the shape of a compound bow when seen in plan view. To make matters even more interesting the beam also had to have concave sides when seen in section, wide at the top, narrow at the bottom.No structural plans were available and the architect had only pr...
I have finally finished a couple of items I got at an auction Sale. SLICK EH ! The first one is a 4inch slick, it was decent but I needed to slowly remove rust pits.The second and third ones are 2 inch, same issues.All three came with NO handles. I turned these out on my wood lathe. Photo of my large wood mallet (Look out Archie)The tree slicks, the 2 mallets were all in the 1 box that bid on.Total auction price $15
I am trying to work out of a 1 car garage and trailer. I came up with a portable lean on the side of rented shed.This lean-to:It is built on 3 4×4 skids and 1 inch treated deck flooring. IT is 12 feet long x 5 feet wide and 6ft tall on short side.I have shelving inside to store pieces I use. I have ordered metal for the roof. It is not here yet . !
There are a lot of photos posted in LumberJocks that are barely passable for letting everyone see what you want everyone to see. I use Irfanview as my default photo editor. It is not Photoshop by any stretch, but with Irfanview (a free program) I can improve a dark picture in 10 seconds or less. I tested this last week by improving a project photo where I couldn’t see much detail and I emailed it to the LumberJock member that posted it. He agreed it was an improvement and replaced ...
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