Morning, I have a question about cutting boards. Recently got addicted to boards but have a problem with them not maintaining their smooth finish, went to a show yesterday and they developed a rough texture. I used 220 grit and mineral oil. they weren’t exposed to the sun or anything like elements. Did i not sand fine enough, didnt mineral oil enough? Can anyone give me an idea what I did wrong? Thanks, PS:some of the boards I have seen are just really over the top, yo...
Grandpa Ken, my dad, works at a Lowe’s in Central Illinois, and he gave us a handful of the kids’ projects from the store. I got to have some special one-on-one time with my daughter, Lauren, a couple of weekends ago, so we worked in daddy’s garage shop on a project… Building a “Bug House”. LET’S GET STARTED! Ready to build! Got the handle in the sides pretty easily… Top & Bottom… CHECK! Hammering a nail!...
Kreg is having a photo contest with a grand prize of 10,000 kreg screws! All you have to do is post a picture showing how the Kreg pocket hole jig is important to you. Here’s my entry: I’M GONNA NEED MORE SCREWS IF I’M GONNA FIX THIS LEAK!!! Mark
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #23: "And Now For Something Completely Different . . . ."
I love the days where you can’t wait to get up in the morning to get going. I am usually a morning person anyway, but even more so when I have some fun projects in the works. Lately I have been in a ‘why do I have to sleep at all?’ phase and I can’t say that is a bad thing either. Yesterday was a good day. In the morning I finished off printing the material for and packing up three projects and three articles to ship out to the magazine. If it were a perfect day,...
Well, the base is assembled. I will try to get some pics up to compare to the plans but it is real close. I trimmed up the tenons with a big honkin’ chisel that I use as a slick. Makes quick work of it. Grabbed a persuader (5 lb sledge) and a leftover block trimmed off the legs and discussed the relative merits of the shoulders of the tenons seating against the legs. Everything sits nice and solid now. The only construction I have left to do is to pin the tenons and glue on the pad ...
All who are blogging here have computers on the internet. All should have some sort of virus protection. For the past 4+ years I have been using “Avast”. Available on line . . .free. . .www.avast.com I have been alerted a number of times, with a siren if you have your sound on and always a large round caution light and message. Pretty nice software.
First things first I glued the rear legs in the morning, did’t take a picture but I did take one on how I router the legs on the router table. I’ve now glued up all the back braces so there ready for there next tep but not yet other work to be done first. I use a swinging jig on my band saw with 1/2’’ blade, swings the coopered headrest to produce a near perfect cut…...sweeeet! One of my favorite parts of the construction Now on to front legs stuff, band...
Well, I finally finished my 1st rolling base cabinet minus the doors. I will post pics tomorrow. I am now looking to build a few cabinets to hang on the wall. I plan to build them soon. I just need to get a few projects out of the way. I am also going to reorganize my shop so I can have room to work. I just remembered that I need to build a cabinet to store my band saw in. So looks like that will be my next big project. Should have that done by next week. Just thought I would keep y’all...
Okay… I can’t really help myself, but I shopped at Lowe’s again and had ANOTHER grim reminder of that great service that we have all come to know and love while shopping there! Monday, Wifey and I headed out to Lowe’s to get a cool Rubbermaid adjustable closet shelving system that she had eyeballed over the weekend. Yep! That very same Lowe’s that I wrote about last February! I had completed a very solid bill of materials and knew the correct number of rack...
Hello LJ’s, Today I wrote a guest blog post. Sometimes I get requests to write some drivel for someone else, and I usually agree. The problem is that on those days, when I use my best stuff for another blog, I am left with just dreck for my own blog. I decided to give an update on StumbleUpon and how it had done since I wrote those pieces. If you are curious about SU, check it out. http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/06/a-traditional-post-about-stumbleupon/ Brian
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