I was just mesmerized by the inlay pens at Kallenshaan Woods and with a bit of leather carving money in my pocket I decided to buy some of these kits. The fish and moonscape are my first 2 and are made for the Wall Street 2 style pen. I have an American Flag for a Majestic yet to start. I should have taken pictures of the pieces but here are the blanks glued up. I just filled in the gap around Saturn with black epoxy. When that dries I will add the sterling silver “stars” a...
I had a client who bought a High end coffee table.($2750.00), turned out to be to big for the room. She loved the table but it just would not fit in the room and there was nowhere else to put it(the house was already packed, down sized from a bigger house). She asked ” Could you cut it down somehow”? ” Some how” I said? “You know to make it smaller”. “Maybe” I said. I explained I could not make any Guarantees, but that I woul...
Up early, I got a little done this morning before work. I tested 2 stains from my small stock pile on some scrap poplar, the same stuff I used in this rolling base. That’s Minwax “Golden Pecan 245” on the left, and “Red Oak 215” on the right. The pecan is less saturated than the online sample. The red oak is much less red, and much more like chocolate, but I like how it makes the poplar sort of look like a hardwood. I’m tentatively going to use that ...
A couple of days ago, I got an email saying “PurpLev posted a new forum topic: Laminated Maple Tops for Free in MA!-10 Bowling Alleys being taken out”. here's the original blog post Of course, my interest was piqued… I saw that PurpLev was going to have to pass, as he had no way to get a slab of that magnitude into his car, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to either… So, I figured I’d see if we could help each other out. I got in touch with PurpLev, com...
I am current finishing building 13 jewelry boxes ( 3 different designs) and i am using tung oil as a finish. my question to all you finish wizards out there is do i use a paste wax or a polyurathane or what to finish them off? I would appreciate any and all comments.
I have this row of 4 windows that I need to trim out. I want to keep it simple and rustic like the trim on this doorway (this is to my master bath): So I drew this out: But it’s really too big of a span and I need to break it up somehow. Thoughts?
Quick Review – WoodCraft Bandsaw Class ———————————————————————————————————————— Went to the Woodcraft bandsaw class last night at my semi-local Woodcraft store in Knoxville, TN. It was on bandsaw maintanance. The bandsaw used was a Jet 14”...
Cleaning the shop, new dust system, new project #1: Cleaning the Shop, New Dust System, New Project, and No Chemo
First the best news in my life, my PSA test came back so low recently they decided to just treat me with hormone therapy, which is fantastic news for me. I was quite scared of the chemo, due to the damage it does on internal organs, ie; liver, pancreas etc. You see I used to drink a lot and I didn’t need anymore liver damage. lol. Anyway I had to sign a waiver because it said I may experience the same things a women goes thru in her change of life. Heck I went through that with my wife....
Tomorrow I am off to the 2009 Timber and Working with Wood Expo in Brisbane. This will be my second year. Last year I was a little lost amongst the technical and wood exhibits. I think this year I will be a little bit more at home. I am hoping to catch some of the demonstration and maybe even try out some equipment. I am going to take a notebook to keep a track of my observations. Specifically, I am hoping to get some serious low down on Thickness Planners. At this point, my workshop...
Interesting thing happened today ( took off work today, and Friday (oh its Friday!) and Was ripping more SYP for the table top and Fired up the TS and Literally it was CLICK…. HUMMM…. THUNK! Seems the “set allen screw” for the Motor pulley was not super perfectly tight! So the Click was turning the TS on… and It hummed for a few seconds and the blade came up to speed..and then I Was positioning the Board I was going to RIP and It JUMPED and Thunked!... ...
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