I got started on my fuselage last night by re-leveling my tables and sorting out the materials necessary to construct this assembly. This morning I was ready to go… it was just a mater of establishing reference points and taking measurements from the plans. I used a tight string to determine my top edge, which is a perfectly straight 1” x 1” longeron that is 172 3/8” long. See the stack of goodies on the right? That is all there is to the major fuselage construct...
I have a new project that will stand outside with no shelter at all. Exposed to wind, rain and direct sun.I’d like to hear from you LJs what you think is the best wood for this job.It will be a carved sign.I tried to find some lumber yards open today, but the few I could find in on Saturday afternoon didn’t carry either cedar or redwood.Years ago I made a short but very wide carved sign from cedar and it has never checked or shown any major problems at all. I don’t know whic...
Greetings all. Well, the plans are coming along, but I’ve hit a bit of a roadblock. To make the Rubik’s cube pedestal I will need six different colors, and they must be different enough to stand out against each other. This could be hard to do if I stick with natural wood, so I’ve been thinking of going with a single species with a light color such as white oak or maple, then dye it. I want the grain to be obvious, so something transparent is in order, plus, to keep wi...
A new article, “Seeing the Fangs”, now available on the Little Good Pieces woodworking blog: www.littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com
Yesterday was a full day. It seemed that every minute I was busy but it was one of those days where at the end of it I looked at what I physically accomplished and it didn’t seem that it should have been so hard to do. I think some projects are like that though. They take much more out of us then we realize. My main accomplishment was getting the written instructions of the Skating Pond done and to the Assistant Editor (who is the woman who used to be the Editor) of the Christmas ...
See Steve's blog for the initial posting about this event. This posting has pictures of Steve doing his stuff. Here he tries to foresee how the day will goSuccess is the verdict!Maneuvering the logWheeling the mill into positionThe first cutRemoving the first filletCraig taking a sliceThen Graeme has a turnTwo of the truck’s wheels are barely on the groundSizing up the log. It will have to wait for another day and a team of oxen!
Well tomorrow I am going to participate in my 2nd craft fair. My journey to this point has been rather surprising to me. I first got into woodworking as a hobby to keep me busy, productive and around the house. With some work, I have unearthed a little talent. At 3 yrs I am still fairly new to woodworking. Lumberjocks has been a godsend. It has allowed me on just one website to see a lot of great work. As I have progressed, I started making kids stuff. That is when my wife really took...
Hey AllOkay I’m back and things are slowly progressing. I’ve made some progress on the project and learned a few lessons on the way, some good learning type stuff and some irritating stuff. So here’s the good stuff; Lesson 1:I learned how to make a panel out of nothing more than two pieces of wood and glue. I know everyone is amazed, how is it possible that someone could make a panel. Don’t worry, I’ll let you in on the super secret recipe, but make sure you keep it to yourself. After...
Hello All, I have been wanting to compile the steps I go through, in creating my tiny boxes. Tonight I finally got it done. http://bit.ly/aGMa0G Brian
I’ve gotten very little done on the small table I was working on… But it seems like lots has happened. I woke up a week ago today to the news that there had been a terrific fire over night… and then I saw the address!!! I used to live in this building, here in Manchester…I lived in the second story apartment for almost eight years… The back side of this sprawling old place was where the fire started, we’re told it was an electrical problem…The buildin...
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