The carpenters came back on Monday & got right to work. They put up the trusses & half the sub-roof. They also installed the flashing where the old roof joins the new shop. Hopefully no more leaking. The new entry doors for the shop arrived too. Nice looking doors. They’re insulated steel doors with the upper portion being thermal pane glass. They will be installed to open outward & appear to be sealed against the weather OK.
A while back I posted a project that I did in my shop in California with my woodworking friend Jack Hutchison from Houston, TX. Here is that post: A Krenov Inspired Cabinet on Stand in Six Days We completed that cabinet during a six day visit by Jack. Our agreement was that at some future date, I would go to Houston and we’d do another six day project in his shop. So….I arrived at Jack’s and we completed a much more complicated piece in another six day time frame and here it is………....
So far for the next entry in this woodburning series I pretty sure that I’m either going to burn Mettalica’s Death Magnetic album( thier great new album by the way, hit song the day that never comes) or Buckethead’s hit album Jumpman. Buckethead is pretty much one of most over looked guitarists of all time, if you haven’t heard him you should look him up, most of his stuff is intrumentals though. But anyway back to wood burning I guess I’ll let the readers decide...
A quick introduction to get things started here. I’m just getting started in woodworking, and thought it would be an interesting idea to post the lessons (mistakes?) I’m learning as I learn them. Things like the importance of “measure twice, cut once”, etc. Whether you guys know it or not, I’ve already accumulated a large amount of knowledge from the discussions, projects, and blogs here at LJ. As I try to turn that knowledge into actual skills and projects t...
This may not warrant a posting , but I had to share.My wife called me at work yesterday afternoon and said I have a SURPRISE for you when you get home.I thought of many things I hoped it would be, but never dreamed that when I got home, she takes me by the hand and walks me to my shop.I hardly recognized the place. She had spent 3 hours with a dust mask, leaf blower, air hose and both doors open and had completely cleaned the shop of all sawdust. Now I keep a pretty clean shop, but nothing li...
As of my last blog entry, I had received the hardware from Gramercy Tools, and I’m very satisfied with the quality of materials and service. The shorter blade necessitated a shorter stretcher, which I whipped out in a couple of hours from a scrap piece of cherry. Like many of my shop projects, the finished saw looks different from what I had visualized at the start of the project. The pins that catch the blade simply epoxy into the handles, which are pre-drilled to the proper d...
Searching the term Google.com.mx Carpinteria not found anything interesting pages dedicated to carpentry. Attempting to call Bricolage there are some pages of carpentry, but in other countries, not mexico.How many know that means bricolage (the French “bricoleur,” or “do it yourself”) but I think everyone in mexico at least we know what it means “carpentry”.However, seeking the end woodworking found many pages as well as groups with 2000 or 3000 participant...
A Hobbit's Birthday Party at Zongkers Custom Furniture #1: Second trip to Dennis Zongker's Wood Lair
I have traded e-mails with LJ member Dennis Zongker, and he was kind enough to offer a shot at scrap lumber that was too small to use/store at the business he runs with brother Dan. Usually they give loads away to the local high schools, but being the shameless wood hoarder that I am, I had no punctiliousness about robbing the kids of a few sticks of lumber (Sorry, Teenagewoodworker, it’s every man for themselves when they are handing out free wood). This last Sunday, Dennis was down...
Well, ever since I started woodworking I have had the desire to make chairs. I never have tried it though as I have been honing my skills for other type of joinery and woodworking. A few years ago, the bug really hit me and I came really close to taking a Windsor chair class with Mike Dunbar. That is still on my to do list, and hopefully it will not be too long in fulfillment. My wife loves Windsor chairs and would love to have the dining room outfitted with them surrounding a farm-house ...
Last Friday there was forward progress on the new wood shop. You can see that the trusses were moved into the shop area before building the walls. The work is good & the 10 foot high walls sure look nice. And you can see… I am keeping the wife happy by quickly working on the area of the lawn that I destroyed to get the fill dirt. That’s all the sod that I’m putting down. The rest will be seeded & covered with straw. And then along came Ike! Th...
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