Yesterday, I posted a blog on a failure Today I thought I post a blog on a success. I’ve used this product before on cleaning saw blades. Yesterday I was walking around a Black & Decker outlet store in Delaware and I ran across these brass brushes 3 for $1.00 so I picked up three. When I got to the checkout the guy asked if I would want another 6 for another $1.00 so I bought those. I thought I’d use them for cleaning out my files and then later I thought about cl...
Well, haven’t had a lot of time for my little box the last days but got a hour or so today rough-planing the miters and selecting and planing the exact piece of the maple I wanted to use for the top. And I think you guy’s who voted did the right selection, looks real good now that the wood is planed and the figure starts to show… The wood is just straight maple but I selected a piece which one end had a quite large branch going through the wood as I hoped it would have so...
Today’s been a day of other people working—I had a guy from the community maintenance staff looking at my down spouts, and there will be an electrician coming in a couple of hours to give me an estimate of what it’ll cost to run a couple of dedicated circuits for my shop and tell me if I need a sub panel or not. That’s right – my 84 square foot patch of the basement is going to get all gussied up with some dedicated circuits! One for lighting and charging un...
Well I have been busy with a new project that was commissioned a few years ago… I have been putting it off because of the sheer immensity of the project…even though it is small in size the amount of production work is daunting… The new project is a 35 drawer Apothecary Cabinet... I am thinking that the main carcass will be New Guinea Rosewood.. as will the drawer fronts…. the sides and backs of the drawers will be Hoop Pine.... To give you and idea I have taken...
I finally completed my bench. My final steps.Last weekend we had great weather and I could not resist to do some work outside. Inside is crowded and circular saw produces a lot of uncontrolled dust and I planed to produce finishing. Here you clearly see that I actually make use of scrap material, so no trips to buy and reducing clutter in my garage. Win-win situation! Preparation for cutting edges of bench top. You see shop made cutting guide, probably everybody makes one for circular saw....
I recently joined the Wood Whisperer Guild. If you’re unfamiliar with the Guild, it is a subscription-based group run by Marc Spagnuolo. They do “Guild Builds” three times a year (spring, summer, fall), and the current build is a chest of drawers. Marc posts videos detailing specific parts of the build, and he also has live Q&A and demos for the Guild members. Not quite like being in someone’s shop, but pretty close. I’m almost ready to begin on the ch...
We’re continuing our special 20,000 LumberJocks Celebration Giveaway. Here’s a brief description of this Giveaway from the original post: We will have one new LJ shirt owner every day for the next 20 days. First ten will be randomly selected from 100 most active members while next 10 will be randomly selected from the remaining 20,000 members. LumberJocks Shirt Winner for today (Day Sixteen) is: tedth66 Here’s a list of proud LJ Shirt owners from previous days: ...
After finishing a design for a client which involved a graphic header for his emails, I got thinking in my normally obsessive way about other graphic heads. Then I got thinking about my own emails. Then I wanted to go one step beyond what I had just finished.So I designed an animated gif for my email header.That was sort of fun.Then I thought about other ways to use this sort of thing.Naturally, I had to go to the LJ blog.Using a header for a blog is done, not by many, but it works.So I did w...
I am getting a slow start today. It was one of those odd nights when I was just restless. It was pretty cool when I went to sleep, but I woke up at about 2:30 and it was muggy and warm. If I was under the cover I was hot and if I went on top of the covers I was too cool. Go figure. I almost called it a night at 4:30 and just got up, but I knew I would be dragging my wagon today if I did so I tried to get back to sleep. It must have worked because around six or so I was awakened by thunder...
This will be my next project combining some of the designs I favorited here in LJ. Hopefully, all future box projects will be patterned to this. This will be an easy task for my DIY-TS and the joineries will be easy too. The next step is to find the right woods with contrasting colors to combine in the box. Took me 2 hours to accomplish this drawing in Sketchup. . I will post pics during the build.
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