Greetings, Some background first, some of this information was included in a recent post but for those of you that missed it I’ll start from the beginning :) Until recently I was having my pieces shot by a professional. He moved, sigh… For archive type shots I was using a Kodak 2 mp P&S. For web stuff it worked fine and I even had an image printed in Fine Woodworking’s Readers Gallery. They must have REALLY liked the piece :) I never liked the idea of the ...
Ok, just a quick blurb here about a budget friendly find on some hardware. I stopped at Target to see if they had any coat hooks for the next rack I am working on for a friend and found a few that were on clearance in their Home Improvement section. I then started looking around that section more. I was able to find a multi-pack of brush nickel drawer handles and also drawer pulls for around $4 on clearance as well as misc other hardware for as low as $0.24. I have no immediate use for thi...
Here is the beginning of my current project. I got a new puppy Dec 1. We named her Jersey in honor of those great Jersey rockers – Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. She’s big enough now to to have her own elevated dog bowl. I’ve cut the cherry stock from left over pieces of the kitchen table I have posted. Everything is squared up and I am ready to lay out the dovetails that will hold it together. I’m a tails first guy, so that will be next. She only gets a food...
This is a mantel I made yesterday for Brian, the contractor I do most of my work for. This was for a small remodel job. I will be installing it probably Monday or Tuesday next week.The finisher is Rolly Willcox. He does all of Brian’s painting and staining, and is the one that got me hooked up with Brian. I owe him a couple six packs still. :) He had sprayed it with a first coat of lacquer about an hour before this picture which is why its standing on end.
Hello everyone!! Just wanted to post that I have officially gotten my first wood working tool, a scroll saw. Does anyone have any words of wisdom or easy ideas/patterns to start off with???
I took two days off work and drove back to my Grandpa’s this weekend in an effort to complete the de-construction of the house and salvage all of the Knotty Pine and Ash that I could. I just got to town when I called Grandpa and he informed me that he decided to leave the house standing and use it as storage for the farm. Crap – I wasted a weekend. Oh well, what ever he wants to do is fine with me. I guess Dad and I will go fishing instead – maybe not such a waste of a...
Here is the first episode of Wood Wisdom (I say fifth because of the other videos but as you can see the title says #1 because of the new name). It is on Jigs that I have made for my shop and hopefully you can make some of these for your shop. If you have any questions message or comment me. Thanks. Hope you enjoyed. Thanks Tyler
In another step towards a blended shop, I’ve decided to take a dip in the Festool Pool… Yesterday I ordered the RO125 and the CT22 package from Festool Junkies. I’ve got to give props to Timmy C., the proprietor of Festool Junkies – I made the order at 2:00 PM my time and by 3:00 PM, I’d received my shipping order confirmation from UPS. Looks like I’ll get it on Monday! Customer Service like that will keep me coming back for more, hands down. This is ...
You might be a LumberJock if you visit the shop of a LumberJock and you fail to take any pictures. So Sorry. As I was leaving I said to my son-in-law. I didn’t take any picture and I think Charles was ready to kick us out. End of Story. Now the beginning. I sent Charles an e-mail a few months ago and told them that my son-in-law and daughter lived about 15 miles from him and sometime when I’m visiting them that I’d like to visit him. He replied make sure that you...
After reading Christopher Schwarz’s excellent “Workbenches” book, I was inspired to build a bench. I am a novice woodworker with only a couple of big projects under my belt: a mobile clamp cabinet and a 4’ x 4’ outfeed table. I used a workmate for those projects and am completely dissatisfied with its workholding abilities. But being a little more seasoned, I’m ready to take on a workbench. I was originally all set to build the Roubo bench in the book, b...
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