Ok so i just relocated to Washington state. Anyone know of a good l place to get quality lumber? I’m in the Tacoma area but can drive to Seattle if needs be.
So far on the journey to build this kayak, two of my friends have came through with a Bag-o-Clamps each, and that has made all of the difference. Right now though I have to take a few (12) days off to go to Montana to get married. But don’t worry my life is a honey moon so i’ll be back next weekish.
Well I have added some more features to my table. As you can see I changes the orientation of the front and rear stiffeners. I have also added the undercarriage for the motor. The undercariage will be supported on hinges that allow the fixture to swivel toward the back of the sander. The platform that the motor sits on will also be hinged so that it will have the necessary tension on the link belt to drive the sander. With Gary’s recomendation I will be shifting the position of t...
While struggling to get the heater purchased and installed I tackled the vinyl siding . It seems to be pretty straight forward . I set up a cutting station and put a plywood blade in my circular saw backward and it cuts pretty easy. You have to be careful to leave a bit of room between each peice for expansion. Sorry for the addition now but my buddy and his wife just came in from Mexico for a visit. It’s too hot down there right now. On with the blog: What I’m using is a...
I have been very impressed by the creativity and ingenuity of the users of this site. One of the best things I have found so far is the discussions on the thickness sanders. All the plans I have seen have been very nice, and very well done. However for my purposes I just don’t have the room for something that can’t be knocked down. So my goal with this project is to build a Thickness sander that can be knocked down, as well as still be a useful size for my projects and future endeavors....
So the journey begins. The trip is short this morning because I’ve got to start work shortly. I’m a beginner at this program so thsy’s where we are starting. I will do my best to answer, or find answers to all questions. Everyoneis welcomed to chime in with questions, answers, or corections to my answers. So like I said short and sweet this morning. First – definitely get a mouse with a scrool wheel—even if you have a laptop. I got my mouse out last nigh...
This will be a short and sweet entry. I finished the base of the bench using 3 coats of high gloss poly. Why high gloss? not sure, I guess in my pea brain I think that glossier = easier to dust. My technique fo poly is pretty simple: 1. first coat I try to use a thinned version of the finish for better penetration. 2. I either sand between each coat with either 220 grit sandpaper or steel wool. (any drips I take off with a chisel to save on both my arm and the sandpaper)3. the second and t...
at a nearly glacial pace. Back when I had an office job in the “9-5” world, I got tons done around the house on the weekends and during “vacations.” stripped and painted trim, redid floors, replaced; windows, doors, siding, rotted sills along the foundation as well as started and/or completed lots of other projects that helped me build the skills and confidence to leap into the blue collar world of making other homes nicer. Nearly two years ago, right before I tr...
Rocking Chair Summer Camp with Bill Kappel #4: day 4 is over and the chair is getting bettter and better
Today, we did more sculpting, cut and glued up the laminates for the rocker runners, and created the headrest and the first back slat. The following pictures tell the tale. head rest blank is fit to back legs head rest first cuts sculpting the head rest finished shaping holes drilled for back slats testing first back slat bending the rails marked to sculpt roughly sculpted More tomorrow… only 1 and a half days to go.
Beaver Away.... ....sculpturesque wood art,free form with wood chip panache.i beaver away…..—by flp —————————————————————————————————————————————————————R...
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