Well, it’s a lot nicer than it was where I left off yesterday. The router bridge (seen at the end of this post) is such a nice way to plane things, and I’ve thought of some ideas that might make setup a lot easier. I’ve moved up to a 5/8” or maybe 3/4” bit and it makes planing a lot faster. Too, I found that just putting masking tape along the bottom edges, curved to stick to the workbench is more than adequate as a hold down until I come up with a better solu...
Last night I started this blog. You can see Part 1 here: http://lumberjocks.com/davidroberts/blog/14843 I started with the footboard and almost screwed it up. I thought dousing it with stripper could melt the glue. I had been told that professional refinishers will sometimes not dip old pieces in fear the piece will fall apart. So I scrubbed with denatured alcohol and scraped and sanded for days. Then I got brave, bought a gallon of STRYPEEZE paint and varnish (and shellac) r...
From Sawdust I’ve posted the latest progress on my new workbench project over on my personal blog. Work has started on laminating the wood for the top. Thanks for looking.
I got my mail today and could not believe what came. The label was hand written which confused me since most things to the store are from businesses. Then I saw who it was from—-David “patron” in New Mexico. Of course then I began to get excited. It didn’t matter what it was, it had to be good. I mean, who wouldn’t want to get a package from such a great Lumberjock. Obviously, I was totally shocked by such a kind gesture. I already knew David was a great guy....
I am new to lumberjocks and was recommended by a current user. Check out this video I made that shows how to use hand tools to inlay a design in stringing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUSfz3n7nYE
Hi to all. I’m looking for plans to build a cribbage table…..as a novice, I think I could do this without plans but I wouldn’t mind a saftey net. Since I can’t seem to find plans for a table (tons for the board itself) I was hoping that someone might lead me to a site with some plans. Thanks for the assist. Al
Well, strictly speaking, it was an accident, but I decided to keep it anyway. All of the good names are already taken, and I’m really no good at generating clever and creative nicknames. So, I was looking at a couple of pictures to upload to a Project page, and I saw my new Jawhorse in one of the pics. I wondered if that name was taken, and obviously, it wasn’t. So, not the optimal name, but fitting and one I can get used to. Here is my new Jawhorse used as a miter saw stan...
Friday we went to a Grand opening at Stillwater Building Company in Stillwater Oklahoma!Looked around at everything made a few new friends and contacts. My wife and I signed up for a drawing giveaway and I ordered some 1/8” birch plywood.Well yesterday which is monday I got the call and my wood was in and as soon as the workbuzzer blew the dust was flying in the parking lot and I was gone!!!!!!I got to Stillwater and picked my free huge thermos cup and Tshirt and tool bag I wonin the dr...
Something that’s always important to me is efficiency. I’m a weird mix of lazy and hardworking. I’ll spend 10 hours coding up something that will save me days of work later, mostly because I get bored of having to do the same steps over and over again. I post a lot of pictures here on LumberJocks, and my method is usually to pop off a tab with Flickr in it, move that new window to a separate monitor, then in my new post back in the first window type !()!: on its own line whe...
I’ve renamed my 5 preexisting project series from “project: whatever” to “00n: whatever” where n is the number of the set of posts in order. E.g. instead of “project: a rolling base for my planer,” that was the second project series I made, so now it’s “002: a rolling base for my planer.” The projects were starting to scatter in my series list, and I’d have a few series listed at the top in the drop-down for new posts, then an ...
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