Hello LJ, Tonight I am late, because I have been looking and purchasing some beautiful hand planes. There were some that were well beyond my price range, but if you like extremely rare planes, I describe a few of them, and I could put you in contact with the gentleman. http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/05/acceptable-excuse-for-late-post/ Brian
I guess I am getting wiser with age after all…a good friend of mine pointed out the difference between being smart and being wise. I say this because I used to get upset (really more like pissed off) at some of the posts and ideas that didn’t click with me. This is not positive for this great site. It is easy to be blunt and create more reactions when you are sitting behind a monitor….here is a few samples 1. The Rockler Bench Cookies Challenge – I bashed this ...
There quite a few Jocks on here that have the Jet/Performax drum sanders. I bought my 16-32 about two years ago and don’t know how I survived before it. It runs just about every day for hours. About 6 months ago it started making a strange noise, like a quick clunking sound, when I turned it on. The smooth sound when running a piece of wood through it slowly changed to chatter and I noticed a slight snipe on each board that I had never experienced before. This went on for a couple months...
Turning wooden knobs for my jigs.
Just fooling around with scrap wood. This project is really about testing the accuracy of your cuts. Plus the puzzle is actually kind of hard to solve!
So I’ve been working on this project since January. Its been a really fun and very educational experience. There have been lots of “firsts.” This semester I have been taking a Woodworking Class at my local community college. Although the class isn’t really geared toward any particular set of woodworking skills it has given me an opportunity to build a project under the supervision of a more “seasoned” woodworker. When the class began we were instruct...
My first blog entry showed the first step in rehabilitating an old chest. You can see step one here: http://lumberjocks.com/lumberjane/blog/15489 My next step was to add some feet to the case to get it off the ground and add some visual interest. Then I started working on the top. I made a straightforward cherry and walnut top. It was so-so. Then one of my students made a great suggestion and presto, the curved top was born (thanks to Ellen K. for her design ideas). Next I added ...
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This entry, the first in the series Workshop Development.” is where we get into the wayback machine, and go for a little history lesson. Specifically, how, and why I went from a guy with a garage and some tools, to being a guy with a workshop in progress. Not sure if I will ever be done, but at least it is in progress! In the beginning there was a garage, Dave saw the garage and said it was good… Hmmm okay maybe a little to grandiose for my posting… Let me try again…...
Hello againWell having retrieved the missing piece of SycamoreI discovered that the saw must have chewed it a bit before it spat it out. Only 34mm on a 70mm piece intact. I decided a partial repair was in order and set about it with my ‘Glue of Choice’ for the project. Its a Cyanoacrylate based glue for porous surfaces. Hell you most likely know of it, its probably American. Comes in a 1oz bottle.This was the result.Over 50mm of usable wood.I had a slight change of mind on the des...
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