Hello fellow lumberjocks, I am veering off topic for this week (only slightly)This week was an interesting one to say the least as I took Monday and Tuesday off from work I went fishing with my friend Tuesday evening :) I did not have my fishing license so all I did was sit and watch basically, during my time watching I was able to pick up on, of all things—Marketing. yep you guessed it, As I watched her bait the hook of the first pole with the bobber placing wax worms on the hook, s...
Wood is the traditional present to celebrate 5 years of happy marriage. With this inspiration I’ve decided to make for us a family dinning table in the same style as the shaker trestle I built in 2008. The timber (from Boutique Timbers) is Tasmania Myrtle (Nothofagus Cunninghamii). I have 6 1” boards of fiddle back, and 6 2” slabs (with faults) to make the project from. The overall style will be the same as the 2008 Blackbutt table. The size is slightly larger 1m ...
Today I got back onto the Gracie project. It’s been awhile since I really spent time on it. I was able to sand everything and started the staining process. Today I stained the belt black, as well as the letters accross the chest. It’s very tedious work. In case your wondering about bleeding into other areas, it turns out that the glue holding the inlay in helped prevent it pretty good. My hands aren’t as steady as they used to be, but I still was able to keep between t...
Hello All, There was a recent debate on Twitter, among woodworkers, about which was better. The Festool Track plunge saw and table system vs. the Saw Stop table saw. After much discussion about which I should consider for my next purchase, someone said neither. I gasped. They suggested a bandsaw. This changed the direction of the conversation considerably. I had not been even thinking of getting a bandsaw. Tonight I did some investigating of my own and even went to ACME tools to t...
So I called Rob up a few day’s ago and asked if I can come up on Sat. to flatten some butcher blocks with his wide belt sander, and I get a his typical “Sure, come on up, we’ll help you out” response. Every time I need some help with larger projects, him and his crew (who is Ray, and his pack of dogs) are always willing to help out. No questions asked, just “come on up”. As usual, I’m greeted with his friendly family (sorry Rob, don’t know their...
Who’d have thought it, but I’m making another box!!I made the sides out of a little of the cherry my Parent’s neighbor was kind enough to give me…The bad news is, the band saw only accepts wood under 5 1/2” thick and the original piece was almost 7” wide…The good news is, my boxes are small ones, so I cut about 1 3/4” off of it, and I’ll use that to make the hinges… I guess you can see why this was a cut-off…But the subject tod...
So the first piece was really a “how does the trigger works” more than anything. some positions felt a bit awkward, and others’ were a mystery but all in all, a good learning experience. as I posted earlier, the 1st piece is in front, while the original piece is in the back: Lesson Learnt: With the second piece, I followed some given advice added to the already advice I’ve been collecting online for the past who knows how long from people like Charles Neil...
Got up early this morning and headed over to the lumber yard to pick out the lumber for the coffee table. I picked up two 4/4 6” x 14’ rgh maple and one 4/4 6” x 16’ rgh maple. I also got a 8/4 7” x 4’ piece of maple for the legs. I decided against using figured maple for my top since I had concerns on making the figure match up after milling. Here is a picture of the boards right after I got them in the shop. I cut down the boards to make the piece...
OK, I’m actually already nearing completion of the 2nd piece which looks much better, but for this post, I’ll focus on my first-first experience with spraying, and the overall look, and results. So. After giving the top coat (4th) extra time to dry (~4-6 hours while we were out). I came back and sanded it thoroughly with 600grit sandpaper. the results were mixed: Newly finished piece in front, Original finish to compare in back Cons:1. I had some runs which show in the f...
just letting all of my buddies here on jocks know my email account was hacked…so please disregard any emails asking for money or anything…sorry to have to post this like this…but i don’t know how far and wide this is going…sorry for any alarm…i have changes all of my info here at jocks…new pass word new email address…just goes to show how vulnerable some things are….grizzman
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