G’morning ladies and gents. First I want to apologize in advance. There are times I may seem out of pocket for a few days at a time in responses from messages or whatever. That just a part of life with a disabilty. Yesterday was a sad day here. We have 3 Golden retrievers and a Great Peraniese (sp?) Golden mix amoung the other animals such as ppygmy goats, birds, horses and a donkey. Well the older golden died yesterday afternoon at the age of 15. That along with a delivery of the f...
For those of you considering a router, getting a new one, or for people who just want to learn a little bit more about them here is part one of the Router episode.
We went through and picked out some lumber last weekend. My dad came out and helped me get all of the pieces planed down and cut to rough size. The Sycamore slats are cut to size, the rest is just close. Waiting for final dimensioning to give the wood some time to move if it is going to. Here we are preparing it. Yeah, I know, forgot my safety glasses. I’ve been trying to do better at this now that I have some prescription safety glasses. Here...
I want to send out a special thank you to Randy for sending me a set of plans. But, I chose to do things the hard way and design my own crib. I did use Randy’s plans for the critical dimensions, but other than that, it is pretty much my own design. I used SketchUp for the design. I think this crib will be a little unique. I wanted a crib that would be easy for my wife to change the sheets, adjustable mattress height, and an adjustable front slide gate. The crib will be made mostly...
Tonight’s tip runs along to something we all do, no matter if we are hand tools nuts, power tools maniacs or a combination of both. We measure, mark and cut. How we do that is important. One of the most important things in measuring, marking and cutting is consistency. Lack of consistency can lead to multiplication of errors along the way. If you learn nothing else, and you should something else, learn this——use the same measuring tool throughout your project. When you a...
I hooked up with a new guy. Seems he is contracted to clear some timber for a new housing development. The developer was smart and hired an arborist to remove just some of the trees in an attractive/selective way instead the usual bulldose and pile.Last week he dumped 1000 bft of oak (mostly white) in the yard. Nice size for sawing, average 24”. I milled some of the red oak and it was beautiful. No pictures, you’ll just have to trust me ;) So this week (today) he shows up with...
Today was another humid day . . . so out I went at the step. I started by putting a strip of ice shield along all the edges where there will be wood on wood. As my shop is in shambles I had to cut the decking half way out the side door. Arrg. Next was the test fit . . . And attach all the decking boards. The final steps were to add the skirting and cut a slight curve . . . and voila . . . done. This was the original step
As most people have stated this project is going to be a very interesting one. Unlike the Winter Awards and my very secretive Project X . . . with this project I will be an open book. What I plan to make is a chair (as DW claimed my other one) to use at my computer. Here is my inspiration. We have had this office chair kicking around for years. It is still very comfortable and the proportions are great even though it is in very rough shape. And here is the junk . . . the ...
Well here I go. For over 40 years I have smoked real heavy. 2- 4 packs a day. I have enphasima , asma and every thing else that goes with it. they said only 20% of my l;ungs left. and still smoking. Everyone has bneen trying to get me to stop smoking and over this past weekend My oldest son and I was out talking and he said that if I would stop smoking that he would stop also. Well this is Tuesday and I havent had a cigarette sence sunday evening. I started a new wood burning and I had to ...
It seems that in order to avoid a jig getting lose in your table saw slots that people like to use UHMW plastic or even Aluminum. Couldn’t we just use 3/4 or 1/2 ply cut into strips? I thought because of how its made that ply was very stable to the changes of the seasons. What am I missing here? Also, let me know if you think a blog is not the correct forum for this type of discussion.
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