Well, I was almost finished with my bow saw project. I had finished the frame and finally got around to making the handles tonight. Well, I was trying to make the handles tonight. I finally got my 4 jaw chuck for my lathe. Apparently, there is going to be more of a learning curve than I was expecting. First of all, I am paranoid of getting a tool hung up in the chuck so I stay away from it. Somehow when I am doing stuff that has a risk of biting me, I go extra slowly and carefully. I ende...
Pattern Routing for Fenders for a Toy July 1993 Woodworkers Journal. This is a long detailed blog on pattern routing. I am making a 1920 style Runabout car for the Mason Dixon Woodworkers toy distribution. We usually make about 1300 toys each year that we give to 25 different charities, for them to distribute to the children that they represent at Christmas time. We work every Wednesday, 50 weeks of the year. We are funded by community support in our area, $10.00 here $500.00 there. ...
I finished trimming and fitting the mortise and tenons tonight. A few were out of square slightly but I was able to adjust them. Now those are a touch loose. I hope the drawboring will snug them back up but we’ll see when I get there. Now on to cutting the rabbit’s for the mirror to fit into. I’ll try to get some pictures of it soon.
Hello LJ’s, Tonight’s blog is fairly short, but I did ask my “Question of the Day”, which I do at least once ever fortnight or two. http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/06/storm-blog/ Brian
Sorry no pictures…I was too tired and needed to clean up…but just wanted to give a quick summary since the the first week is over…I will try to add some pictures tomorrow… At the beginning of this week I had the nine keel parts cut… Now I have the hull bottom (4 pieces), forward bulkhead, cabin bulkhead, transom, foredeck and mid decks cut out…so I think it was a really good week! I can honestly say I enjoyed the lofting (drafting of the lines direct...
Yesterday we packed up the forester and ventured south to the big smoke (Sydney) for the Timber and Working with Wood Show. Being the (unofficial) largest wood show in the country there was lots to see, do and buy. Overall there seemed to be an higher quality and range on offer than previous years. I’ll break the trip up into a few sections looking at timber, tools, and demonstrations. I’ve just uploaded a stack of photos of the different timbers of display at the Sydney sh...
Over the next 2 or 3 months whenever i am not building birdhouses i will be designing and building a new deck and gazebo for my son Jamie,s back yard . The main framing of the deck will be done with P.T wood and then wrapped with cedar . The pool is 24 ft in diameter and will have a 6 ft wide wrap around deck with a 16 ft gazebo on the end .It will also serve as the entrance to the pool . The overall size will be 36 ft wide x 52 ft long .I will post progress pictures as we go :-)
I know there are a lot of LJs on here with young kids. I’ve seen the photos we all proudly display. My son is under 2yrs old and we manage to spend ~20minutes a day in the shop together and usually it is the only time I get in the shop these days. He had a big impact on me going farther down the galoot path to using mainly donut powered tools. Other than an occasional cordless drill, I will not use power tools while he is in the shop with me. Most days it is an absolutely great expe...
Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure: Items to Build for Fundraiser #3: A Theme for the Auction Items: "Pink at Heart"
I have decided to title the series of items for the auction: “Pink at Heart.” I came up with the idea this morning, after deciding I was going to buy some Pink Lyptus to incorporate into the items I’m making for the fundraising auction for the 3-Day Walk for the Cure my wife will be participating in during the month of November, held in San Diego, CA. I dug through about 100-BF of 4/4 Pink Lyptus this morning at the lumber store to find a single board that I thought wo...
I just got back from Hearne Hardwoods in Oxford. I have been to their saw mill three times so far. The guys that work there are very knowledgeable about their product and are always willing to help. Even the owner will help you out if you need it. Now i only bought an 8/4 Maple and a 4/4 Jatoba board which is a small order and these guys still treat you as a first rate customer. Great Place!
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