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
Last Monday I bought an 18” Woodfast bandsaw and I had to tell you folks about it because you will understand how glad I am to get it and you will appreciate how many more cool things I can now do with my woodworking because of it. The first part is about getting it into the shop. I thought you might enjoy seeing the hoops I had to jump through, especially if you have been through it yourself. The 2nd part is about blade drift which may be a little controversial, but I will do my best t...
My wife has a jewelry business (and I am trying to start a woodworking business), so she asked me to make her some jewelry boxes. My design consisted of approximately 24” X 36” closing cases which were made from various material. A few were made from 3 X 1/2” pine, 3 X 1/2” poplar, 3 X 1/2” ash and I am ready to make some from a heavier type of wood (probably red oak). Next was the design phase – we wanted something that would be sturdy in the base (1/4&...
It’s times like these when I kind of get discouraged. It seems like there are times when no matter how hard you work and what you do, it just doesn’t pay off. With the economy so tough, I am certain that hobbies such as scroll sawing and wood working are not high priorities on most people’s lists. I believe I have talked about this before, as I realize that it is an ongoing thing and that people are going to do what they can to survive. I don’t really feel that thi...
Please help me with my memory, or should I say lack of. I have the plans to build one of these but for the life of me I can’t seem to find them. I believe it was in a magazine I have but like most of us I have hundreds of old issues after 35 years of making sawdust. If my memory serves me at all I remember a dark finish with four rubber bumpers on the seat so that when turned over it would not slide. It was basicaly rail and style design and similar in size as a bar stool/breakfas...
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