I spent part of my Sunday in the Sawdust Shed, as I often do. Yesterday’s time was spent working on some salvaged lumber that I picked up from an old tobacco barn a couple of years back. I originally got the lumber to make a manger for our Christmas display in the front yard. I had enough left over to make a table top and hopefully a small bookcase for my son to take off to college with him. Next weekend will most likely be spent doing quarterly tool maintenance. Adjusting, lubricating ...
I had today off… kinda… schlepped around in the shed getting the new Ozzie Jig assembled…and unpacking and sorting things out… posting a new …almost new that is … project… up loading all the pics for this post… and having a few coolaids… to relax after a really hectic three days…For a start…....We were part of the Gregories Machinery Stand.Aaron and Henry playing with the Torque Work Centre... I got to display a few things on t...
So I’ve been planning on building a decent mahogany tv stand for about a year now. I drew up numerous plans and picked out tons of wood from my old stockpile. I had the dimensions down so that it would fit my (much too large and heavy) old school tvas well as 3 peripherals right at the top. Also lots of storage below for whatever. Work became unbelievably busy last year, as well as my wife getting pregnant and my twinswere born 7 months ago. Wow. So needless to say I didn̵...
A Novice Woodworker Meets the Kehoe Jig Some of you will remember when I asked if anyone could tell me how to make the dovetail splines in the corner of a box I had seen on a Rockler cover. Well, a fellow member of Mason Dixon Woodworkers, Karson told me he had a Kehoe jig to do just that. A number of you were familiar with this jig and wrote about it. Imagine my surprise when Kevin and Terry Jaynes, owners of the Kehoe jig saw my post and offered to GIVE me a complete jig set. I had...
These are a bit small for individual blogs so I am throwing these together. 1) maple pepper mill2) skinner knife – snakewood This is my first time making a knife. I may have made the scales a bit small. If I don’t like them, then I will have to move from snakewood to some maple burl. I will have to make the leather case for this too. I want to by a Beall buff for these 2 but so far the “why don’t we save money by you making the Christmas gifts this yearR...
I wanted to make a storage case for my young niece who LOVES necklaces (and my sister who is tired of untangling said necklaces). I started my inspiration from one of Doug Stowe’s books. I am using the basic dimensions but adding more of an “Arts & Crafts” feel. I also will not be adding his fabric panels. I also want to make a necklace carousel to add extra storage rather than just around the sides. I have been designing this as I go which means a lot of trips to t...
When dad gave me his shop he had some particle board that had a funky patinaed copper veneer. He thought that it would make a neat clock but never got to it. I decided to try making that clock for him. The particle board is 7/8” thick so I needed to go rather thick on the frame. Found some 2x poplar and glued up an eight sided frame. Cut it round on the bandsaw and then mounted to the lathe (I glued a 3/4” plywood back during the glue-up). When I am done, I will part the fra...
Hi Well I got all the logs milled. Had 39 total logs and got about 2000 BF of lumber. Of that I have about 600 BF of Hard Maple and about 600 BF of Cherry. The rest is Poplar, White Pine, Elm, Hemlock, and one that I am not sure what it is. My dad thinks it is Ironwood all I know is that it has some real nice fiqure and a little pink hue to it. Still got some logs at my dads that I need to mill. They are White Cedar and some more Hard Maple. Here is a couple pictures of me milling that nic...
I have been busy getting ready for an open house at the craft mall. Starting to get Christmas gifts un the works. I have made more foot stools, and candle holders. I have also attended my 1st West Michigan Woodworkers Guild meetinig. I am paying my dues next month. I really enjoyed it. It was held at Johnsons Workbench. The room was full with more name tags that were not picked up. I was welcomed into the folds of the guild like I have been there all the time. It is sooo nice to be among f...
Unorthodox WoodWorking Tools…. ….at some point in my woodworking story,the point was made that i must create beyond,“beyond what” i heard my-self asking again until,“until the dreams you have be-come art” i perceived…. ….so much that i was more at the world’s lost end of my-self,since all my be-ing up until then had be-come as un-perceived,works of art back then all included “other’s” concept for wood,till the responsibility back then was all laid on my shou...
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