It’s time to celebrate our big milestone – 5,000 LumberJocks!You’re the best group on the Internet – THANK YOU! Go have a few beers ;) ======================================== As a special thanks to our “LumberJocks Welcoming Committee” I decided to send a LJ Shirt to each of the following five random greeters in our welcoming committee: Scott Bryan Karson Rikkor Todd A. Clippinger Grumpy
I’m at work right now and don’t have SU on this computer. But last evening I decided the best way to get moving on this was to put aside trying to do anything fancy (layers, components, MT joints, etc.) and do a simple table. So I spent about three hours or so putting a table together. The table is based on episode 11 of the Woodwhisperer’s pod cast. I plan to take it one step at a time and go into detail of each step. I’m not going to do anything fancy like move, cop...
Well had a great couple of days in the shop finishing up -almost- Paul’s table. The edge moulding I was going to put around the table top machined well, it even looked good until I started mitreing the corners and cutting it to length. Side 1 went okay, side 2 ikay, side 3…problems. The end of the moulding and the last moulding are 15 mm short. I’d neglected to factor in the width of my mouldings when I measured out the lengths so I cut the third side short. I think I...
The cover of the roof with wood is finished. I made side rails on my own way. The view from underneath is satisfying for me.
Sunday evening and it’s time to blog about the weekend in the shop. First on the agenda was to move the big tools around to make room to make a 54” by 144” table top in a two-car garage. Went to the blue box store and picked up a couple of 2×6 x 12’s and three sheets of 5/8 particleboard. I extended my workbench to be 4 foot by 12 foot. Works great! I took all of the 1×12’s out of the dinning room and straightened and made both edges paralle...
After I posted about doing my first hand-cut mortise and tenon, Scott wanted to see how I chopped my mortise. He said, “The only time I tried to chop a mortice I left most of a 1/4” chisel broken off in the wood.” Well, when I read that, I kind of freaked out because I hadn’t considered that I could have broken my blade! But I decided to trust in what I was taught, and to remember that I had, indeed, done one successfully. So I decided to keep at it for my second mortise. ...
While I’ve certainly been excited to try something new for this, and while I’m running out of time, I still might be able to do something great… something really mixed media. Something new, untried and untested (wouldn’t be the first time in a contest setting! – steam bent 2x4 anyone?) Then it occurred to me, I have a backlog of recycled projects already: Salvaged decking, railings, spindles and found lumber on the beach already transformed – That mi...
I was struck with inspiration for the piece I found with a hole in it. What purpose the not round hole served in a piece of quartersawn pine served I can only imagine, certainly not the byproduct of modern wiring. I also decided I’d take a page out of Yorkshire Stewarts book, and let the piece dictate it’s own rules. This called for only using wood and nails found in this salvage pile… and out of a desire to not take this potentially mold and bug infested wood into the sh...
I’ve been very excited about this particular contest. Making things out of other things, and granting things a new life has always appealed to me. I’ve got a bunch of wooden relics and artifacts in the basement and attic awaiting inspiration. I also have a bunch of junk in the attic. – well I wouldn’t call it junk, it’s too good to throw away, but I sure wouldn’t be heartbroken if it was lost in a fire or whatever. I had a few ideas for this contest, but...
Reflections on Beavers and Trees Out here in the woods, I am part of a whole picture where what happens with wood….also happens to all involved with wood, plus those un-in-volved with wood….hmmm, are any who are really non-existent from wood? Can a worker of wood be selfish and think that it’s all about wood and that all else will just have to take care of them-selves. Well the answer is yes and no, one can be selfish and think only of their needs when going for wood, but...
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