To all the Fathers and grandfathers. Hope your day is a good one and many more to come.
As many of you know I’m working in the DRC, and have been for a couple of years. All of my jobs in the Congo so far have been on mines, and mines always kill trees. You just have to look through my blogs and projects to know that I hate seeing a tree go to waste. On my first (and second) Congo mining job I made an offer to the Mine – Give me an equipped workshop and your dead trees, and I’ll teach the locals woodwork in my spare time. The reason is three-fold: a.)...
after i posted this box , which took a total of about 5 hours in time , but two days , because i didn’t have the handle and clasp i got enough comments to post a tutorial on it’s building process , so here goes . thanks for looking . this is the finished box.i start with the wood for the whole box straight and milled to thickness all the same ,the top and bottom are wider here ,and the length of the body must be long enough ,to take the width into account for the ends .i cu...
Wood Screams In The Dark ….now if i could only think with a memory,i might be able to re-member just who I am,the words though there come slower to my mind,and so i argue with my-self that who i see is not me…. —-or is it—- ….that i was born to work the wood but now i feel alone,much of my time is spent trying to stay one step ahead,in this more darker be-ing that pursues me now in time,my-dis-ease of hepatic encephalopathy bids me comatose…. —-or...
Well, it is a fairly minor revision. I went to the lumberyard today and I got a pretty good deal on some 4×4 rough cedar wood for the base. The base is going to be built completely out of cedar. Cedar is one of my favorites woods to work with. They sell it here in in much nicer dimensions than the regular stock. Nice square edges and nearly full size. The 2×4 lumber is actually almost 2” x 4”. What a concept. It smells nice and it cuts easily. Tools do need to be sharp...
This is my first blog so I barely known what I’m doing so patience is appreciated. This is in answer to how I did the segmented basket plates. The plate is made up of three layers of segmented discs. The first is 12 segments, the second and third are 24 segments, as shown. http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg166/TomD5895/Garden/illusionbuild001.jpg http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg166/TomD5895/Garden/illusionbuild008.jpg Now the three layers are glued together with a waste...
You can’t have a wood show without tools, and there certainly was a lot of them. Traditional hand tools, power tools, tools for woodworking, tools for tradies, machinery, and milling equipment were all on display. There was a great display of very high quality Australian hand tools which caused a little bit of envy to say the least. As I did last time I’ve uploaded a stack of photos and descriptions on my blog. Photos & Blog @ the love of wood.
Hello LJ’s, I love reading about woodworking, especially in magazine form. There is a lot online that is great, and goodness knows I read a bunch of blogs and stuff, but it isn’t the same as flipping the pages. Tonight’s blog is about a nice find of older magazines and how I realized that they are a pretty good deal. http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/06/bargain-woodworking-magazines-rock/ Brian http://extremelyaverage.com
I got in a couple of hours today working on my adirondack chairs. I marked the location for the arm brackets and clamped them in place before screwing them. I took out the screws, added glue and then reassembled. The next step was attaching the arms. A 3/4” scrap was clamped into place to make things easier to line up. After the arms were in place I clamped the upper back support in place before adding four 1/4” carriage bolts (two per arm). Finally, I was able to add back sla...
A few quick clamping and gluing tips…but in 3D! Yeah daddy!
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