Kreg’s 10,000 screws photo contest ends at 11:50 pm on July 29, 2010 (tomorrow night!), and I had to get the follow-up photo to the original posted! Of COURSE the cap is still holding!!!! I USED KREG POCKET HOLES!!!!
I had the opportunity to visit with Ellen (Ellen35) and Lorna (moonls) at Ellen’s place today.It was so nice to finally meet the LJ gals. Lenny was going to join us, but we changed the date and he was unable to make it, next time Lenny for sure. I got to tour both of their shops today, and I’ve decided they must have OCD because both of the shops are spotless and tidy. Next time I will arrive unannounced…hehe. I was amazed at Ellens cordless drill collection, every one...
How much knowledge does a true craftsman have to know to be labeled “craftsman” ?I see some excellent work done on LJ’s. Are the true craftsman going by the wayside. Todays special fields, subtrades, everyone is becoming an expert in one particular area of the trade. The same basic pricipals of building are the same, the materials and the tools are changing dramatically. Can anyone build something if they have the “TOOLS” ?I don’t believe so, I still believ...
Today the sawdust was flyin!Spent time today cutting/ fitting/ assembly of the box seat frame and finishing the box itself. Once the pieces for the fame were cut I started with the corner posts of the seat frame.these were mitered and biscuit together. Then spent some time marking out the arch design I was looking for with the bottom rails. you will see that I set up my Scribe to mark out Finally spent the time to Pocket screw and glue together frame and slide the box into place. ...
Here are a few pics of the show… for all the others you will need to drop by my blog site...Just too many to up load to two sites… sorry.The Torque Workcentre StandWood turning demo by Gulio Marcolongo.A Jarrah Burl prior to surfacing with the Torque.Same burl after a quick run through the TWC..I hope you take the time to go and have a look at the other pics…
Well, after much fiddling around with the design parameters and Sketchup (which I’m still pretty inexperienced at using), I have my “finalized” plan for my new workbench. I had toyed with the idea of trying to make this bench a knock-down bench, but I had difficulty figuring out exactly how to make that work. So, this will be a permanant build using glue, screws, and half-lap joints to connect the legs and stretchers. The top is going to be a doubled up slab of 3/4...
Just a friendly reminder that the entry deadline of our LJ Woodworking Awards Summer 2010 is July 31, 2010 at 3 PM CDT so there are just 4 days left to submit your entry. We already have 61 entries submitted and I’m sure there are still many of you finishing your projects. Note, that you can submit your past projects too. The project just has to match the Summer 2010 theme: Fluidity – “Like grasses swaying in a summer breeze, the fluid motion is visible in the solid form of...
I am finally able to get in the shop today. I went yesterday and picked up some screws that I needed for my PC router. (I lost the screws to the base plate) I ordered 2 sets(just in case). I spent some time yesterday edge jointing some smaller pieces for glue up. I found 3 pieces that I am taking with me to JockMike2’s tomorrow. I want to try turning something different. I am getting stock ready for a show in November. I am submitting the application on Friday to lock in my booth. The s...
We’re continuing our special 20,000 LumberJocks Celebration Giveaway. Here’s a brief description of this Giveaway from the original post: We will have one new LJ shirt owner every day for the next 20 days. First ten will be randomly selected from 100 most active members while next 10 will be randomly selected from the remaining 20,000 members. LumberJocks Shirt Winner for today (Day Nine) is: TopamaxSurvivor Here’s a list of proud LJ Shirt owners from previous days...
I made some progress on the mortises but I hit a few road blocks, I been trying to cut a 3/4’’ mortise with 3/8’’ mortise chisel, I did it in two passes.
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