Just got back from a full day of garage saling. A small town near me has a 1 day event full city garage sale that was today. Over 200 different garage sales! Working 2nd shift made it difficult to get there early, but I managed to get there about 9AM and scored a few good items. 1st up. Miller Falls 214 Saw Set. I’ve been wanting a saw set for some time now to tweak the couple cheaper handsaws that I have but I’ve been too cheap to pay ebay prices. Got if for 2 bucks. ...
Well this may be the slowest progressing router table in history. Managed to work a bit on it this morning. I am just fitting the last half-lap joints for the lower bracing then its on to mounting the bottom platform and the table top. I may get some time to continue this afternoon after a wedding we have to attend.
I have been carving Wedding Crosses, or Marriage Crosses for probably about 35 years now. Of course they must be custom made, and I need about 2 weeks to do one. They are usually made from white pine wood, and are 15” long x 10” across x 3/4” thick stock. It is self explanitory actually with the interlocking rings of marriage and the man’s first name on the left cross bar, and the girl’s first name on the right cross bar. Then under the rings down the vertical c...
I’ve been using Twitter for a few weeks now, and enjoy it. A few other LumberJocks are also using Twitter, and when I saw that the Prime Minister of LumberJocks is on Twitter, I thought it worth a brief post. Twitter is a “micro-blog” – you send a short message of 140 characters or fewer. Whoever is “following” you – either through your Twitter feed or through their own Twitter account – will get your little messages. Twitter is good for thos...
Well today is Saturday and I am on a 24 Hrs Duty today. For all you that dont know in the Army we have to pull duty for 24 hours every so often, its not to bad but there is so much i would rather be doing besides sitting here at a desk all day. So like I was saying today is Saturday and I have nothing to do but sit here and surf the internet. I have been watching “The Rough Cut Show” podcast with Tommy MacDonald, I really like it. Right now I am trying to get cought up with w...
I got the cement for the floor poured and finished today. I will seal it tomorrow and start moving in on Sunday afternoon. Here are some of the pics. If you would like to see all the pics you can visit my website at: http://members.cox.net/mpaulw
I am building a project for my senior thesis. Its a shaker style table that will be cut in half. One half will be built as close to perfect as I can make it with beautiful wood, and intricate joinery. The other half will be loaded with mistakes including poor wood selection, not accounting for seasonal movement, bad joinery, and anything else I can come up with. This is where I need help. Please let me know what mistakes you have made in building furniture, or any ideas that you may have to ...
Hi Everyone, Time to pick up where we left off. Finished with the legs and stretchers. Time to build the top. Nothing similar to any bench I’ve seen posted on LJ so far. Doubled up 3/4” marine plywood on rabbets cut on 2” X 6” hand cut box jointed aprons. It won’t win any beauty contest but cost effectivity wise and practicality wise, it is hard too beat. Plus it gave me the practice that I need and a big confidence boost that I really can do it. And I think G...
I’ve been really busy trying to learn SketchUp. My Son needs a new front porch on his home. I decided this would be a good way to learn SketchUp. His old concrete steps have been gradually leaning, & it makes the whole house seem crooked. He said if he sits on a step, he feels like he’s going to fall off. This was quite an experience for me, because I’ve used a T-square, & triangles for so long. This project took me an awfully long time, but I learn...
I AM LOOKING TO TALK TO ANYONE THAT KNOWS THERE WAY AROUND A NUMBER 7 PLANE. I AM HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING IT TO WORK PROPERLY. I BOUGHT IT OF OFF EBAY A FEW YEARS AGO AND AM ABOUT TO JUNK IT IF I CAN’T FIGURE IT OUT. THE PROBLEM I AM HAVING IS THAT THE THROUT CLOGGS UP AFTER JUST ONE PASS. I HAVE PUT A NEW HOCK BLADE ON IT AND IT IS THICKER AND I THINK THAT MAYBE SOME OF THE PROBLEM. I HAVE TRIED TO ADJUST THE FROG TO OPEN UP THE THROUT BUT IT DOESN’T SEEM TO ADJUST ANYMORE. ...
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