In the beginning! this is the MAple stump left i found at work one day. The guy i was cutting this timber for had his a bandsaw mil lso i asked him if he would saw it for me. It was much more reasonably than i expected. Here are the results. I think there are 6 slabs 2” thick.If anyone local to me wants one or two let me know. the Pic’s are taken with some water on the boards to help show the variation.
First, thanks for all the great comments so far! I’ve only been here for a few hours and I already feel like I found the best place to explore woodworking. : ) So in my planning I figured that I would build a toy box and hide the secret compartment into the frame/trim area in the bottom. I would attach a drawer to one of the sides of the trim which would act as the drawer front. The biggest issue I had with my planning was how to lock the thing. I thought of a few different de...
It came in the mail the other day, so I contacted Terry Desilets of CUSTOM BRANDING IRONS. I decided to order a custom design, instead of the stock. Terry was very helpful in helping me design my brand. He’s seems like a very good person to do business with. I sent him my signature, & he made a couple of design layouts of for me to choose from. I chose the design I liked the best, & sent my order in. He said I should receive it in a couple of weeks. SO NO...
It’s been around a year since I finished restoring this sander. Something about the sander always bugged me, and I spent some time looking at old catalogs and postings by other people and it finally struck me. The belt portion of this sander is 6” wide, but takes a 36” belt. On top of that the outboard bearing support that connects to the body casting through the table support hole did not exist on any recorded 4” sander or any 6” sander that uses the same...
Monday of last week, some 12 days ago, I was talking with a coworker who was wearing a small fedora. I commented that I should try to turn him a hat on my lathe. He thought it was a fun idea, and I mentioned I’d seen full-size, wearable cowboy hats online turned from green wood to very thin, then bent in jigs to hold them in proper shape with curled brims and dented-in top until dry, at which point they could be worn. The site was Johannes Michelsen’s woodhat.com, and his gallery ...
I’ve been working the graveyard shift all week (which has seriously impeded my woodworking habit), helping my defacto brother-in-law with his concrete polishing business. It’s pretty cool, especially if you start with the right concrete, dye, aggregate, etc. I was seriously thinking about making the tops for my night stands out of polished black concrete. It would look like granite, only I could do it myself (with his help). It would be water resistant, if sealed properly, so ...
This project is definitely my most ambitious to date. How complicated can it be right? I’m sure for some of you experts out there, the answer would be “not very”. But for me, this project represents the largest scale project as well as the first that I have had to engineer important aspects entirely on my own. Here’s what I’m doing: I have a nephew who is turning 1 and as a special gift I decided I wanted to make him a “toy” box. I use the...
I just recently stumbled upon Lumberjocks and it’s been something that I’ve been looking to join for a while. I’ve been doing a bit of woodworking here and there on projects for about two years now.I started out just looking for something to keep my mind off some very stressful events that were going on and have always found that using my creative side through various outlets helped out, so I thought I may as well try building some stuff. I started out with a couple sm...
Twinings of WoodArt ….intertwined we gather,dusk suspends time and i sit,wood spirits apprize…. ….i came for a dance,what is the meaning of this,time and wood makes years…. ….wood be-comes fleshed out,my priorities give way,what was can now be…. ….i am stilled in space,wood–working life liners speak,hands listen to start…. ….grace-full is beauty,i see the passion of end,creation is art….—-by flp——————...
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