Hello Lumberjocks, Tonight I just want to thank everyone who has been so helpful and supportive in my journey into woodworking. I can’t believe that it has been 100 days since I first started these daily ramblings. I have gotten better at woodworking over that time, though I am still a complete novice. I would like to think that I have gotten better as a writer as well. Both writing and woodworking are fun. Tonight’s blog was more of an exercise in creative writing than a ...
Like many of my fellow lumberjocks I worked on the Guild Build from the Wood Whisperer last month. Unfortunately it is still a work in progress (hey, 2 kids under 3 and a wife have a way of monopolizing your free time); but I thought that I would post some of the pictures and progress I made last month, then finish it off when the final steps were done. For those of you that don’t know, the Guild over at Http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com built Shaker tables last month in an effor to su...
Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #17: FLASH: The Petrified Poets Society Selected to Judge.......The Great Sanding Block Beauty Show......
PETRIFIED POETS SOCIETY Well, I couldn’t call a bunch of LJ’s dead, could I? This endeavour is a real LJ family affair. Many LJ’s contributed to the impetus to make this, well, extravagent and over engineered sanding block. Just so you all know I am really not THAT ‘kooky’ (PATRON has labeled my sense of humor thus and I will spend the rest of my days on LJ’s living it down) I WILL TRY TO SPREAD AROUND THE BLAME NORTON is a real block head, and...
I built this table out of padauk and maple. I read somewhere that shellac over BLO makes a nice looking and durable finish. Thinking about it a little more I though I’d ask you for advise because I have two toddlers and this table will end up seeing hundreds of hotwheel miles. So is there anything out there that will make a nice finish over BLO and be more durable than shellac? or is the shellac ok. I have the zinsser bulls eye shellac. thanks in advance Here it is without ...
welll fellow l j rs im sad to say im shutting her down the ecomony and times have been tough on the shop plus a coustomer who wasted a lot of my time and money has forced me to close up shop.to all you guys out there let this be a lesson to you dont do any work for some one you dont know or a friend of a friend with out getting atleast half down what the job is gona cost.and if you think you can get paid by filing leins and small claims court think again its a joke.im sorry if i sound a litt...
This week I will focus on cash flow and what I have learned :) Cash flow in a business sense looks at how much is going out and how much is going in, plus what is left over.what is left over is profit :) Unless you undersell yourself then you will have a negative cash flow or nothing left over or worse you OWE!!!! :(This week I have managed to stay above the water, very few can make this statement, however and I use this statement lightly as I still have to use 80% of my next paycheck f...
Hey LJ, I spent some wonderful shop time making a handle for a push stick. It may not sound like much, but that is what I did. I love my microplanes and they did a really good job. Natrually I blogged about this fact, because that is what I do. http://bit.ly/bGXJeF Brian
I am not a wood professional. I don’t aspire to be one. Woodworking is more creative release than handyman ability, or craft. While I hope to learn how to craft wood, I do not stay up nights pining for the day I can make the perfect hand cut dovetail joinery, but that’s the game I play and my involvement with this so far. I remember once upon a time where I just wanted to have a decent tone on the flute and would worry about the ornamentation and “other” stuff late...
i saw sinister’s cutting board last night ,http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30543and saw so many wondering how it was done ,i happened to have a bunch of exotic strips for something else ,and decided to do a board like his .to save him the trouble of drawing a tutorial for everyone about the build ,i took pictures of all the steps .i have sent him a PM asking his permission to post this ,while i await his response , i will be downloading into photobucket . .later ,no word from sinister y...
I’m in the process of making a picture frame for a very special picture (Personally autographed photo of Trevor Linden’s last step of the ice in his last game and me and my buddy in the background – for the hockey fans out there) and the main profile is a 3” x 1/4” cove I cut on my table saw (this is a first for me) using a combination blade. While the surface came out ok, the first piece required a lot of sanding the get rid of the teeth marks. So before startin...
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