Recently my wife, Deb, and I were fortunate enough to fly over to Christchurch, New Zealand … this was mainly to visit our daughter, Amanda, her partner, Paul and our grandson Malakai Deb wanted to see snow…It was also her birthday and our anniversary… so I killed a few birds with one stone…Numer One Grandson … Malakai… and to recharge my batteries.This was the first overseas holiday we had taken in 24 years of marriage…. long overdue and now we h...
A short video of one of the reasons I can’t spend the time on LJ that I would like to! The wheat was short this year because of a wet and cool spring,yields were nothing to wright home about, test weights were ok.After the wheat was cut,I plant a crop of soybeans in the wheat subble(notill).I can get two crops off those acres. Now, to tie this to woodworking… straw is used in the making of MDF. (Man, that was a longway to go for that piece of information!)
Hello Lumberjocks, I decided to make two tiny boxes, instead of one, mostly because after I cut the first strip of wood, it turned out so nice. I love the jig I built for ripping with my circular saw. The walnut is from the practice piece, which I was using to build my hand planing skills. Once I got it flat, it just seemed like I should turn it into something, so I decided on boxes. I included a picture to show how much I had shaved off while practicing. Woodworking is fun! http:/...
As I have mentioned in a few places, I am in the middle of moving my workplace. Which is where my shop is. It’s going to be at LEAST another month before I get to unpack, maybe more. Things are in an annoying limbo. I went down to the old place today to bang out a few things. I had more ideas in mind but they have to wait. Humidity and I are having a raging battle and I’m on the loosing side of the war. Sigh. But, I had a stack of designs I had cut earlier that needed some b...
Thought those of you who read the last blog item might enjoy a couple of pics from the garden…..... .........first the planter stands, with planters, one with tomatoes, the other with brussels sprouts…........ And a close up…........ ........a little overview….... ......just flowers…...from the land of the igloo…......(-: The front yard…........ The garden is Sherie’s. It starts blooming before the snow is o...
As usual, all my projects take far longer than they should. But, I finally got my phenolic plates epoxied and CNC routed a couple of them. They’re a full 3/4” thick, and very rigid. I probably didn’t need 10 leveling screws, as the plate doesn’t seem to flex. But this one only has a 690 in it. When I do the 7518, maybe it’ll have a little bit of flex. But, I doubt it. I’d never seen the Incra leveling system before, but decided to go this route after rea...
Segmented woodturning is an interesting craft. It is one of those wood projects that requires more than just a wood lathe and some lathe tools. It helps to have woodworking equipment such as a table saw, a planer, a jointer, a mitresaw, an open stand drum sander, and a disc sander. Also when starting out you’ll need to design for your segmented woodturning project . First, decide if you want to turn a bowl, a vase, salt and peppermills, or even a lamp. Next, you’ll need to dr...
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Well, we have decided to purchase a used mobile home and move out to the new property instead of waiting until the house is built. It will probably be 4-5 years before the house is complete, so the money spent on rent will cover a decent (temporary) mobile home. So we purchased a ‘89 single wide and have started getting things ready to move it in. Have to widen the drive way a bit, and work on expanding a right turn to back it into place. In a previous life, I climbed poles for the ...
It’s time to let the creative juices flow again! Thousands of LumberJocks, five sponsors, a whole bunch of amazing prizes and one category. That’s the summary of our LumberJocks Woodworking Awards Summer 2010. Our goal is, as always, to highlight the creativity of all woodworkers – regardless of skill level – through the use of materials that are available to all. So here is the Summer 2010 topic: Fluidity – “Like grasses swaying in a summer breeze, the fl...
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