My Zone of Wood Art ….art is the interpretation of what is before you, and therefore needs no-out-side influence to make it more then it is in this moment. The problem that many have with art is that it is all-ways regulated to some other plane of our existence, out-side the time-work of where we are now. Because the many see art as so ‘other’, these many lost souls to the world of art, will in-deed all-ways be seeking for art as if it is some-thing that is found in the so ...
So I was continuing with my planter box build tonight, and would up thinking, gee the air coming through the quick connect is sort of weak tonight, and I was verified when I made the first pass through the planer and the hose clogged up. Shut the system down, and started tracking down the culprit. It would appear that a single plastic Home Depot Bag got sucked up, somehow made its way past the Thien separator, and up to the cross piece in the impeller grate. Some cleaning was in order, and a ...
Today was all about installing the router table tracks, but when it came time to screw in the screws, I realized that they weren’t exactly right. I made a mad dash to Home Depot and… http://bit.ly/cNNFGL
I finally made myself a zero clearance insert for my table saw. This happened today only because I spent 4 hours in the emergency room yesterday to have my left palm stitched up. Yup, I have officially joined the ranks of the injured woodworkers; bitten by my own table saw. Like many, I removed the splitter to make dado cuts and did not replace it. Yesterday I ran some hard maple through the saw and noticed it was pinching on the back of the blade. Stupid thinks to herself, as she has many ti...
Here is part two of my attempt at installing a new shop door. I again bought a cheap door and I am doing my best to reinforce the door and jamb from possibly being kicked in. I know this isn’t the most professional job, but I should only have about $150.00 into this project. The new door looks twice as good and is much more secure. In order to reinforce the jamb I first upgraded the strike plate which I showed in blog part 1. http://lumberjocks.com/559dustdesigns/blog/14664Today I f...
Well here we go again. The bathroom has been renovated now the toilet. You can’t do one without the other especially when they are next door to each other.Here is what we started withHere’s the messy bitsThe road to recoveryThe Aussie Red Cedar for the shuttersThe finished product
I have just finished setting up my own shop and posted some pictures. It is on my workshop page, so feel free to take a look.
with any luck I’ll make a lil’ frame for this tomorrow or the next …..base coat is Krylon Pebble … a light sandy brown.. Serial number 2 ... second Hydro-stone tile made in the urethane rubber concrete mold ...
I enjoy mixing wood species as much as anyone and have been experimenting with various little candle holders to see what looks good. I made one out of curly maple with padouk stripes in it. For whatever reason when you sand it as one piece the dust from the padouk gets into the curly maple leaving it kinda pink. Looks sloppy like a kid who cant color inside the lines. So it might be a long time before I mix those two species again.
I tapped the holes that were meant for the original fence with a 10mm tap. I drilled and countersunk the angle irons with the center hole slightly higher than the ones near the edge. I then re clamped the top to take the bow out and attached the angle iron with Gr. 8 machine screws. After a few hours of hand filing and test fitting, I got the angle irons attached plus I put lock nuts on the inside. My smallest feeler guage is .008 and must be forced under the straight edge at the worst po...
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