While in Juneau Alaska on Mt. Roberts we were shown these tree carvings. They are carved in to live trees. One is a Raven and, the other is an Eagle.The Tree Carvings are known as culturally modified trees. It is an ancient custom of the Tlingit People. One of the purposes of the trail markers was for identifying different clans’ rights to use a certain trade route. Always placed on spruce trees, each carving is made without endangering the tree, which creates a protec...
Well I finally made some progress on this. I got side tracked with my 80 gallon rocks that arrived and then installed a rain gutter on my neighbors garage so that I can collect the water. So I have one installed and with the rain we’ve been getting it’s full and really haven’t had to use it, well, because of the rain we’ve been getting… Made the stand it sits on and the diverter on the downspout to divert the water to it only until it is filled then it goes down ...
I’ve been wanting to get some new, bigger, better bird feeders but I couldn’t find any I liked. When I say “liked” I mean not small, not cheaply made, and don’t cost an arm and a leg. Twenty, thirty bucks or more for some cheap a** plastic or metal or wood poorly constructed piece of junk? No thanks. So I decided to build my own. Well I always have built my own but I was looking to get off easy and not have to take the time to build them. I thought, that if I ...
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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