Turning A Page In Life…. ….can we define the moment that wood took hold, can i fathom the canker i have be-come within my woods, who can understand that time when light exposed pine, and color bore witness to the heavens under which we lived…. ….i have walked in silence before the trees of these woods, where i shunned the teachings that came from noisy man, after all what is man but a creature of manifold knottiness, sent on his ways by the opinions he ply’s daily ...
I added a simple border around this design, the sides are cut from the inside first, then the outside.
Well, like all proud woodworkers we share in the joy of our projects. For the parents out there, or soon to be parents we also take a certain joy in making something special for our loved ones. This project takes on that special joy as my wife and I are happily expecting our first this June. We are expecting a little boy, Logan, who is currently sticking his feet into my wife’s ribs. I spent many hours searching high and low for plans for that perfect crib. I knew I wanted a sleigh...
Last Thanksgiving, I built a nice, sturdy little bench for me to work on while I set up my workshop. It’s now time to build a real, heavy-duty, woodworking bench that I can use to hold my pieces while I plane, etc. I’m a novice. The desire to learn is there, and the patience to do things over (well…most of the time). I learn from my mistakes very well! I just keep finding new ones to make :) So I sat down and read every internet article, forum post, magazine article...
Warning Let me preface this post by saying that I am not normally a negative person. In fact I am probably one of the more easygoing people you will ever meet. But certain aspects have started my blood boiling and despite my relatively young age I feel like I need to don my old coot cap and rant a little (no offense to any old coots who happen across this). I should also warn you that I am a Neanderthal woodworker since I don’t have any room for heavy machinery. Don’t get m...
Haven’t added anything lately. Been really busy working then coming home working on my workshop till 9 or so nearly every night. Anyway, I will post the cabinets as projects later but in the menatime I updates my workshop with new pics of everything. Thanks for looking and let me know what you think. http://lumberjocks.com/rsmith71/workshop
I haven’t been posting very much lately but I have been lurking when I get the chance. My bookcase project is coming along. However, besides being slow to begin with, I have something else to take up a lot of my time. My dad, who is 84 years old, slipped on a piece of ice and took a very bad fall almost 2 weeks ago. He broke his arm in 2 places and needed surgery to have it set. He also broke his shoulder and there’s a hairline fracture in his pelvis. He finally got out of t...
In a hidden monastery, far from the prying eyes of a suspicious public, a great and strange sharpening monk spent his days. He sharpened chisels, he crafted brilliant pieces of furniture, and he doled out nuggets of wisdom whenever someone was unfortunate enough to be within ear shot. There are a few, myself among them, who believe that he was not crazy, but wise beyond most people’s grasp. He used to say, “Hone your senses as you would hone your chisel.” He would often follow this ...
I talked to a family friend yesterday and found out he had 2 shopsmiths that his father had bought just sitting in storage. So I said how much you want for them, since I know he doesnt do wood working. Well we talked a bit and he said $250.00, so I said deal. They need a little work but they run.They have 2 scroll saw attachments,tablesaw attachments,1sander attachement and will give me a lathe and drill press. There is some more stuff for them I couldnt get too so when I pick them up I wi...
Yes folks the big day has arrived… We are proud to announce the first dealers of the Torque Workcentre in the U.S.of A.The machine was sent to Denver, Colorado last month, to be featured on the Cool Tools show.. Stuart Lees of Stu's Shed went over to demostrate the machine and from what I have heard had an absolute blast… Working with Chris Grundy would have been an experience not to be missed … nor is a trip to Rockler… we don’t have them here….Our first ...
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