My birthday is coming up and I’ve told everyone nothing but money because I want to get some new tools. I’m guessing all in all I’ll have around $500 to spend. I’m considering a band saw, 13” planer, biscuit jointer or a new router/plunge router combo. So what do you guys think??? Which is going to give me the best advance in shop versatility?
It’s been awhile since I posted much….busy at work and training for a BIG personal challenge. I’m organizing a charity event for late this summer. The Provincetown to Plymouth Paddle Pilgimage to Prevent Plastic Pollution…...LOL…long winded but catchy….7P’s for short. Those of you that know me here know that I’ve taken up paddle surfing as therapy for some health issues. Well I decided to push a little further. Late this summer I will be doin...
After all the madness in China, now I have arrived in the place that is famous for its differences to us. I mean no disrespect to India in my descriptions, but if you have never been here, it is impossible to truly understand how it really is. My only short way of explaining India is “COMPLETE SENSORY OVERLOAD”. The air is thick with pollution and in many places indescribable smells of food, people, and who knows what else. There is never a moment that a horn is not honking,...
I travel for my real job and have been away from home now for a while. I love this site since I can keep my mind on my shop when I am away. I miss the sound of my saw. I started this trip in Hong Kong after a 16 hour flight directly over the North pole from a connecting flight in Newark. I had a meeting there and wandered the city a bit. I love this city. It is a real paradise for the traveler. Great people, great food, great things to see. Best Chinese food you could imagine.. but...
and four to blow. I spent the morning getting jiggy – had some bending to do, and though I didn’t use a jig the last time (the first and only time) I made one of these, I figured it would make things easier. So I cut up some MDF, stacked it double thick, took it to the bandsaw (got it stuck, and used a combination of handsaws, the tablesaw, and smaller bites with the band saw to get it shaped. (I believe the tension on the bandsaw was too loose – which I didn’t figu...
Update: OK…it’s going to happen….I’m going to finish….I’m SURE of it! Geez …after the two weeks of figuring out how to actually bend the stuff, the rest of it is a walk in the park :) I do have a hint though…..take a look at this pic of a table and sculpture I did….theres a hint in this pic as to what I’m building ;) Everything will be revealed tomorrow! Extra gratuitous pic of the sculpture….you may see this pic o...
Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome – I look forward to being an active participant in the LJ community.
Hi all 3 to 4 red pines of 10” in diameter are going to be put down near my cottage and the owner is asking me if I want them. I have a chain saw mill, so I could get some decent lumber out of them. I would like to know the qualities of red pine for furniture making.
Here comes another nice upgrade that will make your blogging on LumberJocks even more enjoyable. Each of you is now going to have blog that can be proudly presented across the Internet. Old blog pages were quite messy… they were just paging across whole blog entries. And if the blog entries were longer it was real pain to browse through them. New blogs feature nicely organized and visually much more appealing blog home page that prominently shows the latest entry. And just below the ...
When my wife and I were first married, money was a bit scarce and we struggled but from time to time we would splurge on something. Since I was into woodworking and was in the process of building our kitchen and its cabinets, I was usually making a case to my wife that I needed this tool or that load of wood and more often than not, I did. One night she & I were laying in bed and I was looking at an issue of Fine Woodworking magazine for a few minutes. I saw an ad where a fellow in Jud...
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