Next weekend (Sept. 29th) Rick and I are headed to the Woodstock Wood Show. This wood show is supposedly the largest one held in Canada. And that’s pretty cool, since it is local! I will be talking with some of the company representatives as well as drooling over some of the tools and watching some demonstrations. Are any of my fellow Ontarians going to attend? I think the plan is to go in the afternoon, since I’ve heard that the crowds are smaller then. Also, I’d lik...
I’ve always been fascinated by large trees. I remember as a kid being amazed by them. I was 12 years old when my mother and I went out to visit my brother in Calif. We took a ride up to see the sequoia’s. What an amazing feeling to walk amongst them. I still carry it with me to this day. My daughters think i’m a little weird. My oldest daughter went to Salve Regina in Newport for awhile and during every visit I would walk the campus admiring the extraordinary tree collect...
Jute webbing is criss-crossed over the bottom of the frame and tacked in place. Springs are attached (tied) to the webbing. I saved the jute webbing with springs intact and just replaced them in the new frame. I did pull the jute tighter than it was when it was removed. Use had stretched it a bit. The springs are tied together and to the frame to “fix” each spring to a spot and to give the seat it’s general shape. I did remove the original ties because I had ...
Woodworkers are changing their spots. We just don’t want to make things and toss the waste away. Nor do we want others to waste the resources it took so long to grow. Here’s a couple of examples and a few ideas. I rose from my chair and cheered something I saw in high definition the other night…a pair of New York designers, woodworkers who are creating furniture from scrap wood…called Scrapile. If you’re looking for ideas…or ways to use your scrap...
I have spent the the better part of the last three days reorganizing. I know winter I will breathing down my neck before I know it if I don’t get a good flow to my shop I’m afraid I’ll lose steam this winter. in the past, with my shop just being off of the kitchen, and the fact that the washer and dyer, is out there, it seem to be where all the junk got dumped, usually on my table saw. This year we are empty nester’s so, I am hoping this won’t be a problem anymo...
Festool rates their routers by wattage not horsepower. The OF 1010 is placed in the 1 ¼ horse sector, the OF 1400 is placed in the 2 ¼ horse sector, and the OF 2000 is placed in the 3 ¼ horse sector. Of all the Festool routers, the OF 1400 is by far the most versatile router Festool offers. 1400 watts converts to 1.86 hp. You may be asking yourself, ”Why should I buy the Festool router over the Yellow, or Grey tool?” To make a long story short, never be deceived by the hp rating other manufac...
A couple years ago I bought a brand new Jet table saw. It is really great except it is right tilt. At the time I thought it really didn’t matter, just change a few ways of working and it would be fine. I mean, there are thousands of them out there. It is dandy to not have to change the scale when I change the blade. I moved the miter gauge to the right side of the blade. I learned to jump the fence over the blade to cut 45’s. I built sleds and fixed the tenon jig for right handed ...
Old Growth and Farm Living ....well I mean what can I say, farm living is working and selling, while finding time to look for some old growth//ancient ones and then workin’ at slabbin’ some tree blanks…. A little artistic enhancement added to an old growth mailbox…. ....no Home Depot mailbox holder stand here. Cut this one out of the woods some years ago, left the bark on and planted the trunk in the ground. No-more veggies for sale though, berries are pas...
Just for fun. I found this old commercial that my brother and I did back in 1986. I’m the oldest one with the southern accent and the high pitched voice. My brother was the cute one. Notice I said was. My brother builds cabinets too, but works for Falcon Jet building high end interiors for private jets. I should post some of his work. WOW, awesome stuff. I was about 12 then and still playing in the saw dust. It was another 3-4 years before I started making anything besides swords...
I’ve noticed that some folks graphic/picture posts are getting cropped because they are too large to display. Photobucket can resize your uploads automatically so that they will fit. If you look just above the image upload pulldowns you’ll see some small text “Max image size ### x ###” next to that is a link to set the options. Set it to message board 640×480 and all your future pics will fit perfectly. You can also edit previously uploaded pics and resize so t...
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