From my blog: Where I was a while ago: Application of the Zinsser SealCoat™ (an alcohol-based, wax-free sanding sealer) went well. The secret: Apply very thin coats with a lint-free rag, wiping as you go. Wait a minimum of 2 hours, then sand with 400 grit sandpaper, until smooth to the touch – but don’t sand all the way to the wood. Repeat once. Today: 1) Time to apply the first coat of Target Coatings’ EM2000wvx waterborne alkyd varnish: Also today: 2) I fine-tuned the mor...
Wah wah wah! “Chad, why don’t you email me?” “Why don’t you send me flowers anymore?” “What is hold up on the bridge project?” Listen boys and girls, the MAN is one busy little Big Chopperoo! The man has things to do. Just be glad he turns his camera on at all! If it wasn’t for me you would NEVER see the man. I got Chad to finally answer the big Email question. So pull up a chair and breathe in the answer. Bret “the Swish...
Hi,My name is Vjeko. I’m a beginner woodworker. My background is in telecommunications/electronics and a load of other things. I’ve lived most of my life in Australia, then Germany and now I’m back in Croatia (my country of birth). I’ve always felt I’ve been missing some creativity in my life with hectic work, pressure etc. and have wanted to express myself in a creative way via woodworking. Unfortunately, until now either I haven’t had time , space or t...
EDIT: It seems like these pictures have disappeared somehow. I’ll try to track them down and update this post. As with any project you don’t really know if the customer is going to like it until you deliver it. I think she likes it. She has learned to get onto it like you would get on a Sea Doo. And get off of it by herself too. She still needs a little leg length to be able to push herself around on it. But I think she likes it.
I built a home about 4 years ago and went with just enough to get Certificate of Occupancy. I have started painting projects and finished all the chair rails and most of the moldings in the house except above the kitchen cabinets. I have to add light boxes and moldings to the cabinets to complete the crown around the ceilings. Just got materials here today. I will post pictures in the near future. I have to add moldings to the bottom of the upper cabinets as well.
I’m not entirely new to LJs, I’ve been stealing ideas for a while. But I’ve finally created an account and loaded some of my projects to share. Another LJ friend previously encouraged me to post this one. But I felt it is better suited as part of a blog posting. My previously mentioned LJ member, CaptSkully, had left me his lathe when he moved to California. It’s been sitting on the shop corner for 8 months, unused. Our anniversary was coming up, and I though...
When cutting thoroughly frozen wood, you are essentailly cutting hard ice reinforced with wood fibers. One of the factors that changes is the composition of the sawdust and the way it moves out of the gullet. A gullet that operates well in warm cutting will not be able to hold any material at all during frozen cutting. The sawdust changes from chips to slush to a very fine dust. In normal sawing you are cutting through a lot of individual strands. Once a strand is cut it doesn’t h...
As I continue to develop my woodworking hobby, it has become obvious that I need a dust collection system. My current work area is in my basement and covers approx. 400 sq feet (small). I plan on expanding it to 1000sq ft but not right away, so we’ll stay with the 400 sq ft for now. I need suggestions regarding the brand and type of unit to purchase. Budget is probably under $600 as I have surfed and saw price ranges. Thanks as always for your advise. Al
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The show is coming to St. Louis. I’ve heard that you can haggle with the vendors on prices. As much as the country is supposed to be struggling financially (I’ve been lucky that my job has been unaffected so far) the vendors may be more willing to make a sale than in the past. I am trying to make a list of everything I want and do some price research before hand. There is going to have to be a hefty discount on these items for me to purchase them at the show. I want to avoid ...
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