After letting the lumber acclimate for a week, I’m back in the shop, ready to work on the Lego Table. During the time I waited, I worked on other projects (The New Sawhorses, and Mallet 2.0). First order of business was to get the wood cut to length for the top and bottom boxes. I pulled out the miter saw station from hibernation and started cutting. Despite not being used for over a year, she worked just fine and in no time, I had my parts ready to go. I decided to use pocket hole scre...
The Big Project of 2015 I think I’m warmed up now. On to the big project (there’s still a few more in the works—more on those later—I’ll work on them as time permits while parts dry/cure, etc., on this one…)A little background info… So, our kids have taken over the dining room table as their personal Lego emporium. We have crates of the little plastic blocks stacked up, blocking access to the table. Come holiday time in a few weeks, the Legos will be relegated to the laundry room in exi...
My friends son passed away 15 years ago. He was 2 years old. They planted a Bradford Pear in his memory that they lost in a snowstorm last night in Il. I told her to save all the wood and trunk and they could make something out of it! Please call me if you can lead me in the direction of helping them find a woodworker who will take this on. Thank you!! Stacy. 334-207-4278
The other day, an older gentleman called me on our house phone. He seemed pretty excited that he finally got in touch with me. He told me that he was intrigued with the apron article he read in the paper. He went on to tell me that he had some aprons he wanted to give me. So, I had to go and see what he had. One of the nice things about collecting these old cloth nail aprons is hearing the stories behind them. The gentleman wasn’t that old, maybe a few years older then me, but his...
Found this old jewelers saw at an auction.Looks pretty old.The only mark I could find was the number “18” stamped on it.After a minor clean up it seems to be in very good usable condition.
Whew! Finally figured out this whole blog series thing :O Yesterday and today was all about building the casework for the miter saw station. Realizing that the floor is less than even across it’s surface, not level from side to side and the casework is almost 10’ long, I decided to make the assembly in three parts. This will allow me to use leveling feet on each cabinet to compensate for the unevenness of the floor across the length of the whole assembly. I’ll first ...
It’s been a long time for me to post anything here on lumberjocks. I still look everyday to see the projects, and a lot of them have been incredible works of art. Which is one of the reasons I love being a member of this web site. This table has pushed me to my limits as far as craftsmanship I am completely exhausted and worn out. I feel like a athlete right now because I’ve been icing me knees and had to get a shot of cortisone to help me get moving again. Now I’m ont...
So just when you thought you might see what the final product looks like, I am going to fade the screen to black, just like the last episode of the Sopranos. Unfortunately, as I mentioned in my first post under this blog, I donated this to a charity event and it was raffled off before I got to take decent pictures of it. So, another one of my projects goes without being posted… ugh. At least a distant relative was the winner/recipient of the candy dispenser, so maybe sometime ove...
So I first must apologize because I didn’t take any pictures of drilling the holes for the top piece. Essentially, the top and bottom are mirror images, just with the top adding the 2 sets of offset holes for the candy to feed down through and into the slider. Anywho, I’m going to pick it up with the spout, and then assembly. For the spout, I wanted to make it all one piece because I never do good with lots of tiny pieces. My best thought was to cut a piece 1-3/4” wide...
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