Let me start by saying that I was having a really good day. I had to replace my pickup and winch for hauling logs. My old pickup and winch however were undersized for what I was doing. I stumbled on to this pickup It’s ugly but the engine was completely overhauled and a heavy duty transmission had been put in it. It runs great and doesn’t even notice that I have a load. I also invested in a much better winch with log tongs. This was a huge improvement. I got this lo...
I’ve been back to doing a lot of pens at once lately. This will be the first of two posts just showing a lot of what I’ve been up to. I am going to separate the ones in this post according to style.. Tec-PensThis is a bolt action tec-pen. I’ve been wanting to do some of these. I’ve had several people who loved the bolt action click mechanism in the regular bolt action pens. However, due to their jobs and such, they did not want to have a pen with a bullet for a tip ...
After dry fitting the case together, I start making the frame and panel solid maple back. All the measurements are taken directly off the case. http://youtu.be/RqQ4jotRhic
Picked up a fun, folding-duet-chair thingy yesterday at auction that had a bum leg. Supposed to look like this But one was this instead Some cuts with the gent’s dovetail saw (in creative clamping get-up) squared things up. Matched up cuts to a piece of mahogany… A glue-up ensued Shaped it, looked great… And we now have functional, interesting shop seating! As always, thanks for looking!
I know it’s been a while since I’ve added a post to this blog but between moving into the new house (and shop), holidays, work, etc. I just haven’t had a ton of shop time. I actually put off working on the new shop until after the first of the year so I could concentrate on the new house. Anyways, after the first of the year I started getting the shop in order with the goal of being up and running by early spring. Well, I was out in the shop late Valentine’s Day morning wiring up my ne...
Well, I cleaned out the local thrifts shops supply of redwood drift wood. I am surprised they lasted as long as they did but I am not complaining as this has been a real treasure trove for me. Out of one large root section I picked up a few months back, I was able to split it into thirds So far that has yielded1. An Almost finished bench 2. A second figured slab that is likely going to be a companion for that bench3. A ‘Scrap’ piece good for a slightly smaller bench Aft...
I have a 1.75hp PCS Sawstop. I considered the 3hp version initially, but then balked at the extra cost and reasoned that 1.75hp would be more than enough. Fast forward two years and most of my woodworking involves thick 2” slabs…even with a sharp, thin kerf blade the motor really struggles. So, I called Sawstop to see if it was possible to upgrade the motor rather than have to buy a whole new saw. They were very helpful and explained that the 1.75 and 3hp PCS saws are the same, ju...
Well as my journey of processing wood for use in turning continues. I have been looking for a way to cut my own stuff using the bandsaw I have. it mostly works well enough but is not great at resawing. I came across Izzy Swan great channel on YouTube. I really liked the idea of using my table saw to mill logs, so I decided to tackle the project. The video for this can be found here. After completing the build. I grabbed a piece of holly I have had around for a bit. Cut it to len...
Thanks for all the warm replies!Nice to know I’m such a big part of the community and not just wasting my time… NOT! 313 VIEWS AND NOT ONE OF YOU COULD SAY ANYTHING? NO WONDER PEOPLE ARE LEAVING ….
It is with a heavy heart that I write this today. My mother had been in the hospital facing back surgery today. I was planning on visiting her yesterday… Got home from work on Friday morning and found out that she had passed away in the night. She is no pain free.I will be making an Urn for her when I return home.
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