Let’s see, I had a couple scraps of Black Walnut sitting around the shop. Also had what was left from a Black Cherry floor joist ( From an old barn tear down) Both were being abused by every new-to-me handplane that came into the shop. Decided to try and make SOMETHING out of them, before they wound up as just a pile of shavings. Edges were planed square and ready for glue-ups. Didn’t have a way to make slimmer pieces, so I just used the scraps as is. Got a slab out o...
Phase one ended with the 4 upright post positioned for the pergola. And while the first 3 phases came together within a months’ time; phase 4 had a full years delay. I bought the cypress boards shortly after we were done with phase 3, but somehow I never got around to getting the work done. So one year later… I was glad to see the post stayed upright and except for a little twisting were good to go. It’s tough to store 2×10x12 cypress, so for 9 months they just laid on saw horse ou...
Now time for Phase 3 – to fill the beds with dirt so Pam can begin to integrate her plants. As you can see, Pam has lots to choose from. However, a softball injury knocked me out of commission for weeks. Thank God for good neighbors! Walt offered to pick up a truck load of compost and fill the bed for Pam. A few days later, on Pam’s day off, she and her friend Charlene began sorting and planting. The timing for this project worked out great as it is now ready fo...
So I was just reviewing my little world here at Lumber Jocks only to see that I’ve not added the next phases of this blog. I actually found the write up I created two years ago still on my computer for this phase and phase 3 – tough getting old. The things we forget. Phase 2 of the Patio was to bring in blocks to form the floor, Pam chose 16X16 patio blocks. This was by far the most aggravating phase of the project. I talked to people, read up a little and watched some videos on ...
I often hear from people how much they wish they could be like me every day and just scroll saw or paint all day, every day. While I know that I feel very fortunate to be doing what I am doing, that isn’t always the case. Those of you who have been following me for any length of time realize that the actual scroll sawing or painting is only a small part of the process of owning your own business, and that those times are sometimes few and far between. I am not complaining though, a...
I’ve just received sad news about Martin Svaabec that he passed away yesterday. He was a member of Macarthur Woodturners, Sydney, Australia and a close friend of mine.Let’s pray for him to RIP.
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I wrap up assembly and setup of the saw in part 3 (well almost)... Curve ahead…(face palm) the good news is that’s pretty much the only thing I found wrong with the saw! Here’s some eye candy to look at while I give you a summary. Fence Rail Tube - Oddly the manual skips right over installing the fence rail tube lol. Not that it was any great loss, looking over the instructions for other Grizzly saws it pretty much just said, “install the fence rail tube w...
In my previous blog I got some good advice. Don’t do this. Yet I did it. Don’t plan to be milling lumber daily but I guess I need to find out if I can? Looking for advice on lumber mill. Thinking Alaskan? Saw is 50 cc 20 inch anti kickback. Highly rated and looks like a monster. I couldn’t afford the lighter Husquavarna. I also bought a 20 inch Oregon chain that is not an anti kick back as it is suppose to be better at rip sawing? I’m going the safe route as...
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