In this episode I start working on a display case.
Hello LJ members,This is what happened. A couple of weeks before Christmas of 2009 I started helping a “so-called friend” with a couple of jobs. This is someone I have known for about 10 years. The first couple of weeks we built wall in a basement for a home office. On another job we built a bunch of walls on a remodel. And another small partion in a sales office. All this in 114.25 hours, at a bargain rate of $20 per hour. Now mind you, I have skills like many of you on this fine...
Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure: Items to Build for Fundraiser #2: First Item: Cherry, Walnut, and Curly Maple Cutting Board
The first item I have started making for the upcoming auction is a cutting board made of curly maple at the center, with walnut in the middle, and cherry at the outer edge. Here is a picture of the glue-up, using 14-clamps, not all of which are visible here: Here’s another picture, fresh out of the clamps without anything done to the board: There are a few things that will be cleaned up before the board is finished. There is a gouge in the curly maple that you may notic...
It seems time to post another entry, even if I haven’t been working specifically on any client projects. On occasion, I like to take time to do some recreational woodworking or shop upgrades/maintenance. I also take care of some of the smaller projects too, like a couple more Alaska metal sculpture bases or plaque blanks. After following Matt’s podcasts throughout the hand plane series, I decided to take care of mine. Hand Plane Cabinet My planes deserve a better place for st...
The wood is spinning at about 800 rpm
I’ve been watching craigslist for a Performax 16-32 drum sander for what seems like forever. Yesterday I scored one for $250. Woot! James
I was reading through my e-mail at work, when I came across one that mentioned The Wright State University Library (I work for an Ohio Library). Anyway, they have digitized all of their Wright Bro photos and being a plane (or is it plain?)fanatic, I checked it out. I found the following photo, and thought that this would be a good place to show it.
A few day ago I posted the child rocking chair I have been building for 30 years, and got alot of good coments, one said ( good luck selling that on a site for woodworkers ) You might forget the their is a link to put the post on your FACEBOOK. And thinking about some of the other coments I have desided to offer the pland for the child chair. It is a very well built rocker, and balanced, and with the curved seat I have sat babys that can’t walk yet and they don’t slide out of the...
Today it’s back to the glueup phase of my build. I’ve glued up half of the boards for each leg and done the short stretcher mortises for each. Now it’s time to glue the other half of the boards on, and voids in the glueup will create the mortises for the long stretchers. Here’s the first layer just after clamping, with a closeup: Then I glued an identical layer onto that one (both pieces), and voila, a mortise for the long stretcher. The last two boards clos...
Came across some interesting wood at the Woodstock Wood show this weekend. Was admiring this really interesting design in a piece of wood when this young lady stuck her head in it and made me forget the kind of wood it was.Question of the day….what kind of wood was it…and more importantly….WHO was that nice lady?? Braggin rights to whoever guesses first! Hint…..she’s working on a really big shoe! http://picasaweb.google.com/sicordg/20101002#
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