In this episode I talk about the router.
Well, this is sort of woodworking related… My wife and I went to the hospital with my son and his pregnant wife for a routine sonogram, and found out that my grandchild will be a boy! WoHoo! Looks like another Morrison woodworker is in the making. As if I needed another reason for a glass of single malt and a cigar. Life is good…
There was a vast array of fine furniture, and wonderful timber items, at this years Maleny Wood Expo… While it was once again a very quick trip around the show at the last minute.. I think I captured the essence of the show fairly well.. There are two exhibitors that I have written about separately, so they are not included.. several others may have been missed because, as I say, once again not enough time to do everything.. Only two days… and what with the Torque and my ...
Just got back from my neighbor’s house. Scored 120 board feet of 50+ year old white oak floor boards. They are 10 feet long by 1 foot wide, 3/4 thick. They are from a remodeling and there is more to be had. When all is said and done I should have over 300 feet of this material. I have no idea what it must be worth, but I plan on putting to good use. All I have to do is plane off the finish. Any ideas for projects?
Today started off a bit slow. We began by choosing our lumber. We had the option between walnut and cherry so I chose a nice piece of cherry since it seems like I always work in walnut. Next, we traced the template for the back legs onto one half of our stock and rough cut and jointed an edge to create the plane for the back leg to side rail joint. We got to use the 16” Powermatic jointer after some adjustment to get the in-feed and out-feed table parallel. This was a bit dis...
I just posted some pictures of my messy, crowded shop. You’ll find those pics over at my workshop page.
Hello All, I have begun to try to understand finishing. It is going to be a long strange journey, filled with curse words, disappointment, and sorrow. But it is a necessary part of the the path to unsuckiness in woodworking. http://su.pr/2I1wky Brian
Hi everyone. Just over a month ago I wrote that I retired from work and mentioned that the timing coincided with the start of a shop renovation project. Here is the post, “Benchmark: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/19102. At the time, the foundation walls had been poured. A lot has taken place over the past month but not on the shop. Our contractor is building a mud room at the front of our house in addition to this shop renovation and he decided to work on the mud room first. He...
The past few days have been wonderful for finishing! Not as humid right now, thank goodness! In the process of the finish we first did a once over with sand up to 220, filled nail holes and then applied general finishes whitewash stain. Wiping off the excess allowed a lite look and a little grain to show. After this dried I went over the unit with 320 to create “rough or worn areas on edges and around details. Next, we wiped minwax puritan pine with toner added…...Yeah, wha...
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1805 entries
- dbhost - 432 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 397 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- mafe - 307 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- William - 258 entries
- shipwright - 254 entries
- robscastle - 233 entries
- Betsy - 228 entries
- Dave Rutan - 221 entries
- stefang - 221 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 207 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- A Slice of Wood Workshop - 203 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 195 entries
- Rustic - 190 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 188 entries
- bandit571 - 187 entries
- Chris Davis - 184 entries
- StumpyNubs - 180 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries
- clieb91 - 161 entries
- littlecope - 154 entries
- andyboy - 151 entries
- RaggedKerf - 151 entries