Well, it’s been a couple months since I last worked on this project. I finally lucked into an old oak board that had been sitting on the rafters in a garage for a few decades. I did a quick estimate and saw it had enough wood to do the next step on my barrister abomination. It’s all pretty basic woodworking patterned on an antique. The only tricky bits are getting the fitting right in order to line up with the shelf sections.
Hey folks! I finally have some photos to share. I will document the process in a coherent way once this stuff is taken care of. I’m currently de-rusting bits of the old jack plane. Here are a few examples of the process and results: A rusty chisel, after a very quick dip in the electrolyte (I had neglected to get a photo first): I’m feeding a small electronics power supply (5V) into these components to clean up the juice a bit, and then pass it through a variable resi...
Hi Lumberjocks, Today was another day of doing things around the house. I did steal a few minutes late in the day to go visit my Unisaw project. I am determined* to do at least one thing every day on this project. Enjoy. ;;J The little woman says “obsessed” but whatever.
A couple days and about $250 worth of material and paint later and I have the cabinet assembled. I still need to get a race wheel, speaker system, and LCD display. I’ll purchase them as money allows. The race seat was $150 off eBay. This is the LCD shroud and it’s heavy! Was not fun getting it down the stairs since there was no good place to grab it. Me and my buddy looped a couple straps under the edges and moved it that way. The plans I downloaded went with 1/...
Frederick’s Francks Ten Commandments These Ten Commandmentsments on seeing/drawing were revealed to me on a mountain, but also in a meadow, on a beach and even in the subway. For their revelation did not come all at once, but in installments, as it were, over the years, and always while I was busy drawing, and invariably on holy ground. But that may be because, while drawing, all ground is holy: unseparated from the Whole. 1. You shall draw everything and every day2. You shall not...
I spent part of my Sunday in the Sawdust Shed, as I often do. Yesterday’s time was spent working on some salvaged lumber that I picked up from an old tobacco barn a couple of years back. I originally got the lumber to make a manger for our Christmas display in the front yard. I had enough left over to make a table top and hopefully a small bookcase for my son to take off to college with him. Next weekend will most likely be spent doing quarterly tool maintenance. Adjusting, lubricating ...
Since I haven’t done much woodwork since high school other than Pinewood Derby and making pens, I decided to make a test piece. I picked up some pine and after the boards were planed, I did the basic layout. I still have a lot of work to do, but I have the pieces cut out. I was debating how to do the jointery, but I decided to try pocket screws and glue. Maybe I’ll get a couple of pics when I get the holes drilled. For now, here are some pics of the work so far. ...
My wife wants me to make new towel bars out of wood for the bathroom. These towel bars will have to hold moist towels while they dry. What, if any, finish will hold up to this kind of use? I would prefer not to paint them but that may be my only option.
The previous owners had installed a lot of built-in shelving using 2×4’s and hollow core doors. I decided to remove these since the space they filled would be better suited to lumber storage:Here’s what it looked like after I finally removed everything this past weekend – it left the drywall in pretty bad shape, so there’ll be some repair work. The torn out sections of drywall along the bottom are from their dog chewing up the walls. The kennel was built-in alo...
Wow!!! Thanks guys for the warm welcome. It is kind of neat to see such an active group of people. I just moved to Selma, NC from Chesapeake, VA. I have been here a couple of months but my tools are still packed up in a couple of trucks I own. Still got to get the house, etc. in order before Arlene (my better half) will allow me to set up the garage as my play area. I have downsized considerably both in area and tools. Now I am wondering why I got rid of so many tools. It is like starting ove...
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