I’d like to invite you to a brief tour of Brezno – nice small town in the heart of Slovakia where I’m living now. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about Brezno’s history: “The place has been inhabited since prehistoric times, but the current town arose from an old Slovak settlement, next to which newly arrived German miners erected a typical square market in the early 13th century. The first written evidence of the town’s existence is dat...
Another short Blog entry to post a concept sketch of a President Barak Obama Walking Cane. This cane design has been inspired by several historical examples of Election and Political Figure “Bust Top” collector walking canes. I have another design I’m working on the concept sketch for with an “Abraham Lincoln Bust Top” walking cane, and he’s deceased, and so that can not be determined as “politics”, just art. Ha. thanks for looking,Mark ...
IRS Auction has a flooring MFG going out of business sale Lumber and tooling. Looks like white oak and Hickory lumber It’s located in West Portsmouth, OH.
I should refer to this entry as “more work than I had anticipated”... I put in close to an 8hr day today and about all that I have to show for it is aprons around the mdf, a bit of new knowledge, and a few mistakes. I will run through this step by step. Again for the most part this is a keep it simple bench. There are other ways of doing most everything here. I am just going to lay out my method here. The first hurdle of the day was figuring out how to deal with my rough...
My first blog was a “challenge” to you all to choose from three seperate projects which to report on next…I “learned”, at lumberjocks, ALL projects carry equal interest :-)...although, at least a few of you actually told me the model house was a “little more” of interest… I just posted a few more pictures I found of this project and will “hopefully” be able to tell a little about why I “built it” and where that project...
These shots are from late February. I have several more since then backing up in my collection, so it’s time to roll out another mystery tree. I saw this one while paying a ticket at a Santa Monica, CA courthouse (missing front plate – whoops!). I love the swanky designs on its limbs. The leaves remind me a lot of Ficus benjamina (Benjamin fig/Weeping fig), but the trunk and limbs do not. Maybe a cultivar, or some other kind of ficus? Here are several photos, from this Flickr s...
Well, it’s complete. The murphey bed (better known as smurf-phy bed) is all done and being used. Sorry for the delay but there was an issue about the matteress. Only one “oopps” was encountered in the construction of it and it must have been my fault…..out by a quarter inch for one of the pistons, so had to reposition the plate ( no biggy !) Overall…..very happy with the results and impressed with the instructions that came with the hardware….they did an aw...
Hello LJ’s… Our care package for Grant arrived yesterday…I got a short note from Grant this morning and a longer message on the caring bridge website from his mom…along with a photo… If you have not seen this blog——YOU CAN STILL CONTRIBUTE…YES…he will still be in Milwaukee and 1500 miles from home for several months…see my first blog for the story of Grant…the most courageouos person I know… He is approaching...
Sunday was my wife’s and my 29th anniversary. She got earrings and necklace and I received a Dremel 400 with a bunch of accessories. Lots of happiness around the Sawdustonmyshoulder house. This morning in the shop, I sharpened 5 – 1/2 inch 4 tooth bandsaw blades with my new Dremel tool. Worked like a charm. $175 worth of bandsaw blades saved from the trash. Take a look at this blog site about how to do this. I saw it several months ago but I didn’t have a Dremel. This ...
Here are the two designs for the bunk beds. I’ll eventually build 3 of one style and 4 of the other. The first on has a headboard similar to the single prototype that I built. The only difference is there is no fixed shelf at the top. I made it adjustable because of headroom. I also put an adjustable shelf at the bottom also. The second one is a bookcase design. I tried to keep the same style. I lowered the height of the headboard and built a couple bookcases for each level....
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