Had some good progress on the garage reorganization, Although it may not look like it. To start, I wanted to tackle all the medium sized lumber that was now roaming around, scattered on the floor in various locations as it no longer had a dedicated place. I had 4 kitchen cabinets that I got off of craigslist a couple of years ago hoping it’ll help me get organized, but in the end, it just took wall space, and didn’t prove to be very useful, as it was just left as is, and ended ...
Woo hoo! My snakes cutting board has topped 2000 reads. Didn’t think I’d see that happen. Zee is coming up fast, at 1930 reads, as well. I would like to thank all of you out there who view my projects and read my blogs. When I joined LJ’s 8 months ago I didn’t think I would attract this kind of interest. A friend of mine is willing to put together a website for me. Up until recently I have had a block (like a sort of writer’s block) about this. Probably fea...
Part A. The laces aren’t really so hard as there are many focal points to guide you. However, they do take more time as there are ins and outs and the knot in the bow.My problem as I learned how to do shoes, was leaving far to much thickness in my isolation block and always ended up with these big honkin’ globs of laces. If you measure your own and take 50% of them, you’ll see that they are not as wide as you would make them if you didn’t measure them. I am starting...
Bought this log from a guy how pulled this out of his stream. This is a spalted maple with crotch figure in some of it. There is a 6’ x 36”. The other one is 10’ x 36” these are producing some some nice slabs.
Now we are nearing the big day, launching. The hull has been faired and sanded and is ready for it’s finish. The chosen product was Deks Olje, a two stage system where you first apply several coats of an oil (Deks Olje #1) followed by a couple of gloss coats (Deks Olje #2). Very much the way I use Cetol Marine / Cetol Marine Gloss now. The seams above the waterline are filled with a thiokol product and below the waterline with cement. The finish is on, the bottom is painted with ...
This is a slab from the base of a walnut tree where Claro Walnut and English Walnut were grafted together. Anyway I just absolutely love this slab and I have been saving it for a long time. It was given to me by a friend. I finally pulled it out to resaw it. I plan on creating bookmatched panels for the front of a cabinet. Grafting, for those who may not know (and I’m no expert) is basically splicing two species of trees together to help with the propagation of the desired spe...
To access various machines and far corners of the shop I rely on the mobile base of my dust extractor. With a planned upgrade to a fixed cyclone, to avoid the hassle of moving around the extractor and to allow multiple machines to be attached, I’m planning a major ducting upgrade. There are several options to run ducting the most common is PVC storm water piping, metal ducting, long lengths of flex hose, and all manner of home made solutions. Being my nature I chose to explore wh...
I found some images for mechanical horses and blowing one up to full 8×10 size appears to be proportioned correctly for my carving. I am using Lynn Doughty’s carving technique for horses. Basically the horse is made of several separate pieces of wood so that the grain can be properly oriented to strengthen delicate areas. And it also makes certain areas easier to carve! The grain in this piece is running from front to back because the legs are extended rather than being in a s...
There’s a new post available on the Little Good Pieces Blog: A Roubo Mystery Solved? I think I found the answer to a perplexing line from Roy Underhill’s translation of Roubo’s writings about the recently-made bookstand. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/a-roubo-mystery-solved/
Thank you so much for worrying about me, I already received many private messages from you guys, but I am just OK and so as my family, most of my friends. The earthquake attacked the other side of the country, (Tohoku area, north-east part of main land) and I live in Kansai area, west area of main land. So I didn’t even feel the earthquake, and so far no damage has been reported in this area. But as many of you have seen on TV or News, the damage of earthquake and Tsunami of Tohoku area...
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