Well I can certainly see why turning is so addictive. I had my first techniques class today. We did a little spindle work and some hollowing. I got to use a lot of different tools to get a feel of them. Skews, gouges, scraper, multi-purpose tools, parting tools, etc. Had a terrific time. Learned a lot. Mostly that I have no idea what I’m doing – but I know I’m going to get better. We used soft woods today, ash and popular. They turn very easily so they make good woods to ...
Rikkor’s had his way with the pen trade goodies now and he’s been nice enough to repack in a new box and get things moving to arw01 in Washington state! Looking at the pics shows us there are a lot of great pens, kits and blanks in there. PLEASE READ Since this trade is taking a while we have had some Jocks that have had to step out. We may have others that are no longer active so when you’re turn is up please send a PM to the person you are sending to before shipping t...
Bill, our company Sawyer, is constantly in the shop working hard on custom milling for people in the area. I’m begging him at this point for pictures of things he has done so I can put them up. No such luck as of yet, but I’m not giving up. I wanted to write about how thrilled I am to have discovered this site. By reading and looking through all of your creative work and comments, I’ve been learning so much about wood working and turning. Truly, every project I have seen ...
I know it has been almost a month but it has been a busy one.. with a little time here and there I was able to finish the base desk. I put the last coat of poly on it last night and was able to move it in to the office this afternoon and get that temporary desk moved out of the way. I will be taking it apart and recycling it into new furniture for DW new sewing room. The new desk fit in place great and I am now working on figuring out the next step which will more then likely be my...
Hi everyone; I just wanted to thank Jude Herr, also an lumberjock, or maybe it’s jockette) for her article on a new ezee-feed product. http://www.toologics.com/News/Cool_Tools/The_New_Ezee-Feed_Lite__200905191358.html Lee
The first monthly challenge is set. Read all about it at http://www.projectartistry.com. My first challenge will be a Sam Maloof style side table. On my blog you can see the story behide the pick and where the plans came from. I have received a lot of engouragement on this challenge and I am looking forward to completing the first project. Be sure to let me know what you think of the site as I go along. Steven
I got through designing my redwood burl tabletop end table. The sketchuo file is located here. I would like to hear some criticism on this, even though it is my first piece of furniture. I would also like to know if I have the inlay pieces set up correctly. I thought about mitered, but I thought it would look more distinct with darker end gran at the corners. I wouod also like to know if my approximations for the mortise & tenon joints are ok. Let me know… I also created ssome...
My fathers neighbor recently cut down one of his apple treesAnd this morning my father called and wondered if i wanted to have some of it, so we went over and loaded it all up on the trailer, well all but 1 huge piece that must have weighed 300kg or so, unfortunately he had already promised that piece for his son -.- (probably gonna make firewood out of it cries) So i got all the other large branches and stuff, some of it was rotten before they cut it down by the looks of it, and theres so...
Well, thanks for the great welcome. Found this forum searching for solutions to some issues as I started upgrading the shop, and thought it would be a good source of information and camaraderie. I checked out some of the threads, such as “You know you’re LumberJock if/when…”. That made me wonder…would I fit in. Am I … er, ah …. crazy enough, you know…obsessed? Then realizing that yesterday I dumped a whole quart ($15) of Watco into the bottomless pit of MDF that is my new radial arm tab...
Just a note to tell everyone that I have edited the main blog I posted on this subject yesterday with additional information which those who are interested might find useful. Things like what equipment and other things you might need, etc. I have also cleaned up the typos and clarified a few things. So those of you who favorited the blog might want the update instead.
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