Hello All, If you recall, two night’s ago, I cut a rather sad and pathetic dovetail. Tonight I improved! I am stoked. Do woodworkers get stoked? Or is it just survers and fires? I don’t know, but I digress. http://su.pr/15xxnN Brian
I received an E-mail from Patt Gregory this afternoon…Hey Larry,Missed your bright, cheerful presence at the Melbourne Show. That was nice of you to send your ‘sidekick/friend’ by to say hello.It was a good show, but absolutely freezing because of a cold snap. My teeth were chattering.Have attached some pix. The red head, Victoria, is my best friend and she lives in melb. she helped me sell books.Hope its all going well for you.All the BestPattWoodwork for Women I though...
I decided that my first koa project would be a thank you gift for the couple who invited us to spend the week in Hawaii with them. She had bought a necklace and was looking at koa display boxes – it seemed to be a natural to offer up a display box. Board #2 (see previous post) was chosen. I spent quite a bit of time working out the design details:1. The necklace had to hang such that it spanned the width and length of the box. This required a trial fit with the necklace to get sure i...
I haven’t posted on this in a while but I have pretty much finished the work. My son got it for his 1st birthday last weekend and his grandmother is making the bedding to go inside which will finish it up. Here are a few pics.
Hello All, I hope everyone is enjoying the day. It was a pretty good year. I discovered two new loves, woodworking and writing. The encouragement from everyone at Lumberjocks has made all the difference. Teh last few weeks have been chaotic, and I have done a terrible job of posting here. For that I am sorry. I haven’t had any time for woodworking, as I have been working every day, but I have still been doing some writing, each night before I hit the sack. I think the last ch...
Hey Lumberjock friends!! I’m building a walnut lowboy entertainment center and wanted to use a secondary wood for the drawer bottoms. I know the usual suspect would be poplar but I’m looking for something with good grain structure but cheap. (Are the two even possible?) I tried Charles Neil blotch control for Baltic birch plywood but alas it still takes a stain/dye poorly. Any success stories out there?
Anyone who knows me knows that I love my wife, my family and my job. I feel very blessed in this life. By day, I work for the Marine Corps. I am no longer active duty; I served for eight years and change, and now enjoy working with the Marines as a civilian. I build things for the rifle range at Camp Lejeune, everything from targets and tables to benches and boxes. By night, depending on the day of the week, I do everything else. Mondays are “watch the kids and writing” night. Tuesday...
Well, fellow LJ’s, this is what happens when you learn that your step-son will be moving in in 2 weeks. ALL of your projects go by the wayside, and all of a sudden, you’re building a bedroom on the other side of the wall of your workshop and office. Not only that, but everything that was stored there, is now on your workbench. And of course, I have to put a floor in. I don’t want him walking on Concrete in his bedroom, now do I? Let’s make him nice and comfo...
I found a load of jig knobs at my local home depot today. They were in the clearance section of the outdoor power equipment dept. $1.25 per with a bolt. they are replacement knobs for the lawn mowers and snow blower handles. Go get them. phil
Well the walls, or where I thought I needed / wanted them are up, and painted. I did not sheath all the walls because I have become accustomed to having the space in the stud bays. I admittedly half-a**ed some of this, I have a project coming up really soon and I need to have all this stuff done. The ceilings where just a terrible idea that nobody could talk me out of. I used white hardboard paneling, just because I hate painting so much. Its too thin, and flimsy so its hard to get flat acros...
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