Well, yesterday turned out to be a day where things just don’t go right. I know we have all had those days, and it was just my turn apparently. I wasn’t any one thing in particular. Just a lot of little things that added up I guess. I did get all my cutting done, and that was a good part of the day. But in between cutting there were several messages that weren’t what I called positive. I can see my computer screen from where I cut, and I check in on messages every on...
Well I’m still plugging away at these doll cradles. I have screwed both together and added the frames to hold the bed. I cut the bed out of 1/4” mdf and had to shave it a little bit because the cradles weren’t exactly square. All I have to do now is hand sand a bit and paint. It’s been a very trying learning experience. I am enjoying it though. I plan on sewing some pillows and maybe a mattress for them. They should be very pretty when they are finished. I al...
First: I have a 20” 900 pound Grizzly thickness planer that has been taking up a lot of room in my shop, I do use it but I was thinking of selling it and freeing up some space. I have a 22/44 Jet Drum sander that would do the same job using 60 or 80 grit paper, Second: If I do sell it I would get a 13” Dewalt planer that could be moved around much easier and stored under a bench. So what I was wondering is how many people would take this step? I’m conflicted about it but I ...
I made a major move 3 years ago. I packed everything up quite well, when I got here some went into storage,some into my work trailer and some went ? I knew I had some block planes somewhere. Last night I found them. They were stored in two seperate places. I don’t even remember the one box. OH OH. I can honestly say…I have NOT used all of these yet. One by one I will sharpen them and make some cuts.After the block planes I do have a few rabbet planes, that photo will come ...
Well I’ve turned over a new leaf by showing up early for the first class of Woodworking Level 2. This course will be about the safe and efficient use of the basic stationary power tools. To this end we will be building a project which allows us to use all of the tools presented as well as some of the skills learned in the first level. Ryan walked us through the safe use of one of the three jointers, as well as giving us advice on how to properly set up the jointer, do a face join...
Well, my bookcase is nearing completion. I’m pleased with most of it thus far. This was my first go round with hand cutting all the mortise and tenon joints and they are all fairly decent. My hand tool skill and knowledge is really improving thanks to The Hand Tool School by Shannon Rogers. Sadly, my basement is a tad cool and the stain didn’t dry over night. So in went the portable heater all day to help the drying process along. Hopefully by tomorrow I’ll be applying th...
My brother and his wife have been visiting from Winnipeg the last couple of days mainly to see their niece and nephew :-) but also to celebrate my birthday a couple of days early. My brother (enabling my tool addiction) gave me the large Lee Valley bench vise ( http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?c=&cat=1,41659,41661&p=31137\). Knowing the Jenn gives them an update on what is currently on my wish list at LV, I consider that her telling Bill that the vise was a good gift is li...
This class is new territory for me and for LumberJocks. To help me pace the lessons properly, please reply to this posting with one of the following: REWIND – slow down, I need to look at Lesson 1 PAUSE - give me a day or two and I”ll be ready for the next lesson PLAY – I’m ready for the next lesson FAST FORWARD – crank it up! I’m ready and rarin’ to go! Marty LeenhoutsMy Chip Carving866-444-6996
here is the video Its just a simple video that shows you how to bind a book by the spine with glue.
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