“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see Nature at all. But, to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is imagination itself.” — William Blake, Letter to the Reverend John Trusler, August 23, 1799 Jason Tennant is grounded. He is rooted in his place with strength and dignity, not so distinct from the trees surrounding him. Before ...
Episode 78 Crosses from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I work on some crosses for a church in Michigan. There are a lot of tips in this episode about working with small parts. This is the second year that I have worked on these crosses for this church.
So, I’m just starting to learn woodworking. I’ve wanted to learn woodworking since I was much younger… The thought of building my own computer desk someday has secretly lingered in the back of my mind for many years. Recently, I was given the task of building shelving for a storage building to store most of my stuff (I share a house with my in-laws… ick). For fathers day, my wife bought me a cheap Ryobi router table from Home Depot. I’ve always wanted a ro...
An easy way to cut perfect miters for your trim.
What are the differences between the three oils? Mineral oil is the cheapest. Tung and walnut are priced about the same and both can cause alergic reactions to those that are alergic to nuts. So, I ask, what are the finishing differences. Is one better then the other (other then the cost)? Or does it just get down to a personal preference? As advertised, walnut oil will provide a hardened surface after being exposed to UVs. Mineral oil will need additional coats as it drys out. Tung o...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces blog: “Kitchen Organizer”. This details the construction of the third in a series of adjustable organizers for a cabinet. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/kitchen-organizer/
Still working slowly on getting the shop in shape and determined to do it cheaply since I’m renting. I have been getting a good supply of plywood at work when we throw it out so I’ve been able to reuse a lot of materials. I found an 8×4 sheet of ply with one side coated with white plastic which has been great. I’ve been using that to fill in the gaps above the block walls. Its great stuff because its already white and it wipes clean so easily. Also today I ma...
Well i have finally gotten back on the kitchen remodel. It started with some demo And then realizing that the window wasn’t square I decided to fix that and Add some framing. Then insulation and vapor barrier. Finally the sheetrock, new lighting, and cabinets. Ohh and the granite guys came and put in the new counter and sink. Still to come are the doors and drawer fronts, more pine countertop, and the new floor. Also a few more cabinets but i have decided to put the floor in fi...
Dec 10/10Thanks to everyone for their financial and emotional support to Duane Moore. Here is his reply, following our donation drive: the total raised was 681.00 that’s not to bad I must say and will pay for two months of Cobra insurance. Without the Cobra my family would lose everything we have so it makes a big difference. Myself and my family are so greatfull for all of the kind hearts that donated, to you Grizzman for getting things started and being a good listener to the Lo...
We were blessed with our 6th Grandchild on 12/15/2010. (Merry Christmas to us) Projects had to be put on hold fer a bit, but, who cares…. Mom n baby are doing grrrrrreat. Wishing all ya’ll a very Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. Be safe
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