Hello Lumberjocks, I doubt many of you would have guessed that number 45 is my mallet. But it is, and I explain why in tonight’s blog. I would describe today’s ramble as especially inane, but that sometimes happens with my writing. I am pleased with how it is coming along and now that it is glued together I can proceed with getting into the shape I want. http://bit.ly/cjCEKD Brian
It seemed like never ending planning. A few books, a few magazine articles, some time in Solidworks playing with designs until I found a design I liked. It is closely based on the LVL workbench from Popular wood working. http://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/video_tour_LVL_workbench A friend of mine had some scrap LVL from a construction project he was doing at his home so that was another deciding factor. Unfortunately when I went to get that scrap LVL it was all cut into short 36 i...
So today I was out in the back yard with the wife and found a slightly crooked stick that was about six feet long, with the largest crook being at a comfortable spot for my hand as I walked. So I figured as a simple project I’m going to work it into a finished walking stick. Wish me luck, if I mess this up then I shouldn’t be wood working at all.
Built-In Bookcases and Mantel Surround #3: MDF prices are soaring! (Or maybe it's the riftsawn white oak veneer on top of that MDF?)
I went to the lumber supply store last week and purchased 1-sheet of 3/4” riftsawn white oak MDF core plywood and 1-sheet of 1/4” riftsawn white oak MDF core plywood for the bookcase carcasses and backing material. Holy cow, that put a dent in the plastic! Good thing that card has a high deflection rate. The 3/4” sheet was $124, plus tax and the 1/4” sheet was $70-something, plus tax. The grand total for a couple of sheets of MDF was $212.37! Wow, MDF has g...
I need some help finding a venue to sell my clocks and furniture. I’ve considered Ebay but I would much rather deal locally and not ship items. Craigslist is just kinda scary to me. I would be concerned about unsavory people knowing that I have thousands of dollars worth of tools in my house. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
While I was staying with Brenda and Alan Walker last weekend .. they live in Maaroom on the coast just outside Maryborough…You can see Fraser Island from their front gate… well I was there for the Wood Show… more on that coming up… as soon as I can edit the film I took…. anyway while I was there…. Alan brought out two wooden toys that I just had to share with you…The first is a car… with moving cams… the other is a pull along frog… ...
I am feeling quite a bit unsettled today. Sometimes it is when I am in between projects that I get like this. I also had some not-so-great news the other day and the scope of it is really sinking in. I guess it was the timing. If I were in the thick of things and pushing at this point, it wouldn’t give me as much time to think. Maybe that is why I like being pushed so hard or pushing myself. :) I did get a lot of work done yesterday. I finished the five new candle tray pattern...
I recieved a message from a buddy of mine, ashahidan this morning. He doesn’t know how much longer his pace maker will last. This is the message that I recieved form him. The cardiologist confirmed today that my heart pacemaker is dead after providing the necessary electrical pulses to my heart for ten years. He needs our prayers it keeps up until he can get the money to have it replaced.
Lately, everytime I go to the garage whether it be to get something, or work on something I tend to always come back with bruised/scratched shins. The garage is a somewhat of a mine field. It never really started as a workshop, so tools and machines just accumulated as they came with no order or planning and each one made it more and more stuffy and cramped. My wife just asked me ‘why don’t you take everything out and reorganize the place’.... hmm.. that means spending...
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