Please don’t boot me off LJ’s, cuz this really doesn’t pertain to woodworking, but, THIS is one reason why I haven’t been in the shop lately. No explanations needed. I’m takin a poll: Who is more comfortable? I promise, I’m gittin back out in the shop this week. :)
Over the last week I glued all the strips I milled a couple weeks ago. I ran them through the surface planer today and I have to say that they look really good. Ready for drawer fronts on a future project. This was the second pile of shavings… I need to get a dust collector.
I was just viewing the boxes that Dennis and Robert did in their little contest and thought it was a great idea. It got me to thinking that it would be cool to get a lot more of us box makers involved. I know that everyone does not have access to the same woods, so maybe a themed contest or something like that. Maybe we could choose something like a well known artist or architect or maybe a mountain range or a city. I don’t know any ideas. Then have a time limit, like 4 weeks. I k...
I want all my friends to now I am a proud Lumberjock. I have been wanting to grow a bit and have chosen to start my own web page. I will be learning to forge and needed to spread out into metalwork. I will still continue to post and blog here because lj’s is one of the biggest woodworking social forums in the world. I have made many great and wonderful friendships here. The management have been kind and thoughtful in the care of this site. So I would like for you to stop by and take a ...
So I’ve been borrowing a miter saw and a table saw from a friend for the past few months, hoping to use them to kick-start my furniture-making endeavors. I haven’t gotten any traction in that regard, and now my friend (rightly) wants his tools back. I think that the woodworking bug has bit me hard, because now without really any possibility of working with wood, I feel, well… purposeless. So now it’s to Craig’s List to see if I can get any cheap tools for my wo...
In Home Depot. They had a 4×8 3/4” melamine sheet with a 2” chip on one side. 75% off so I got it. Made a crosscut sled for the TS and a circle cutting jig for the bandsaw. Both turned out well. Tried out the circle cutter. Sweet. Really good day today. Still have most of the sheet left. Small victories. But they are victories just the same. Icing on the cake – I had bought a CMT blade for the TS a while back. Put it on and WOW. I swear the saw is quieter no...
Part 3 of the Shaker Table Sideboard series-this video contains picking the the lumber and milling
I managed to get access to an estate prior to it being open to the public. While I have a few hand planes I have never really managed to build a large collection. However, today this changed. See the pics, for $200 I snagged what you see as well as a woodworking bench vise, Diston saw, shears, some clamps, chisels and a few other items. Doing a little research I believe I got a good deal. All of them need some TLC as they have been in the shed for 20+ year unused. Here is the list...
Many times when we hear of two people having ‘differences’ we think it is a bad thing. The mere term brings to mind visions of conflict and discontent. But when looking at things from another perspective, perhaps as an artist or creative person, differences are not viewed as something negative, but rather sought after in order to provide value through uniqueness and individuality. The more unique they are, the higher the value. I think that it is interesting that a word woul...
So yesterday was Columbus Day, which for my job is a paid holiday. I used it well. As Sunday was spent cleaning up the area, I had everything off the wall, and ready to go. Then yesterday came and whamo! Yep took the old mallet through the wall board and started yanking… 22.5’ total of wall yanked out rather unceremoniously. Now the western wall in my garage is ready for the electrician to come in Friday… By Friday evening I should have my inspection done and pow...
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