Yeah, Everybody’s got to do it! About 8-9 years ago, I was doing exactly that, paying the bills, when my Girl Friend casually told me about her “system”. She kept her Checkbook in the same box that the envelopes come in, and put all the Deposit Slips, ATM Slips, and Sales Receipts where the ATM Card was used, behind the envelopesMaybe a lot of people do this, but I had never heard of it and really liked the idea of keeping the whole procedure, and records thereof, in one pla...
I started turning projects Tuesday on my Jet 1220 lathe. The following are photos of 4 of 5 almost completed projects. I need to finish all of them. I’ve put tung oil on the walnut pieces but they’re not shining like I want so I need to research how to get a shine on top of a tung oil finish. I turned a honey dipper first – no picture. It’s ok but boring. Next I turned the awl followed by the bottle stopper (followed by another that blew off the lathe due to a ca...
The swollen knuckle you whacked with the dead blow hammer while assembling your latest project.
I was recently gifted 4 Claro Walnut logs. When i went to pick them up, I found there were 7, not four. They were from 24” D to 40”D. All were from 5’-6” to 7’6” L. Yesterday I took them to the sawyer. 3 hours later I have some of the most beautiful slabs. About 40% were cut into 4/4 flitches. Another 40% were cut into 5/4 flitches. The remainder were specifically cut for turning. 15 pieces for turning, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4, 20/4 one at 24/4. I...
Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #10: Emergency router purchase - Bosch 1617 EVSPK - first impressions, and a surprise!
Well today started out OK. Down to the shop, after Sherie got up a little late, no shop work when she is sleeping…right above the shop. Finally decided that plywood was out of the question for my Super Sled due to poor quality materials…....I know…I will find a local cabinet supply to get me Baltic birch. But I reviewed the stresses etc, and with some thought and additions, 3/4 MDF will work, I am certain. So while trying to lift up a 4’x 8’ sheet of the stuff...
Some photos of progress so far My pile of timber (existing garage/shop in background) Some sections complete Ridge detail Completed roof timbers I like my DeWalt!
OK, here is a funny on me. My wife was at a quilting retreat over the weekend, and got home yesterday. She gets home, fortunately (-: without a valentine for me, fortunate cause I didn’t have one for her. Most often, I make them complete with poetry on the computer, a 2 to 4 hr project. Working this weekend, so kinda distracted. Out doing a csection this morning, meaning 0400hrs, it is 0600hrs now. (and by the way gals, I don’t know why you call this a man’s world, t...
there is a chat room that i am a members its for computing ITS all LIVE chatting…its at BUZZEN site … is there something like that happening here it takes NOTHING to create a chat room on the buzzen site … BUT that would pull ppl away from here and im certain WE dont want that .... a window on the side of the L J page would be great…. any teckies out there ???
Here is a picture of 4 LJ’ers at SteveMI’s house Back row SteveMI, BillyJ Front Rustic and JockMike2We had a wonderful time @ the woodworking show. We went to SteveMI’s house after the show, where he took us on a tour of his shop and showed us what he is working on now. I think I will let Stevemi talk about the sun Mike and I are holding. Fun was had by all.
I mentioned my broken dryer in my last post. It’s not woodworking, but it’s ‘making,’ and I thought it might be of mild interest here. So a few months ago I heard a loud bang while doing laundry and soon realized the dryer was no longer spinning. The motor was running, but the belt had popped. Not knowing how to access anything, I must have spent an hour fighting it away from the wall and digging through internals, unscrewing panel after panel, hitting dead ends, be...
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