Finally got some lighting installed in the shop as well as a little wood storage. It’s nice to have space and be able to see it! Link to my shop page:http://lumberjocks.com/Seeharlez/workshop
There’s a new poll on the Little Good Pieces blog: “Build or Buy?” Where do you get your jigs and simple tools? Give us your input: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/poll-build-or-buy/
The plane irons from Lee Valley arrived yesterday so I was able to continue work on the ancient bucket project. I was really happy with the plane irons once I was able to look at them. Dressing them with fine sandpaper on top of the jointer bench revealed them to be perfectly flat, and the shower of sparks generated from the shaping process indicated them to be fairly high carbon steel. Because I had already made the width of the plane body before ordering the blades I needed to grind a li...
I had been rushing with the refurbish and stopped took a step back and started over.I was not happy with the wedge and started to look closer. It was not the original it is to long and to narrow. It also has a crack in a very bad place. My C A repair would have held for a while but I was optimistic of its durability with heavy use. So a new wedge was in the near future. I have a lot of 5/4 red oak scrap. So I found a fairly straight grained piece. Tuning the angle. I chose to make t...
Okay, dear readers, time for part two of my insomnia cure… er… financial planning for the woodworking pro. You’re rolling now, doing real honest to golly wood work for real, honest to golly customers and getting real, honest to golly money for it. Now what? Every day you have to do your book entries for the day. If you let yourself fall behind, it will grow into a monster too large to face and you’ll just let it keep growing until it topples your fragile financ...
I have my new lumber laid out on my table saw waiting for me.I have a couple of ideas floating around in my brain.Ready to go right? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! First I have to complete the bathroom remodel for my wife. I have been working on it for almost a month. It seems like a long time on just a half bath, in my defense, I did gut it to the studs and I only work on it a hour or two a day. So far I have fixed several things inside the walls, hung and finished the sheetrock, pa...
Today we took all the assemblies…and fit them together as a dry run…I made a long list of things I need to do before I glue all the pieces together in stages…the list is pretty long, but after we took all the assemblies down I knocked two items off the list… This was a good practice run…I learned some things about what I need to do …and now seeing all the parts together will allow me to move forward…and I now have a game plan… The first pi...
Well, it has been almost a year since we moved into the new house, so I thought it was time for an update. I have moved around a few things, just for better flow, and am starting to get into the groove now. I am still undecided as to what to do with the walls, but I will figure it out eventually. Cheers!Chris
Well for a while now my wife has been really wanting a hall table to put ummmm, well hallway stuff on. I have for some reason been really struggling with the design. At first she wanted it to have a shelf on the bottom to hold other odds-n-ends. After playing around with it and throwing wood here and there, it was just not going to work out. The bottom shelf would have been a very tiny 6” deep. What can I say though, I didn’t give up trying to build it. After I got some of the leg...
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