Last part arrived this morning’s FedEx delivery: Wynn Nano Filter. :-) This coming weekend promises to be a busy one: Youngest son’s Birthday. I carry on the tradition my mother started; making the birthday recipient’s favorite meal. In this case spaghetti and clam sauce. Move workbenches around in the shop to improve workflow Move stationary power tools into workgroups for better workflow and dust collection Assemble dust collection hardware Install l...
I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences on the loss of my Grandfather. He was laid to rest yesterday. It means so much to me and my family that “total strangers” (of which, to me you are not), gave me such an outpouring of support during this difficult time. I learned yesterday and over the last few days just what an incredible man he really was. He loved everybody. He gave of himself without any expetation of something in return. ...
In this video, I go through the process of making a zero clearance insert for a friend’s contractor type saw. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEOEFOlGRAE
I was wondering if someone knew anything about the “widget” feature that lumber jocks provides. I posted the feature on our website (http://www.woodboardsandbeams.com) portfolio section and wanted to know why ALL of my projects were not posted only five were. If someone knows why, please let me know. Thanks all!
I settled on a traditional dresser style. The sides will be frame and panel construction. I could have saved a lot of time had I chosen a style of dresser without visible legs. I honestly spent two weeknights and most of a Saturday on the legs alone. It did not register in my brain that the face and edges of quarter sawn wood do not look the same. I glued a couple of boards together for my legs and realized that I had two visible sides that looked completely different. I ended up planin...
So It is a good thing this will be the last week of my remodel.I currently have orders for; A music stand, 6 dining room chairs, a bench and chair for the library, 31 snake canes, mountain top cane heads, walnut sofa legs for an upholsterer in Portland and I need to finish up the candle stick holders, not to mention anything I want to build for a gallery. WOW! So today I put the door trim on; I need to do some paint touch-ups on the door frame, I got a little wild with my bac...
Hey guys, so I have been away for awhile, but I am all settled into my new place, cut off 14 inches of hair, sold a car, bought a motorcycle, got promoted on my job and ready to start woodworking again in my new garage. I am about to start on a “settee” I called it a couch, but I was corrected… LOL not much on fancy names… Any tips to look out for? This is going to be something that is used regularly…. so delicate is not good – any support bracing ideas?...
I prefer getting my wood in the rough for two reasons: The first reason is the cost. Rough lumber is incredibly cheaper than 4-side finished wood. The other reason is flexibility. I am able to “find” the best part of the board in the rough lumber whereas, if your wood is pre-finished, you are stuck with what you get.So here is my workflow: LayoutRough lengthRough WidthJoint 1 face and 1 edgeFinal width + 1/16” Joint to final widthPlane to final thicknessFinal lengthLet me...
Well, with all my hard work and time put into restoring my great grandfather’s lathe, I finally got it all refurbished. Then it broke. The pulley wheel being aluminum had already taken a beating over the years while in storage and it finally split with the tension of the belt and motor. Long story short, I don’t want to let it become a money sink when it’s a pretty simple lathe. That being said. I still want to do pens and bowls, etc. I’ve done a little resear...
Would anyone have detailed plans to construct a Strum stick. Want to make one for my grandchild. Hope you can help.
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