The saga continues. Spent the morning flattening the top of the Sapele panel, and trimming the ends square.Apologies, but I forgot to take a picture before my son and I flipped it over to work on the bottom side. Was sort of anticlimactic when top was flat. Not much to see in an unfinished flat 39X108” Sapele panel? Here is the bottom of the panel, with my caulk marks on what needs work in my next hand plane marathon. As I was shutting down and cleaning up due the 104 degree...
This is Jalen’s interview on The Highland Woodworker. His interview starts at the 19:20 mark. I need to make one disclaimer. Jalen was not on the cover of Fine Woodworking. That image was a gift they made for him as a souvenir when we toured their office last summer. You can see more about his projects here. Gamble Style Game Table Blacker House Arm ChairMaloof Inspired Low Back Chair
At least here in Germany stores are often offering leftover packaging material to their customers to package their goods. Often there are wooden creates which were used to transport fruits or vegetables. The bads ones I store for the winter for burning, the good ones make fine storage boxes: I use them to group material for the projects I am working on or keep all parts belonging to a jig. When the creates have similar sizes they allow easy stacking:
I took the day to do some catching up on things around the house. After the previous few days of working, I needed to do some things like tidying up things and some cooking. My neighbors had given me some zucchini and Keith's mom some fresh blueberries, so I made some bread with them. I think they came out nice, but they were almost too moist. Although are certainly edible. It seems that summer is going to go out with a bang this year. While it was overcast and windy, it was quite dr...
In last week’s blog entry, I presented some photos from a trip Mrs. handsawgeek and I had taken to Korea four years ago. In that same digital photo file were other shots that reminded me of a ‘tool story’ associated with that trip. During our visit, we were guests for a couple of weeks at the home of her eldest sister and brother-in-law in the city of In Cheon. In the Korean tradition, I refer to this brother-in-law as ‘Kun Hyong Nim’ which translates into ‘Eldest Brother-In-Law’...
Once again I got the urge to organize things. Seeing as I was kind of in between projects, it seemed like as good a time as any. Since we are already half way through November, seeing my little 'All Season Tree' adorned it Halloween ornaments began to kind of bother me. While I loved how it looked, it was just time to put them away until next year. So I went to the basement and retrieved the containers that I stored my Halloween items in and packed everything away.I still have my...
What a year… It has both been a long year and a short year… confusing I know, basically it seemed like a very short year work wise it just whizzed by. But on the flip side a long year that seem to drag on at home with the major project the bar. At one stage I thought I wasn’t going to get it to a usable stage for xmas and new year due to water proofing it, then other little things hampered my efforts including motivation and a little depression. My pride and joy motorcycl...
I recently purchased a PM1500 Powermatic Bandsaw. I set it up and everything was working fine. A couple of weeks later, I went to use it on a project and it wouldn’t turn on or start. I ck’d the manual and everything ck’s out. This machine has a magnet that controls the on switch that is supposedly for safety. I think this is my problem. I want to rewire the machine and bypass this feature which looks pretty straightforward from the wiring diagram in the manual. No one exce...
Well last night I used blue painters tape to mask off all the wood and grout the tile field. I’m pretty happy with how everything turned out, although putting down grout with an uneven/carved border made it a bit of a challenge. There are definitely some low spots in the grout, but for me, pretty darned good. Tonight my son and I used elmers glue to stick felt to the bottom of all the pieces. We cut oversized felt squares, spread the glue with our fingers, and held them with press...
Hi Guys. I just uploaded a new video. Resizable octagon column part6. Making the crown molding.In this video I will show you how I made the crown molding for my resizable octagon column. This is a completely different approach than the base molding so be sure to check it out.http://youtu.be/ilH9ltb5Dxs
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