My bathroom vanity is on the back burner. I’ve been hoping to get the sink installed so I could do the last blog on it and get it put into projects. Instead I’ve been back to real work. I’ve spent a whole week out doing kitchen installs. It is worst than it sounds I agreed to do a kitchen. When I was an apprentice with a muralist he gave a piece of advice. “Be very careful of what you do because you will end up doing it.” So I will start building kitchens again. ...
”Windows of Imagination” ....windows of imagination, are but passing fleets of think-thought, that will often fly on by, as one carries on the duties of working out a labored existence in this thing i call ‘wood art’.... —-have you labored in vain, or are your labors the fruit of art-full knowing, that wherein you sought to make a place of veining for prowess, what now remains is the hearing of a meandering-sinuous fresh breath…. —-come with ...
I’ve just been swamped. Thought I’d catch you all up even if i don’t have photos of the kitchen yet. I’ve had a ton of installs to do and have gotten pretty tired of the cheap prefabs so I’ve decided to start building kitchens again. Yesterday i installed the cabinets of the kitchen I’ve been blogging on. I still have the doors to hang and crown to install, but had to pull off to get to another job. I’ve been turning down lots of work so I’ve fi...
Today was the monthly antique sale here in Sacramento. I got a few interesting things and almost got something I’ve been looking for. I pulled a Fulton #2 sized plane out of a box of old planes. I asked how much and was told $180. Perhaps for a nice Stanley, but for that kind of money I would have been better off buying an Lie-Nielson. Such is life. I came across a box of Saws and picked 3 out. I’m starting to look for a few good saws and these look like they could be res...
I love College Football in general, and specifically the CU Buffaloes. So, I used Folsom Field as inspiration. I also used Layout, which comes with SketchUp Pro, and used the style feature to add a more hand drawn look in certain views.
Based on your suggestions, I’ve finally added Donations page! So now you can support LumberJocks financially by donating money through PayPal (note that PayPal also accepts all the major credit cards). Donated money will be used to cover the growing hosting fees, to buy banners and spread the word about our website and to make our unqiue Awards and Challenges even better… maybe I will also buy one-two beers if possible ;) You can choose between donating once or making a recurri...
The tool cabinet is all together and has three coats of Minwax Wipe On Poly applied. All that remains is to install the drawer liners and move the tools into place. I purchased some drawer liner from Lowe’s that was okay, but didn’t lay as flat as I wanted and didn’t have an adhesive back. So, I will return what I haven’t used and see what else they have available. The back was a rail and style assembly that turned out pretty well. While finishin...
Hi LJ’s. In case you don’t already have it, Issue #2 (Fall 2004) of Woodworking Magazine is available free as a pdf download. Click on the “Download a free issue” link at the Woodworking Magazine homepage . I have no relation to WW Mag beyond being a big fan, well and a bit of a Christopher Schwarz stalker (in a good way, of course!). ;-)
The story so far… I had this idea for the 2×4 project… actually I had 2 ideas, one (living in an OLD house), was to use a true 2×4 salvaged from an earlier home reno project and get to use better looking, straighter, and certainly drier lumber. (not to mention a larger piece…) but alas, I decided that wasn’t in the spirit of the challenge, whether or not I had the piece I’d need without having to knock down a wall to get it. the second (taking a t...
just wanted to say hi. and that i have limited skills with wood. and wood like some advice on what to start with to build my skills and confidence?
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