My wife had a knee replacement surgery last week and now I am doing all the shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. while she recovers. I’m also taking her to therapy and running errands. I didn’t realize how much time all of this would take. I have 3 woodworking projects with tight deadlines. I’m feeling more pressure than I am comfortable with. Why do I make these commitments?
I’ve enjoyed posting my work on Lumberjocks and have grown quite a bit through the exposure here and I’m flattered that my work has stimulated others to make their own canes. I’ve even received a few inquires on “How to make/design a cane”, but unfortunately time does not allow me to go into much detail as I could spend hours trying to give advice to all the inquiries which would take me away from my chores and workshop time. I do have an Instructables posted through one of my projects and...
Okay all. Time for something a little bit different. This story has a preface: When I was wee, I kept to myself. I was not particularly interested in playing with other children, though I did have some friends. I had a series of autoimmune disorders that kept me occupied (and often still do). I was allowed to have any books I wanted. While I did my fair share of reading of young adult literature (Nancy Drew!) my favourite thing – and thing I asked for most – were things abou...
In the last episode it was decided that, because this Box is a little bigger than usual, I’d be making some trays for it. I guess I’m still anxious to use the new toy, because I sized the wood I’ll be using last… first!!After Re-sawing another scrap of the Cherry, I thinned it down on the Jointer to about 3/16”. These will be for the bottoms of the two trays…With the Imbuia top, and Cherry sides on the outer Box, I’m going with Imbuia sides and Cherry...
table done in eucalyptus wood good semihard wood, of very particular color. something me salio jajaja
I thought that I would be taking care of something on my shop do list tonight. Think again! The grandson started a book case last summer. With camps, trips, soccer games and school finding time to finish thie project was hard. At dinner tonight his dad announced that Monday was the day! So tonight I had to make sure the stock for the trim was ready, we had shellac, and whatever. Pictures will follow. Also now have a set of pictures of my shop and will finish a narrative, hopefully to...
A very good friend of mine recently emailed me with a status update (I asked how he was doing), and a question!I have some experience with finishes but not this type of finish – so I thought I would pose the question here as there are so many knowledgeable folks that hang out here. ”You wouldn’t have any idea of a recipe for a short oil varnish using walnut oil would you?I want to finish this instrument in a varnish with a French Polish over it.” In the meantime I w...
I changed the overall dimensions of the bench to accommodate a top that is two feet by four feet. My shop is pretty small so I’m trying to make everything more compact. My first task with the new bench was to create the end assemblies. So, I used a German cross cut handsaw (http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com/24-Hand-Saw-7-TPI-Cross-Cut-Teeth-Germany/productinfo/520-0600/) I ordered from traditional woodworker and got to work. Once I rough-cut the lumber down, I used my new Stanl...
I set up a 40 mm Forstner bit in the drill press and using a sacrificial top and fence drilled the holes through which the 40 mm Dowel will pass.. Then a quick trip around the front edges with a 1/2 roundover bit in the router…Next time I post these brackets will be after they are installed on the bar….
I got a plan for a scoop that is chip carved in a carving magazine called hand carved Christmas gifts Volume 2 this is the start of the whole carving process. These PICs are the rought out that I have started. This is my 3rd carving ever and it is my very 1st from scratch. Lets hope we all learn something from ths.The wood is basswood 1 inch thick by 1 3/4 inches wide by 4 inches longI will post more as I start carvingP.S This one is for you RiverGirl traced the pattern on to the wood u...
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