Hello All, Tonight’s blog post is GREAT! Lots of pictures of beautiful furniture. I went to the Des Moines Arts Festival and got to chat with some of the artists. I thought it would make a good post and it did. It is nice to mingle with people who make their living doing what we all love. http://su.pr/3vO36y Brian
The sawyer has come and gone,and did a wondreful job,now my work starts.I built two drying racks to handle the 1400 BF of planks.The first rack was made from 2×6 and 2×8 stock I had,the second rack was built with 4×4 stock I picked up at one of the box store.I made two removable roofs from 2×3’s and corrugated metal.I then cut 3/4” stickers to use between the planks. I didn’t think I’d ever finish cutting stickers. stacked the wo...
Hello All, I tried a few things, which didn’t really work today. Eh…it happens…tomorrow is another day. http://su.pr/1ITIYx Brian
One of the things I found hardest to get used to in moving to another country was the different holidays and celebrations. Here in Canada, today is Thanksgiving. As many of you may know, I am originally from the United States. I am used to Thanksgiving at the end of November. Football was in full swing, pretty much everyone enjoyed a four day weekend, and sometimes we even had snow on the ground. Aside from Christmas, Thanksgiving was one of our biggest celebrations. Here in Canada, it s...
just when I thought things might be starting to look up, I run into a whole slew of troubles to solve with this entertainment center. Again I question my sanity of just pushing through to finish this thing and keep thinking I just need to get it done and learn from the mistakes and go from there… of course I have cuts I need to make on my table saw and we’re due to get a few inches of snow and under 20 degree weather starting tomorrow. Ugh. If you guys feel like giving any input o...
My wife never knows what to buy me, because if I want or need anything I go and buy it. So I guess somewhere in a discussion I mentioned a hobby electronic microscope (A kids toy) because i wanted to look at the edges of my chisels when I sharpen them. So one of the presents I got this year was this. So this is the sharpened edge of a razor blade knife that I carry. This is the micro edge of the sharpened blade with I guess a piece of apple or Christmas Cake stuck to the b...
I finally done getting the bench together, I beefed up the lower shelf with 2.5” with .5” rabbet for the slats to fit in, I had enough left over scrap to complete the shelf. I did however miscalculate and will not be able store the compressor on it. BUT I did get a Ridgid Band Saw which I may be able to use to store. (Band Saw step will be my next blog and project). I still need to apply BLO finish but I am having to much fun using it to stop now. From Woodworking The lower ...
I had some trouble trying to get a good video of the lathe working but I’ll keep trying. In the mean time, here are some pictures of a sewing box he made for my grandmother. It was started in 1931 and completed in 1934. It has over 2300 pieces.
Greetings and salutations my fellow LJs. Yesterday I came across a fantastic deal on a couple of hundred wood working magazines, two large boxes full to be exact. They were FREE! A guy had them listed on a local buy/sell site as his wife was bugging him to make some extra room in the house. It pays to be the first one to reply some times. I think these will keep me in reading materials for at LEAST a week. (grin)
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