I posted my latest furniture projects to the LJ gallery before I put them in my own website, that just shows how you guys rate, but I did get them added to my site and they have many more detailed shots of the construction. You will find them under the heading “Current Events” in the navigation bar. I still do remodeling and my latest remodel project is posted under the same “Current Events.” It is not always just about woodworking, but it is always about design ...
I found this guy up in Canada recently who carves amazing tobacco pipes. I’m planning to try my hand at making pipes soon and he’s been a great help! Check out his work it’s amazing! www.parkspipes.com If anyone else has experimented with Pipe making chime in I’d love to hear about it especially some tips. - Brad
Well last week I was on-call at work and it was a hell week. So I got to take a full day off as a comp day. YAY!! So I have the stiles and rails cut as well as the shelves(though they aren’t cut to finished length yet.) Today I focused on notching the stiles as needed and constructing the frames. Having gone through this process now, I have some thoughts to share with those who may be interested in trying this out themselves. 1. Lay out your stiles and rails and figure out whic...
Well I took the counter top back out to the driveway today to glue the two pieces together. (See previous Blog in this series) I set up the Corian on my sawhorses in the driveway and pre set all of the clamp that I’d need to hold the pieces while the glue dried. The long MDF strips were to keep the surface from bowing while the two pipe clamps pulled the seam together. A piece of maple was put on the edge to keep the pipe clamps from breaking off any pieces on the edge. I t...
I’ve been wanting a Jointer for a while. Since I have a small garage shop and woodworking is only a hobby I have been looking at the Grizzly and Ridgid 6” jointers. Did I mention I’m cheap too? Anyway the Ridgid normally sells for $429. I went to HD today to buy something else and went down the tool aisle, to drool as usual, and they had the Jointer for $324!! Well I couldn’t pass that up so it’s sitting out in my truck in the parking lot and I am counting t...
I think this was my favorite Christmas when it comes to Christmas shopping. The reason why is that I did very little … shopping. I made most of my gifts in the workshop, a few of which are posted here. I did a large number of pens with each one being selected for the recipient. I considered whether they would be more inclined to use a Slimline, Euro or Cigar Style. What kind of wood would they like. Then I custom made gift boxes for each one. I also made a clock for my lovely wife who h...
A lot of the work I do is for “others” being contractors or other cabinet shops, then they come get it and most often put the finish on. One particular client gives me about 50% of all the work I do and I am quite sure that he would give me 100% of the work I do but I think its bad Karma to have all your work come from one hand. This kitchen is perhaps the biggest to date. Hindsight is 20/20 and right now I am wishing that I had made all the kickplates and put them all on cas...
Once upon a time . . . in a far away land . . . no wait . . it wasn’t really that far. It was our basement actually. There was a place FILLED with books. (How does this relate to a garbage can holder? Read on.) The culmination of Peggy and I’s households made for a rather large collection of books. We’re both avid readers, as is our family, so we have volumes of books. We needed more shelving and the existing shelving that we had was not quite designed to be up to t...
I had a fun time jointing up the legs of my Roubo on my older 6” Delta jointer. But my experience with the first 8 footer soon showed me the difficulty I would have with 26+ 8 footer laminations on it. I’ve been eyeing the G0490X, and I finally noticed that the following conditions combined for the perfect storm:8% cash back via ebay/paypal.Grizzly’s Free Shipping offer.$600 in the ‘tool fund’~$350 value in the used jointer. Between those, the numbers were...
Hey MArtin…lol… as part of this strand i checked out the merchandise shirts…and noticed we have achieved A FEW MILESTONES…since the milestone shirt that is being sold… the milestone shirt that is being sold is 1,000 projects…and the homepage says we are above 15,000!!! ANd how about that LJ booth at the Woodworking show??? all we need are some stickers, cards, shirts, a few laptops and some LJS…. ANd where are the baseball caps??? I me...
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