As if my poor work area wasn’t crowded too much already, today I bought myself an older but low time and very well maintained radial arm saw. It’s a sears, about 15 or so years old, and once we tried it out, the seller removed the blade as a backup for his table saw as the price was too good to include it, and anyway it was a gift from his dad. The reason I’m so happy about more overcrowding in my little shop? It was only forty bucks! Pardon me, but I’ve be...
It has been a while since I had a chance to mess with Lumberjocks. I kind of wanted to do a weekly thing but I have spred myself thin with all my little hobbies. I have now trimmed my activities back to home construction and music. I am going to try to catch up on this blog, but no promise here. My first post I was still having a lot of grandiose ideas at the end of the planning phase. Welll life has a habit of slaping you in the face. After bieng slapped a couple of times my eyes were ...
Steve A and Bob A making more tops for the NJ Somerset “The Woodworking Shows” to help donate money to the NJ Specialized Hospital for Children. Please stop by our booth and watch us turn.
Status update… We’ve got eight 48” long boards done, and fortunately, only need one more. That will cover the top and the long rails. Then we’ll have to go back through our few remaining 7’ rough sawn boards and the cut offs from the boards we’ve already processed to get our short rails and the styles. There are so many knots and checks in the lumber, that we’re going to be cutting it close. I may half to get a sheet of 1/4” oak plywood for the panels.
I actually got into the shop to do some cleaning this morning. It is going well, but it’s is getting more involved as I go. I have already painted one wall and that was definatly not on the clean up list. LOL. I’ve hated those white walls since we moved into our home and I claimed the garage. I want to invite anyone who is interested in seeing this transformation of my shop to come over and join me at http://www.facebook.com/groups/213408222025323/ I don’t really...
Head to a chainsaw carving event. Enjoy this short video. If you want just pictures please head over here.
Every time I bring something home my wife always says the same thing. ” Are you going to use that to build something this time?” We’ll finally I can say yes… I’ve drooled over some of the boxes that you guys and gals have posted and finally decided to make a small band saw box. After gluing about 5 boards together I realized I only had 3 WORKING clamps. WOW now what am I going to do… after about a 10 minute search on CL I found a guy that posted an ad about...
Time will tell, but I’m pretty pleased with how my first go at veneering has turned out. I’m planning to use these panels in box lids. http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/06/first-veneered-panels.html I got a lot of great advice before taking this shot at veneering. Critique is always welcome. Pete
This is GarageWoodworks first woodworking contest. Woodpeckers provided me with their 12 inch Precision Woodworking T Square . It looks like a really cool tool and is an $80 value! I’m going to give it away to the winner of the ‘You’ve Been Framed’ contest. Here’s how it’s going to work: Make a cool picture frame and enter it . That’s it! Judging will take place in 4-weeks and will be poll based. That’s right! Your woodworking peers wil...
Yesterday I delivered about 10 more scrollsaw items to the new craft mall that I have joined. In this mall I have leased one cabinet, with 4 shelves, each 42 inches wide and 24 inches deep. At the present time I am a long way from filling my space, as you can see. However the space was available and they do go FAST in this mall. I waited one day to make up my mind and it was one nervious day. The mall manager had promised to hold the space for that amount of time however still I had ji...
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