I can’t stop buying clamps on e-bay! I am picking projects that give me the opportunity to buy and use more of my clamps. Can anyone help me? Do I need to increase the dose of my medication?
So, I just posted my entry about working on my daughter’s dollhouse. Well, about halfway through that, I was interrupted when my wife commissioned me to actually make something out of wood with a purpose. The conversation went something like this: Her: I need to stop at home depot and get some pvc pipe to make a thing for our son to store his swords. Me: ... um… Or, I could make a sword rack out of wood. Her: You’re still not giving up on this woodworking tangen...
Hello All, I like to give an honest preview of my blog, and the realities are I just didn’t get any woodworking done today. I did write a blog piece, but it may not be of any interest to those who like my woodworking foibles. Still Optimistic http://su.pr/1GqweF I wrote a piece about Optimism on Tues, after some bad news, I am still happy. Brian
Not affiliated with this saw in any way, just wanted LJ’ers to know there is an R4511 for sale in New Hampshire. Stumbled on it. R4511 for sale
Before the flamers begin I will make this blanket statement I too have a room (and an attic space) in my shop that is a junky catchall for everything. Many of us here have nice shops. Some have lots of room, Others creatively manage less. Some have lots of tools, some not. We all do the best we can. So, I was wondering. I’ve noticed that some people, in thier posting of pictures of their shops will include one picture of the ‘disaster room’. That room, like min...
Building My Work Shop #10: Slotted T Crank Handle for Powermatic Belsaw 12" Molder Planer Drum Sander
I am almost done refurbishing my MONSTER 5 HP Powermatic Molder/Planer/Drum Sander. Of all the things to be missing I can’t find the seemingly simplest item. The slotted “T’ crank handle for adjusting the cut thickness. Basically a 5/8” socket with a 1/4” slot through the sides connected to a crank handle. Now I could just take a 5/8” socket and grind a slot in it but that is super chintzy for what is an amazing piece of American built quality product. I ha...
(The Story So Far: Our Hero is constructing a built-in bed for his daughter, with inadequate tools and woodworking experience. Work has resumed after a holiday break.) I came home from work tonight all set to get into the workshop and make some progress. But I found a note directing me to come speak with Madame President, who was next door sipping wine and gossiping with our neighbor. When I got there I was informed that Her Gloriousness was interested in dining out and seeing a movie....
I’ve written a little about studio furniture. there are some well known masters. If one has the time to really explore the creative woodworkers on Lumberjocks, there are a lot more. I look forward to seeing the woderful, and inspired work that is here as I stumble through. Do you have a favorite woodworker on lumberjocks? Maybe you can point my mose in that direction? Thanks.
Here’s some encouragement for the weekend warriors. This is my shop. One half of the wifes garage. I try to keep everything against the wall and pull it out as needed. My tool cabinet in the center is my first real project. I would encourage any beginners (as I am one) to practice your craft on your own stuff. Don’t try to make a Maloof stool as your first project. Heres why. You can’t tell in the pic’s but the tool cabinet has half blind dove tails on one ...
The new girl - Dana enters our shop! #6: Not all nail guns, power tools, and knee pads ... so what comes next?
So you’ve seen the jewelry boxes, the whittling in bed, and the hardwood floors. During this time we passed through her 180 day checkpoint which was good timing since she does not like Valentines Day. I waited until 183 days had passed and delivered her gift … pointing out it was NOT a V-day gift it was a 183 day commemorative event. Oh – the gift, since that question will come up. She likes peppermint patties, so I found a candy wholesaler and drop shipped her a 25lb cas...
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