I am just getting ready to start my first “big” project on (with a little help from my dad and uncle). My wife has wanted a king size bed for a while, so I thought that I would make one. I found a good set plans, and have already purchased my rough sawn cherry. I’m just starting out and am limited on my tools, thats where Dad and my uncle come in, as they have most every thing that I might need to borrow for a while. I’m going to use my uncle’s planer and jointer...
Todays haul. These logs came from trees at a warehouse expansion. The company owns many acres and some of it is timbered. They hired a tree service buddy of mine to remove the marketable logs and, well market them. Believe it or not not long ago logs like this would have been just bulldozed (and far too many still are) to make room for “progress”. I will keep this blog entry short but have to explain this tree service is 3rd generation and until we started working together the onl...
I’ve been playing with Sketchup a little bit when I have free time, and decided to make a model of my friends gated entry into the backyard. The post caps are the same as the ones I’m showing him how to make. I enjoy working in Sketchup, but right now I’m so slow in designing that I could almost have something built before I can model it. The images may be cut off, if so you can click on them to see the full size image.
The 3rd Video in my Installment. Enjoy the video. All comments, Critique or just any ole comments are welcome on all my Videos. Handi
Well, my one year anniversary with lumberjocks went by a few weeks ago and I realized that one year or so ago was also the first time I decided to get into woodworking. I thought this would be a good time to start a blog that I can update once a year, and even if no one else reads it, it will be something I can sit down and look at each year to see just how much I have grown as a woodworker. This year has really flown by, My woodworking this year has been dedicated to two main items1) Le...
I am currently looking for products to add to my store. I want to supply woodshops big and small with all sorts of screws and fasteners. I am working on getting abrasives and other types of papers. But do you have an idea of something maybe thats hard to get or a hassle to find? I’m currently offering small to mid-sized bulk orders on fasteners, locks, and hardware. I want to expand without going to far into the power tool area. Like i said cabinet building hardwaer is what I got. I&...
So if you have read all three pieces thus far you might be wondering whats going on now? NOTHING!! hurry up and wait. Me wifey has had everyting in the house packed for, oh well… a month now and my shop got packed last weekend. and there it sits. We will be moving a week from today and I can’t wait! This weekend me wifey (deb) and I are cleaning the new place even though we still do not have flooring. (The mgmt co we are renting from, whom we also work for part thyme, had to ...
I had always been disappointed with my light setup at the lathe. Until recently I had a 4ft. fluorescent light with 2 T8 daylight bulbs directly above the lathe and 3 100watt equivalent low voltage bulbs mounted in clip on fixtures from HD. It was adequate but I was constantly moving the clip ons or they would just slip and need to be readjusted. Then I stumbled upon this picture I had saved on my work computer. I couldn’t remember where I had copied it from but then, while resea...
Took a little break and then went back to the shop to finish up the 391challenge cherry burl pen. Here we go right off the mandrall and ready to assemble. http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii84/outinfield-wood/pen%20trade%20swap/Pic189.jpg Challenge391 cherry burl pen assembled. Top is a piece of spalted willow from Steve that I glued onto part of the cherry burl blank from Karson – east meets west! Bottom is the rest of the cherry burl that I stabilized with inlace. I wanted...
I picked up this dresser thanks to craigslist.com~~ free section. As you can see the previous owner dreiced to pain the whole thing PINK!!! The construction is solid and the dovetails are still tight, whick is always a plus. This picture is of the sides. You can see that there is an additional panel that I haven’t decided whether or not I’m gonna keep it. Any thoughts here would be greatly appreciated. As far as my plans I am going to take off the olf v...
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