I found a few more shots I took whilst building the cupboard- The first couple of successful test drawers; a previous try with some solid fir failed with splitting along the grain – big surprise. Baltic ply worked much better.Dovetails came out mostly good; you should be able to spot a couple of minor goofs here. Some careful work with tiny slivers of suitable stock hid them quite well. Mostly.Fitting the doors; the best use of old business cards you’re likely to find!
Had a client the other day ask me to build 2 footstools out of oak. I told her the price would be $15.00 for one. She hemmed and hawed then said it was too high. I should have said “then I can’t do it” Instead I said how does 10 dollars a piece for 2 sound. She then said that was a deal. Moral of the story is price the wood before I give a price. I paid 35 dollars for a 96 1/2 inch long piece that was 10 3/4 wide. Lesson learned. Even Jockmike2 told me I was way underp...
Are there other woodworkers out there that are obsessed about trees? Can this really be so uncommon?? I read about them, study them.. sleep with them, use them… they are hands down my favorite life form… second to humans that is. I enjoy all plants, but trees are special. As a dominant life form, with over 102,000 active genes (us humans only have only about 30,000 or so) They can adapt, change, and breed in ways that seem very very unnatural. And they live, fight, and survive ...
Had a redneck revelation. ” hey I don’t own a lathe so I’ll use my drum sander to turn the inside of my shell.” WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It exloded. Sent pieces of the stave drum some 30 feet. Thank god I was standing on the infeed side like the warning on the front of the machine said. So here is the details of what I did. I took the top off the machine took the pressure rollers off and took one of the sanding drums off. I then got 2 shorter belts from NAPA and put them...
Well the shop class is about done with their part of the project (the outside). You can see that my nephew got the electrical roughed in a couple of weeks ago. Three 220 outlets a number of 110s and plenty of lights, I hope. Since its the middle of track season I haven’t gotten much else done on the inside. I’m hoping to start putting up the ceiling this weekend, I think I’m going with all OSB on the ceiling and walls, paint it white for a nice clean look. I still have to pu...
The 2nd show in the series for floating shelves. I hope that everyone enjoys it, and I continue my struggles with this darn illness. http://blip.tv/file/3580195 Not sure of this is how to do this or not.
Got a bunch of little wood scrap blocks, some planks, rope, and hooks? I found this online: More pics.
My wife had a knee replacement surgery last week and now I am doing all the shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. while she recovers. I’m also taking her to therapy and running errands. I didn’t realize how much time all of this would take. I have 3 woodworking projects with tight deadlines. I’m feeling more pressure than I am comfortable with. Why do I make these commitments?
I’ve enjoyed posting my work on Lumberjocks and have grown quite a bit through the exposure here and I’m flattered that my work has stimulated others to make their own canes. I’ve even received a few inquires on “How to make/design a cane”, but unfortunately time does not allow me to go into much detail as I could spend hours trying to give advice to all the inquiries which would take me away from my chores and workshop time. I do have an Instructables posted through one of my projects and...
Okay all. Time for something a little bit different. This story has a preface: When I was wee, I kept to myself. I was not particularly interested in playing with other children, though I did have some friends. I had a series of autoimmune disorders that kept me occupied (and often still do). I was allowed to have any books I wanted. While I did my fair share of reading of young adult literature (Nancy Drew!) my favourite thing – and thing I asked for most – were things abou...
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