Yesterday was a pretty good day. I did finish the drawings for the nativity candle tray, but it took me much more time than I anticipated. That’s OK though, because I am happy with the outcome. It just goes with the territory. I had planned on drawing until about noon or so – give or take. But at that point although I had the design done, I still wasn’t quite happy with it. I wanted to keep it simple, but I didn’t want it too simple. Sometimes it is hard to fi...
It was pouring outside, and so grey, but somehow the train kept on going. I somewhat planned for this in advance, and made sure I cut all the parts in advance so that I can continue working later on on the joinery in a more flexible manner, and flexible I mean literally as the kitchen counter flexed as I chiseled away. Then again, I was able to get some progress done while being with the family and not isolated in the garage. My daughter sat next to me watching me carve the sockets out with i...
HI FOLKS, WANTED TO TELL YOU ABOUT A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT I MADE FOR A SPECIAL FRIEND THAT SURVIVED A HORRENDOUS ACCIDENT THAT LEFT HER WITH A SPINAL INJURY THAT LEFT HER IN A WHEEL CHAIR, AND WITHOUT FULL USE OF HER HANDS. SHE WAS IN A ROLLOVER ACCIDENT, THAT LEFT HER TRAPPED FOR OVER 12 HOURS BEFORE SOMEONE FOUND HER. SHE IS AN AMAZING PERSON, THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A HARD WORKER AND FULL OF LIFE AND ENERGY. I KNOW BEING TRAPPED IN THAT CHAIR IS AGONIZING FOR HER. SHE HAD COMMENTED ON MY...
Well wouldn’t you know it! Here I finally start insulating the can, and snow breaks out!Yes, that right! I finally got around to installing insulation in the can and low and behold snow breaks out! Maybe it’s a sign. A guy who works in a can is not meant to add some comforts. May be the can is meant to be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Well! I am sorry but I don’t care! It is my damn can, and I will insulate regardless of anyone or anything thinks! Was th...
Here’s the whole reference on There, I Fixed It!.
When I bought this house over a year ago, one of the defining features was one of the 200 year old maple trees that ran along the road. While the main trunk was cut off several feet above the first set of branches, it still manages to drop leaves to a depth of 2’ in some places. Whilst out shoveling the driveway the other day, I heard the tree popping and snapping every few minutes. I figured I should get an arborist or some sort of tree person over to take a look. Sure enough, ...
Daryl Hall (from Hall & Oates) performs “No Can Do” with Chromeo. If you watch the entire episode, he gives a tour of his home, lot’s of woodworking. During the tour you see that he appreciates fine craftsmanship.
It’s time to add the doors to my router table. They are made with pine, with 1/4” thick plywood panels, the same as the sides. I run a groove down the middle of the stiles and rails for the panels to fit into, which also allow the tenons of the rails to fit into the stiles: The door in front of the router will have a plexiglass panel, so the groove needs to be thinner for the plexi than for the tenons. So, I put a narrower groove using the table saw, to hold the plexi and th...
I have plans to continue making cedar for the outdoors by making garden boxes on either side of the ramp that leads into my storage shed. I’m the only one that loves fresh vegetables; so, I’ll have a small space, that will no longer have to be mowed!, and instead have a small tomato garden just to satisfy my cravings this summer. I’m going to continue my flower beds and add cedar chips as mulch. After that I plan to pursue more outdoor cedar furniture by designing deck end t...
There’s a new Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Cutting Small Tenons. How to make tenons on small and/or thin stock with common joinery tools. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/cutting-small-tenons/
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