Looks like I haven’t posted many projects of late. I got so much done this spring, projects wise, have I really been up to nothing lately? How can I call myself a woodworker if I’m not spending anytime in the shop. Have I really been slacking? Surely not. I mean, I don’t think so… If I stretch my brain a bit… the past comes into slightly clearer focus…. aha! I’ve been working at wrapping up my in-laws three-season porch. It’s been a long work...
Hello everyone! It’s been quite some time since my last post. My focus has been on my job for the last few months, but now my schedule has loosened up for awhile. The first day after the biggest project of my life (at work) went out the door, I spent some time cleaning up the shop and getting ready to build again. The site sure has grown a lot during my absence. I’ve been logging on every week or so just to keep an eye on things, and I did vote for the Summer Awards. Congrat...
Today I received the 6” dial caliper I ordered. I’ve been woodworking for 4 years and today feels like the first time I’ve actually known what something measured. Before I just held up a Starrett 6” rule to whatever I was measuring and went from there. Close enough? Sure. Maybe. But this caliper is a whole new world. I ordered the 6” dial caliper from Grizzly (http://www.grizzly.com/products/h3022) based on folks in the FWW forums saying that the precision off...
Had my grandson over today and we made a pencil holder and started Moms foot stool.Unfortunately SAS (Short Attention Span) took over and we shipped the boy over to Grandma for swimming lessons.We were hoping for Mot and his Kids but croup took its toll on the fun. Cheers Bobp.s carved a bowl after they left. <g>
I got a phone call Thursday night that Frank Klausz was in town, (really next town over but 15 miles away) holding three seminars. Friday night Wood Technologies, Sat tools and joinery, Sun Finishing. I was/am only able to go to the Friday night session because of prior commitments. Franks is Hungarian, came to the US at age 27. He was trained by his father and grandfather. He said when he came to this country he wanted to learn some additional skills. He said a seminar being taught and...
I got interested in woodworking after attempting to build my own mantlepiece. I went out and bout home shop grade equipment and made my garage or will make my garage my wood shop. I keep adding on to it so I will never finish it. I will probally asking for some tips from everyone that will take the time to give them. I work as a Biomedical Engineering Tech. for over 30 years so that will tell you how much I know about wood!Thanks ahead for any help you may give me in my new hobbie.
I gotten the entire rail and fence installed and it’s working great. I’ll write up the instructions and pictures and post them here shortly.
This year I am building two workshops, one is total 1500sqft and the other is approx.30,000sqft.the small workshop i decided to establish as for small scale decorating facilities, right now I change all electrical wiring into 3phase, and will install brandnew machines,like 4’x10’ hot press, 7-combine machine, moulder,radial saw, surface and thichness, band saw, lathe, post and milling, veneer stitching and compressor. But biggest mix conventional machines and CNC automated machine...
Since I am not able to be in the power tooled shop, I’m twiddling away in my spare bedroom doing hand tool stuff. Having never hand cut a joint, and after trying a dovetail, without really knowing what I was doing – I decided to back track a bit and do a simple box joint instead. I say simple, but its not as easy as it looks. First you have to be able to saw straight which, I’ve found out, is not an easy task in and of itself. Anyway, since we learn by our mistakes, and s...
While making a living for my wonderful wife and two great kids, I always had this dream of doing woodworking. My trade was in telephony. I spent 33 years doing everything from planting line poles to programing switching computers. At the age of 57 I retired and moved from Palm Springs, California to New Bloomfield, Missouri. We bought a 15 acre farm with a 30’ x 30’ horse barn. I gutted the barn and started a shop. Through the benefit of an inheritance I started purchasing...
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