I saw the plant stand I built for my wife’s classroom, and it is a reminder that when you build a item for a specific spot it might not always be in that spot. Originally, the plant stand was meant to go in-between the back of her desk and the window. The plant stand was one of my earlier projects, and like many of you I’m sure you pick apart every mistake made on a piece. What I told my self at the time was don’t worry about it no one would ever see it. The stand will be beh...
I finally got down to the business of drawing yesterday. It seems like so much has gotten in the way lately, I haven’t been able to spend any time at it. I did a lot of looking around on the computer and was in one of those phases where I have several things that I want to do and didn’t quite know where to start. Those are probably my most unproductive days it seems, although I tend to organize things in my mind eventually and then it flows and I get down to business. I near...
its been a while and I have been meaning to update with newer planes in my shop. entire collection of planes bedrock keen kutter, keen kutters were made by Stanley for Simmons Hardware. Stanley 71 router plane one of the biggest jointer planes i have seen. Comes in at 26 inches long.
Hello, I may have a problem. I love buying wood. Today I found some at a garage sale. http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/08/more-lumber/ Brian
My workplace has turned out to be a hotbed of longtime woodworkers and budding newcomers. Several of them have enrolled in the Beginning Cabinet Making Course at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in Nelson (founded by a former College of the Redwoods student). As a result they have to pass through my hometown of Murchison ( 1 1/2hr south of Nelson) and so I have put together a milling weekend to kick off their two weeks immersion into woodworking. If there is anyone in the area that I...
I am going to be typing fast today. I was awaken this morning, not by the distant call of the rooster, but by the persistent pounding of the wind and the rain announcing hurricane Earl at my door. I had some great news to talk about, but I may save it for tomorrow. I want to keep things short today (If there is such a thing where I am concerned!). The storm should be with us most of the day, and already the winds are picking up. It seems ironic because it was another night of stagnan...
Taking it back to the basics… how the machine works and what type of power tools can be used on the TWC.. Let us look to Stuart Lees from Stu’s Shed. Stu … while still a hobbyist woodworker… has an engineering background ..and thus an understanding of how the TWC works and how it could be used by woodworkers as is shown by the videos he has made since he received his first TWC. Now over the last few weeks Stu has posted a few videos of the basics of the Torque Wo...
Hey All!Yes, it has been a while since my last blog about working in the can. This one, I hope will be short as there is not a lot that has changed in the can. I have told you all about the tools I have bought and my plans to insulate the can in the hopes of maintaining a bearable work environment. I can tell you that there has been some really HOT days this summer, which literally drove me out of the can. No wind, high humidity on some days, and temps hovering around 100 degree’s pr...
I have had the worst problem trying to mill out some qswo lumber
Yesterday I received a parcel in the post all the way from the USA.My dearest buddy Ellen (ellen35) sent me a gift When I opened the cover there was a card Here is the beautiful hand made card by Ellen Ellen kindly sent this to me because I am going for a little surgery next week Wednesday (24th)nothing major or serious, I wont be doing my usual activities for at least 3 weeks. Ellen, thank you so much for your love, kindness and moral support, it is people like you th...
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