Every four years we get an extra day. I never really thought about it before, it really is something that is kind of special. Those of you who read regularly have heard me wish from time to time for that evasive 48 hour day. There are so many things that I want to get done, that I am always looking for more time to complete everything. I suppose that my wish has come true and today is exactly that. Today we all received the gift of an additional 24 hours. When you think about it a bi...
Do any of the normal wood outlet have beetle kill pine or is this something available only in specific areas where beetle investation have taken their toll.
I did two things this week that started to get me to rethink the design of my workbench. I read “Workbenches: From Design And Theory To Construction And Use” and went by Peach State Lumber Supplies in Kennesaw, GA. The first made me realize that woodworking is so similar to fly fishing that I am surprised that there isn’t more fish talk on this website. Both have seen their respective glory days come and go. They both were once the practical application of the art. They a...
As most of you know, our long time member and friend Mike has passed away this week. He has a funeral today and LumberJocks home page will display his projects in the Daily Top 15 section today as a tribute to him (thanks for this idea, Rick) Rest in Peace, Mike. You will be missed.
I lived outside of philadelphia or Philly as most call it for a chunk of my life and I always liked the city and have a soft spot of the businesses there. So when I got interested into saws and realized the biggest name in saws. . . . Disston was made there I went looking online any references but never got around to visiting what’s left. As it turns out some of the builds still stand and it was quite close. This past weekend with nicer weather and already being in the area I stoppe...
Have asked You LJ’s for yor opinions and they have been quite Helpful. Need to sharpen my chisels to do some turning on my new lathe. Richard Raffan suggests the white grinding stones on a bench grinder. so far so good. Go to Amazon where I usually get to see reviews before buying. Norton Premium White Bench and Pedestal Abrasive Wheel, Type 01 Straight, Aluminum Oxide, 1” Arbor, 6” Diameter x 3/4” Thickness, Grit Fine 100 (Pack of 1) which appears close to ...
Before: . . . . . = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Still in process… ... stay tuned…
This is the beginnings of a shadow box I’m making for my inlaws. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Dec. ‘2011. I hope to get it done soon. It’s going to be made of Walnut and Oak. Similar to the frame I made for them of the whole fam damily. Feels good to get out to the shop. I’d like to do more things that I wanna do, instead of all the things I have ta do. Ya know what I mean. Thnx in advance for lookin. Not much to see just yet.
A little more on the history of our American Planes.Prison Labor was used by a lot of plane makers.From the early 1800’s development efforts appear to be aimed at reducing labor costs and those reductions translated to a steady decline in the quality of wooden planes. American plane makers seem to have led the way in the effort save labor but British planes also suffered from the effects of cost cutting. The ultimate expression of this cost cutting probably was the use of prison labor b...
Today I cut the curve by bending a stick between three screws and drew a line on paper to make a half pattern. After cutting on the bandsaw and planing/sanding the curve, I mounted it about an inch above the bed head. Tomorrow we’ll see about attaching the bed head to the bed rails. Then mucho sanding, layers of tongue oil and later the lighting installation. ...
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1833 entries
- dbhost - 441 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 397 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- mafe - 321 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- William - 258 entries
- shipwright - 254 entries
- robscastle - 245 entries
- Dave Rutan - 245 entries
- Betsy - 228 entries
- stefang - 221 entries
- A Slice of Wood Workshop - 214 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 207 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- bandit571 - 201 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 199 entries
- Rustic - 190 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 188 entries
- Chris Davis - 184 entries
- StumpyNubs - 180 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries
- clieb91 - 162 entries
- HappyHowie - 159 entries
- littlecope - 154 entries
- andyboy - 151 entries