So lining up the rails, building the gate and all for my fence, I discovered something REALLY annoying… The last post hole appears to be 6” inward on the property line instead of right on it (Now HOW did that chalk line move?)/ So anyway, I had to remove an already concreted in post. Yay fun right? Out comes the cats paw to gracefully remove the nails from the rails, and then the concrete removal tools came out. Yep, the 10 lb sledge hammer, and shovel. Now I am pretty sure ...
Hey fellow LJ’s. If you haven’t heard, one of our own has made to the TV screen. Tommy MacDonald will be hosting a new WGBH production called Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac. Here are a couple of links to some recent news. The first one is a vido clip of Fine Wood Working Editor Asa Christiana interviewing Tommy in Atlanta. The second is a link to Popular Wood Workings blog about the new show. There is link in that article to a short clip of Tommy’s new show. I don...
There’s a new entry posted on the “Little Good Pieces” blog – “What I Screwed Up This Week”. It covers the other mistake made while making the Sauce Packet Bin posted here. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/what-i-screwed-up-this-week-october-13-2010/
Since rivergirl has built me a stool that is exactly the way that I wanted it to look I decided that I would build her a tool box as a way of reciprocating. I love the footstool and I think that she did a fine job on it and the wood and finish is just beautiful. It is as though rivergirl had read my mind about the way that I wanted my stool to look. rivergirl has told me that her stool has some flaws in it but I am sure that her tool box will also have some flaws in it so that is as it should...
I just came home from my first attempt at a 2 day “Christmas ” event. About 15 people all rented the local hall and displayed their wares. My wife decided to rent a space and show my stuff. I have blogged a few times about using re-cycled lumber and making furniture out of it. I thought we need to start somewhere. Well, for 2 days I was given the opportunity to listen to people tell me how unique, how original, and how good the work was. They mentioned prices are fair. All I wante...
Widespread Panic, Love Tractor. Face melter begins at 3:42 min. “WheeeeHooooo!!!!!”
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...
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