I’m sure most of you have been hit up at your local Rockler to check out the “Bench Cookies” which I’ll admit I have a dozen of now (put a cute name on something and my wife will buy it). The gripping surface is good I’ll give them that much and they will hold their grip even with a decent amount of dust on the gripping surface. If you look at the gripping surface it looks suspiciously like the material on the underside of a mouse pad… hmm homemade bench co...
I have another member of the family. NO it is NOT a REAL number 1, to me it is. (I’m not spending the bucks for a real one )Thought you may enjoy !
(I posted some of this on someone else’s Forum post and thought, that’s pretty good I ought to have that post on my own site, I’ve even got a blog called Setting up Shop, so here it is. Sorry if you’ve seen it before) I started from scratch a few years ago. The first tool I got was a miter saw which I sat on an old dining-room table that I plan to refinish someday. I was putting up trim and flooring in the house so I needed that first. Then a table saw, and a ...
I bet you guys thought I would never finish this blog. Well I had a month or two building bookcases then another few weeks cleaning, reorganizing, and painting my shop. I just posted a couple of pics of the shop. I have also finished up a few small boxes to put in the local day spa that carries some of my boxes. Now I am ready to pull this one off the shelf and get it finished. I have had a while to think on it. I am still not exactly sure what direction it will take to get to the finis...
Well if you are into timber like I am, and you live in south east Queensland, you will be off to the Maleny Wood Festival 2012... From chainsaw to fine furniture.Two days of clean country family fun hosted by Barung Landcare, the Wood Expo showcases sustainable timber production and our beautiful native timbers through the work of local wood artisans. Nearly every woodworker I know in the south east goes to Maleny…. the first weekend in May…. to buy timber…. the select...
Just returned from the Doctor. In a freak event, simply pulling a door open, I snapped a tendon band for the ring finger of my right hand. I have almost no grip (cannot even remove a jar lid), swelling, pain and lovely shades of blue and purple. A couple weeks of meds and “no impact” on my hand. If that does not help we will do steriod shots to the effected area, in the palm of my hand. The Doc tells me that is as painful as it sounds. I am wearing a brace to discourag...
Just a little time available to work… attached two sides together with glue and pocket screws. It’s starting to take shape. Using some recycled wood, as you can see. It’ll be hidden, so (at least for now), I’m not too worried about that. Tiger, the shop cat!
Yesterday turned out to be a good and productive day. I not only finished up my ornament set, but I also finished the drawings for the next project that I will be offering. I really liked working on these. After the large production order, it was a welcome change to do something that was so detailed and precise. It was a good exercise for my mind. I have decided to incorporate the birdcage into a design of a small plaque that I will be offering free on my site. I like to offer a fr...
For those who didn’t know about it or catch my first blog post about this, I figured we could have a fun little Frank Lloyd Wright inspired build off. The rules and time frame are all covered in the first blog in this series. The more the merrier. I hope to get a lot of people to enter. I think it will be cool to see what we all come up with. I must admit that I have not gotten much farther that checking out a couple of books online. I did finally decide on a house that I think...
just thought I’d attach my first shot at a sketch up idea for this table. I know it’s far from where it needs to be but at least the concept is there. This is the combination of the two tables mentioned in the post before. This will give us the storage we need, and allow me to showcase my other hobby (even if it’s just at Christmas time) :)
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