As some of you know, I’ve been battling Epstein-Barr for the past 2 months. The only “treatment” is water and rest. I’m not one to lay around, so on top of having no energy I’ve had to put up with laying around the house. The most trying part is staying out of my “shop”. I spent the summer and part of the fall transforming the gargage. I still haven’t done anything about the lighting due to being down and not having the money to hire someon...
As usual in this series, this blog has nothing to do with woodworking and everything to do with keeping your sanity. On Saturday, long before the sun came up, Carleen and I hit the road for Winnemucca, Nevada. We stopped at Arock on the way to pick up a granddaughter and a spare, kid that is. After about 3 hours of fighting a snow storm we dropped down into Winnemucca. The reason for the trip was the annual ranch rodeo. For a lot of years the people” in the know” have declar...
Alright—newbie status is showing here. Since yesterday’s post incorporated a couple of photo links in a format incompatible with this forum, here goes try number 2 (now that I’ve found the directions on how to link them—yes, I’m a guy and I don’t apologize for it). The photo above shows one of the more complicated bookcase-style projects I’ve done – but it doesn’t meet the criteria of this challenge, whereas …. Photo 2R...
I want to get a router table and there are so many …...I would love all yer ideas as to what is working for you …My Bro in law has a JessEm with ALL the bells and whistles and i got to use it a few weeks ago …It even has a Red and Gold crank handle that cranks from the right side under the table.. that of course was not the selling point ..but the JessEm is quite a jewel …..I think the BenchDog looks like a good one also …I was just perusing the MLCS HORIZONTAL ...
This episode shows in detail the procedures to make Through dovetails on the Leigh D4R jig. The steps are very simple: 1. Arrange the guide pin spacing2. Route the tails using a suitable dovetail router bit3. Route the pins using the matching straight router bit The variable pin spacing makes the D4R a very versatile dovetail jig, allowing an infinite arrangement of dovetail spacing. In addition, this capability also allows setting half pins near the edge of the boards, which I find ...
Today marks the first time I tacked shingles since I was 16 years old. ( apparently, there is a lot I forgot)Thanks to you generous folks who pointed me in the right directions and several tours of Internet I am well on the way to getting the roof done tomorrow. The big draw back today was the sun. I was so hot on the tar paper that you could not touch it or even sit on it. The heat was definitely in the 140 -160°F range.I got the flashing figured out and the starter course on by around 10:AM...
I just finished reviewing a posted project by skeezics and he showed us his lost finger tip. Kudos for reminding us of the hazards in our workshops. I have been fortunate that I have not had a serious accident, but I have had my share of close calls from carelessness, shortcuts, and for just not knowing any better. We all need to be reminded of the dangers every time we step into our shops, we form bad habits, we think it can’t happen to us, and sometimes we just plain and simply don...
Don’t forget that tomorrow – September 1st – is Gorilla Glue Challenge deadline. We already have 11 creative entries and there is a great chance to win one of the following prizes: 1 Grand Prize will consist of $200 plus 1 of each Gorilla Glue’s products and a Gorilla Glue t-shirt. There will be 5 runner-up prizes; winners will receive 1 of each Gorilla Glue’s products and a Gorilla Glue t-shirt. As well as 10 third place prizes of a Gorilla t-shirt Click h...
Finally getting the first pair pretty much done, just need to to do a little more sanding. I put the muttin bars all together and made them so I could set them in the back of the door after the door frame was already glued up. This first picture is of the last glue up putting them inside the door frame. The rest of the pictures are of the doors already hinged and hanging in the cabinet. There’s a wide gap between them right now. One door will have a style attached to it when its...
Almost a year ago, I came to LumberJocks for the first time. In that time, I’ve learned a bunch and met a lot of cool people. I’ve developed a great deal, despite my few projects. Since it’s Christmas Eve, I thought I’d take a moment and reflect on some things I’ve come to understand. 1. There’s More Than One Way To Skin A Cat I’ve heard this saying all my life, but no where is it truer than in woodworking. Think of something like a dado. ...
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