Tomorrow I am off to the 2009 Timber and Working with Wood Expo in Brisbane. This will be my second year. Last year I was a little lost amongst the technical and wood exhibits. I think this year I will be a little bit more at home. I am hoping to catch some of the demonstration and maybe even try out some equipment. I am going to take a notebook to keep a track of my observations. Specifically, I am hoping to get some serious low down on Thickness Planners. At this point, my workshop...
I have heard that there are people of whom all manner of things will go awry for, chances are I have met plenty of them, of which none have stopped to share their story. I would suggest too that I am one of these people. At 23, I have experienced a significant amount of strife (if for a moment I may permit myself to play a martyr, more strife than you), all of which has led me here. I don’t particularly wish to start this off with such an ominous tone, however I have long since come ...
Got some shop time today. Routed out the back of the doors, sanded everything down for painting and picked up the panel material at Lowes. FYI Lowes will cut the Plexiglas for free. Home Depot doesn’t offer that service at all (as a matter of fact you probably couldn’t find someone to even tell you where the Pexi is at Home Depot!!!) I had them rough cut the panels for me so I can just trim them on the table saw. I purchased a $4 plastic cutting knife to make the cross cuts. ...
“You’re not ready to go back in the shop yet.” Yep, heard it from my doc., my wife, the kids (all grown), and my physical therapist. I had rotator cuff surgery on my right (dominant) shoulder in early May and I’m fortunate enough to have a lot of movement back without a lot of pain. Well I started off with a bandsaw box when my arm was still in a sling. No problems so far. I’m ready to move on to bigger and better.My daughter was looking for a dresser so I fig...
Well im almost there. I have the majority of the desk put together and i have to say i am really excited to get this thing finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so right now i just have the top glueing up. this is such a beautiful top!!! its bookmatched and has beautiful ribboning as well as some other figure that im not sure what to call. its kind of like a mix between a tiger stripe and birdseye figure. but theres not a lot of it so it doesnt over power the ribboning it just is kinda there an...
My bartop is made of bubinga. It is L-shaped and has 2 levels.
OK the cat is out of the bag. I received the Rosewood on Friday. It took me two days to unload, sort and sticker it all. I had hoped to keep this under wraps for a few more days while I get my act together but oh well, lets rock and roll.Man is this stuff beautiful. I would like to ask you all to be patient with me. I am spending my days looking for a real job and filling orders by night.MMH has been a great help getting me set up on Pay Pal so I can receive electronic payments from all of yo...
There hasn’t been a lot to report on this lately. We’re talking finishing here and it’s pretty droll stuff.If you recall we left off hereNow my Dad had a great suggestion regarding the prominent “stripes” on the lid, which are, of course, merely leftover stain in the hollows of the contour. He said, “You ought to paint them. Paint them black. Shiny black..” And so I didI actually painted them again the following morning after this. The first coat just...
A journey into the workshop. #12: Moving the table saw, and sticking the bench top tools to the wall...
Just a short note about the progress on my shop made today… #1. The lumber for the fence got stacked more neatly to the side, in a much taller stack. This proved to be a less than brilliant idea, but it is what it is… #2. The table saw, and workbench got moved into their almost final positions in this workshop. Which means bench behind table saw to act as outfeed support, and both rotated 90 degrees so that oufeed from the bench can get picked up by the craft bench. #3.Th...
so, i’ve been in conquest of good free wood for a while now, and had some success…i’ve been in the process of moving for a while, including about 1/2 my shop, to a 2nd story condo patio! lol i’m sure my neighbors are gonna Love me even more now…haven’t turned anything recently because i’ve been lacking parts (and Funds) to get the lathe back to a basic operating level, but I just had to share my recent find. Got about 2 truckloads of Podocarpus (Yell...
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