Day two: A not too early start, but we were heading to Pleasant Hill, CA, to visit the Rockler Store, where we had arranged to meet Matt (http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/matt1970 ). As we arrived a little early, next door to the Rockler store was “Harbour freight”, after spending a good 30 minutes looking around and buying some items on my shopping list we entered Rockler store. You have to remember that I have never had this kind of experience before, we just do not have stores like this – ...
Wish I’d thought of this! Space Invader Cutting Board
Hello to all our fellow wood workers out there, and great job for doing what you love. Even though there are times that we get frustrated with a project that we are working on, run into on problem after the other; like finding new scratches everytime you change the angle of your light, whoops dropped it again, dang I forgot to do that or where did that run come from? We stick with it because it is a part of us, we love it and with every item that we make, we leave a little piece of ourselves ...
I have always wanted a chair for the yard to set in on those beautiful Sunday mornings, I finally found a nice design from Popular Mechanics woodworking forum and stated the project, I again had an abundance of Ash on hand and although the wood is not very good at rot resistance, i will take every effort to seal it correctly for outdoor use, but I request your advice on this. The biggest problem I have encountered so far is Ash is not very forgiving when it comes to pattern routing due to err...
For the past week I’ve been attempting to engage a contractor/framer to build out the structure of my small woodshop.The labor market is tight here so the chioces are slim to none with the odd goof and or crook tossed in to keep me on my toes. <g>One fellow showed up (having no credentials) and suggested that he could not obtain a bond or insurance for the job. He contacted me by e-mail and offered to come by on Sunday to finalize his estimate and provide me with a time frame. I ask...
coming from the outside gate...and she's off! #1: Thanks for the warm welcome, here's a bit about me...
Thanks for the Welcome gentleman! I’m fairly new to the home woodworking experience. In my younger days, I worked in a moulding dept in California. It’s where safety first was driven home. I did learn that whole milk will save a finger. Learned that kick back can be deadly, moulding blades spin faster than the eye can see when they leave the machine, forklifts don’t necessarily rip limbs off but can put a bone at such an angle that Picasso would be proud, and fires in the hopper are not fun w...
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I received a note from Rikkor that he has the pen box, he tells me it is VERY impressive. Sounds like it gets better at every stop! He’ll post us some pics soon and then it’s off to the West Coast for 2 stops in CA (that’s California for all you pen turners thinking about glue…) and then we’ll wrap Round 2. bigguy is next on the list – I hope he’s ready for the awesomeness that’s coming his way. At least Rikkor knew partially what to expect ...
Earlier this week I received my first commission. Or lets say it is my first job for someone that is not a friend or family. I am both excited and intimidated by this first step. Although it is a small job through school and will not be a huge earnings I am looking at it as some great experience. I will be adding cabinets to an existing kitchen. Which with the sizes and such will have to be fabricated. Now for the scary part, HOME-OWNERS! As a home owner myself I really scrutinize work...
Thanks to all the kind welcomes, I feel obliged to introduce myself and try to explain why I am here on lumberjocks. My name is Fritz, I’m 30 have a wonderful wife, A wonderful amost-2-year-old and another on it’s way. I come from a long line of DIY’ers although they would consider themselves “handy”. And I’ve tried to do them proud. We recently moved into a house to a two car garage, which even sharing with my wfie’s mini van, has given me to room to set up shop. And its coming together n...
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