Right now we’re having our 20k subscribers party with free giveaways. The first 10 giveaways go to random members within the 100 most active members list. If you go to the jocks page, sorted by activity, you note that it’s 5×7 jocks per page, or 35/page. Martin is at the bottom of page 3. The first 2 pages are 70 in all, then the first 4 rows of 7 on page 3 are another 28. That’s 98. Then Martin is the 4th one on the next row, or #102. He’s carefully kept himself ...
I was looking at pictures of shops posted by LJ members. I was amazed at how few pictures including table saws showed tools with blade guards installed. Interesting!
I am looking for a block plane and the Stanley low angle planes appears to get a lot of good comments. I notice that there is more than one model out there, however. For example, one is the Stanley 12-139 Bailey No.60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane and another is the Stanley 12-960 Contractor Grade Low Angle Plane. Can someone explain the differences (other than the obvious price differences?)? I am also interested in finding some good online videos demonstrating techniques for sharpening c...
this is my 180 gallon fish tank.i will upload more pictures.
Episode 80 Entertainment Center Part 1 from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I start working on my saw dust chronicles build challenge entry. I start working on the panels that are going to be used for the sides and the top and bottom. After I cut all the parts to size I glue up the boards to make panels.
So, I’m finding it hard to get motivated to get back to the shop. I have a project half assembled, and have just two more pieces to put together, then attach to the base, then finish. Is it just finishing I’m dreading? Or is it more? To get to my corner of the basement, where i’m trying to carve out a workspace, I have to climb over all sorts of stuff I’ve acquired to assist my woodworking. Or, I go the long way around, and have to climb over the piles and piles...
Down south in Tasmania, at a little place called Myrtle Creek, you will meet the Carins Brothers… Rory, Roderick and George… The family have been timber loggers for 5 generations and have recently moved into milling the timber they log on the 600 acre family property… And what a great location to go to work… the views down the valley are breathtaking… I took some video footage while I was there last month and have just now got around to editing it into s...
Got No Work? Got No Work? You are not alone. But that doesn’t make us feel better. We need to survive. Remember when we prospered? Charles Neil has asked me to talk about this and maybe by doing so we can help a fellow woodworker? The thread that has been going on o the Blog started with Charles’ piece. “So you want to be a professional woodworker?” Some themes: “don’t quit your day job,” “I love this but…”, “what have I gotten myself into?” Everyone has a different emotional...
I was ready, fired up and motivated to get building my Adirondack chair, patterns set, lumber staring at me cup of coffee steaming away. Just then my 2 girls 8 and 10 walked in…Daddy whats this do? pointing to the belt/disk sander. Well let me show you, I took some scrap and rounded it out on the disk and flattened it out on the belt. Wow that looks cool can I try? Ok, so with the machine off we went thru the motions and practiced rounding and flattening out the stock…..several...
My wife And I spent the day going to county square’s and browsing antique shops. Of course I found a whole lot of old tools that were to far gone. I did come across a boxwood four-fold rule for eight dollars, but one of the hinges was busted. I saw a marking device I had never seen before. It was pistol gripped with a rose wood handle. The slide was embossed with ruler like measurements. The blade looked like an old style straight razor with the handle missing. I dont know if it was for...
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