Since I am not able to be in the power tooled shop, I’m twiddling away in my spare bedroom doing hand tool stuff. Having never hand cut a joint, and after trying a dovetail, without really knowing what I was doing – I decided to back track a bit and do a simple box joint instead. I say simple, but its not as easy as it looks. First you have to be able to saw straight which, I’ve found out, is not an easy task in and of itself. Anyway, since we learn by our mistakes, and s...
While making a living for my wonderful wife and two great kids, I always had this dream of doing woodworking. My trade was in telephony. I spent 33 years doing everything from planting line poles to programing switching computers. At the age of 57 I retired and moved from Palm Springs, California to New Bloomfield, Missouri. We bought a 15 acre farm with a 30’ x 30’ horse barn. I gutted the barn and started a shop. Through the benefit of an inheritance I started purchasing...
Several years ago, while pondering a pile of books that had for too long served as a coffee table, I thought it might be good to stop building jigs for the shop and actually make something useful. I found it unsatisfying that most book cases offer a “flat” front and that if the piece had aesthetic features they either took the form of “decoration” such as overdone moldings or curving of the form on the sides. Decoration is, well, decoration. I am not a “high...
Anybody have any experiences with Grizzly’s G0458 18” 1-1/2 HP Single-Phase Open End Drum Sander? I’m looking to buy a thickness sander and am unsure of which to get. These are on special now for about $850.
Been a while since my last travel blog… Man have I been over busy. I just returned from the Middle East and Europe. The trip included Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Dubai in United Arab Emirates, Amman in Jordon, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel, and several cities in Holland. Where to begin? First, to go to Saudi, you have to get a visitors visa which was easier than I thought. For those who don’t travel with a passport, a visa is a special stamp you get from a country that requires it fo...
Here is the top, it is 70% sanded. You can see the large crack around the center of the the hearts, we will fill these cracks in with inlay and add some to the other side as well so we can balance it out. We add a tempered hardboard to the underside of the top, this adds extra stability and seems to help the wood from twisting over time plus with a few wood screws, bolts and gorrilla glue, it is a great way to attach the top to the base. We knocked the dark spot out of the...
We are making great headway on the transom project we began several weeks back. The original scope of work was to replace the transom on a 56’ stays’l schooner. Upon surveying the boat before work began, we found a massive section of rot in the horn timber at the top of the rudder trunk. So the scope of work increased a bit, but we managed to take out the damaged section and put in a repair that should last for a year or two until the owners can raise the money to do some major...
So i realize it still needs a lot of work but this website is my first major step into the world of professional woodworking. adamweisfurniture.com Sorry cant figure out how to make it a link. In any case, i am grateful to anyone who takes the time to check it out and perhaps leave some constructive advise. Thanks a lot. Adam
Well, it has been a few days since I have been in the shop. My school work has bogged me down. I am planning on getting into the shop this weekend. As I need to start building a desk for our new library room in our house. Thanks to Tearan, I have some beautiful veneer to use for the desk top. Hey Tearan, I am going to use Maple for the frame and an MDF substrate. It is still in the planning stages. Not sure how I want to do the legs though. Any thoughts? It is going to be a 2 part desk that w...
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1718 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- dbhost - 403 entries
- degoose - 397 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- mafe - 286 entries
- William - 258 entries
- shipwright - 231 entries
- Betsy - 228 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- stefang - 212 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 203 entries
- robscastle - 196 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 190 entries
- Rustic - 190 entries
- Dave Rutan - 189 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 188 entries
- Chris Davis - 184 entries
- StumpyNubs - 175 entries
- A Slice of Wood Workshop - 168 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries
- clieb91 - 160 entries
- littlecope - 152 entries
- bandit571 - 152 entries
- RaggedKerf - 151 entries
- Blake - 144 entries