James Peters enjoys what he does. Waking up every morning and working in his woodshop in the back of his house is the “bees knees” as James says. Once there, he makes custom acoustic guitars. He is, as it’s called, a luthier based in Springfield, TN. After moving to Nashville in 1989 and having some success in the country music songwriting industry, a friend asked James to repair his guitar. It was after that experience that he realized it would be easier &mdas...
Well, yesterday I went to the doctor for my yearly checkup. All the test came out within the parameters of a healthy 64 year old man. I feel a heavy load off my shoulders each year when I get the results. The relief grows proportionally with the advancement in age. So I guess there will be one more old grumpy man around on the site for the near future. P.S – He did question my mental state on finding I subjected my body to spinning and rotating sharp metal objects on a daily basis.
OK – so now the folks on the forum have told me how to paint PVC with success. Now I would like your opinion if painting the PVC is even necessary. Would you paint the PVC tubing between the wheels? I’d really like your opinions. Thanks in advance.
If you are looking for something to do between the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl come to Nashville, TN for the 21st annual Tennessee Association of Woodturners Symposium on January 23-24, 2009. Featured demonstrators include Jimmy Clewes, Cindy Drozda, Mike Mahoney, and Robert Rosand. For more information go to www.tnwoodturners.org/symposium – hope to see some Lumberjocks there!
Check out my new blog post on Furnitude: http://tinyurl.com/9bbcbq
It was a chilly 45 degrees here this morning, but I braved the chill, cleaned up the rabbets with my old #78 and dry fit the chest. Here is a look at the front Viewed from the front left Viewed from the back right Still need to trim a couple of rail tenons, but after that, its off to building the lid. Have a great day and thanks for visiting. Bruce (AKA FLWoodRAT)
sorry for not having any pictures of the actual process, i didn’t get my digital camera until i had already planed down most of the wood.my workbench is being made out of a dark oak. it is going to have 4×4 legs, and is at least going to be at least 3 1/2 inches thick. that is the wood for the top. those are the 4×4s for the legs. that is going the stretcher (or whatever you call it) for in between the legs. here is a picture of the nice oak ...
Good enough for a movie star!! Meet Addison, 5 months old. And you thought I did all this for someone special!!!!! ;o)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zeld0aVWT24 In this video I go over how to mark out and design a pattern. I also cut the inaly out on the scroll saw this is really the only way to inlay is using the scroll saw. In the next video I will set the inlay into the wood but before that I will cut the hole for the inlay. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
I decided to create a chess set in which the pieces would be the ‘names’ of each piece—I’m pretty new to woodworking, so this is a learn as I go process. I’ve started by doing some basic prototyping of the ‘pawns’ Here’s the first go at them—the ‘real’ ones will have some sort of symbol at the top, to make the board easier to ‘read’. They will also likely be thinner, and won’t be made out of scrap plywo...
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