I ended up running very late on getting these clocks finished for Xmas, so I didn’t have time to blog this project like I wanted to. Having said that, the results are up as a project now if anyone would like to view it!
Ok—two success stories last night. I got rid of one cheesy (cheap) toolbox that I bought years ago for the princely sum of $40 . . . some happy owner has a new $10 toolbox for his grandson. The most important part is I have more floor space! As you can see in the recently updated Sketchup drawing . . .I need it! So the plan is to keep on selling/giving away/trashing what I don’t need. Thus far I’ve discovered that if you put it on Freecycle/Freebie type listings p...
At first I thought it was just my imagination. I took some deep breaths this morning and felt very constricted and tight in my chest. I was just coming down the hall when I heard my wife Peggy also blowing her nose and sounding congested. We talked and neither one of us was experiencing any symptoms like that until last night’s cutting on the garbage can holder. We decided that the bag filter system was definitely next on the “must-do” items to help our health. To...
Finally! No more work on the floor. Got the bottom in, and legs done. They pop out and will stow in the triangular area for transport.
Piece if the week showcase #1: Cal Urban Lumber's "Piece of the Week" Premiere Showcase starts 4/1/09
I’ve been getting some WONDERFUL submissions all weekend! Please keep them coming! If your submission isn’t featured this time, I will keep your submission pics and you may be chosen for the showcase in weeks to follow. Thanks to all who have sent pictures so far, and for those of you who haven’t yet, this is your chance for some free advertising or a place to show how proud you are of the piece who have submitted. Everything I have seen is really great! As this ...
hey guys , i just heard a newone yesterday , from a woman ! when redoing old hinges and fixtures and such , slow cook them in a crock pot (like a brisket) for 24 hours !it ’s suposed to take old paint and finishes off , without the messy chemicals and messy clean up .simply was and dry , ( ihavent tried it yet , but it sounds reasonable ) .water / heat / clean . sounds like something we can handle ! david
For my birthday (a few days in advance due to a sale at Home Depot) my family purchased a Ridgid Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander for me… which will be a great addition to my workshop. I fell in love with this sander at a woodworking show last Fall when I used it to build a Band Saw box. The oscillating action with the belt sander worked perfect for fine-tuning the shape of the box (a kidney shaped box). I look forward to building more boxes… and am once again indebted to my w...
This is the first project that I’m working on since I’ve joined LJ’s and thought, “Hey, I’ll journal the whole thing on here and get some input from people…”. So that’s what I’m doing. I wanted to try my hand at Osage Orange, as I’ve seen some cool things done with it before and wanted a challenge, from what I hear it’s very hard and dense. I couldn’t find any locally, so I went to Bell Forest Products website and pick...
I’m planning to blog a VERY small project here but unfortunately, I need some help before I really get started. As an incentive for your assistance, I’m going to post a bunch of pictures which you will find below. I recently purchased the material for my project from and individual on ebay. I basically bought a box of thins/cutoffs of various unidentified exotics. I need so help identifying what I’ve got (if you are up for the challenge. Below is a photo of all the ...
I was reading a post at Doug Stowe”s blog, Wisdom of the Hands where he was discussing how the use of specific tools could “self identify” your work. I commented my thoughts to Doug and also posted them and a poll at my blog. Take a look to see my take on the subject and take the poll and leave a comment while you’re there! Thanks for reading!
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