What’s happening in the shop for February . Today we’ll be spraying Harvey’s locker murphy bed, desk, and toybox. I’ll be finishing the build on Jordan’s twin murphy bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>
I had to make some holes for shelf supports in the entertainment unit I am making, so I set up the Torque Workcentre ...I used the travel limiting stops on the Y axis… marked the distance on the sides of the boards…. locked the X axis …marked the back fence in line with the router bit… I used a spiral upcut 8 mm bit…moved the router to the backstop on the arm and drilled a hole them moved the router forward to the stop and drilled another hole… moved the ...
This was a very cool experience for Glen. Usually he is alone in his studio with his tools and wood creating lots and lots of sawdust. On this day the producer and her film crew came to Glen’s studio filmed him working and talking about his work. He has been a teacher for years, but never did anything in front of a camera. The producer was great helping him feel comfortable. Marie
...and that includes slathering glue on the ends (let’s try that) and going inside from time to time so I could dunk my head in the sink. First time with the drawknife, fun!
A 14" Grizzly comes to Matthews, NC #2: Slowly it decsends...the creepy, spine tingling noise it makes...
the lift sent chills up my spine. The UPS Freight driver told me he was told to make my delivery last. I muttered my disappointment but then guy said he didn’t know why. He apologized as he was aware of what he was delivering. All was okay, the box was here and I was about to venture into unknown land. Then as he pulled the pallet jack to the back of the truck I saw it. It was blaring out at me, laughing…a huge gaping hole in the box!! NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
We’ve been using the new top on top of our old table until I can finish the base. Over the last few months, the top has warped a bit, and was obviously out of alignment with the breadboard ends. While watching an old New Yankee Workshop online, I realized one of the things I did to cause this. I selected the boards for their aesthetic value, trying to match the grain to make it look like one solid piece of wood 38” wide. I neglected to alternate the boards’ growth rings,...
Hey everyone,I am in need of some help! I am writing a book called “The Burl Hunter”. I am looking for interested people who are willing to read as I write to help me out. I am not a great writer but I love to teach. What I would like to do is get about 5 people to read and critique the book. Even edit my grammar. I would like 2 people who know about burls just to keep me in check and 3 to just read to learn and see how it flows. I need your input. It is a book that will g...
About three years ago my brother Brian passed away at the age of 44. Brian was the epicenter of our family. He was born with a mental disability but pushed through life challenges like all of us, mostly capable of handing himself on his own. Brian was a people person, the unofficial mayor of the little town we grew up. The kind of person that no matter where we were in the US, Brian would meet a friend. Unfortunately, my father passed about 6 months prior to Brian due to Leukemia. M...
I had a couple decent walnut logs dropped off a few months ago in a mixed load. They were butt logs that had grown together at the very base. The guy was smart enough to bring the base too. I have looked at this chunk of wood off and on, knowing I wanted to cut table top slabs from it. I could have done that with a big chainsaw, but that really sucks. I wanted to stand it on the mill and slice cookies…but it was just too big for that diameter wise. Over 3’ x 4’...my mill ...
Hello LJ, I just finished today’s blog post. I am pleased with it. ‘The Littlest Protest’ http://ow.ly/1XXIP Brian p.s. I rank this as one of my top 17 of all time….maybe even top 12.
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