It’s been a good weekend. I spent most of it in the shop working on some jigs for my shop. I recently purchased a used drill press on CL. It needed some repair. The previous owner had a nice DP table but it was made from an old piece of laminated countertop. It was delaminating and I was afraid to use it for any precise work. So I rebuilt the top out of 3/4 Baltic birch. I also added a fence. I made an insert for the center so I can replace it if I need to drill through a piece. T...
I am looking for fellow wood workers that would like to participate in planning a 2 day workshop with David Finck the Author of Mastering and Making hand planes.
I’ve got a problem. I live in Bellingham, just a few miles from the Grizzly Industrial Headquarters. And in recent years their annual scratch-and-dent sale has occured the same week as my birthday. So, the sale has become a birthday-week tradition. Now, my first experience at the scratch-and-dent was fantastic. I had spent about five years convincing my wife how important it would be for me to purchase a new cabinet saw. Finally, she agreed to let me puchase one at the Grizzly ten...
Well today is the last day of my almost three week vacation. Among other things I’ve been Playing Nurse, Being a Bicyclist and Of Course a Woodworker. I did get the one thing that I wanted to done which was to finish my first Rocking horse. This project has been so enjoyable because I get to use many of my tools that don’t get used that often otherwise. I’ve also pretty much made decisions on ones that could serve someone else better than me, since they’ve not been us...
Well its hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since my last update—-and this second little boat which was supposed to be a quick build so I could get on the water will nearly be 2 years into the build…embarrassing! However…after the toughest two years of my life…TWO moves, unemployment, job changes and so on and so on…I finally got both my boats arranged on the patio this weekend. Since we moved back to our house in Napa (where I have lots of buil...
One thing I would strongly recommend to any of you who travel is to make the effort to meet some of your online LJ friends abroad when you can. This trip, to England, Belgium and France was a good example. Our first stop after landing in London this time was to Essex. The reasons were that it was a place we hadn’t seen before , there was a regatta of classic gaff rigged boats there, and most of all to meet an LJ friend, Jim Rowe (JR45) who is building a chevalet from my SU plans. Jim...
Hello felows,sometimes we need to make some holes for european hinge and we are far from our bench drills. The idea showed below was what I did for make some holes and didn’t think about damage the oposite side of MDF doors.The PET body can’t damage the MDF or wood as well. If you need deeper you can cut a little bit more aat bottle body.The cap of bottle didn’t be warm because I put a piece of round wood (like a hole saw rest of cut) for insulate it (not shown on pict...
I finally took possession of this awesome piece of vertical grain douglas fir. The first thing I did was use my cross cut saw to break it down into some smaller, more manageable sizes. Because it was pretty rough, I ran it through a thickness planer to clean it up a bit. Once I marked out the pieces that I needed, I used a band saw to rough out the shapes. Yes… I used a band saw to do some roughing out… yup.. even though I really wanted to do everything by hand… millin...
I just realized that it has been over a year since my last entry to this blog. I’ll treat this as a “year in review”. If I had to label it, this would be the year that I first ventured into Segmented Turning. I’ve completed 2 sets of segmented salt and pepper mills, one as a gift, and one to keep. Both of the projects were a lot of fun and provided great turning experience. I can also say I now have 2 segmented bowls under my belt (1, 2). Both are just for person...
I am fairly new to woodworking. I have done a few projects, but always had to move the car out of the garage and pull everything out to use it and then put it away again. I now have a shop which I am sure I will have filled to capacity all too soon. This website was recommended to me by my uncle who is a fellow blogger.
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