My mother is set to semi retire at the end of this month and requested assistance removing some items from her home in order to increase her ability to change locations more effectively. Happy to assist and believed most of the items could be sold for an amount greater than the UHaul expense but was unfortunately incorrect on this. Have began pulling them apart for their pieces and generally been fairly pleased… Working on a commissioned toy box and have found adequate Red Oak mat...
A few years ago I saw a blanket from a woodworkers wife with the words “A Few Of My Favorite Things” on it. . It had the words table saw, router, and a few other tools. It got me thinking about the song from “The Sound Of Music”(r).So I wrote this and sang it at the Christmas toy give away at our local woodworking club. Enjoy A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS©2010 Gary B FosterRaindrops on shop windows and sawdust on my kittenBright colored finishes and joints that are fi...
In this video, Scott Enloe, a woodwright from Great Falls, Montana, gives some insight into his business and shares with us some good advice on the business of woodworking. You can see Scott’s gallery of work at www.ScottsBoatWorks.com. He does some pretty nice work building everything from fine furniture to strip canoes that have been featured in Playboy Magazine. Bet I got your attention now, don’t I? Strip Canoe…Playboy…it’s just too funny but true:) ...
Walnut Dining Room and Foyer #3: Finished Foyer Table and Tealight Holder, On to Dining Table Design
I finally finished the foyer table – the top turned out great. Even though I was suprised / disappointed at the big knots during the resawing, they are what most people comment liking when they first see it. I attached the top with steel z-clips from woodcraft – 2 on each end since the ends were bowed up a little. After I finished the table, my wife (nonchalantly) mentioned how a tealight holder would be nice to put on the bottom shelf. So of course I had to build a custom ...
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m having a hard time keeping up. Especially with my one fingered ”Hunt, & Peck” typing. I see we hit 400 projects this morning, isn’t that something ? I might have to hire a secretary, so I can keep up around here. That’s about all I have to say today. Besides, I have to save on my finger.
Last month my brother had local Mennonites build a porch around his house and they used what I think is called rough-hewn pine. It is so beautiful. My brother built a couple bird houses out of some leftover wood and Rick fell in love with the look and had my brother go to the workers’ sawmill and buy us some boards for the as-of-yet unknown projects ($8 Canadian/board). Today we actually used the wood to make a garbage bin for our back door. It’s rough—just the way I ...
Harmony of Soul ....and so today while out having a walkabout…. —-i passed the way that often bears me out to that stump of a tree, that was dis-eased with wood-rot, just as i was dis-eased with all my accumulated years of endeavouring to keep ahead, while never knowing the enjoyment that comes from what ‘just is’ right before my eyes…. —-this place where it seems that ages have passed by, since the dis-covered learning of only yesterdays new growt...
I was out of town for four days and fell behind on my schedule. I cut 30 mortises for the pegs last night. I received some tips from Karson on the making, assembly and finishing the pegs. Thanks Karson. Don gave me a tip on the pegs. He suggested obtaining the Darrel Peart book: Greene & Greene Design Elements for the Workshop. It arrived yesterday. I read the first 7 chapters and am now starting on the design elements section. This book is absolutley great and I highly recomm...
Well, its going to be a long afternoon and evening as I am excited to “press on” and start my first veneering project. I am going to veneer a small panel as an experiment to see how the process works. I purchased a couple of veneer packs on sale at Rockler to use in my experiment. This first panel is 1/4 inch MDF hardboard veneered with movingui, a hard wood from Africa using TiteBond Cold Press Veneer Glue. Veneer – A thin surface layer, as of finely grained wood, glued to a base of...
Hi Folks, Many of you know that I’ve been trying to work out the shop computer situation. I had a number of suggestions given to me and most of them excellent, and all quite good. In true “Me,” fashion, I chose none of them and came up with another option. As most of you know, one of the greatest concerns about a computer in the shop, is dust. This is a big concern, because even a cheap computer can ingest a lot of dust but there also came the concern about the spac...
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