Here is the link to my woodworking blog. Don’t forget to look at the archives. There are a couple videos of a window sill I redid, with nothing but planes. traditionalwoodworks.blogspot.com
Next week I say goodbye to Kansas and all the friends that I have made here. My wife accepted a job in Omaha Nebraska and we will be moving on March 11th. Any fellow LumberJocks in the Omaha area? Is there anything similar to Woodcraft in that area?
Today I stopped into an antique store that I’ve driven by several times. I looked around they had some tools (plane a couple levels and a couple squares), but nothing that matched the cash on hand or was worth the price. I was almost out the door, but took a last look in a display case. In it I spotted this little gem A Stanley, stamped H101P on the side. So a happy day for me
In this quick video, I glue up the base, reinforce the miters, and attach the cabinet to the base. Due to my router being down, progress will be slow until I get it fixed which should be in a few days.
It’s been a while since I’ve updated on the garage conversion. It moves forward, slowly, but it is moving forward. While waiting for the money to free itself up to start on the walls, I’ve been getting a few small projects done to allow me to clear stuff away from the walls so I can get them insulated and clad. First item I made: I made it from Blue Stain Pine, that was really inexpensive. I messed up on the shelf alignment, so I figured I’d hang it on the wal...
I talked to Kelvin Potter last night, and as always he said he would be happy to receive a visit from the Lumberjock Gathering on Saturday the 21st of May. I told him we would try to get there by 5pm and he is cool with that. I also scored 100 board feet of cherry lumber for $100.00. If anyone wants any PM me and we’ll make arrangements. He also said he had a fresh batch of Turning Blanks for all the Turners in the group. They’ve been kiln dried of course.WE WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE T...
I recently decided to upgrade my table saw. My budget and space still only allows a benchtop style table saw, but I was able find a pretty good upgrade, in my opinion. I purchased a DeWalt benchtop saw. I really liked this saw because it has standard miter slots, and a real riving knife. I plan to build a descent cross-cut sled for this saw as well as some other jigs that I haven’t been able to make/use on other benchtop saws. I used it all afternoon and found that it cuts well and is a...
There is something about polar animals that enchant me. I don’t know what it is. I have always looked at them as creatures of great beauty. It strikes me as odd because as a painter, I am quite fond of color. I love painting wildlife and big cats and playing with the shading and tones and making them look realistic. Most of the Arctic animals are various shades of white and grey. You would think that would bore me. However, I did once paint a snow leopard in greyscale and it was ...
If you’re not familiar with it, Art Prize is an open art competition that takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, every autumn (for a few years now), but is open to any and all artists from all over the world. I think last year roughly 1700 people were in it and 40% or so were not from Grand Rapids. The top prize is $250,000 (chosen by popular vote), but most people enter Art Prize for the exposure. Which is my intention.. I wanted to blog about this earlier, but I opted against it...
7/23/11 When joining wood, is your #1 preference to use wood or metal? (ex. dowels vs screws)
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