I am going to be typing fast today. I was awaken this morning, not by the distant call of the rooster, but by the persistent pounding of the wind and the rain announcing hurricane Earl at my door. I had some great news to talk about, but I may save it for tomorrow. I want to keep things short today (If there is such a thing where I am concerned!). The storm should be with us most of the day, and already the winds are picking up. It seems ironic because it was another night of stagnan...
Taking it back to the basics… how the machine works and what type of power tools can be used on the TWC.. Let us look to Stuart Lees from Stu’s Shed. Stu … while still a hobbyist woodworker… has an engineering background ..and thus an understanding of how the TWC works and how it could be used by woodworkers as is shown by the videos he has made since he received his first TWC. Now over the last few weeks Stu has posted a few videos of the basics of the Torque Wo...
Hey All!Yes, it has been a while since my last blog about working in the can. This one, I hope will be short as there is not a lot that has changed in the can. I have told you all about the tools I have bought and my plans to insulate the can in the hopes of maintaining a bearable work environment. I can tell you that there has been some really HOT days this summer, which literally drove me out of the can. No wind, high humidity on some days, and temps hovering around 100 degree’s pr...
I have had the worst problem trying to mill out some qswo lumber
Yesterday I received a parcel in the post all the way from the USA.My dearest buddy Ellen (ellen35) sent me a gift When I opened the cover there was a card Here is the beautiful hand made card by Ellen Ellen kindly sent this to me because I am going for a little surgery next week Wednesday (24th)nothing major or serious, I wont be doing my usual activities for at least 3 weeks. Ellen, thank you so much for your love, kindness and moral support, it is people like you th...
The annual woodworking show is this town weekend and I was determined to stop in to pick up some basic supplies that I can’t typically find locally in bulk. I thought it might be fun to bring the older two kids along. This turned out to be a great idea as the show ended up being more about them! The main attraction for the kids were the booths from the local clubs and associations. The Fox Valley woodworkers and DuPage Woodworkers club members paid extra attention to them, one giving...
I am on a Ferry to Victoria to see the outlaws. Had to leave a box of LeeValley presents at home.We head off skiing for a week after that so I won’t get to play for weeks.What did Lumberjocks get for their Christmas woodworking gifts???
Well it’s been 6 months into selling my wares at local markets and shows.And I have to say I have done well for myself since my first attemp.I did a local farmers market and been busy ever since!Talking with people led to a whole bunch of oppetunities and snowballed from there.I couldn’t wait for the holidays to be over so I could take a break or at least I thought the phone is still ringing!(not as much) Thanks for reading!
Because I train and teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu between 4 – 6 nights a week, I don’t get as much time in the shop as I’d like some times. We had a 3-day weekend this past weekend, but I wasn’t able to get any time in the shop on Saturday. Our head instructor came down from Hattiesburg for a seminar and that is an all-day affair with us all going out to eat afterwards and spending the evening hanging out around a fire in the back yard. I did get to put a good bit of time ...
My wife regularly asks me to cut her some rectangular boards for her for the mixed media art she likes making. So today while getting some odds and ends for stool I’m building for a step grand nephew (I think that’s right; blended families can be challenging, anyways…) my sister asked me to build. So after giving the board a quick pass thru the jointer and planer, it was cut to be about 8 in square blocks. To pretty up the ends I took my smoothing and block plan to the lo...
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