I retired a few months ago and have been interested in greenwood working projects. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi all. my friend ( a woman) has asked me several times if i could get her old Hans J Wegner table to look a bit more inviting so to speak, I though what the hell i am making Wegner furniture every day so why not.. oh dear oh dear, this turned out to be a harder job then first expected, the table was not made by PP møbler in the first place, second it was a veneered tabletop and not a solid one which i am used to make. i had to re-glue some of the edges and sand it down very carefull...
I came across this today and thought I would share. I don’t know anything about the plane; I do know it looks really cool though and thought some folks might agree. Appears the maker is a David Irwin (no association with Irwin tools I would imagine), and it’s stamped with a Swann-Morton logo, who appear to make surgical instruments. . . . . . . . .
While taking some time off can is something that we all need and is really fun, the time comes when we need to get back to our routine and work again. It seems like weeks have gone by since we decided to take off for a few days and head to the city. In some ways it was really refreshing, but in others it was more tiring than our regular routine. In any case, it was fun. Even upon returning home on Saturday, as we unpacked and started to settle all our acquisitions into place, it set o...
I am preparing for another day on the treadmill today. It is Friday already and it seems that the week was spent either running or in negotiation. It’s these ‘unseen’ things that really seem to bog us down at times. But they are all for a reason and all functional, and part of the work and our lives. Yesterday was another busy one. The lecturing went well. I talked to two classes for an hour each and while I was quite nervous in the beginning, once I got rolling thin...
I got a good start on a sanding station today. It’s just so much easier to have a place like this rather than a bunch of hand sanders. This took about 3 hours to make, no plans, just winging it. Nothing fancy, as long as it does the job, I’m happy. I still have to level the sander in the ‘hole’. I found that the sander itself is not square or level, which really screwed me up when I built this perfectly level table. I’ll have to make some adjustments or make a...
About three months ago, I broke up with my girlfriend for reasons that wouldn’t be appropriate for me to go into here, but being anal retentive as I can be sometimes I actually had a budget item called “girlfriend expenses” to cover things like dates, dinners, valentines day presents etc.. Well since there was no longer a girlfriend, I had some money free up in the budget and I thought instead of just saving it why not buy something nice for myself. I had my eye on a Hamm...
It’s been a nice weekend, so far, in Northeast Alabama. The weather is nice and there is an estate sale a short distance from my house. I could not go to the first day of the sale on Friday, so my Dad scoped out the tools for me. He picked up a couple planes for me. I have not seen them yet, so I will have to add that pic later. He did tell me he picked a Stanley 110 and a Worth jack plane. Saturday morning, I went to the sale and grabbed a hand full of nice toys. - One Sta...
Those of you close to me and my simple projects know my work has me serve the men and women who defend our freedoms overseas. My relief valve has been and will continue to be maintaining a simple “wood shop” in my hooch that will allow me to make a few simple things and maintain my sanity in hostile surroundings. My biggest problem has always been getting wood to work with at an Embassy where I cannot leave. My R&R let me come home every 6 months and I try to re-stock then, us...
Hello everyone, an extremely humid day today with around 82% humidity and 95 the high temp, but somehow the spirit of an evening of creating was to be had….lol. My shop has little more than a fan or heater….so this was going to get warm…lol This is a project that I have been wanting to do for a while now. I have always enjoyed the extreme creativity of the Rennaissance period and I thought it would be a real challenge and adventure to have a go at my version of a trestle ...
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