I put my first veneer sheets under pressure with some softener tonight. Hopefully they’ll come out nice and flat and ready to roll this next weekend. http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/06/pressing-matters.html
There are a few Lumber Jocks here in “The Great State of Florida” and over the 2012 Memorial Day Weekend, I decided to take a trip to meet Jeremy Greiner. So I jumped on the ol’ iron horse, and rode my Harley north west from Melbourne which is located on the east coast to Apopka. Jeremy’s got a sweet setup in his double car garage from which he makes all those wonder projects he post about. Plus he does it in style by the use of a “mini split” AC unit in the workshop. The Saturday ...
Hi everybody, my sister is going to marry in two weeks and I’m in the middle of making a tea light holder that includes the weeding date in golden letters. I cut five strips and two blocks of smoked oak and “copper oak” (dunno if that exists in the English woodworking world) and laminated them together. I planed and thicknessed the block to about 3,5 cm and drilled two holes for the glass inserts with a 4,5 cm Forstner bit. After several test pieces with my Dremel t...
We took the first day of a planned vacation and layed low trying to get everyone healthy…. so I got some decent shop time and accommplished the following… I milled the risers out of cut offs from SPF 2×10s that I used for rafters in the kiddo’s tree house last summer… it’s good practice for me to go through the jointer-jointer-TS-planer routine again…. but somehow my jointer (a 1930s Craftsman) got out of whack… so I got to “prac...
Let me first start out and say thanks to all those that have commented on this blog so far. I’m writing it to get help and to also possibly provide future help to someone else. You’ve been extremely helpful. I’ve sent out an email to Philadelphia Woodworks to see if they had a sander that is big enough for my slab or if they knew any of the local cabinet makers that may be able to help. They do have a 15” open-ended wide belt sander which doesn’t help me, b...
Well I thought it might be best this evening to get to the shop and keep up with the spoon practicing and see where are am at with things. I felt good and energized after a fine meal of venison burger, potatoes and greens. I have to say that deer meat is a terrific source of rocket fuel and lucky for me I have no better source than my uncle Topper who lives in the cold hills of the upstate NY. When it comes to some well hunted eats there’s no better of a choice than Toppers freezer for some d...
I just wanted to share with LJs the new Blogger site for our own Kinglingmaker and MickeyD:Micky & Jed's Woodworking Kindlingmaker has made it a Project of giant proportions to gather autographs of famous (and some not-so-famous) woodworkers on wood sample blocks, and his collection so far is quite impressive. Check out his Blog for some amazing photos. You’ve done a great job with this, Jed!
Hey guys! As usual, the summer season is the busiest for my remodeling work and it takes me away from my passion of sharing with the woodworking community. But I will take what I can get so the good news is that I am still at it. The latest issue of WOOD Magazine has just hit the bookstores and mailboxes and I was lucky enough to get a full page of coverage! The article gives tips from 4 small pro shops and mine was one of the shops covered. While there is a lot more wisdom and exper...
Now I guess I can say I am fully back in the shop. Today I spent all day with the folks at our marquetry club. I got most of the work done on a bandsaw box that I now need to do a bit of marquetry on the top for. It was good to get out in to the shop and get my hands on some power tools. The only disappointment was the battery in my wife’s camera died so she didn’t get all the pictures she wanted of the process. Guess I’ll just have to build another one… Life...
I just updated an album on my woodworking facebook page with project pricing. I’m curious as to your prices. At first glance, would you charge more or less for the item pictured? I dont want to get into what this is or how its built or how long it took or all the little details. Simply at first glance. To save time and bandwidth ill just post a link to the album. I know prices differ for custom work via different locations. Just wonder how much. Thanks for those who take the time to off...
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