This past weekend was a big event for the Roswell family, as we celebrated my Mom’s 80th birthday. Plans began early in the year and resulted in a family dinner on Friday night, with my younger brother surprising Mom by flying in from Arizona (after a lot of lies about why he couldn’t make it) and with my son and granddaughter flying in from BC (it didn’t even cross Mom’s mind that he would make the trip). We also had a bonfire breakfast Saturday morning (for the past ...
Well as one would expect about 5 of the 14 students in my class did not show up for the second class, which is nice considering there is only a small amount of power tools to student ratio, one planer and one jointer. Plus the smaller class led to a more one on one feel with the teachers. I used the three major woodworking machines that I have never used; tablesaw, jointer, and planer. They were all great and now I think I need some of my own! (Which will be impossible as I live on the third ...
I’d have to say a lot of the joy i get out of woodworking comes before i ever pick up a tool or a piece of wood. I’m speaking about the time when a project is born in the mind. When i can ponder it, manipulate it, envision it, add to it, take away from it, and generally just get my mind buzzing with excitement about what i want to create. To see a project you like and wish to have exact blueprints for it seems foreign to me. Sure i get ideas from what others have made. I just d...
Getting Closer… Well guys I can hardly stand it! I am getting so close to done on this project and yet there is so much to do. I just want to go home and be with my wife and my dogs so bad. This job has been a nail biter every step of the way. The more I get done, the more work I have at risk if I should screw up. A mistake could cost the equivalent of a good used car – NO KIDDING. If you want to do high-end work, the risk is high too. That is one factor most don’t...
Wow quite an ordeal, order placed 18Nov. 2007 recieved 2 weeks later. The crate of the jointer base was smashed apart on the infeed end. The manager of the local WoodCraft store (1.5 hours away) told me don’t worry about it if its damaged they would replace it. I took home both boxes ( mistakes 1&2). The jointer base was crushed in 5/8 in the center of the front and back to the point of the logo popping loose. Woodcraft said no problem we’ll order another one. On 19 No...
As some of you know, I’ve been battling Epstein-Barr for the past 2 months. The only “treatment” is water and rest. I’m not one to lay around, so on top of having no energy I’ve had to put up with laying around the house. The most trying part is staying out of my “shop”. I spent the summer and part of the fall transforming the gargage. I still haven’t done anything about the lighting due to being down and not having the money to hire someon...
As usual in this series, this blog has nothing to do with woodworking and everything to do with keeping your sanity. On Saturday, long before the sun came up, Carleen and I hit the road for Winnemucca, Nevada. We stopped at Arock on the way to pick up a granddaughter and a spare, kid that is. After about 3 hours of fighting a snow storm we dropped down into Winnemucca. The reason for the trip was the annual ranch rodeo. For a lot of years the people” in the know” have declar...
Alright—newbie status is showing here. Since yesterday’s post incorporated a couple of photo links in a format incompatible with this forum, here goes try number 2 (now that I’ve found the directions on how to link them—yes, I’m a guy and I don’t apologize for it). The photo above shows one of the more complicated bookcase-style projects I’ve done – but it doesn’t meet the criteria of this challenge, whereas …. Photo 2R...
I want to get a router table and there are so many …...I would love all yer ideas as to what is working for you …My Bro in law has a JessEm with ALL the bells and whistles and i got to use it a few weeks ago …It even has a Red and Gold crank handle that cranks from the right side under the table.. that of course was not the selling point ..but the JessEm is quite a jewel …..I think the BenchDog looks like a good one also …I was just perusing the MLCS HORIZONTAL ...
This episode shows in detail the procedures to make Through dovetails on the Leigh D4R jig. The steps are very simple: 1. Arrange the guide pin spacing2. Route the tails using a suitable dovetail router bit3. Route the pins using the matching straight router bit The variable pin spacing makes the D4R a very versatile dovetail jig, allowing an infinite arrangement of dovetail spacing. In addition, this capability also allows setting half pins near the edge of the boards, which I find ...
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