I recently finished my LVL Sitting Bench and delivered it to a local gallery on Tuesday for a “recycled” show. Then last night on my way home from work I get a call from the gallery asking me to come down becuase there was a problem. I arrived to see the following horror,Some lady was in the gallery and evidently let her 2 yr old daughter roam a little to far and ended up taking a ball point pen to the top of my bench. Fortunately, the bruising was mostly superficial, and aft...
I’ve been posting lots of questions for about a week now, emailing and messaging fellow Lumberjocks, and I’ve finally started my project so I thought I’d blog about it to keep track of my project. Progress may not be the quickest, but I’ll post what I run into along the way – the good, the bad, and the ugly! My wife and I are thinking about finally starting a family. I just finished graduate school, got a job, and she’ll be done with her doctorate also i...
Well, it’s been a while since I’ve had time to blog. I’ve been super busy trying to take care of things around the house and trying to make CHRISTmas gifts for the family. I’ve been working on a set of coasters for my parents and have come to the conclusion that a new design is in order. I was not abiding by the “keep it simple” principle and it came back to bite me. I haven’t taken any pics of my project thus far but I plan to once things are fin...
I am already anti-plan. I don’t like making anything by following someone else’s plan. Figuring out how to make it is half the fun and I often change my mind about a dimension or joinery technique during the making process based on how it looks to me. I am anti-hardware. Whenever possible, I like to make things that contain no metal. Probably no one else cares, but for me it is a point of honor to not resort to the use of metal. I am anti-fancy design. I think the bea...
Taj Mahal, Take a Giant Step. I believe this is a Monkees tune, but I think Taj gives it a little more “feeling”
This may not look like a woodworking post at first glance, but do read on…. I’m afraid to look back at the date of when I last posted to LJs regarding a suggestion on finish ceiling height in my basement dig out. Well, After 9 months of design/ planning/ construction, my basement is dug out & the slab is poured. A brief history of events: Our house was built in 1852 & had 5 foot ceilings & dirt floors when we bought it. It had an old boiler (70’s) that ven...
For my first real project I am building a 9 drawer dresser for my unborn daughter. It is solid mahogany with birch ply drawers.
Today marked two days in a row of progress on my light project. This, after over a week of beating my head on the bench with the electronics on the lighting. But….. finally I have the basic light circuit wired and working, and tested with the actual lights that will be mounted in when it’s complete. Now I’m waiting for the paint to dry, and assembly of the “lamp” portion tomorrow. I’ll post as soon as I can get it together, and post a video as soon as I...
Need an upper guard for my 1950’s Skil radial arm saw. I have an old parts breakdown and need part #9231 for a 16” blade. Anyone suggest where to look besides the common on-line shops?
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