October 2/09 Rick and I attended the “Woodstock Wood show” (Ontario Canada) this morning. It was a beautiful rainy day—perfect weather for trekking around in the mud and getting chilled through and through. But—it’s a wood show. You can’t go wrong. The crowds weren’t huge but then it is a Friday morning and it is raining. I spoke to some of the familiar faces: Jim McEntee from Steel City and Paul Fulcher, from Canadian Woodworking to ...
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 How Dry is Dry Water occurs in wood in two places, First, there’s the free water that fills the inside of the wood cells. That’s like water in a bucket. Second, water also infiltrates the cell walls. That’s called bound water. Imagine squeezing a piece of cotton Cheeses cloth until all the free water is drained away. The cloth though, remains damp because the material continues to contain moisture-the bound water. When wood contains bound water it ...
We have been living in our house for six years now and we still have no formal kitchen. The dishes had to be done outside. SWMBO is putting up with the situation very calmly. So far lady luck is smiling. But no need to push it. I guess we all have an idea of what happened to those who did… I did the the 6’W X 12’L X 8’H extension all by my lonesome only on weekends/holidays. Walls, roofing and the ceiling. The concrete pour for the flooring I subbed out. The size i...
In case any of you turners are looking for a chuck to use on your lathe….This one is at a great price…plus it includes 2 jaws and a wood center screw. I have the supernova II on my big lathe…and now one of these on my Jet mini….the jaws are interchangeable and now I don’t have to keep switching chucks and jaws so much….....and the price was better then the grizzly or the PSI chucks….all of which have their plus’s and minus’s…..but m...
Toy Chest Creations - A learning experience #2: The box assembly is completed - a lot of things learned, a few small inconsistencies
I’ll add pictures later. This project has been a huge learning experience. Many of the things I’ve learned are mundane in the woodworking world, and have been expressed better by far more experienced craftsmen than I. A list of what I would consider to be the things that others probably do without thinking: Measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure Put the wood down before making adjustments to the blade height. Thi...
Hi I appreciate your welcome and i will try this site. I’m relatively new in woodworking and had begin with a large project (kitchen cabinet shaker style, door in solid maple, cabinet in plywood venneer maple). But i have 75% of the project terminated , i have learn some technique of woodworking and i love it. I’m very happy to be with you and see your woodworking. Ps) I’m a french people so my english is’nt very good.
I chamfered the feet, put on the top and installed the vise its the groz 7” quick release…
Well, my progress has seemed to have stalled a bit. All of these attempts are still fairly acceptable and workable, but I’m still missing it on one or two. cuts. Right now I’m using a $25 Crown gentleman’s saw from Woodcraft and it seems to be very easy to be a bit wobbly with it. I think my tool budget next month may need to include a pistol grip dovetail saw. I realize that the most control probably comes from a Japanese pull saw, but the red blooded American purist in...
As you may know, I have been gifted a Shopsmith but it needs restoration. Well, This afternoon we loaded the Shopsmith and the second “spares” machine in our bakkie (pickup) and drove it 2.5 hours home. Most of the trip was in rain, with almost half of the drive time spent peering through a rain storm worse than I have seen in the last 5 years. At times the visibility was down to about 3 car lengths. I’m not worried about any rust from the trip, because this is how my...
Wow I just read the posting rules !!! Ok from now on every project I post is FOR SALE. Maybe I’ll make my 2 cents back some day. Now if anyone really wants to buy the crap I make, that is their problem. After you see some of my projects think you will get my sense of humor. To be perfectly honest, I’m scared as heck to post my work, to a site full of woodworkers. First thing we ALL say when we see a project – ”I can make that” Check back soon.
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