with the 30degree temp outside this weekend, decided to put some effort into getting things set.picture 1 is a rockewell 6” jointer i picked up at an auction for $100. this is my first ever jointer. right off the bat, i knew it needed some love. i break out the wd-40, 120grit sandpaper, mineral spirits, and some carnuba car wax i had left over and spent a couple hours taking things apart and cleaning them up, to a point. to my surprise, i guess alvin and the chipmunks us...
“Will the person that left their prescriptions in the food court please come to the main office to claim them”. Really, some peop[le amaze me. Including the lady with the lime green hair. I thought it would be rude to go up and take her picture. Overall it was a good weekend. Suppossedly the second weekend is the biggest. Should be interesting. Not much to report today, not much happening.
Ok, first let me say Thank You! again to all of you Lumber Jocks for your kindness and encouragement! You guys are amazing! I don’t know how else to put it, you are truly amazing. You have all touched my life. So things here are busy. We are preparing to upgrade our electrical service to 400amps. I know there is a deep divide among the “overkill” and “sufficient” camps. Let me just get it out there that I am a believer in always preparing for the future. It is...
For a very long time our ancestors have built their own homes using mainly wood. For some strange reason, however, in most places of the earth this trend has receded – nowadays we prefer to use the help of professionals to build our homes for us rather than do it ourselves. The art of self-build is still valued in many places, but that seems to be an exception, not mainstream. So, have we simply become incapable of building our homes ourselves? I have a colleague at www.gloghome.com,...
So a friend of mine had 13 pine trees 60+feet tall that he wanted cut down.Biggest was 37 inches at stump. He asked if i wanted them for my wood stove and i replied no but i can cut them on the sawmill! His grampa planted the trees when he was 5yrs old. they didnt look like much to start out with but by the time they were all cut down and stacked up i had 13 logs 12.5 feet long and 49 logs 8.5 foot long. I plan on cutting them into lumber in the next couple weeks. I am figuring i will have a ...
The first step was to mill the white oak and Spanish cedar to oversized billets and let them season a week or two in the shop. After final milling, I dovetailed the white oak frame by hand (good practice!) and set out to mill the airfoil-shaped support bars. My biggest problem was getting the dowel-end to be well formed. I got some great advice from the joinery forum about machine approaches, but finally ended up whittling them rough, then bringing them to a final shape with a homemade...
I finished the door by opening the joint between the top rail and stile. I inserted the new louvers and clamped everything back together. I inserted 3” wood screws through the stile into the top rail and the mid rail and used some filler to hide the screws. A little more flat paint, and the repairs are seemless. Repair took about 15 minutes. Total Labor : 1.25 hours @ $32/ hr = $40.Total Mat’l: Scrap poplar, paint, 10% mark up = $3.30Total cost to client = $43.30 If ...
I’ve been looking to grow my hand plane collection for almost a year. A Stanley #6 kinda satisfied my tastes, I don’t make a lot of large projects, and nice Stanley #7’s and #8’s usually command premium prices. This #6 showed up on eBay, and I bid until I won. A whole $39.75 Man, this thing is HUGE! Well at least for me. It weighs just under 8 pounds. (from Patrick’s Blood & Gore website), and the sole and sides were evenly covered in rust. ...
I’ve been using used and low end machines in my workshop since last year when I begin woodworking.Recently spent more time on machine maintenance than wood working. Decided to update the table saw and band saw to new machines. Updated the table saw to a Ridgid 4512. Some minor setup issues, but should be finished by the weekend with setup, squaring, etc. Did a test power on and it runs really smooth. Not even comparable to the older used table saws. Ordered Grizzly 14” A...
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