Had a little time while attending a festival with the girls. The wood is a slightly curved Cherry and this Mt. Man has started to show himself. It has a little wood beetle issue that I need to take care of, but really I like the ‘trails’ they leave in the wood.
I wanted to get some feedback from Lumberjocker’s on what I should get next, I’m getting close to the end of all my big tool purchases and Fall is just around the corner so I’ll be able to get back in the shop to make sawdust, lets hope so with these hot days we’ve had. My shopping list: INCRA Joinery System Combo #1 w/ left had router tableDewalt DW618PK Router….....or something better??? IDK, Suggestions!! Grizzly 14” Deluxe Band SawDewalt DW735 Pla...
The nice long weekend was well spent woodworking. I tried my hand at milk paint, Royal Blue, they didn’t have a dark enough green (or any green in stock) and I wasn’t brave enough to mix my own. I think next time I will be. I brushed on the paint just to get a feel for how the process worked and I really enjoyed it. Much easier than any oil based paint and it felt a lot like canvas painting when I was in highschool. I’d also like to try spray painting the milk paint with my ...
Do you like tool reviews? I do, but I hate when it is just a written article. You don’t get to see everything that the actual user gets to see. I’m starting a new series called “Tuesday Tool Time”. It will be a video review, sometimes live, that goes in depth of tools that I currently use and future tool I buy. One week I might do power tools and the next might be as simple as a screwdriver set. The first show will be Tuesday September 27th. I will review my Skill tabl...
As my wife put it, “It is an odd feeling knowing that people we don’t know are now using stuff that we made.” Yesterday we sold at our first craft fair. It was a rather nice day and the venue was small, the local HOA puts it on each year at the community center. Our focus was primarily Puzzles and Games. We have shopped a number of the local shows the past few years and noticed it was a bit lacking in this area so we figured it would be a good area to focus on. DW did a number of sewn game...
Bellow is a excerpt of an article that I wrote on my website. To view the whole article visit the link bellowhttp://jordswoodshop.com/2011/11/article-salvaged-timber/ Excerpt 149 of 507 wordsMore often than not my projects are made entirely of salvaged timber. This of course is by choice, but last night while I was talking to a lady, my passion for furniture making somehow came up in conversation, and she asked me about what pieces I have made. As I enthusiastically got into the conv...
Upcoming projects and designs. #18: LOML complained about how messy the sheet goods in the shop are...
Now I’ve got not only her approval, but her insistance that I build a sheet goods rack / organizer. I will be using the Wood Whisperer design, sort of. The bottom and back will be from 2×12 lumber as I have it already, the wall cleat will be 2×4. Again I already have it… Just need some full sheets of ply, hinges, and a couple of decent casters and we are ready to go… I will NOT be going up the wall as Marc does with his lumber rack as I already have one I am ver...
When my partner and I bought and moved into this place just over nine months ago, the basement was a total shabbles… the basement as now just a shabbles. I still have to save my pennies to get the floor concreted. But in the mean time still have a workable area just for tinkering. (we all like to tinker right) Not being on a huge wage and still really recovering from the shock of owning a home when we moved in I just slapped a bench together with bits I found about the basement…...
Planed the first piece of maple burl today to really see what I had and i must say once planed it looks better. The Burl wasn’t quite what I hoped for when I first cut it open, having the dark brown spots or bark woven-in.Cut the tree down late last fall and this Burl was a pleasant surprise to find as all the rest of the wood is now part of the firewood pile for next year. As you can see the log JUST clears my Bandsaw Got quite a few good cuts from it as it had...
Well, I got the four sides cut and squared and shaped. The next step was to start the dovetail cutting for the joinery. I decided to go against my traditional ways and cut the pins first instead of the tails. I always cut tails first since I started hand joinery and figured I was doing just fine with that. But I took a look at all of my projects that I did with dovetails and took mental notes each time I did that process and decided that my work could be better; the joints done with more ...
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