Well, some progress has been made but less than I’d hoped. Here’s what we started with Saturday morning, the ‘amazing’ collection of shelving and workbench built by the son of the our houses previous owner: It’s not really clear in this picture but neither the shelves or the bench are level in any direction, and the shelves are actually bowed. (And were like that when we moved in.) They came down very easily – which was frightening considering ho...
Since I’ve been getting a little antsy, I decided to take advantage of nice weather in our area last week and over the weekend, so I broke out the table saw and other tools again. As my signature says… “Respect your tools, and they will respect you”, was the pep talk I gave myself, before I scrubbed the saw up, and got back to work. I’d first like to say that I should have known the day was gonna be bad, when I stopped by and picked up breakfast at, well, a pl...
It is so convenient, as it turns out, that my wife really wanted a video camera for her birthday. Well, this is what she got… Grab some popcorn, because you can bet I’ll be “borrowing” the camera for a little shop time when I get a chance.
I apologize to everyone for my first try at this very article. Grammatically written the first time in a terrible way. It has been redone after a lot of hours. I also do not see well anymore so I did the best I could. Futuristic Education is Here Now By Richard Williams, 12/24/08 Wow, some school districts have moved into the future with innovative approaches in teaching met...
I decided to make a hope chest for my wife for our 5 year anniversary since the theme of the anniversary is wood. She told me when we first started dating that she always wanted one. It took awhile to find a design I liked, and it was one from tooldad. He made a solid cedar raised panel blanket chest I loved the design!
How many man hours does it take to lift a table saw two feet from its crate and onto its new base? Roughly five… :) A good weekend, putting two new tools into commission and making huge strides towards being where I’d like to be… As you may have read back in November my Lovely Lady Wife gave me permission to buy a new saw for my birthday/Christmas. While the saw arrived promptly, it turned out the mobile base was out of stock. After consulting with some woodworking ...
Awakened In Your Gobi ....it seems as if i am teller of tales that bears your beauty forth,why am i so woodly anomic when all your warmth of hue surrounds me,culler of the art that comes from hand-tooling your existence of being,while faith-fully noted are the cracks of character that provide story…. ....planed from the start by gouges that wrought some sense of stability,your spoken desire was what soon caught the attention of my ears,and what if my hands started breathing wi...
I have completed the base assembly finally. The stretchers and legs are permanently attached using the drawbore technique. I still have to cut the pins flush and chamfer the edges. I made dowels from an oak board using a dowel plate. What a forearm workout! Other than assembling the base, I have been getting a game plan together for the top and face vise. The next thing that I need to do is prep the boards for the top. I have cut the boards a little over 6ft. long and will begin ...
The gift is going to be a small wooden sign reading “Debbie’s Place”, in Cursive lettering, on an Oval Back.Gotta begin at the beginning, with lettering! Happily, I have Stencils of Written or Cursive style letters, this time I’m going with the one inch size. I’ve gathered what I can think of that I’ll need, though not likely everything. Ready to begin.Now there’s probably a few who will get a laugh out of doing it this way, but it works as good as an...
Friday, 04.11.2008… I’ve been attempting for a while to get started in transforming my half of our small 2-car garage into a usable workshop. The last several months have been filled with snow out here in Utah and my desire to spend any amount of time in the garage with the door open has been quite minimal. But with Spring arriving, the weather was calling me to find a project. As luck would have it, my good friend called last week to tell me he had just epoxied his garage flo...
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