I had planned on finishing up my drawings for the next design that I am sending to the magazine yesterday. But with that new saw sitting in the corner there just BECKONING to me, there was no way that I could NOT spend some time on it! I suppose that one good thing about owning your own business is that you get to decide what needs to be done (and when!) So much of what we self-employed people do is self-goverened. (Humm . . . could that be why so many self-employed people aren’t su...
I am a member of several on-line forums. I am retired, with a computer within easy walking distance to my refrigerator, I visit them all on a daily basis. Each forum has its benefits. Since a friend (aka Boxguy) led me to LumberJocks, it has become my most frequent forum. I thoroughly enjoy checking the new posts several times during the day. I also post a project every now and then. It is very gratifying to hear compliments on my work and to learn from so many fantastic woodworke...
I know this is going to sound like a complete “Duh!” moment, but I personally find it so interesting how there are so many different ways to get a job done for certain people. I guess the interesting part for me is how I find people use the tools they have. For example, for someone, an oscillating spindle sander might be their most used tool, but if I had one, it might get used once in a decade. Depending on the type of work you do, how often you do it, etc can dictate your sho...
Picking up from where I left off.. I marked out the shape of the seat, and used my Wenzloff rip saw to cut the sides away.. Wow… now that’s tracking a line! I could not tell at what angel the rear leg is beveled at, so I guessed at 10° Then I cut rabbet and dado for the front leg and the stretcher.. Then the rabbet and dado for the rear leg and stretcher.. Ta-da!! Then after jointing the seat, I marked out and cut the front leg to seat tenon. Then the r...
I was able to collect some metal pallets and conventional pallets from a business near by. I spoke with the owner and he has pleased that somebody could, 1 Take them away, and 2. Make use of it all. So after a few trips home I have it all in the yard, much to the annoyance of Aurora, best get it all de nailed stacked and put to use PDQ! So I used an angle grinder to cut the front section out of two of the metal frames and use one to stack reclaimed timber in. The other I cut ...
This video has next to zero production value but is a cool process none the less. The strips of ash are dry fit in the jig to get the initial bend, then glued and put back in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zd8rwZ4gQI&list=HL1389547025&feature=mh_lolz Hope it motivates others to try something new.
I’m starting a project that will use my dove tail jig to make some box like items.One of the things that you must do is use ‘scrap’ to setup the templates.The scrap must be the the same thickness as the work piece.So, while cutting the work pieces, since the table saw was setup already, I cut some scrap pieces tothe same thickness as the work pieces.Experience is a wonderful thing.
Last of the pics from the show….. Mountain man by Jeff bailey, Wonderful cats by Desiree Hajny…... Jim McGuire did the natural brown fish in the background (wish I could have gotten a better pic), and the stylized wren. Green man bark carving by Kathryn Overcash, Some of the best carving in the show ( in my opinion), was done by Dylan Goodson….... Then there’s my entries. I was surprised and blessed to have my wo...
I reached a wonderful milestone yesterday. What may not seem to be a large deal to many, is huge to me. With only six days left until Keith and I head to Saratoga Springs, New York to teach at the Northeastern Woodworkers Showcase, I can look at what I need to be done and consider myself “ready.” This isn’t because I have done everything myself. Keith has been working on some wonderful aspects of our presentation and it is only because we work so well together that I a...
Don’t have many pictures of the before to dig up but I’m sure in my other posts it can be seen. the shelf portion in this picture i took back out ( it was deeper than the bench top and kept hitting my knees on it) and gave to a neighbor who flipped it upside down and uses it to set his beer on while restoring his late 60s El Camino. It was sitting around originally made for another spot in my basement but i somehow measured wrong and it didn’t fit. The old bench, which...
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1487 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 394 entries
- dbhost - 390 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- William - 258 entries
- mafe - 236 entries
- Betsy - 221 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- shipwright - 198 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 197 entries
- Rustic - 186 entries
- stefang - 185 entries
- Chris Davis - 183 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 176 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 161 entries
- robscastle - 152 entries
- clieb91 - 147 entries
- littlecope - 147 entries
- scottb - 144 entries
- kosta - 144 entries
- Blake - 143 entries
- Eric - 139 entries
- A Slice of Wood Workshop - 137 entries
- StumpyNubs - 137 entries