There’s been a lot of downtime the last few weeks. Money has run out and I almost got what I needed before it did. Unfortunately that almost is a show stopper. More moneys soon, but in the meantime…. YouTube. I had access to an incredible wood shop back in my school days. Unfortunately, I was young, ignorant and clueless, so I did not see the value. I remember snippets of information from those days, but really am pretty much starting from complete ignorance. She Who Must b...
Have a stack of White Oak planks to molest. Boss said she wants a new end table. Bottom is enclosed Has a doorTop squared off So, with that set points and a couple trips with the tape measure, it is off to the Dungeon shop:Took along ONE plank for this trip. Me and stairs are not on the best of speaking terms right now, so minimum loads going down the steps works best. Plank was 9” wide, by 63” long, by 7/8” thick. Figured I could get the top out of it. Cro...
Chair design is a fairly new design concept. Read Witold Rybczynski’s book called Home and he points out that chairs were used only by royalty for centuries. The idea of comfort only came later on after the Middle Ages. The notion that people could sit unceremoniously slouched around a dinner table took a few more centuries to take hold. We discover the intricacies of chair design this weekend. Three days of design, engineering, and joinery. What a trio! On Day One we look into the n...
not sure if this is the right place for this or not,maybe someone will direct me to the right place but here goes.Does anyone else have a problem with the pages loading? It seems the pages won’t load untill all of the ads have loaded first. And a lot of times the left click button to go back to the previous page doesn’t work either. And the ever spinning icon waiting for the page to load. Just wondering,I love the site and all the information on here.Thanks, ChainDrv
Today's post will be short. (Really!) It seems that the past couple of days, I have awaken to a lot of emails that need my attention. I have spent much of the morning working on that and I am anxious to get to finishing up my latest painting. Then on to writing the packet. I made good progress yesterday, adding details and thinking about the finishing touches that I will add today to complete it. I am pleased with how it looks, and feel good about it in general. I have enj...
There are times when I get impatient with myself. I always have lots of plans and things that I want to do, and many times I only get a fraction of the things actually finished. If by some chance I do get close to the bottom of my list, I then feel that I didn't set my goals high enough. As you can see, I am kind of setting my self up for a 'no win' situation. It is hard sometimes to be objective though. Especially when I am dealing with myself. As I look at the Facebook post...
A couple of mounth ago I started a new T and J project and promised to make a blog of the building process. This time I thought to post only the noteworthy things. I,m building a hydraulic crane (T and J drawing 126) It,s the biggest project till now. Unfortunately there are some mistakes in the drawings and that,s why the next blog entries are about the necessary improvements.
Just an update on whats been going on over at Merzke Custom Woodworking! https://merzkecustomwoodworking.com/2015/08/18/august-2015-shop-update/
I’ve been living in the natural world of Rivers Inlet, British Columbia my whole life and I’ve never found anything that astounded me more than this. As a beachcomber, when I find a slide it’s a perfect treasure for me to sift through but what I found the day I came across this slide, completely blew my mind. At first sight, the log was a beautiful old growth red cedar – already a gem in itself. But once I started milling, the unique treasure I discovered within ...
Overview I’ve enjoyed using the layout boat for fishing, but duck season is only a month away and it’s time to finish the final stages of making this boat “disappear” from wary ducks in the marsh. That involves fabricating flip blind doors, a dog blind, and brushing out the entire boat. Fabricating the flip blind door frames requires head brackets, foot brackets, and tubular framing. Head Brackets Both aluminum crossbars attach to brackets screwed to the...
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