Ok, so I know it’s a LOT of money, but I’m one who believes the adage, “You get what you pay for.” As I’ve been getting more involved in my woodworking, I’m quickly realizing that some of the “Big Box” tools that I have just don’t cut it. (Yes, pun intended) So, as the money allows, I’ve been upgrading.I was pretty excited when I found the openhouse section of the Festool website and that there was one coming up near me. So, I mad...
Alright, I have decided that I would like to build my own patio furniture instead of buying a set from “the big box stores.” I took the design idea from a table I saw at one of those stores, but it is slightly different, also I didn’t like the chairs that they had with the set, those are still in design phase. here is the table’s design that I have drawn using google’s sketch up: I’ll continue to work on the chair designs, but I was sort of inter...
OK, slight diversion, I know this overkill, but it is fun. I decided to make my own router plate because I was able to pick up a piece of T6 ( almost 3/8” thick) on the cheap. The plate will be just under 9×12 and I have enough to make either 2 plates and a couple rings, or 1 plate and a bunch of rings. How many of the insert rings do most of you really use? and what sizes? Rugh cut… finish cuts… Tomorrow I’ll make some holes…
I know, I’m crazy trying to do this with only 2 weeks before the deadline but… I picked up the maple today. I was charged for 16BF, but I think it’s really a little more. Of course, it’s clean, so it’s actually less. While I was there, I picked up my usual supply of “random blocks”. This stack cost me only $20! So, what am I making? Well, I wouldn’t be attempting this with only a 2 week deadline unless I already had the mold made from t...
Yes, Plyboo! Recent article in local paper raised an eyebrow ;-) From the Richmond Times-Dispatch “ECO Supple Center, a Richmond (VA)-area company selling environmentally friendly and sustainable building materials, sells Plyboo, a bamboo plywood that’s used for interiors, desktops, furniture and cabinets. The company’s Web site shows about seven different stalk or grain patterns of bamboo plywood, in colors ranging from a light tan or dark brown.” Maybe what ...
I found this the other day ….It was outside the gates of a Trucking firm warehouse …I think it was broken up pallets from far away places …South America or Asia …so i grabbed as much as i could get in the rain and mud and should have got more …but was not dressed for wood gathering ….excuses excuses excuses !!!Anyway ….I do not know what kinda wood it is …and i need all my LJ friends wood brains to tell me what you think this wood is …..Th...
On June 17th, I posted the info about the problems I was having with Max Tool and Delta after I ordered a Delta Mortiser. Well, it’s only taken me a week to get the order cancelled and the cancellation confirmed. Today I talked to a manager at Max Tool in their “Customer Service” department and he told me that the order was cancelled. When I called on June 19th, he (it was the same guy) told me that he would first have to check with Delta to make sure that the mortiser ha...
This started out in the forum as a question to see if there was an easy way to go from a picture, to a design, to a plan. Turns out, unless you have someone else do the dirty work… There isn’t. My brother and sister-in-law have asked me to build them a kithen booth that looks like this: Picture So I spent a few hours on Sketchup and came up with this rough draft: Concept It still needs to be refined some, but I can’t do that until I have a little input from them. ...
I would like to see mess ups. You know we always see the finished projects. But I have been working on a curved top to the hope chest that I am making and have had a few mess ups. It got me thinking about lumberjocks. I came in to see if I could find any thing on here that would help me not mess up. I could not find anything on here about what to do or what not to do. How about a mess up and how to fix tab? You know we all wanted a tab on the contests. I would like to see a tab on messing up ...
After a small break for Labor day I went into the shop today and am starting to finish some projects that I have been working on for awhile. The biggest one being a votive candle holder made of purple heart and lyptus. I just glued the legs on and am going to finish it. I have been working on this project for at least a year. Will post pics when I am done.
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