I’m sure this has happened to other people—you start out trying to do one thing and end up doing all sorts of others. That’s the definition of yak shaving—one thing leads to another and before you know it you end up needing to shave a yak when all you wanted to do was (insert activity). I have the bench top to the basic shape I want, including dado-ing out some chisel and saw holders. I started to visualize the base of the bench—I like to get exact meas...
To those of you in Northern CA. We have an event. Woodcraft store on Folsum Blvd, Sacramento. is sponsoring a swap meet next SUNDAY, April 15, 2014.I am fully planning upon attending. I will bring at least the following: Delta X 10” table saw, 3 hp; Jet oscillating spindle sander; about 100 Bd Ft of Tasmaninum Red Gum lumber, 4/4 and 8/4 [ some very highly figured]: about 100 bf ft of Black Locust [4/4]: Lots & lots of Claro Wall. Root balls, figured boards [4/4, 8/4 and 12/...
If you were born after 1975 this is probably of no interest. After more than 15 years I finally got my record collection back. Negotiated space with the boss and set about moving back into the late 70’s. I got speakers and an amp from that time frame and I still had a turntable from the late 70’s. In my opinion the pinnacle of audio equipment manufacture. So I started putting the system together. Speaker stands were easy. A couple pieces of 1 X 4 oak with ¼” hobby wood. The trick is...
I had a great day on lumber jocks yesterday i had got 2 daily top 3’s in the one day with my space saving lumber storage and my small stool made entirely from hand tools, so now i have daily top 3 awards (my other being my homemade table saw). Its great seeing all the encouragement of people and it gives me great inspiration.
6/12/12 5 to 6 pm installed wheels and temporally mounted tools.
Working on a chest refurb, and pretty much the fanciest thing remaining on the old thing were the side handles. I’d not seen anything like them before, but now a second pair appeared on a trunk in a nearby antique shop. Wierd. No, I didn’t buy the chest. Nice, but not $465-nice…
As wonderful as getting away was, it is always a great thing to be home again. You would think that being gone only three nights wouldn’t be long enough to be on a vacation, but there came a moment approximately 6pm on Sunday night when Keith and I were going to dinner where we both just wanted to be home. The thought having to stay in a hotel room for even one more night was no longer appealing to us and we decided to take however long it took to drive home and be in our own bed for ...
Ok guys I have been busy lately with the moving and the new job and getting in a little trouble for protecting my family with the second amendment. But that’s besides the point anyway I started on a project. I started on a coffee table for our new house. Im using black walnut. At this moment I can’t post pictures until I get the actual computer.
This week I decided to make a two fer project..lol… It is a 2 sided game and message board. On one side you have a checkerboard and on the other side a chalkboard. It is meant to hang on the wall so the checkerboard and checkers are magnetic. The main frame is Maple, the checkerboard is oak and aspen with the boarder being mahogany. The chalkboard is birch plywood primed and 3 coats of chalkboard paint. And it is finished with Tung oil Varnish
Put the top and base together this weekend, added the planing stop and leg vise. Pictures here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5xpj8Bh0kA&feature=plcp
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