Tim, the website is great! I’ve given it out to friends and family and they were very impressed. You’ll be hearing from me in the future…
To keep you from thinking I only make nice looking things, I thought I would show a few things around the farm here that serve there purpose but can’t be mistaken for being pretty. It will also show you that I can cobble things together with the best of them. About 30 years ago I made part of my goat barn completely out of pallets (walls and roof). I made stalls out of scrap wood also; I used small skids for the gates. I drilled holes for the nails to be used as hinge pins and used the bot...
Okay, so another 8hr day in the books. Again I am humbled by what I can get done in a day. And again I see that a better plan would have taken a lot less time to accomplish the tasks I did today. Well, the day started with some remorse over yesterdays hasty apron glue up and lumber sizing. I had intentionally left the aprons proud of the bench to flush trim. This isn’t normally a problem on a light duty bench. But for this weekend warrior bench I have to flush trim aprons that a...
I have decided to build a hallway table with two large walnut boards I bought last year (from craigslist). I have included two sketchup drawings of the concept. It will be 15” deep x 40” long x 31 1/2” tall and fits at the top of my second story stair landing. The detail picture shows where I’ll use some left-over cherry to border the drawers and rails with cherry that I will bead for effect. The drawing also shows a cherry inlay strip and circle, but if I have a good...
EDIT: It seems like these pictures have disappeared somehow. I’ll try to track them down and update this post. As with any project you don’t really know if the customer is going to like it until you deliver it. I think she likes it. She has learned to get onto it like you would get on a Sea Doo. And get off of it by herself too. She still needs a little leg length to be able to push herself around on it. But I think she likes it.
Hi Lumberjocks, I have a Spiers smoother that I am not quite sure what to do with. Thought that someone out there might have some good ideas? (I have a photo of the plane in “My workshop” as I haven’t had a play around with the photobucket function yet.) It needs some work if it is to become functional as a smoothing plane but how much work is too much? I would like to have a functional Spiers plane but admitedly have several good Stanley and Norris smoothers so don...
I’ve done a liittle research and best I can tell is that phenolic plywood is just an “new name” for HDO plywood.I searched for plywood on Google and went to the APA site. And HDO is a phenolic resin overlay as is MDO – MDO being cheaper about $60 for a 4×8 sheet while HDO is about $100 per 4×8 sheet (both in 3/4 inch).does anyone else know of a difference in phenolic vs HDO. I suspect phenolic plywood is just local jargon for an otherwise easily found prod...
I remember Sen. Bob Dole telling the story of a day spent with his father loading hay bales into the barn’s loft. When he reached down to pick up the last one his dad stopped and asked, “do you know which one that is?” He went on to answer, “that’s the one we’ve been looking for all day.” Well sure enough I’ve finally gotten to the part I’ve been looking for. This is where all the templates, jigs, drilling, and such come together. N...
Well first off try as she might my hen turkey decoy was unable to attract a mate so the turkey hunting so far has been a bust. But on the bright side I have gotten to spend some quality time with my son which was worth the fortune I spent on camo gear!So lets see where did I leave off…. oh yeahOk so to continue on I took the first pass down the log. On a normal log this would establish a flat reference surface and the the log would be turned and another pass taken to eventually get to a...
I applied 6 coats of satin wipe on poly to Karson’s maple burl wood gloat platter last week. This platter is 17 inches across at it’s widest point – if you want real excitement in your life turn something like this on a lathe at 3000 rpm – as they say at the amusement parks “keep your hands and feet in the ride at all times”. Took Karson’s platter and the other platter that I made from the same plank to a gallery show this weekend and had to turn do...
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