I have recently come accross a black walnut tree that will be dropped in the next couple weeks. It is 19” diameter and 30ft tall. I have a big enough chainsaw and chainsaw mill jig attachment but this is the first time ever attempting milling “green” wood. Anyone have any thoughts or ideas of what to do with it after I have it cut down to rough cut lengths and thicknesses? Also what about drying it out if it needs it? or ? Will it affect any future projects ie: cabinetry, sh...
As I am now semi-retired and looking for new things to do I have thought, a lot, about using the scrollsaw to make a little money. First I think I am fairly good at the process of making things not that I don’t have lots yet to learn. I know that some of you have a business side to your woodworking and/or scrollsawing. Where possible I hace read and learned from each of you. I have, also, searched to Internet for information about “The Business Side of Craft Shows” and ̶...
Wow, 2 posts in a day! I am trying to catch up to where i am actually at, and am hoping for some advice. Two days ago, i assembled my storage locker frame (sanded and finished a couple days before that). I took 2 platforms, and finger tightened them to the posts in the MIDDLE of the posts. I figure this way, i can work outwards and it would cause less stress on the platforms. So i then tightened up those 2 platforms and installed the remaining 2 towards the bottom of the posts....
Saturday after the girls Soccer game I happily starting setting up my Card tables (Work benches) in my driveway to start working on the never ending Work bench. It was a Beautiful spring day in South Florida, High 70’s clear sky and a nice breeze. It was the perfect day in my neighborhood for someone to lie out in their Hammock and take a nice nap…. that is until I cranked up the hand held planer (See Valentine’s day blog). I had a Few pieces left to plane off the old finish, even...
For the last 5 years since I bought a house and set up a shop in my garage I’ve been keeping my machines sqeezed into “my” side of the garge so that my wife could park her car in “her” side. My devious plan of “forgetting” to put stuff away so she could get her car in has paid off. She’s finally given up and fully accepted that I really do need the whole garage for my shop. That’s about 100 square feet or 50% increase in space. I’m i...
So I’m going to be turning a salt and pepper mill this weekend and I’m curious as to what kinds of finishes I should use. I was planning on a sanding sealer and maybe a friction polish, but does anybody know if the salt from the mill will damage any of this? should I use a poly? Thanks everybody…. i love this site.
I run across alot of western red cedar, Is there a market on lumber jocks? Who has used it and who could use some, I have not cut it into lumber yet till i know what sizes folks could use, Thats why no pictures yet. Will cut to order.
Where to begin…...? Listen to this, then read on…....(It’s better with the speakers way up) Dream Theater has got to be one of my favorite bands. Too bad they aren’t really functional right now….. I think that song sums it up. I have a philosophy that if you aren’t moving forward then you must be moving backwards. One way or the other you are always moving. I don’t know about the rest of you lumberjocks, but I work a sometimes hectic sc...
Hi all , I thought I would share this with all you. The Jet we know here in the USA , makes great tools, and have quality built into them. I found that JET tools are not just sold in the USA, but all over the world.Whats intersting is that the tools do the same function, but look different, I know that in other countries Switches, safety guards are different. Some machines look little more innovated, like the Mortiser.., or sanders, and the lathes…. Anyways heres the link to the ...
Has anyone noticed the latest sale flier from Rockler? It’s the one with the sale that goes from 7/9 to 7/29. Unlike all their other fliers or even the online one. It has a 50% off coupon on the back page on the 2nd item. But nowhere does it say that the item has to be of equal or lower price. It does have fine print that excludes some items but it’s the first time I’ve ever seen this without the lower priced item as the second one. I wonder if it would work. Buy a $2 hin...
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