Popular Woodworking Magazinebe careful with readers contributions, ‘Tricks of the trade’. Hi LJ’s. I have an experience I want to share with you; unfortunately I can’t say it was a good one, but not the end of the world either… All of you, who know me here on LJ, probably know I’m not a complaining kind of person. Some months ago I was contacted by Popular Woodworking Magazine (PWM), they asked if they could bring one of my posts here on LJ in the magazi...
There comes a time in a persons life when you decide if your going to be a cup half full kinda person or a cup half empty kinda person. Before my divorce my shop set on my 2.5 acre place and was in my barn. I had 2 big windows and in the evening i could watch the deer come out to feed in the field behind my house. My fishing gear sat in the corner of my shop and when the mood struck i could drop everything and head to the nieghbors pond and catch some of the biggest blue gill and bass you ca...
I thought I wuold share this little link with ten small notes and picturesmaybee it can inspire one or two to use a warped , twisted board or two in the future :-) enjoy http://mand.dk.msn.com/article/72755-10-besynderlige-bygninger/gallery/386049 just click on the numbers or the thump pictures take careDennis
On day 2, we got into laying out the walls. We went with 2 foot centers on this shed. Last year we did a shed that was 16” on center, framed just like a house and the thing ended up being referred to as an above ground bomb shelter. It was too expensive and was overkill. We also did not utilize a double top plate on top of the walls and we did not use a full header also. I must remind myself this is a simple shed, not a house! We got most of the way with the walls today, tomorrow ...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack – Part 4. I shape the brackets for the razor and brushes. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/shaving-rack-part-4/
While the pieces for the back were clamped / glued up, I spent some time practicing hand cut through dovetails for my next project. I had cut some where between 6 – 12 single tail practice dovetails off an on over the past 6 months or so. I’d never tried cutting an actual “set”; as in more than one tail and at least 3 pins (counting 2 half pins). Well after cutting a practice set, I decided that the only way I was ever going to get any good at them was to use them m...
Here’s my thought for what the side view of the footstill should be: Here’s how it is currently. Here’s a photoshop view of what I’d like.
I think it would be easier for me to train termites than to learn to do quality woodworking.
The easy cheap drawer has a 1/4” hardboard bottom that serves also as the slide, traveling in a dado, usually in MDF. Plenty of side mount, full extension hardware is in place as well. The green metal cabinet with the shallow drawers was a school district castoff, designed to hold drafting paper. Under the outfeed table:
Have been thinking for some time to try my hand at a sushi board.. was in town today and picked up some small dishes… suitable for dipping sauce… so I have laminated a strip of Purple Heart between some boards of Queensland Maple…[ not a true maple… it is a flindersia not an acer] Any way waiting for the glue to dry again… No pics yet.. so stay tuned..
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