With the inventory complete I engaged the services of a local excavator. To keep cost low all he’s doing is cutting the logs from the trees and placing them in a staging area for the miller. All the branches and collateral damage trees will just be left in the woods for me to cut up later. My goal then will simply be to get the stuff on the ground so it will rot. Pretty bad, huh? But you can’t mill branches I’m told – they contain too much residual stress and will...
Papaw is my Grandpa, but he is no longer on this earth. However he has left behind a part of himself in our hearts and some artifacts that I will still be able to use and enjoy! Thank you Papaw for the memories! Come join me on a treasure hunt into the deep recesses of Papaw’s toolbox! There are some unexpected discoveries that will thrill the mind and soul. I hope that you enjoy.
I am so glad that I came across this site. What an excellent venue for woodworkers to share ideas, skills, and knowledge. I’m sure I will learn a great deal here.My interest in woodworking started about three years ago. I had a big house and no furniture. I have always enjoyed building things, but mainly they had been more along the lines of home improvements, construction, and remodeling. I was blessed to have been able to purchase my grandparents home and also lucky to have wonde...
I’ve been wanting to upgrade my 8” drill press to a larger model for some time now, and today I hit the jackpot. I was in my local Canadian Tire store looking at the power tools section and noticed a 12” drill press with built-in digital RPM readout, LED work light as well as a cross-hair laser beam. The box was badly ripped and the top flap had been opened. The item had been marked down from $249 to $149. I spoke to the store manager and asked him if he could discou...
Hi All, So to house my growing collection I have three humidors stashed throughout the house. I have a huge safe in my office with a pretty much unused section for storing rifles (which I no longer own). I’ve been toying with the idea of building a cabinet style humidor to go on that side of the safe. Below is a first attempt at designing it in sketchup, and the second pic is a sheet of 1/4” MDF with the elevation drawn for scale in the safe. Has anyone on here built anything sim...
Well My Friends It took about 4 hours of hard work today to get the studs picked up and the bottom plates up. then removing tons of nails I cant believe how many nails were holding this thing down and it just lifted off like no body’s business. I am thankful to Matt who offered to help but i didn’t want to have him here and my son not here it didn’t seem right to ask a new friend to help with out an able bodied worker her to help. i pulled nails till my arms hurt so i called...
As we get closer to the holiday season, things have slowed down considerably on the site. While the month of November was the best month that we have had so far, December has so far been a bit quieter and the orders have tapered off quite a bit. You would think that would bother me, but it really doesn’t. It only makes sense to me because of the type of product we offer. Patterns are the first step of the creation process and this month people are spending time using the patterns t...
I had to modify the tumbler into a round can and it did much better.
Several months ago I was going to get plans for a tool chest and posted my plans on my Wood Talk Online blog. “My plan is to build a large, hanging tool chest for the shop based on a plan I found in FW's 2007 issue of Tools & Shops. Just waiting on the plans (yes I had to buy the paper as no SketchUp or other digital form was available…sigh). “ It has surfaced again. Got the plans no problem. Got the baltic birch plywood and hard maple. Sorted out the French Cleat ...
Well, I have since my last post shut the doors on my business and got a job to support my family. I have sold some of my unused tools for extra money to get by and then sold my truck. I have since bought another truck and still enjoy the little time I get to spend in the shop. My oldest daughter has two kids making me a proud grampa! My oldest son has been living in Alaska since September and seems to be finally growing up! My youngest boy is Mr. baseball! 12 months a year! Lots o...
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