This past week I was able to get a good start on this wonderful challenge of creativity and woodworking skills. This has taken plenty of design, thought and time up to this point. I’m not very good at this design thing. The legs are walnut and the aprons and stretchers are made of butternut. All the joints are mortis and tenons. Take a good look at this now because in the next set of pictures there will be a metamorphosis in this table.http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/Carverrog/th...
Thank you all for the comments. I never really thought about humidity levels…Now I will. I got a Grizzly catalog in the mail last night and was drooling over the 8” Jointers. I have a HF jointer that my wife bought for me. I never made it out to the shop last night as I ended up tripple booking myself. I had two things going on at church and a concert at the school. Life sometimes interupts my woodworking interuption of life.it seems like work interupts more than ever. I sit at...
Hotsawing and Drag Sawing ....well, now I’m really letting the cat out of the bag….since there remains an-other part of me that some may not know about….I happen to also be a ‘gear head’! Put a machine in front of me, throw in some wrenches and oil, so that my hands get the feel of that oil, add some smell of gasoline or better yet some nitro charged air and I’m lost in the world of more noise and get down with some monster machine horsepower…. ...
For my wife’s birthday (7/13), we took a trip up to Akron, OH, to visit her family. The weather was absolutely beautiful, so we tried to do as many outdoor activities as we could. One of them was to walk through the gardens of Stan Hywet Hall. While we were there, we decided to pay a little extra and tour the Hall itself, something my wife had never done. Stan Hywet Hall is a Tudor Revival house… I say “house”, but mansion might be a better description. It was ...
We receive bunches of catalogs at our house (we like to look at pictures), and from these periodicals come ideas for things to build. The latest had a collection of furniture pieces that were distressed, and the wife pointed them out saying that she liked them. Unfortunately, I was less than agreeable. I really don’t like distressed furniture. If you do, I have no quarrel with you. For me, distressed furniture short-circuits one of my reasons for building furniture in the first p...
For all you old house restorers…
I want to wish all my fellow LumberJocks a Happy Thanksgiving! May you enjoy family, friends and food this week. Next week you can go back to your shops to burn off all that great food. May God bless each and everyone of you. Sincerely,Oscorner
I have Festool TS55 circular saw, because my shop is too small to place a tablesaw which will occpy almost all the space of my shop.But these days, when I tried to make a small project, I found it very difficult to cut small pieces with Festool. So I decided to buy a table saw. Since there is no good table saw in Japan, I must buy one from the U.S.But it is very hard for me to find a shop which can ship heavy items to Japan. I am lost from the begininng.
If you have the urge to head to Nashville, Tennessee January 25 or 26 don’t miss the chance to head over to the Radisson Hotel at Opryland for the Tennessee Association of Woodturners 20th annual sypmposium. I found this information on their website www.tnwoodturners.org. The featured turners are Ernie Conover, Nick Cook, David Ellsworth and Andy Woodard. This would be an outstanding opportunity to see some great turners and pick up some new tips. All the registration information i...
Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome – I look forward to being an active participant in the LJ community.
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