Hi jocks,I just joined lumberjocks yesterday after reading some of the product reviews and forums. This looks like a great place for a beginner like me to learn from, get project ideas, and get advice from people with a lot more experience and talent than me. I lost my job and am now on disability thanks to severe rheumatoid arthritis. I am fortunate to have a wonderful wife who keeps me going. I bought some woodworking tools through craigslist last fall and my son helped me set up one st...
Dusty’s father was placed back in the hospital again. The original blog is here He placed this in his message to me. “They re-admitted my father to the hospital and its readily apparent that he’s going down hill because of many complications including now the onset of dementia. His confusion is more than just the infection or fever. We all know the end to this journey; we just don’t know when the good Lord will call my father home.” “Today is a ...
I really thought that the workshop would begin taking shape in October. Well, nothing has changed. Just take a look at the shop after the “Move”. Temperatures here in Phoenix have been a little too warm. I was a little under the weather (or is it “whether” I am in the mood to do it by myself?) The volunteers to help have never shown up. The free cabinets are still stacked high, and now beginning to take on their own personality. My daughter-in-law and 2 of the ...
It has been a few days since I have been able to work on the cabinets. I did some shopping for drawer material and in the process found some wood that will look like mahogany when stained and did not cost an arm and a leg. I am going to use it for the upper face frame as well as the false fronts for the drawers. Since I am an ex-truck driver and live in a rural area I have a friend that farms and about this time of year I help out hauling his grain to the elevator so that has started and I...
What’s happening in the shop for [date] . Continue to work on the loft baseball bed with a murphy bed on the bottom. I got it built I just need clean up the edges, sand it, and finish it. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>
after waiting 2 weeks for my makita parts my local suplyer here got a phone call from ME at 9am ’’i’ll get right back to you’‘NOON i called back…’‘oh sorry i didnt look into it…..’i phoned VANVOUVER ’’yes sir we will have the parts for you tomorrow’‘THE NEXT DAY PARTS ARE HERE 24HRSlocal supplier is NOT getting MY business…just like that
So the drywall is patched, and sanded, colors are tested on the walls, and after several uh… lively discussions with LOML she agrees that the primary color I had initially wanted beats all the odd colors her sister has been suggesting. I know she means well, but her taste is a bit more formal than ours, and the colors just don’t go… I have the trim installed in the laundry room except for the one little detail I forgot at Home Depot. Where the heck is the quarter round? I...
Well, all 11 interior shelves are glued up. I really need to buy more clamps. All but one has been sanded along with both sides and the top and bottom. Urethane on both sides and three shelves. A busy week at work coming up so no evening shop time this week. But all-in-all, a good weekend. Next weekend, finish the urethane. The following weekend, final build and finish. Observation 1, wouldn’t it be nice if the part of the project you enjoy least came first so you could get it...
The shop is finally done per my other blogs. I’ve just posted my finished new fangled workbench. I fired up the jointer for the first time in 30 years. I don’t have it connected to my new dust sucker yet. I’ve got a pile of shavings on the floor about 24 inches high. Amazing how much shavings are produced. So, tomorrow is a thorough cleaning of the shop. Put it back together after the bench build. My sister just got a new 19” flat panel TV for her kitchen and is cur...
Not much happened in the shop this evening. I decided to attach the Back Stretchers. Firstly I had to do some marking on the inside of the Back Posts so I would get a good idea on where to drill the recessed holes for the screws. I drilled pilot holes from the inside out and used those holes to guide the bit for the recessed screws. Here I am at the DP. I actually managed to take this picture myself using the timer function. Yea . . . I know . . . all cameras have timers, however ...
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