This may be old news to most of you, but I purchased a woodworking calculator that is amazing, at least to me. I am one of those mathmatically challenged woodworkers, and this calculator does everything but build the project. I calculates board feet, meters from feet & inches, how much paint to buy, how many rolls of wallpaper you need, how many boards and posts you need for a fence, etc., etc. Now I will have no more excuses for that cut that is too short! I have used it already to ...
One of the members of the Mason Dixon Woodworkers Club needed to take his boat from where it was berthed to a marina that had a lift to allow the boat to be taken out of the water to be painted. I offered to be a ferry car for the trip. The marina was about 10 miles from where I lived. We met there at 7:00 yesterday and we left my car there and rode in his vehicle to the Yacht club where his boat was berthed. The boat was build, I believe, in the 60’s by a company called Greenwich. They...
Ok. So my kids just got done with their final project proposal, and they won’t stop complaining about having to write in woodshop. Any suggestions?
My helpers and I got lots done this week on the addition.We put down the T&G flooring and set the 6” x 6” posts.Got the rest of the beams installed and closed- in the side wall, end wall and installed the rafters. I got the Onduro roofing installed on Thursday and we finished up the board and batten on Friday. .It was nice to have help toting, fetching and nailing but all these things ended when my helpers began their own adventure with a trip to China.....
For all you old house restorers…
In an attempt to find a balance to creativity and demand, I frequently do local work along the line of craft items. From end-grain cutting boards to custom novelty items to blank wood patterns, I enjoy providing the little solutions as well as the larger works. It’s always great to listen to people describe this “thing” they need that’s “yea big” and thus wide” with “said dimensions”. After a few seconds of this convincing entertainment, I nod and say “yes, I can do that”. Custom M...
It’s time to get organized. I moved to Vt in 2003, a lovely home with a great view and a huge garage/carriage house. The upstairs of the carriage house serves as my office and a guest BR. Downstairs is a big 2 car garage that will serve as my shop. Right now it is hopelessly crammed with too much stuff…some mine, some my ex’s, and is home to a solar heating project I’m working on. So, in order of priority, my tasks are: 1. Finish and store first solar pan...
Turning a plank of cherry into a wooden bowl.
Just a quick post with a picture of a beautiful piece of LARGE woodworking… Of the segments, 2 are concave, the others are convex. I know that is probably not the correct terminology since the segments are not “curved” as in a lens where you would use those words to describe the shape, but it seems to be fitting… so, I used those words. :-) Anyway, this piece of work is about 6 feet across. I just thought it was interesting – don’t know much mo...
I will have quite a bit of cut off scraps from some nice juniper lumber. It has been dry for about 14yrs. They are planed to about 5/8” thick, and will be anywhere from 6” to 20” long. I was thinking about bundling up packages of and selling them to interested lumberjocks. If interested, please send me a message with ANY reasonable offer that would be worth taking the time to package and ship these out to you. I just cant bring myself to throw the scraps away knowing they co...
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