In this second installment of the chronicle, I wanted to validate my priorities with you guys. But that will have to wait for the next chronicle because before I go there, I’d need to add some information which came out of a questions asked in my first blog, “what do I intend to do in that shop”. I must admit it is a big consideration which impacts the whole shop layout. Well there is no simple answer to this question. The true answer is I do ”what must be done” as much of my work is based...
I hesitate to even mention this, what with the quality and thought that goes in to so many of the projects and blogs here, I just figure, this would be a waste of time and reading space, but then again, you never know. Maybe my ramblings can serve as a guide, or warning, whichever, to those wanting to duplicate what I am doing… My intent is to use scrap material and cast offs to build the drum sander as much as possible. So in that vein, I have sourced (read dumpster dove) some 2...
Well I can pretty much say I did not complete anything in the shop this week. I did get my stand for the grinder assembled but still need to make the jig system, plan to work on that this week. I did however spend the entire weekend at the Woodworking show in Chantilly. I actually went all three days and enjoyed it for different reasons on all three. Friday I went by myself and took in some of the various seminars. If you have never seen Alex Snodgrass cut a reindeer in a few seconds its pret...
Have any of you ever noticed that when things start going wrong, they keep going wrong? For me, once it starts, it keeps going until I just all of a sudden have a victory, or I back it up a bit. Since the failures keep coming, I figured it was time to throw it in reverse. What do I mean by that? I have a tendency to want to do things that are challenging. Some may argue that I sometimes even push the envelope too much, too quickly, on things. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. I k...
shop cam is now working, however it will be a while until the shop will be full finished! Live TV : Ustream Thanks Callum
This blog is photo-less. I haven’t done many blogs without photos before. I was taking some photos today with my trusty Kodak digital camera, and trying to save a few steps, carried it by my pinky, while carrying some woodworking. But, let’s backup a little. I have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME). I remember suffering through some Electrical Engineering (EE) courses at the State College, and absolutely hating them. I had to take them to do ...
I’ve been running a little short on Box-making wood. Today I came home from work and: What to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature table and not made from Veneer!It’s legs were in ruin, and no longer stable,but I know what to do, with this former table!Up to my Apartment, I ran with it like a flash,another Great Find, that didn’t cost any cash! I gave it a quick sanding,after I had brought it from the landing,To see what I could see, to see what it might be.I tho...
Well this is the last view inside the tanks as they are now sealed. I will flip it over tomorrow and epoxy the hull, bow and transom and then its ready to float. It is a bit heavier than I thought so I am going to have to rig up some kind of ramp to get it on my roof rack. I may yet be forced into buying a small trailer. This is how I left hull 816 this evening. After the hull is coated I will tape and seal the tops of the tanks but I am just about out of epoxy so I want to get...
These pics were taken at the start of the show before too many folks came in.. you can see just how much room we all had this time… This is also only part of the woodworkers area… not the whole show…The last 2 photos are of some sculpture made from metal and a metal chess set… I know it is not wood but it was magic just the same…... <
If I don’t get a lot done in the next couple evenings, this will be a mute point I know. But, I was wondering if you guys would consider my crib able to be entered in the contest. I’ve never entered anything yet and thought it’d be a neat side note to the crib story. The lumber is all from my wife’s uncle. Him and his father milled it 20 plus years ago. We helped him haul a bunch of good quality lumber out of a place he rented to his farm. After that was finished, h...
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