I am planning a project that is going to need some odd-shaped pieces (not square or rectangular) and so, a tapering jig needs to be made. My plan is to use a piece of laminate flooring leftover from when we re-did our kitchen as the base. It’s roughly equivalent to 1/2” MDF so should do okay. I plan on cutting 5/8” wide grooves in the top at 6” and 14” from either end, then gluing a piece of 1/4” plywood over the top and then cutting 1/4” slots for...
One of the most biggest screw ups I did was follow the same road as a regular Entrepreneur and write a elaborate 30 page business plan complete with 1,3,5 year projections!!! Well I got turned down for financing and two years after writing and revising the plan I said forget it. As I listened at the UE’s seminar I learned how to put together a 60 second speech that defines my business. (I will cover this later in another post) But here is my 5 minute plan that worked versus my two year...
I saved it. Does that count for anything? I’ve been having a bit of an adventure staining the table. Aside from not handing it to a professional I know what I did wrong, I tried staining the table. Does good plywood have a project side and a non-project side? I’m using maple plywood. When I made my cuts, I made it so that the plainer side was facing out. Apparently that was my first mistake. So, After I got everything cut, glued, screwed, sanded etc. I hesitated before ...
I’ve finally completed the toybox and will post pictures of it hopefully tonight. I’ve also managed to knock out other projects recently including basement storage shelving, garage storage shelves, and finally hanging some drapes in the family room. the drapes was the scariest part since they are 17 feet long and I have to climb up on a ladder just to hang the rods for them. So on my overall list here’s where I’m at: Entertainment Center – designed to match ...
Well yet again I was very fortunate to have woodworkers in the family, and I recently came across some of my great grandfather’s tools. While digging around at my parents for my old camping tent I found 2 full size wood lathes and a bench top sander. I can vaguely remember my great grandfather always doing woodworking and knew instantly it was his stuff. The problem being, that after he passed away (had to have been almost 15 years ago) my dad laid them on the floor of our shed, and the...
I’m starting a project to build a giant oak table (along with a few other things) from a red oak tree from my Grandfather’s old place Here is the specimen. It is about 70’ tall and 37” in diameter at the base It only took about 20 minutes to get it down. I used the bore cut method. It is currently in 4 10’ sections and I have milled the first section into some decent sized beams that I will later resaw on a bandsaw. I’m not without some help t...
Well, I finally finished up my son’s crib….well ahead of my Feb. deadline I might add. Once everything was mocked up and fit nicely, I took the headboard portion off and sprayed the finish on in 2 sections. I used Bullseye Sealcoat tinted with 40 drips of Transtint Medium Brown (40 drips cause I didn’t have a measuring device). Anyway, sprayed on 6 coats with 320 sanding between each. The final coat was buffed with 0000 steel wool. I am pretty happy with how it turned o...
As I finished up the last couple of things that needed to be done yesterday, I stopped and thought about how fortunate I was to be doing the job I am doing. It is actually difficult for me to call what I do a “job” because I enjoy what I do so much that it doesn’t really feel like work. I know that I am the exception to the rule, as I see people complaining every day about their jobs, their co-workers and bosses. Many of them count down the days of the week to the days w...
I see my neighbor has his portable mill sitting in front yard. IT looks like a shop built band saw with a 24 ft sled. NO blade in it, small gas powered engine. Track looks usable, Wondering what I should offer him for this ? It appears to accept about a 24” diameter log. I am going tomorrow with camera and get some pictures.
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