My girlfriend saw the bracelets from scrappy and asked if I would make her one. I figured it’d be a good way to burn through some scraps so why not. The bracelets are a great way to use up cut off’s from planer snipe. My planer snipes :( and I end up with these small cut offs that I hate throwing away because of it, well this project uses them up! I cut up a bunch of pieces to 1/2’’ thick by 3/4’’ wide by whatever depending on the piece of scrap. Some pu...
I fell behind on this a bit with the holidays (plus a bit of a headcold). I guess I’ll start out with a follow up detail from the last entry. Lisa (aka dustbunny) complemented me on the compound miters (Thanks Lisa!). I have to confess that they did not turn out that way right after glueing up. After I smoothed the rough edges, a few of the corners were not lined up right. In addition to the mis match, you can also see there is a slight chip in the lacewood at the bottom. Luckily...
In 2011, woodworkers lost the master wood carver, Nora Hall. She brought honor back to the mallet and chisel and taught other traditional woodworking. The Tribute Video to her life and work in Europe and America is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lNQezJ7Ejw Happy Holidays to all.
First, let me thank you all again for all your words of encouragement and support. It really means a lot to me. I had my first follow up this morning, spent an hour and half in the Dr’s office. First the good news, He does not think I did any damage the other night when I rolled over on the shoulder or when I got my hand tangled in the dog’s leash as it leapt from the van. I was pretty nervous that I had messed things up and would have to go through this all over again. Second, I can re...
After the mortise video, I had a few questions about how to create the tenon. Here is my version.
My shop vac switch went out last week, looked on line for parts but they don’t offer the switch online, went to Northern Tools, who shows to be an authorized repair center on the book that came with the vac. Northern said they never were a repair center and not sure why they were listed. Went to a vac shop but they didn’t have the right switch either. The problem was the switch has four wires, couldn’t retrofit one with only three connections and it wouldn’t fit in ...
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...
…have enough clamps. Every woodworker in the world knows this. Previous collection I certainly don’t have enough; not even close. The Problem Recently, in an attempt to speed up production in the shop, I’ve noticed the lack of clamps was slowing me down significantly. Even though I was initially adverse to working on more than one project at a time, it’s quickly became necessary. More clamps So this morning, after a nice relaxing b...
I’m Back finally to my woodshop after being on holdiays for a month. this was extremely though being excluded from youtube my workshop and lumberjocks just because for a whole month we had no wifi but I’m bck now and projects will start coming, m doing a restoration projectt on a table that will be coming soon.
I’ve completed the table based on a design that I blogged about in a previous post. I talk about the construction and design details in a new post on my blog. There are some pictures of the detail there as well. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks!
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