in my current shop, I built home-made storage arms out of 2×4’s and plywood. Most of my lumber is stored horizontally. I would like to move my lumber out of the shop and into a storage building, where I would like to store it vertically. I need to do this to gain some space for a jointer/planer coming my way. I am somewhat worried about warpage. Can anyone tell me if they have had good luck with vertical storage? Any tricks?
Finally! My retired school teacher friend/electrician/carpenter/plumber/drywall finisher/general all-around great guy, finished wiring my shop with 220 and connected my previously mentioned band saw, jointer, planer, and sanders. I won’t bore anyone with the details as to why it has taken so long to make these machines come to life, (he’s busy and I’m cheap), but I think I had a religious experience with I flipped switches and let them run. Did I say run? No, they each r...
Almost ready for a dry fit. Got every thing mortised and tenons cut still have one more mortise to cut for the strechers on the legs and i’LL dry fit it. Still a lot of sanding and staining. I even have the strips of ebony cut last night. still have to cut into 1/4 in. lengths, but I think I’m gonna make them just a tad longer. I’m finding a lot of brown streaking in the ebony, is that normal? Just the type of ebony I have? Anyway I’m gonna have to dye with a dark mark...
I’ve noticed that some folks graphic/picture posts are getting cropped because they are too large to display. Photobucket can resize your uploads automatically so that they will fit. If you look just above the image upload pulldowns you’ll see some small text “Max image size ### x ###” next to that is a link to set the options. Set it to message board 640×480 and all your future pics will fit perfectly. You can also edit previously uploaded pics and resize so t...
I have been working on a podcast for a few weeks and just received approval today. After doing a search for High Rock Woodworking and also just woodworking in itunes I was able to find the podcast, so it looks like a good start. In the podcast I will be sharing tips and stories from fellow woodworkers. I still have some details to work out (like adding a picture) but I am making a good start. Please stop by and give me your comments, even if it is a little constructive criticism. Also,...
Entrys will only be counted on the site on e-mail comments….......... Incase you missed the last post tair is a new contest….........With the last contest we had on hising wood design going very well, I thought it was time to have Another Contest!!! Something to think about. www.Hisingwooddesign.comis hosting a woodworking contest. How do you enter? Starting June 28th tell July 16th 2010, all you have to do to enter is submit via e-mail or comment on this post a short few sen...
This is the underside of a folding work table, made from extra plywood, scraps, and recycled lumber. All this extra lumber came from my noob mistakes, so I really want to make good use of them. It’s fastened to the wall by concrete nails, and held by a piano hinge (those things are surprisingly strong!). It has to be sturdy, rigid, but also light, so I used a stressed-skin design (or torsion box). The bottom skin wasn’t attached yet in this photo. No fancy joinery, just glue an...
My wife was less than pleased when I decided to begin working with wood again after so many years. After all, the last time I’d done any kind of woodwork, we hadn’t yet met. I could see where she was coming from, since in her mind it was just another one of my random ideas. Knowing how her mind works, I decided to start off very small with the few tools my Father had left me when he passed away, and work with some inexpensive wood so she wouldn’t notice the impact in the bud...
Just so we are clear I am actually almost done with this project. I’m just now getting around to blogging it. When my wife and I got married we were the typical college kids. We wanted the entertainment center that showed of the electronics. Now a few years, and a few kids down the road we want to minimize the TV. I showed her the armoir that dennis built a while back and she said it didn’t impress her, so I decided to try and come up with something else. Well last Au...
I did steal a bit of shop time this morning before we head out for a few days. I had time to prime the saw cabinet. When we get back, I’ll lightly sand the primer coat and then put at least a couple of coats of finish color on it. Here’s what it looks light right now: See y’all in a few days . . .
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