~ Bob BonhamWhen one learns the difference between a ’ captured cut ’ and a rubber duck , then it will be time to leave the temple and create one’s own garden . ” ~ m Got this Toshiba laptop from a best buy deal of the dayfor 299 usd. My Dell had some serious issues .It started to take a long time for it to boot up. It sounded like a piper cub taxiing down the runway . loudA couple of weeks ago I was in the middle of ending a program and for some impatient reason just clickedthe powe...
Traveling last weekend in Milwaukee, celebrating the Memorial Day Holiday, we were headed to Elliotts Ace Hardware store to buy some harware that I couldn’t find in SE Michigan. Running up 108th Street we spotted what looked like an impending disaster. A low helecopter headed for a high tension line. On second look, an electrician suspended below the helicopter was working on one of the lines. I’ve run alot of wire, climbed towers, climbed poles but never did cable like ...
Spawn of Satan broke through the gates to hell last night. And this morning. Not too difficult, really, if some human forgets to close the gate all the way. The cat “screamed and leapt” at the dog, according to my daughter. Kind of like a Kzin, I thought. Needless to say, I sense there’s some urgency to get the door done. Here’s what the current “gate” looks like Not sure that the shoes are adding anything. The track will be fastened to the ...
Getting things put together, Finally!! Sides have been “fixed”, front and back panels are done. Needed to drill some counter-bored pilot holes to assemble the sides to the front and back. Small forstner bit for a counter bore in the Drill press. Haul the slab of the front to the press, go to drill the first hole….table tilts! So, dig through the tool boxes, find the right sized wrench, and tilting table tilts no more. Got the front and backs drilled, time for som...
Hello LumberJocks. I just wanted to share a giveaway that I’m having in February. I have been fortunate enough to have room in this month’s budget to allow me to give back to all of those who have showed their support for me. In February I am giving away a new Kreg Jig K4. If you would like all the info here is the link. http://jayscustomcreations.com/february-2014-giveaway/
Here’s a case where I don’t know what to do with myself. I decided this afternoon that, rather than setting out to make something astounding, I’d just put a piece of wood on the lathe and make something. So, I grabbed a Hackberry turning blank, 4” X 4”, tried to figure out a way to turn it in the fashion of a tricorn, decided that wasn’t a good idea, and mounted it the normal way between centers.Hackberry is a funny wood. Those dark lines that make it so i...
So, I had a birthday back in October and my wife surprised me with this… It’s a great gift and a really awesome surprise. In addition to that guy, I bought a 4-bulb fluorescent light fixture and a small infrared heater so that I can work in the shop after about 4pm and while it’s cold. The little white plastic jobby in the previous picture is the barely adequate infrared heater. It was $25 at Lowes and is supposed to be good for supplemental heating for u...
It is hard to believe that we have another weekend under our belts! But with the mornings getting cooler and the darkness lasting a little longer each day, it is hard to forget that the beautiful summer weather is giving way to autumn. Time surely passes quickly when we are busy! Yesterday I spent the day with Keith updating the site and getting out my bi-weekly newsletter. We changed all the sales on our Pattern Specials page and we added another new pattern that Keith created. This tim...
Yesterday, I took delivery of almost every one of my Dad’s collection of tools. The garage looks extremely crowded but I’ve got rid of most of the boxes so there’s a bit of space now. This is the start of a very long road. The next step is to finish the preparation of the workshop but at least I’ve got the tools to do that now! Although of course even with almost every tool, drill bit, laser-level, long-nosed sander and clamp known to man, I still had to go and buy...
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