I’ve been working some insane hours, and thankfully, I’ve managed to take a few days off to recouperate and re-focus for the next week or two, which could be just as nasty. The other night I went down to the shop to get some work done, and realized that I needed to do some cleanup. I spent a bunch of time getting tools put away, sharpened, and tuned. After reading this review to my bandsaw, I decided to make a modification to the saw that I had wanted to do for some time now....
The Bee’s bunk bed needs some bed rails. I spent a few hours staring at the bed and scribbling little sketches, then another hour or so wandering around the hardware store and lumber yard buying stuff I probably don’t need, and have spent another nice while this afternoon getting started making the rails. First up, assemble these parts into slots to to fit these rails I cut all the wood to measure yesterday, which involved lots of running up and down from the ...
Remember your first watch? Not the nice one you wear now, or the one you had in college or high school, but your very first one? My wife and I bought our daughter her first watch about two years ago. She was eight at the time, and we were trying to teach her how to read the hands. It took some convincing on our part that, “yes, you do need to learn how to tell time with an analog clock.” “What does analog mean…?” she says. “I like the one with the numbers on it…”After a few days, she got...
Hi,I’ve been playing around with my new” iMac. This will send you to my forum topic, Buying a new computer. I found out that there’s more work involved, when you replace a computer. When I got my first PC, I was starting from scratch, but this time transferring files, plus trying to learn some new things on this system is quite a chore. My Son was helping me the other day so he got in the show. It’s kind of strange having such a large screen, but it sure nice...
Wednesday night I opened Sketchup I had downloaded along time ago. I forgot how awsome this program is. I made a vow to myself that I am going to learn this program inside and out. I still can not believe it is free. I am happy to spread the word on how easy this program is. When I opened it up Wednesday, my plans were to just mess around alittle. But when I was finished, (an hour later) I had a 3D model of the display stand I plan to build for the Artistry in Wood show in November. Once...
So this afternoon I tried to shimmy my blades around a bit so that the notches in my jointer blades would offset one another. Here is a pic of the knives in question. Well the results were less than satisfactory (this was taken in raking sunlight) So I’m going to head to Standard Saw Works in Oakland to get them sharpened on Monday. I’ve heard people asking for their jointer blades to be back beveled, can any LJers shed a little light on this?
Many Years ago, for Christmas, my Dad gave me one of these really cool Smithsonian Star FindersBy “Dialing In” the correct Date and Time, it tells me what the Night Sky is showing for constellations outside. But, more often than not, it would find a home in a room next to a window and get blown over by the wind. The original plastic stand that it came with was hinged and the hinge finally broke in one of it’s many falls. I replaced it, using the plastic one as a guide, with ...
here’s the base (with my helper).... and the steps are put together… and here’s a detail showing how the stair treads join to the stair stringers almost done
I had a good and productive day yesterday. While I had hoped to finish drawing and begin cutting, I didn’t really get that far. But that is OK. Sometimes things happen for good reasons and I believe that was one of those times. I have been having trouble lately progressing with some of the new ideas that I have had lately. By the term ‘trouble’ I mean that I haven’t moved ahead as quickly as I want to on them. This isn’t because I don’t have enough ...
Hello All, I am going to end this blog unfinished. Someone saw it and was interested in having me write a book on the subject. I will have to remove what I have done so far. When the book is complete and published I will let you all know. Sorry if there’s any inconvenience. Gary
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