“You’re not ready to go back in the shop yet.” Yep, heard it from my doc., my wife, the kids (all grown), and my physical therapist. I had rotator cuff surgery on my right (dominant) shoulder in early May and I’m fortunate enough to have a lot of movement back without a lot of pain. Well I started off with a bandsaw box when my arm was still in a sling. No problems so far. I’m ready to move on to bigger and better.My daughter was looking for a dresser so I fig...
Hello Lumberjocks, Tonight’s post, on a scale of 1 to 37, is a solid 29. I am not sure if the woodworking community will care to read about my lawn adventure today, or agree that Lawn Care is the Evil twin of Woodworking, but I welcome the debate. There is one other significant aspect to tonight’s blog. I have, to some small measure, tipped the scales a little bit away from my obvious cat bias, and included a really cute picture of Maggie, the neighbor’s dog. I am s...
Im working on a Domino table with the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club logo Burn it on top. This is for a friend.. I am realy new working with wood and will realy apresiate your coments guys… Thanks…. To see some of my work please visit my site. www.Pyroartizan.com
my son just got laid off he was doing very well in his new job it looks like the company is on the brink so low man is gone . he is coming over tomorrow to help move the things the drs say i am not allowed to lift due to the fall i had in December, my career ender. I am excited and will start taking photos tomorrow of the shop layout if i had the shed built id have the last half of the third stall too but the year is winding down and so did my cash flow the good news is that the lady from the...
I purchased my first table saw a few years ago and it is still running like a champ. I have since become comfortable using dado sets, and learning how to be safe! I would love to have a nice cabinet saw, but I really do not “need” one at the moment. That being said, I have always disliked my stamped wings on the side of the table saw. For about a year or so I have looked for cast iron wings to replace them. Then I ran into the Bench Dog Pro Max cast iron router table extension. I ...
I have ben doing most of my work on a now 5 year old Dell Laptop. It works as well as it always has. I have updated the memory to 4Gs. Compared with the new computers this is limiting. Also the internal hard drive is skimpy and the processor is slow. Drawing does not seem as effecient as it might be, Soooo time for a decision. Do I buy another PC or migrate to an Apple. Any comments, experience, or other ideas would be appreciated.
I just got my Grizzly Catalog in the mail. Now I am drooling over all the tools I could buy. Any donations are welcome ;)
Oh boy, i may have bitten off more than i can chew. After a couple easy wine barrel stave candle holders, i decided to give an adirondack chair a shot. With some rough measurements and pictures i found on the web, i took my first stab today. First, i realized this project will use almost an entire barrel. 17 staves i think. It’s going to be HEAVY. First i layed out the staves for each part of the chair. Most of the day was spent putting the chair back together, and then assembling one o...
Must have missed a day of posting! Blank was cut from block 4 days ago actually…... Yesterday I drew on the left side profile, carefully accounting for the distortion from the original flat paper drawing, to the multi – angled blank. Today I hope to finish the other side, and top view. Then the actual carving will begin!
A Northern Version of YardWork And so up here in the land of snow, I was in need of doing some yardwork here recently and then more of….sometimes daily. So I thought I would post my version, of what that means for one such as I, who live’s in the north country come winter. So if you have your boots on and if you will please grab a shovel, then let us proceed for this mornings clean-up…. ....digging out my path to the shop has become a daily thing for me as I shovel...
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