I was checking LJs once more tonight and I noticed that I made the front page where they feature pictures of 5 of your projects. Pretty neat. I always wondered how they decided who to put in that spot.
The LJ Picnic is fast approaching (Sunday, July 15th) and I’m getting excited! Rick and I are looking forward to our little event. So far I’ve been told by a few people (including John, Extreme Birdhouses) that they will be stopping by. I noticed that we have a few Jocks in Ontario now, some within driving distance of me and so this is an invitation to join me. The picnic will be taking place in a small town about half way between London and Toronto. If you get the itch...
Another weekend is behind us and those of us who celebrate Christmas are more likely than not scuttling around trying to get things ready in time for the day. I have memories of those days when the children were small and the family was large and I sometimes find myself looking back and wishing that I had slowed down a bit and taken the time to enjoy it a bit more. But we know we aren’t like that. When we are in the moment, with our hands full with young ones and keeping up the house...
Does anyone out there have one of these fence systems on their table saw? I am looking at a Biesemeyer and the guy at Tools plus suggested that I look at this fence. The 30 inch Beisemeyer is about $200 more than this one. If you own one, what are some of your likes and dislikes?Wondering if it is worth the $200 savings. Thanks all.
Hello LJ’s, It was pointed out to me that I had not written another Henry Wood Detective Agency chapter in a while, so I tonight I did. http://bit.ly/bMsMXN I will try not to go so long between HW posts. :-) Brian
I finally had a chance to use my “new” Stanley #32 jointer plane yesterday on some walnut I’m using as the sides for my son’s soon to be hanging bookshelf. The shavings were amazing and it didn’t take long to get a straight (and very smooth) edge on the board (4/4). It probably would have been easier and quicker to have used the table saw to joint the other side but I was having so much fun doing it by hand that I kept going. This plane has really impressed me...
Here is a pic of the skeg screwed onto the hull and the rockers mocked up. I still need to drill the rockers for the 1” dowel that connects them. Once this is done everything can get the final sanding and be attached. It’s finally starting to look like a rocker.
Still chugging along. I bought a bunch of wood for my windows. Ho-lee crap. So much wood. I didn’t realize how deep my windows were. I thought I could case out the insides with 1×8”s, but that’s just a shade too narrow. So a ton of 1×10” boards. There’s no way I could afford to do it in the maple I’ve been using for the cabinets. And so I’m doing it in fir. The stained color should be about the same, and I’m going for the rustic look a...
I have recently gotten a new job back in my home state of Florida. Same Company I currently work for just a transfer basically. All of my tools are packed with the exception of my hand saws and a couple hand planes. No shop time for me for a while. It is a good time because I am easily distracted and this is a time I need to be focused. My wife, my oldest daughter (5 yrs) and I are going down in about 10 days to look for a new home or a temp place until we find a home. I am excited to...
I’ve started working my way through a book called Getting Started inWoodworking from Taunton Press. I do better at learning techniques and focusing when I can follow directions since I’m a newbie at this kind of thing. I’d like to learn to do it right the first time. I asked my dad if he had a block plane I could borrow since the first project in the book calls for one to teach a few techniques. He disappeared, reappearing and dropping a wooden block plane into my hands. ...
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