Yesterday turned out to be another day that just got away from me, although I did accomplish quite a bit. I spent most of the day writing the instructions for the Bunny Toy Replica project that I had shown last week. I find that as time goes on my woodworking skills are improving and I find better, easier ways to do things and I like to incorporate that into my projects. It is nice to know that I am still learning and improving. The rest of the day I spent working on my little ballerin...
I haven’t been posting on this blog lately but I really enjoy reading LJ. I’ve learned a great deal from lots of interesting people and I’ve decided to share more often. I spent over 20 years in the woodworking business but right now I mostly spent my time as a network administrator or writing and publishing. Nevertheless, I keep my hand in with a number of projects, the most recent pictured on this blog. While I really enjoy woodworking and feel fairly competent at it, m...
As Debbie has already noted I’ve added new Stores page dedicated to promoting our apparel collection and the offers from two other partner stores – Rockler and Amazon. You can find the yellow link in the main toolbar. The important thing is that when you decide to follow any of the offers on that page and actually buy something you will also support LumberJocks. For example Rockler is paying 10% commission to me for each sale made through our site. Hopefully this will result in...
All the cutting done for the base, mortise and tenons made and fitted. I glued up the sides, and set with pipe clamps. The next day I used my brand new Forstner bits to drill holes for 3/8” dowels to pin the mortises. This is the first time I’ve made mortise and tenon joints, first time I’ve used Forstner bits, and first time I’ve pinned a mortise and tenon. The pins were planed flat with my almost sharp #4 Stanley (don’t have a block plane yet). It felt pret...
Well I was able to start working on the bench. There was a generous donation of a 2×10. Which I have ripped into my 2×2 frame pieces. I started on the Router side. And not having many clamps and not a tone of experience with say non symetrical face for drawers and such. I cut out the drawer holes and router door hole. Yes there is not a straight line to be had, and they will be hidden by drawer face later… lesson learned… Have to finally break down and buy a ha...
Well I finally pulled the trigger. I noticed that I was falling into the rut that I do with my code, always waiting to release until its just right…well it never gets there, you have to pull the trigger not look back and fix the little things you miss as you move forward…. So anyway with the help of a friend I was able to get the tall cabinets upstairs. I have the back on one unit and it survived the move, my wife wanted me to get the other one moved up too while I had help...
Okay so the dining room remodel is almost done. The walls and ceiling are painted. The new chandelier is on back order, so that will have to wait, and I need to finish the paint on the moldings tomorrow, but aside from that, the dining room can be referred to as DONE… Steps done this weekend Apply 2nd coat of paint to the 2 walls that already had the initial coat, apply 2 coats of paint to the remaining wall… Let paint dry, mask off, sand any irregularities from, and pain...
The Big BuildToday was one of those days where you go two steps forward one and a half steps back, step to the side and scratch your chin and well, yeah it was like that. I managed to get all the compartmental-ism done on the cabinet and it is ready to glue together. This morning I cut up a piece of ply to roughly the size the door will be and loaded them up with the tools I would like there to see what wouldn’t fit. What was left over would have to go somewhere else. I took ...
A Story of Lakh ….garnetiferous,an expression of mein air,your color plays me….—-by flp ——————————————————————————————————————————————Every picture tells a story…. if I the recipient can...
Finally finished installing my dust system (anti-dust system?). It’s yet another HF mod. For this one I mounted the DC on a shelf above the chip collector – with the obligatory Thien baffle. The exhaust goes out the ceiling and through a drier vent on the side of the house. No dust collection – just dust elimination! The ducting is galvanized after the fan and DWV (DVW?) before the fan.
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