Ok, so I have been meaning to have posted on LJ’s for a while now, but I was in Wood Working Hiatus for a bit because I was at a very busy time in my Doctoral process. So here is my latest projects or should I say version 2.0 of a project I did for my mother last semester. Hopefully the results on this one will turn out a bit better than the last. Not that it didn’t turn out ok, but always room for improvement! So here is the rundown. My mom asked me back during the summer ...
Hi All!I am not sure if any of you who commented on my original tip about using the adhesive shelving paper as a way to attach a scrollsaw pattern to a project. But I have done several projects using this tip now so I thought it was time to share my feelings and such about it. Love HateYeah, I developed a real love hate relationship with this tip. I love it because the vinyl sticks so nicely to the project and does not leave behind adhesive residue. But the hate sometimes makes me wonder why ...
So although I couldn’t get my saw up and fully running, I realized that I had time to finish up another side project, which was assembling this fun little toy: Jessem router table with a Triton 3 1/4HP router. Since the router has an integrated lift, this table only has a Jessem plate, not one of the Jessem lifts. However, I did spring for the Mast-r-Fence, Mast-r-Top and the Paralign featherboards. All in all, it’s a really nice little system. Having said that, since...
OK, I am at the frustration times 10 level. It seems like for the past six months of so NO ONE wants to purchase anything from me. When I started, about five years ago, it seemed that I was getting an order or two per week. Now it seems that I have to wait for the fall craft shows and hope I find a few good ones. I have looked and the list of items I make and gone over it LOTS of times. I keep changing too much depending on how the wind is blowing. I have really settled on three of four ty...
Please check out this craigslist add that I found… http://battlecreek.craigslist.org/mat/2021303850.html I know absolutely nothing about marble, but I just talked to the gentleman on the phone. He claims that the front is finished on all of these, and the back is not. $10 per slab, regardless of the size. What would you do? Obviously there are an unlimited number of projects that could be accomplished here, but since I have only tools meant for woodworking, I am not sure I woul...
In part 6 I finish the completed Modern Prairie Sconce.
It’s been a while since I blogged or did a project! About 4 years. All this time I have been wanting to get back to it, and been missing the online woodworking community; seeing others’ projects, interacting with other woodworkers from all over the world, and receiving wisdom and encouragement from everyone! So, if any of my old friends are reading this…I’m back! Blogging this is I hope forcing me to come back online to LJ and into the shop. If anyone is wondering w...
I retired a few years back. The most frequent question asked of me is some version of, “What do you do with your free time?” When I answer that I’ve taken up woodworking, non-woodworkers respond with a blank stare. They can’t imagine what I’m talking about. This week I was reminded of this, when viewing a DVD from Taunton’s Fine Woodworking about Tage Frid. Tage has been a woodworker for over fifty years. He still worked in his own shop turning out beautifully creative pieces. I was so imp...
Sorry folks for the hiatus. Been a hectic beginning to the New Year but not entirely unproductive. Towards the ending of last year, an announcement was made that the company I work for has been sold to a company in India. This has caused me to reflect a little on life, evaluate my future, and come to terms with the fact that I have made the transition to my middle aged years. Most of this will be fodder for another blog. In the interim, I spent a little bit of time working on my turnings. ...
While completing the tool cabinet, I have also been working on a quick and dirty cabinet to mount my current, knock-down router table top onto. My plan is to make the cabinet the right height so that it can do double duty as an outfeed table for my table saw. The knock down table was based on the Fine Wood Working design recently provided on line. I have the smaller Triton router mounted in it using a Woodpeck router insert. I love the combination and it serves my needs very well. ...
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