I cut down a recently deceaced maple tree from my neighborhood. I noticed it was dead this spring and offered to cut it down for an old lady. As soon as I started cutting it I realized It was in pretty bad shape. The center was spongy, and the upper part was hollow, but I think there’s some pretty salvagable wood in there. And from the looks of things It has really nice figure. Just wish some of it woulda been solid.Here’s a pic of part of the top where it was hollow
I thought I would share a project I am currently working on. I put a few pictures up of a miter saw station I built last winter. I had hoped to post a few completed projects by now but a full, down-to-the-studs master bath remodel got in the way. I started the bathroom project the week after Christmas and (mostly) finished it up around the end of April. It occupied pretty much every weekend and many evenings over that four month period. It came out great and I’m very happ...
Welcome to my woodworking shop and story. This is my first blog and I hope to provide an ongoing status of my workshop and woodworking endeavors in this blog. This is “my story” of a hobby I enjoyed many years ago but became detached from due to my responsibilities at my full-time “real” job. I will update this whenever I can. For me, this is my retreat… my workshop is in my garage on my three arces in the woods with a 1/4 acre pond. Wildlife heaven, with dear, turkeys, and many other anim...
I own a Sawstop PCS. I love it and think it is a great saw. I do not own a Bosch saw. But, I am disappointed in Mr. Gass/Sawstop for suing Bosch. I understand business and the concept of protecting intellectual property. However, Sawstop pushes the idea their saws are all about safety. This is pushed as the driving force. Money is secondary. If that is truly the case, why are they suing another company that has technology that can help woodworker safety? Either be honest or drop the suit. Jus...
Here is a piece of wood I received from Rastus I am trying to decide what it is going to become. Does anyone have any suggestions? Pieces are about 4 inches long and 3 wide at the widest. Re-Sawed to 1/8 inch thick for inlay. Here are the pics I took of it before and after I sliced it for inlay. Is it going to be Hearts? or maybe Angel Wings? Or could it end up as a Butterfly? Here is what it looks like with a litle Mineral Spirits wiped on it. I just love this w...
using 6/4 for the head board. Design as I go, decided to use the 11” planks full size , against the taller bed post. Looks like the headboard will be 4” taller than the last bed I made like this.12”jointer getting some use!planed and jointedglue up , need long clamps.
Okay, so…I’ve bought a gouge on eBay, and I’m making some others, and it occurred to me: I don’t have a decent mallet. In fact, I’ve NEVER had one, and making one has been on my “tuit” list for far too long. Soooo…downstairs in the shop today I made some headway. The blank I’d glued up from 6/4 hard maple stock, then cut and mounted in my lathe (second favourite tool in my shop, thank you): That done, I then bored the mallet hea...
The spots where the arms drop onto the front legs are subject to any tuning that must be done at the joint to the back leg, so they are not selected until that work is complete. I tried to get them as symmetrical as possible before glueup. It turns out I could have done more shaping where underarm meets leg (imagine that! No, don’t!). Here I was careful to select similar grain patterns on the top (not shown). Mockup with back parts: It looks to sit properly verti...
So I ordered a new dust collector system from Festool. It is expensive as heck but Eagle America gives me a good deal on it plus free shipping. I have been ready all day to open the package and use it first thing today when I got home and what did I find? The dust collector is all banged up and the frame was broken from the rough handling. I couldn’t believe it. I look again at how it is packed and it is basically in a corrugate box but no styrofoam, or anything to help protect i...
Well It is Sunday night again and my 2nd week has come to an end. This week my completed projects were actually done at work. I am working on organizing the office and cleaning up some clutter. I decided to remove some old tables from a small area next to our staff table (for lack of a better term) and install a small laptop desk so it can be closer to me and the filing cabinet. Here is what I came up with.. The desktop is mdf and the support system is 2×3 lumber. I of course used...
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