Had a great time today with Rustic Rick his wife Nancy, Billie J. and his wife Lou Ann, SteveMI, and Myself and my lovely wife Kris. I got a cheaper version of the Gripper from Woodline USA, at $16.00, and a router for my Dremel. Oh man they had some wood to die for, we just had no way to get it home. I’ll have to let the other guys tell you what they got cause I wasn’t paying to much attention. Needless to say I couldn’t find any Lathe tools to speak off. Or any thing else ...
In every project I do there is a time when I discover things that I should thought of before I did what I have done and now have to undo. Before joining this great group I simply called these screw ups, mistakes, of other terms that will not be put in print on a family web site. Now I understand that correcting these little errors can politely called design changes. Of course to non woodworkers this is the way that was intended fro the git-go.The first little error on this project came when I...
So my trip to Lowes today was originally intended to pick up a cedar 4×4, and potting soil for LOMLs flower pots, but instead I ended up with a lumber rack and about eight fence pickets… I know now would be time for me to explain… You see I want to build LOML a planter box from cedar, and I was planning on fence pickets, but they are usually over $3.00 per and not particularly clear etc… for Cedar pickets, so I was going to pick up a Cedar 4×4, resaw and plane i...
The memories are always there, just waiting for a reason to bubble to the surface. It can be the mouth watering smells, wafting out from a bakery, or the glow of a corn field as the day gets chased away by dusk. For me, it is often the first few bars of a favorite song. Today, driving back from Cedar Rapids, as the sun was setting, and the snow cover fields seemed somewhat less frigid, my childhood memories came knocking. As the car took me home, the radio took me back to 1976. I was ...
Just watched program 109 at www.newyankee.com. For those not familiar with this service, this is the 9th episode ever produced. Each Saturday the episode provided is changed. What a delight to watch. The tools Norm uses over 20 years ago are not that different than what many of us use today. He actually used a conventional hammer and nails/brads. His dado blade was a wobbler. I think (not certain) that his bandsaw was a shopsmith. Later in the series, it seemed like Norm ha...
I have been lurking for a couple of months. Thought it was time I finally speak up. First, Thanks to all those who e-mailed a welcome when I joined. Your comments on the quality of the projects and the people who keep this sight going were right on target. This is a great site! The only problem is I keep seeing projects that I want to make and know I can not come close to matching their quality—yet. They are an inspiration, as are the folks that are associated with this site. An intr...
I had some time this week to do a little of what I like to call “shop healing”. My schedule can get so hectic sometimes that I start losing focus and I feel like I am spreading myself too thin. That’s when I know its time to get re-centered and re-calibrated. Since I am between projects, this was the perfect time to go all zen on my shop. I started by tweaking my setup. An inefficient space is a frustrating space! My tool cabinet was originally mounted in a little al...
Hello to all, I am currently making a daxophone which is the signature instrument of Dr. Suess.(it’s not really, but it’s very Suesslike in appearance and sound) It’s kind of like a wooden, musical saw, same principle anyway. I am using purpleheart for the body, lacewood for the pickup board and ligum vitae for the dax.(all will be explained when I am done making it and post pictures) I don’t normally work with such fine woods so I have a few questions concerni...
A little history, set your wayback machine all the way back to 1974, I went to the mall where my mom worked one weekend, and there was this guy, he had the coolest machine and he was making all this stuff with just that one machine! that’s my rough approximation of when I first learned about the Shopsmith. I bugged my parents for years following that, I just ‘knew’ that I could so so much really cool stuff if I had one. Forward to this past summer. My uncle decides he ...
Finally got shop pics up. Still have cabinets and benches to build. any ideas would be appreceiated
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