I have had some conversation lately with some LJ’s and others about the “Made in China” label that seems to be on everything we touch. Now don’t get me wrong they make some great products, just they make too many of them. This year for Christmas I made quite a few hand-built Trucks, Tractors and Choo Choo’s. I might have sold 1/2 of them. Whinning? no, just realize that Wal-Mart has me beat. The one thing they can’t match me on is my hand-built scaled model...
I’ve been getting a fair number of PM’s asking which shows I’ll be attending this year. Somewhat in advance of each show I’ll ask who’s going to be coming to the show. I really enjoy meeting Lumberjocks at the shows. For me it’s like finding familar faces greeting me as I travel far from home. Since I’ve been getting questions regarding my appearances at the shows, I thought I’d use a single post to give a list of all the shows I’ll be doi...
yup.. 3 years ago I found LumberJocks.com 3 years ago I became addicted3 years ago I was inspired to give woodworking a try and not just think about it3 years ago the journey began! Thanks Martin, thanks all you “original” LumberJocks who welcomed me and encouraged me—and challenged me. :)And thanks to everyone—because you are ALL an inspiration!
First a mouse chews it’s way into this blog and now this. What’s going on here! yes, yes I know I need to take it just a little deaper to flush it out.
I got these drawers fitted before I closed up for the winter: This is the first time I’ve done inset drawers, and it was a bit easier than the hell I’d imagined it to be. The weather was already pretty cold and dry when I fit these though, so I assume they’ll swell in the spring. I haven’t glued them up just in case. I did learn something though. Having cut the dovetails on all the very close but not yet fitted parts, I was able to shave the bottoms of th...
I needed to find the center of the edge of board tonight so I figured I’d toss together a Center Locator Tool and document my process. You’ve all seen these 100 x before but this is how I make them. It should be noted that the overall dimensions are not critical at all. We’re going to be using the fact that the radius of a circle is the always the same. My dowels are about 3” apart You can click on the pictures for larger versions. Remember that the pics don&...
I favored this video on my Youtube channel,I thought my fellow LumberJocks might like to see how they turn wood in Hawaii.
This clock was made to scroll saw .J ‘ve used the oak.Les applied its maple with a spice stain. This clock is a great project for a beginner like me.
My sons gave me some gift cards for Lowes for Christmas, so I went to Lowes on Friday. I was wondering around looking at every tool they had. I saw the Delta bandsaws on clearence. My wife said to go ahead and get one. She gave the extra cash to me to get it. I put the bandsaw together with no problems. It runs great but has a little vibration that kinda bothers me, but I am going to try to get a new belt I think should take some of the vibration away. I hope to sell my old bandsaw this summe...
and I mean literally – we’ve had a snow storm here, and the garage is covered with more than a foot of snow. It was blazing outside and the high winds were blowing snow all over the place. my garage is unheated, but neither of those stopped me from making the most I could with an open window of time I got this weekend. I caved in, and ordered an Incra router plate for the top when they just posted the phenolic version on sale for $35 (they had a 10% off last week). I really ...
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