so, i’ve been in conquest of good free wood for a while now, and had some success…i’ve been in the process of moving for a while, including about 1/2 my shop, to a 2nd story condo patio! lol i’m sure my neighbors are gonna Love me even more now…haven’t turned anything recently because i’ve been lacking parts (and Funds) to get the lathe back to a basic operating level, but I just had to share my recent find. Got about 2 truckloads of Podocarpus (Yell...
Video Update for November 18, 2009. For more live video see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com.
OK, here’s the deal. A friend of ours had a Locust Wood tree (not sure if it’s black or honey) cut down recently. I don’t want the wood to go to waste, so I’m trying to get it milled into logs. Real saw mills won’t talk to me since the logs are all 2 feet in diameter x 2 feet long. Logs that short are unstable and dangerous. I found a guy in my area who will do it, but there are several variables that might not make this a reality. 1) I have not been ...
I shot the building if the media center on video and am in the process of turning it into a podcast. I have a lot of editing ahead of me. There is nearly 10 hours of footage to go through. I also shot a video tour of my shop and will be posting that soon. i have a couple of technical things to work out RSS etc.
For starters…the closest I got to my shop today was to put a UPS delivery of sanding disks and screws for my jointer on the work bench. But that happened later in the day. Up extremely early…...about 0400…...why?.......had to prep some food for a small LJ get together later in the day. So, while drinking my morning cup of java(elixir of life).......chopped onions, red peppers, garlic, trimmed chicken and put on a dry rub amongst other items to prep. Left for my day job ar...
David Mitchell aka Patron first showed us his amazing starburst table ...a few months ago. David sent me a design…a rather simplified version.. This was his gift to me on Fathers day..This is my version of that design… It has taken me a while to get around to it. David I hope you like it!..Here a some blanks cut to size.. First I milled the stock to 5/16 and 2 inches wide… cross cut to just over 3 inches.I used Purple heart and European Walnut.. any complimentary or contras...
A French cleat is as ingenious as it is simple. It involves securing a strip of wood with a 45 degree bevel to the wall, and then securing an opposing beveled strip on the back of a cabinet or anything you want to hang. Its incredibly strong and versatile. Its a great way to hang cabinetry and as you’ll see in this video, it can be used to make an awesome modular wall storage unit.
Well, the Woodworkingshow at Sacramento Convention Center is done. About 25 LumberJocks (and one LumberJill) signed into our booth.Things started mid-day Friday and completed 4:00PM Sunday. We had a number of people stop by and ask ‘What is a LumberJock?” Wow, did we have a great time talking to them. We told the LumberJock’s story to about 100 or more people. some, of course, were not interested, but a surprising number took the ‘businees card’ I created as ...
OK..I was about to order (literally, I was about to order the saw) my Grizzly G0690 when I see an add on Craigslist for a 2001 Delta unisaw with a 52” real Beismeyer fence, table board and legs and a Delta mobile base. I have been emailing with the seller and he assures me that the saw is like brand new..he bought it new in ‘01 and used it rarely for home improvement projects and some cabinet making. The saw is dialed in perfect and the table is dead flat..no runout on the arbor&...
I was able to squeeze another day in the shop. We started out by finishing up the parallel linkage with the barrel bolts we got from the hardware store. Then we fabricated the Brooxe hanger and the camera enclosure mount. Finally, it was time for the handles. ^ Handles installed on the reel assembly ^ Camera enclosure mounted on the bottom of the parallel linkage ^ Brooxe hanger showing how kite string winds around the “mushrooms” in the top member of the parallel l...
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