The Teton Range is the backdrop for the 2008 Western Design Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.I can see why the fur trappers gathered here for rondevu. What a great place for a gathering of craftsmen and artist. One of whom happens to be sporting a fancy Lumberjock tee shirt.Setting up I’m amazed at the quality of work I’m seeing. (and a bit intimidated) This is a world class collection of craftsmen. That night I get to go to an artist reception at the National Museum of Wildlif...
I was driving down the road with mill in tow when a car sped past me with several arms shooting the finger at me while yelling obscenities. They were referring to me as a #*%king tree killer and destroying the forest. If I could have talked to them they would have found I am not only concerned about saving trees but that rather than being part of the problem (yelling and screaming with no positive impact) I take action to be part of the solution. This is not the first time I have been yell...
I awoke this morning to a dreary, cold, very foggy day. I don’t mind fog, my morning commute to work is only about 40 feet behind the house, and a little fog doesn’t slow me down much walking out there. Actually, it is mornings like this that I’m reminded how much I have to be thankful for. Back in the days when I had to commute by car 87 miles to Wichita, a foggy morning like this one was a real burden, even treacherous. I always write on the calendar when we have ...
I wish I could remove that big question mark. I was very excited to be buying a home this summer. After moving across country and having my garage in a storage unit for over a year it was long overdue to get some shop time. The house we purchased is nearly double the size of our previous house. So some new furniture is in order. Neither the Mrs. or myself has any respect for the imported particle board furniture that is budget friendly. No problem, wood itself isn’t too expensive ...
So, even experienced and long time(of which I am) woodworkers sometimes question if they are doing the right thing by taking “safety” equipment off of their tools, for a god reason. Almost anyone I know has taken the table saw guard off at some point, or maybe never even put it on, when they got a new saw. I’m certainly NO exception at all. Does it make me smart? Does it make me stupid? Well, that’s something that much like everything else, is something that only the i...
Hi I am getting ready to make the joinery for the legs and stretchers. I wonder if I should build the joint tight or leave some space for wood movement. The stretchers (tenon) are 5 inch in width by one inch tick. In the book, they call for a tight joint. I wonder what will happen when that 5 inch wide tenon expend in width. the legs are pretty beefy 3 by 5 inch thanks
Well, I have been in the shop working on finishing a few things. So not mujch has been built. That should change today though. Went to a Pow Wow Sunday, and they had some beautiful handcrafted and carved pieces. I was drooling over all of them. Will post again soon
Last night I photocopied the side trim pieces for the tender and glued them to 1/16” maple and black walnut stock. Then I cut the pieces for the side panels, back, side rack, back rack and the water tank. The side panels and back from 3/8” stock and the side and back rack from 1/4” stock. The water tank is a block 3 3/8” long X 2” wide and 2 1/4” high. After laying out several lines I drilled two 7/8” by 1 1/4” deep. I then cut and sanded the angles for the water tank. ...
I received a post of some lumber for sale in Tenn. The quantity was 10,000 BD ft at a price of $0.40 per BD Ft They might sell small quantities. Member Contact Form cedar hill sawmill / donald martin4340 pitt rd.cedar hill, TNUnited States I’ve got their phone number if you can’t find it on the web.
So the inlays are in, and the box is finished. I won’t get into detail about anything. I don’t think there was a huge interest in the narative so I won’t continue the story. I thought it would be cool to drag it along, describe the step by step and take the reader through the same journey I went through. In the end it’s just a box. Thanks for looking. I hope everyone enjoyed. Have a happy day ;-)
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