It’s been a while since I jotted down my thoughts and some things have changed a bit since my last post. During the past month, I’ve been very busy with remodeling jobs, but more and more, I’ve been getting more cabinet work which is exactly what I had hoped for. I just finished up and installed (with my son-in-law’s help) a large entertainment center. That has led to another entertainment center and some stained glass work. I’ve also been working on getting ...
I am sure all of us have fallen to the $.89 black and orange plastic, made in china, hand spring clamp purchase. I did at a discount store special one day and bought 10 of the “sturdy looking” 9” clamps. I thought they would make good clamps for holding the strips in my strip canoe while the glue drys. Well I am ready to start the strip built canoe project and 6 of the 10 are broken. Nothing I did that I see. They just snap at any time sending the pieces across the shop. Not...
Hey Lj’s This is another tool that was part of the nice deal on the local flea market. This is my first brace that I ever own, I haven’t try it yet, but I need it to restored before doing anything else. After looking at the Stanley Catalog from 1914 I found out that the handles are made out of Cocobolo, nice…. let’s see how it came out…. I need to say that this restoration was a bit different, I ran out of Evaporust, and I really want ...
Hey folks, This time it was turn for one of the tools that lucky me I got on a nice deal with an old woman in a local flea market. Like most of the hand tools that I had bought recently, I look for the rustier and the ones that seems like nobody wants them at all, the ones that most people will classified them as “junk” Let’s see what I got.. ... After a close inspection the japanning seems to be in a great condition, I will say around 98-9...
Last time I built cabinets, I used my biscuit joiner. I thought about going with it again, but since I have a Domino I said what the hey: Go for it.Solid panel waiting for mortisesThe cabinets have 5 identical rails: Two at the top for attaching the counters, one to act a a face frame nailer, and two at the back for securing to the wall during installation. There is also a bottom shelf. I start by marking the approximate locations of the rails so that I put them in the right place. The si...
This is my grandfather’s 1967 Delta Unisaw. It sat for years after his death from the time I was about 10 till I was in my first house at 25. Took minimal clean up and was ready to go. It had the original fence so I purchased a Delta upgrade. Not as nice as the Beisemeyer but not as expensive either. It was an easy bolt on and was exact right out of the box. You can also see my Jessem Miter which is a fantastic Miter. I run Freud blades and between these three upgrades the cuts on th...
We started building this house in August 2008. I had built a room at our house in Nakusp all out of wood and thought…now I wanted to do something bigger and with hard wood. Oh how naive I was… I thought, “Hey how about doing all the inside woodwork out of maple.” It seemed like such a careless thought now in retrospect, a whim really, as I had never had the chance to work with maple before. I knew it was a hard wood and that was just about it. But I got a line ...
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010Designing For Children- There’s No Place Like HomePublished article: Homestyle Magazine (November/December 2009 Issue) It takes a while for me to really appreciate a beautiful home. The exterior and interior design of the structure (or as I call them. The “picture“ and the “frame,” respectively), as well as the landscaping, are all visible and tactile elements of architecture. The sound of children’s laughter and the spontaneous interaction between parents and...
This is just the start…still have to drywall the rest of the garage though…not too much left, just had to get some stuff out of the way so I will be able to walk around before I trip and break my neck on something. Put together some lumber racks, and a rack to store some turning stock…still got plenty of more work to do…and could have got some done…but my helper wanted to make a bird house…so I had to take a break from the racks and help her with a bird ho...
I am completely gassed. Today I completed the last cuts I need to put the top stretchers into the legs of my saw horses. The last major hurdle was to cut the feet into something more interesting looking than a rectangle. Krenov, who designed these, has the feet with pleasing angles and a cut out on the bottom. I had delusions of grandeur and considered doing something different, but I couldn’t come up with anything I like better than the Master’s design.My desire to improve at using h...
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