Picked up my lodgepole pine posts from a orchard this morning. They bring in LOT sizes for there tree’s.(10ft. x 2” dia.) I drove by thinking I wonder if they sell them, they are the size I use for my log chairs and patio furniture. I had been buying larger diameter posts from Lumber yard and splitting them into 1/3 then running them through my “homemade dowel maker.” Was a lot of extra work and wasted a fair amount of material.(Fun the first day, then it became work !...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #43: Sometimes the Lazy Way is More Work Then Anticipated (But We Learn Something)
OK. This is getting scary. Do we only get so many good days in a given time period? Or are we really the masters of our own destiny? I am probably over-reacting, but I just really like when things work out like you want them to. I am kind of hoping that it is because thought and planning went into something that it turns out well. That gives us some sense of control. I would hate to think that it is only by chance. So where were we? Ah, yes. The autumn leaf candle tray. As I was sa...
Hello LJ’s, Tonight I tried testing the limits of my bandsaw resaw jig. I have succeeded in cutting a really thin piece of spalted maple off of a somewhat less thin piece of spalted maple. The original was less than 3/4 of an inch. It worked so well that it triggered some memories which I decided to share. So there is woodworking, memories, and a cool picture. http://su.pr/2xd9N1 Enjoy, Brian
The first order of business for today was cutting and fitting the back rail. After getting the other three sides clamped together in a reasonably sturdy assembly, I took a rough measurement and cut the piece long and began sneaking up on the fit until I thought it was reasonably close then I cut the mortises in the ends with the Domino. Then came the always stressful glue up. Everything went together pretty well and I was reasonably pleased with all the joints. Next I unclampe...
If you need another lathe chuck or just need your first, this is the time to get one. Here is a link for the wood turners catalog sale. http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/ChucksTeknatoolNovaMidiChucknovamidi?Partnerid=e183 They also have the Super Nova ll on sale http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/ChucksTeknatoolSuperNova2SpecialOffersupernovaoffer?Partnerid=e183 and others. Just wanted to let you know. Scrappy
Well as you can see from my profile I am new to this type of woodworking. When I was young I worked with my dad building houses. But that type of work is not the same as making things out of wood. So far I have a small collection of tools and I am makind due with what I have. That being said, working with ruff lumber and no planer or jointer has been a challenge. I did make a small CNC router a few years ago. I was quit surprised that it did work. The learning curve has been a hard one...
i have a craftsman planer #122 23490 what oil or grease goes in the grear box
It was maybe 15 years ago that I started work for a small boatbuilding company in Cape Town. The boss was a German man with a handlebar moustache and a little fluffy dog that followed him everywhere. He loved his beer and he loved his cooking; there was always a pot of something on the go in the tiny workshop kitchen. He made the best pea soup I ever had, thick and green with bits of bacon. He was also a master shipwright of the old school. This man taught me most of what I know about woodwor...
A bit of woodworking philosophy and a reasonably rapid suggestion. How many windows are open on your computer right now? Are you giving your full attention to any of them? As you read this, is you mind wandering to Facebook? If you are in your office working on a spreadsheet, do you find yourself bopping over to Twitter “just for a sec” to check in? Do you get calls from a co-worker right when you are in the middle of writing a report and open up a new window to respond to his or h...
Currently I am making two styles of stoppers, cork and the metal o-ring type from Rockler (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=18020&filter=wine%20stopper). I like the crome o-ring type from Rockler because of it’s sealing capability. I presently get my cork from Packard Woodworks (http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=packard&Product_Code=151322&Category_Code=proj-supp-botstop-botsc) and can make stoppers cheaply and use them as a l...
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