Okay, I’ve spent the whole weekend working on a design for an entertainment center, you know, rather than actually cutting wood. It sucks. At the urging of a lot of people, I have decided to start learning how to use Sketchup. So here’s my proposal: help! I’ve read countless postings about Sketchup. I have watched countless videos. I’m overwhelmed and confused. I’m a 2D guy caught in a 3D world. Please, someone: make it simple! If you like to write and woul...
Well I am making progress in general.I finally got a truck. Well what I call a truck. Not some over glorified car with a truck box on the back. I stand up and cheer every time the Toyota commercial comes on and he says he does not care if his truck is scratched, he is not going to baby it, etc. With all that in mind, here are pics of my $900 find. That of course is the interior which needs work. Of course the next few are of the outside. Here is the stuff that I feel is impo...
After the final phase of glue up for the legs, putting the top on was a piece of cake. Clamp, countersink, screw, (so it can be adjusted if ever necessary) and this puppy is ready for work. Well, it’s ready for it’s close up,... then work (or play) depending on your perspective. Goodbye workmate, Hello, nurse! I left in that metal plate on the ends. For looks and added weight. Plus it makes a handy chisel holder! As you can see by the outsid...
I just posted some pictures of my messy, crowded shop. You’ll find those pics over at my workshop page.
I drove to Tulsa yesterday to pick up a few supplies and QSWO for my bedside table project. Supplies: success. Lumber: failure. One of the hardwood suppliers I visited was out of QSWO, and the other wanted almost twice as much per board foot than I was willing to pay. The best part of the day was having lunch with fellow LJ member, spamfilterman. He also showed me his projects and shop; he does nice work!
I started stripping the canoe a couple months ago but ran into a bit of frustration when putting in a walnut accent strip. The walnut machined a little differently than the cedar when I ran the strips over the router table to put the bead and cove edges on them. I had to walk away from the project for a while. I came back to it recently and after fiddling with the strips above the walnut strips it has been easy going since. It’s very satisfying to see the boat taking shape. A few...
We’re continuing our special 20,000 LumberJocks Celebration Giveaway. Here’s a brief description of this Giveaway from the original post: We will have one new LJ shirt owner every day for the next 20 days. First ten will be randomly selected from 100 most active members while next 10 will be randomly selected from the remaining 20,000 members. LumberJocks Shirt Winner for today (Day Six) is: woodworm Here’s a list of proud LJ Shirt owners from previous days: D...
here are some pics o0f my machine shop any questions fire away.Alistair ps plus a few more wood things I made
Just wondering if any Jocks out there are planning on attending the Woodworking In America Conference in Cincinnati (actually across the river in Covington KY), Oct 1-3. It’s billed as The Ultimate Skill-Building Weekend. I have registered as there seems to a lot of interesting classes and vendors scheduled. Check out the link http://www.woodworkinginamerica.com/GeneralMenu/
Here’s some of my work .The bowls are recent around fifteen inches each.the furniture is designed by myself and made by me alone.please enjoy.Alistair
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