When I go to a wood show to demonstrate the Torque Workcentre, I usually wear heavy duty workwear and boots.. This is partly a safety issue and also, as a professional, I like to look like I actually know what I am doing.. As a part of this new found professionalism, I now have “Lazy Larry Woodworks” embroidered on the shirt just above the left pocket..Mainly ….this is so I can be returned to my stand if I get lost.. I have meant to do this ever since I bought the ...
That is the title of a book I read awhile back. Basically it teaches that one should enjoy the work which is done. If you truly enjoy it, then the work isn’t as hard. My DW and I have decided to start making and selling cutting boards at craft shows. We’re dividing up the labor, I’m handling the crafting, she’ll handle the booth work. My plan is that this will be one aspect of working for ourselves to bring in more money , ther other being my photo studio work. Now ...
I bought a set of harbor frieght plug cutters and could not get the 3/8 plugs to fit my screw holes. The cutter burned even when going extremely slow in the white oak. I went to rockler and picked up another 3/8 plug cutter. I could tell from design alone it was superior. For one it cuts a tapered plug. Here is a pic of the rockler in the press and the junk one laying on the table. Needless to say the harbor freigth plug cutters are going in the garbage. I’m so glad I finally...
Hello all, After 3 hours of lapping on my 143 year old no 5, it is, well…still not done. http://bit.ly/9IsKGB It mocks me. But there are some pictures. And I have made a bit of progress on that tough old steel. Brian
Birger Sandzen Stoneware tile landscape Triptych in Kentucky Coffee tree Arts and Crafts Style Pagoda frame #1: Bronze finished patinated tiles and frame design sketches
..inprogress photos of frame design newsprint paper sketch..piece will be 42 inches wide..tiles are stoneware …with fired in ground glass textural, bronze acid patina,
I forgot to post this weds. Jim Jakosh invited me into his shop to see his sign making set up. He has an awesome shop or 2. The main part of his shop is in his basement and he does his turning in his garage. I would kill for a shop his size. Anyway, it was nice to visit with another fellow woodworker and also he and I are in the same guild together. Tuesday night at our meeting we went on a field trip to a guy who had an antique woodworking shop set up that was driven by a belt and pulley ...
Ok, so everyone has a favorite tool brand. What I want to know is everyone’s opinion on who has the best value. I have really enjoyed my Shop Fox machinery because they are not as expensive as Jet, Delta, and Laguna but it seems like they are just as nice. I have the 26” double drum sander, four shapers, a power feeder, 15” planer, and some other smaller stuff from Shop Fox so far. Who do you think makes the worst tools out there right now? I’d say Harbor Freigh...
Wow, this was cool. Old hat to most of you, but the first time I have used a planer. I got the DeWalt 735 a few months ago when it was on clearance sale, and also bought the rolling stand but I didn’t have any rough lumber to plane so I hadn’t used it yet. A couple of weeks ago I made a trip to Steve Walls lumberyard about 20 miles from my house and picked up some furniture grade SYP and some white oak to start a couple of projects. Still don’t have a jointer yet, b...
This week’s question comes from Sylvester in Illinois’. Hey Cody I’m building a dresser for my wife’s birthday coming up out of hardwood and have been running into some problem with tear out. I was wondering if you had any advice on how I can prevent tear out there have been many articles I’ve read online but several have countered it did themselves I’ve experimented with it a little bit but really can’t afford to waste any would do to the fact the hardwood is very expensive. Any advice ...
I have 2 home built sea kayaks, one a Chesapeake 17 which is 17 feet long by 24” wide and the other a Sport Tandem which is 21’6” long by 22” wide. As my two car garage is also my wood shop/metal shop/motorcycle shop/bicycle shop/boat building shop/boat storage area I needed a way to store these two boats out of the way yet easily accessible. I kept them on a simple wheeled rack on the floor for a while, thinking it would be easy to wheel them out of the way when I nee...
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