I received a Care Package today, courtesy of our very own Bob Kollman!! Eight days ago, in part #6, I related little in the way of forward progress but I let it slip that I was about to pull the trigger on buying a sheet of Lexan to move things along… Well, the following day I got a PM from Bob, informing me that he had sent a load of Plastics my way!! It was supposed to be a surprise… He had gotten my shipping address from that other wily gift-giver David (Patron) and he to...
I thought I would invite you all along on a trip I began, a couple of weeks ago. I was thinking about all the members we have and in particular, some who have been here much longer than I have, so I thought I would go visit them and learn a little more about them. I did this by going to the “gold bar” and clicked on “members”, and one-by-one, started with our number one poster, Karson. I started viewing each one of their profiles and shops. I don’t know how m...
Now I know why they call it “viral marketing”; – because it’s just like a virus, epidemiologically. Let’s compare the Chicken Pox to …how about LumberJocks? Obviously LumberJocks has done very well for itself, with over 17,000 members in about 4 years. Doing the math, that averages out to be about 11 new members a day! But WHY has it grown? Because LumberJocks is like Chicken Pox, from an epidemiological (how it spreads) point of view. Let’...
The flattening of the router table top took slightly less time than it did for China to put up a wall to keep out the neighbors’ goats. I estimate that I spent around seven or eight hours flattening my laminated table top. I would imagine that, if I had run the boards through a planer, and then did some sanding; it would have taken less than 30 minutes. That is ok though, as I enjoyed myself and it is done now. I really like the breadboard look. My friend Ryan made a really cool co...
revamped the v-drum sander works like a top. totally redesigned my first plan
Since I started my woodworking publishing and education company after retiring as a school teacher company, I have been living a dream working daily as a professional woodworker. This series taken from my website’s (Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker) blog will share some of those experiences and give some advice to those who are pros or thinking about the day! I was traveling before six in the morning recently, on my way to do a personal appearance as a woodworker. There was a big chan...
I bought the Woodriver leveling casters from Woodcraft when they were on sale for $80 a week or so ago. Put them on the workstation yesterday when they arrived and found that the workstation rolls much easier than it did with the big box cheap casters I had been using. Haven’t tried the leveling function yet – I’ll post a review after a few weeks of use. BTW, Woodcraft has by far the lowest price for similar casters – at least that’s what I’ve found after a...
Thank you all for your coments, fist time i post pics of my work anywere. love this web site.
Here is the chunk of wood I purchased to build the chair. 8bf of 8\4 poplar = $35. I ran it through the planer and jointed the edges and voila. I had a smaller piece of 8/4 already so I roughed out the front legs from that. For the rear I hacked off a piece and ran it through the BS. The rear legs were 1 1/8 wide . . . odd sizing. After giving the dimensioned board a scuff with the sander to remove the BS marks, I penciled out the legs and roughed them out on the...
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