I reciently made trip to North Carolina and while there I stopped in and visited the local The Klingspor Store. The most interesting thing abut the store is the sandpaper. Klingspor is a sandpaper manufacturer and one of the side effects of are leftover pieces of sandpaper as they are cut from the roll. In the not so distant past these remnants were thrown away. They now take these remnants and throw them into a 4’x4’x3’ tall box and ship it out to one of the stores. These s...
I have written the following three blogs for the third time now. Originally I wrote them up as one blog, but due to unfortunate circumstances lost both of the previous write ups. I am going to write each one up individuality now….crossing fingers. I have been working on several “big” projects and in the mean time I have worked on several smaller projects. For the first project, I selected a space on my workshop wall behind my Miter Bench as a new home for my marking and m...
Hey Guys, I told a friend I’d try and sell some of his black walnut so here’s the offer. I’m trying to put together a package deal since he wants to sell all 7000 bf of it in one fell swoop, of course it doesn’t have to be all one buyer. Anyway the wood is all air dried, all 10/4 and 5/4 stuff, some of it is up to 12” in width and none of it is less than 6’ long with most of it 8’ up to 12’ in length. I know lots of ya’ll might not b...
Looking For Eve ....burthen with a burl, my heart is enlarged with love,awakened you call forth….—by flp —————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
Yesterday we started working on my son’s 8’x2’ computer and gaming table. He is a great guitar player and has his receiver and mixing board that has to find a home, other then the floor. The table will have two 24” x 24” cabinets with shelves for all his equipment and consoles with a slide out shelf for his sound mixer. I cut all the parts yesterday and painted the inside of the cabinets flat black per his instructions. Today I cut the holes in all the shelfs and...
Every woodworker has scrap wood setting around the shop just waiting to be purged or merged. I’m no exception and I’m sure I’m not alone in the thought that I just can’t seem to part with the 3/4” plywood 6” by 9” piece because it could be useful sometime in the future. In particular, I have several scraps of 1x material laying around. In an effort to clean up my shop, I’ve decided to make something out of some of my scrap rather than just th...
If its true that what you do on the first day of a new year is what you do for the rest of it then i,m in trouble. I got food poisoning on xmas morning!! It hit me just after I went to a good friends house for one of his typicaly brilliant English roast dinners and it was to be the highlight of an otherwise crap year, but alas it was not to be. It did mean I missed the vodka induced brawl later that evening so maybe it was a small blessing. So my plans for the start of the year were thrown in...
This is the first feature in my survey on the contemporary rocking chair. Enjoy the work of Gary Weeks.
Our local newspaper ran this great story, I think it turned out great! You can click on the article, will take you to my flickr account, click on photostrearm, click on photo labeled “lifecopy small” and you can open larger size to be able to read the article. (news story)
After finishing that bookcase with some amount of success, I’ve turned towards making some shop improvements that I noted as necessary while i was in the middle of my project: 1. raised, stabilized, and surfaced my “bench”. the bench was originally an old desk. I practically killed myself bending over it, so it needed another 6” or so. I basically used 2×4s to encase the whole thing from the inside and give it a lift. It’s rock solid now, and the perfect ...
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