This week was a major learning curve in getting started. Getting financing even government backed loans are tougher than trying to pull apart a well glued tenon joint, I was at the point that I was actually tired of my business.After talking it over with one of my friends who helped run her husbands construction business she offered kinda one of the most powerful pieces of advice:- Go slow and build up your business and you won’t have to borrow !Well I got to thinking 2 years of rewriti...
just a few pictures to update.. finished 3 more drawers and i’m now working on the front fascia’s and then i have the top to finish i guess. trying to carry the molding right through to the front of the project(keeping everything uniform i guess) <it’s coming slowly i just hope i can finish it off nicely though
I did 3 coats of poly on the legs/aprons, and 5 on the lower shelf. Overall, I’m pretty happy with it, though I did not sand the bottom shelf as well as I should have. I got antsy wanting to get it all together and thought I had sanded enough, though really all I did was clean up the joints between the boards – so the machine ripples are still evident at the right lighting angle. But, for the first thing I’ve ever designed, built, and finished from scratch I think i...
I have a problem and need help. I can’t seem to get my table saw belt to line up. When i get everything tight the motor wants to hang at a weird angle and the belt keeps poping off. Any help would be appreciated
The results are in and it’s time to officially announce the winners of the very special and creative – maybe I should say fluid – LumberJocks Woodworking Awards. The winning projects were selected from the 77 total submissions in an online voting held from August 1 to August 7. 172 votes were cast during this period. And here are the top ten Fluidity projects… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1st Place – 227 points 2nd Place – 164 points ...
Several people asked me to blog the process of the tight weave board.The original tight weave board was posted by degoose here as a blog. Larry Rocks !! I don’t actually have one to be made from the start right now, so I pieced together what I have to try to illustrate the process. In some places you will have to use a little bit of imagination, but I think it will be clear. Okay, the key to the weave or the tight weave boards is-1. lumber should be square2. cuts must be accurate3...
table done in eucalyptus wood good semihard wood, of very particular color. something me salio jajaja
.My first hardwood: Acacia ..Cut it into two to fit in my suv. ..Brought them to a ragtag sawmill equipped with shopmade 2-in-1 Table Saw and Jointer Machine. I was so amazed while watching them working on my woods...And finally my pieces of woods 3/4” x 3 1/8” ready for final planing...Additionally, i purchased also this Camachile with lots of red shades also for my box...I also took a shot of the other hardwoods in the yard. .Next on this series….building the signatur...
In my last blog I showed a pattern which I am determined to try. It is made of rectangles from 1mm to 12mm in size. Due to a shortage of materials (Ebony) I am making the pattern from 1mm to 10mm. This is because my aim is to make a box using this pattern (or parts thereof) on all visible faces. This is the tallest order I have placed on myself to date. ImpossibleII now seems a fond memory. Machining wood down to 1mm square is a nightmare. A bit like I imagine tightrope walking to be a...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #66: The Same Thing Can Be Very Different
It’s funny how you can take the same thing and make it look so completely different. I guess that I why I like painting so much. Even though I do appreciate the beauty of the natural colors of wood, there are times when it just isn’t possible or practical to use natural and exotic wood. My friend Cari and I used to have a lumber yard nearby when we lived in Oak Lawn, a suburb of Chicago. This was back when I had just started to scroll saw, as Cari and her father are the ones ...
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