It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get out and work on the shop, partly due to a stretch of cold weather and partly due to life being crazy. This is a capital P Problem (right here in River City) as the date my friends are coming over to help put up the drywall and insulation is cast in stone. (They’re as busy as I am, and like me plan their weekends for some months ahead.) Anyhow, here’s how things stand compared to the plan in the first post in this blog s...
During my recent shop healing session, I realized I needed a better way to store my drills and chargers. This simple wall-hanging “box” did the trick. I also wanted to make the project fast and easy, so I decided to try out the DowelMax for the first time. The system is a breeze to use and produces strong reliable joints in just a fraction of the time it takes to create a traditional mortise and tenon. Fee free to download the SketchUp Drawing for this project if you want...
I bought 5 old Stanley chisels for $15 and they need some attention. One of them has chipped corners and I’m not sure if he can be saved. Maybe a couple years on the grinder will help. I currently don’t own any sharpening tools, so it’s going to be a little while before I can tend to these guys. From reading and watching videos, there’s no way around learning how to sharpen your chisels, so I figured learning with a cheap set is a good idea. I need to figure out ho...
today im off to bro in-law remove his kitchen cupboard doors …..sheesh….he heard that there is a v-drum sander on its way here…....I knew i should have kept quiet….but nooooooooo…oh well ‘cest la vie’
Here is another set of pictures from my Coffee Table project. I mentioned earlier that this top has been sitting around my shop for almost three years now. In that time it sustained some small nicks and gouges as I moved it around from corner to corner of the shop. These damaged areas are “design opportunities.” I’ll place inlayed designs in sections that are damaged. The center of the table will get a double fleure de lis figure. I’ll also utilize the descending o...
I recently ran an ad on craigslist to sell a router table & this is a copy of a reply I got. I bolded some things to be cautious about if you use craigslist. I stumbled across your craigslist posting for the Router table.A few weeks ago I had a rough time and was forced to sell some of my things on craigslist to pay the bills. One person came over to buy my mitre saw and router and gave me twice what I was asking for. When I asked him why, he explained that he wanted to help me out a...
Hi Marius, we had an integrated chatroom at http://lumberjocks.com/chat here on LJ in the early days but it was not used frequently. I’m planning to add an integrated chat solution later this year. In the meantime I added link to your chatroom to our Stickies (top right corner – gray STICKIES button). Hope it will take some attention. Thanks for your idea and free donation!---Thanks for the stickiesi remain logged in at the chatroom but there is a coffee cup icon you can ...
First of all, what is Facebook? Facebook is the most prolific social network out there. Essentially, it’s a place to keep in touch with your family and friends, sharing messages, photos, videos, links with them, and joining them in games. You can also find old friends – and lovers – like I have, and catch up. It’s pretty easy to use too. It originally started out on the campus of Harvard by a few undergrads looking to make an online “facebook” – a ...
Man, there is a LOT of wasted messages in TwitterLand. People can posted the dumbest stuff – “Just got a cup of coffee!”, “Can’t believe it’s Monday!” and so on. WHO CARES?! Then you have the sharks – “I make $2,600 a day on Google adsense – find out how!” – the get-rich-quick guys. And it seems some people just follow ANYONE in the hopes that those people will follow them back, building their following number. ...
Last night I was browsing the Craiglist tools and found a guy advertising a 4” Craftsman Jointer that had some surface rust but was in running condition for $15. My brother picked it up for me and I did some test runs. The jointer did a good job and seems to work well. I also found out once I had it that it was a 6 1/8” jointer and not a 4” one. I’m very happy with this score. Does anyone have any ideas on getting rid of the rust? Thanks in advance for any advice...
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