Well, it certainly turned out to be a better day then the previous one. Besides having to go to the dentist to replace a filling that fell out, everything else went fine. (I love popcorn in the evening!) Business was what I would call back to normal and there was a flurry of activity again and it made me feel good. I did receive an email from someone having trouble accessing the site, but I was able to redirect them to directly tap in the server. Apparently that was the ripple type eff...
Before I start. All the pictures in this blog (and all my blogs for that matter) are left handed. I suggest all you righties out there copy the pics and flip them, as I do with your’s. Continuing the ‘atomic’ theme I now introduce you to Manhattan This is the cutting board I use for parquetry. Made in 2001 and still going strong. Its basically like a bench hook, as used for hand sawing, with a couple of differences. Its made from a piece of MDF 350×300 x 6mm w...
For years I held out.. I love a hand rubbed oil finish… but when I was at the Maryborough Woodshow a while back … a woman wanted to know why my Lazy Larrys were not smooth and shiny like that other bloke’s stuff at the next stand..So I went through the whole rigamarole of how I hand rub the oil finish and how it brings out the grains etc etc… well “If I am going to pay that sort of money, I want it smooth and really shiny!” I then realised that it is not...
Simple, Quick, Easy… It seems like I always start projects with these notions! In the event, however, they never turn out that way…It has been a while, almost two weeks, but the project is still the same, a small table for computer viewing/breakfast in bed. When we last visited this affair it was in this state…I took apart the top once again, and ran all the pieces over the jointer to clean them up…This was a huge mistake, a real bonehead move, and the worst part is I ...
I tend to make strange things. Often my inspiration comes from allowing my mind to wander freely, going whereever it seems to want to go. Part of this process is to allow, or even encourage, free association with dis-similar things. So it was when Prometheus Transformed began. In the beginning I was having an on-line conversation with a woman who grew up when the Transformer toys were getting started. She’s a fanatic about them. Anyway, as we talked I began to consider what I wo...
Well I’m off to a good start. Tonight I milled my lumber 4/4 down to 3/4” & 1/2”, and was able to cut to length all the 3/4 pieces. I got to use my new DeWalt 734 planer for the first time (not including test pieces last weekend) and let me tell you I got schooled when it comes to keeping my eye on my DC. I have a 6 gal shop vac attached to a Onieda cyclone that sits atop a 5 gal bucket. I didn’t empty the 5 gal before I got started… Yeah… Needless to...
Lately I have been building a lot of little helpers for our kitchen, mostly because have been doing a lot of cooking and baking. about four months ago we found out my wife is a type 2 diabetic and the first thing the doctor wanted her to do was to change her diet. She joined Weight Watchers, stopped eating sugar, and I started baking all our bread. I also raised a garden this year and canned which put me in the kitchen more than the shop. Being in the kitchen I started seeing places I could i...
Well, I must not be much of a Summer woodworker because it took me all Summer to get back to this project. I’d like to say I was just too busy with other things or that my shop (aka garage) was too hot to work in but in truth I just wasn’t “in the mood” to do much woodworking this Summer. However, with Fall kicking in, that old itch has returned and I managed to complete the leg assemblies for my wife’s jeweler’s bench. There’s nothing too fancy ab...
There are a lot of means to cut squared ravioli. Todays plastic and Teflon gadgets are worldwide cheaply widespread by Chinese industry. However I found this piece fun to make, and got good practice for future grating pieces. And yes, I put my helmet on to compete with the excellent pieces already submitted on the CS1 !!!!! WOWWell, at least we have a ticket for LJ T shirt. This is the final piece, to mark ravioli Measure 6×6 ”, and each square is 30mm Started with a p...
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