Some weeks I just don’t know where the time goes. I can’t believe it is Friday already. It seems that life is just whirling by with each day getting shorter. I look back on this past week, though and I did accomplish a lot. Some people were asking me what I was working on next, as they said they haven’t seen a new project in a while. I did a mental search and realized that the last time I cut was last Thursday or so when I cut the three frames. I have done some drawing...
I have a real dilemma here… I have been blogging about what I do for a while now and have had lots of enquiries about teaching how I do things… Most are from overseas… That makes it non viable…as such.. I mean in an actual school environment.. I am not in the position to run a school although I do have a few possible students here in Caboolture.. so local may be ok.. I will have to check out the requirements for running a school from my shop… etc… what I w...
I’ve gotten a lot done since the last blog but there wasn’t much to show for it so I waited until now to post. But the first thing I did was flip it over and plane and sand the dovetails to smooth them out. Here is the finished case joinery: Detail of the leg joinery and dovetails: THE GUTS So this isn’t particularly the exciting part to build (or watch being built) but here it is anyway. The inside of the cabinetry such as the shelves as well as the partiti...
Hey All!!! I have had a triumphant day. I had to build a jig, to hold tiny pieces when using the router table. It was a wonderful success. I can barely contain my joy. So tonight I wrote about how I built the jig and how to use it. I hope you enjoy. http://su.pr/52IOPp Brian
So apparently I’m not very good at cutting a mirror. I had an old bathroom mirror that I wanted to cut down and use for this project. I tried cutting it today and both cuts I made did not stay straight on the ends. The first error was cut out by the second one but the second error is going to hang into the part of the mirror that shows. I don’t want to order new glass or rebuild my frame. I’m trying to come up with a way to cover the error. If anyone has some idea̵...
Today I started with the seat or should I say seats, drum sand, notch and rabbbit seat, again do some stuff to the rear legs glue second adder block, carve out seat, continue gluing headrest pieces, notch and round over front legs to fit joint, cope arms with table saw, glue front legs together, continue gluing up head rest, shape rear legs, get the rear legs to 90% finished which is leg/seat joint fitted, sanded, routed, sanded…... Yup that was a good amount of work today, i’d...
Well we got to work the bugs out of the set up. There were over 90 hand-made vendors….and about 90 consumers attending thus the ehhh….. We learned: that initial impression was key to draw folks into the tent. As folks were walking by the tent they would veer over to the products we had on the edge of the table closest to the opening. At first I had some expensive eye grabbing boards out there but as folks were drawn to the eye catching work the price tag helped them make the...
It sure doesn’t seem like it was 3 years ago that I first found Lumberjocks. I have no clue how I first found it, but I liked what saw. This is the only site I am a member of for that reason. I want to thank Martin for creating a place such as this, and I’m glad that he is as young as he is so thathe can keep it going for a long time after I’m gone. 99% of the people here are great and 1% are morons, idiots, or a**holes but that’s a better ration than you fin...
The launch of my book” Woodworking Business” ” Technology is the most powerful tool in your shop” is going to be August 23rd and we are going to start a blog tour September 1st. I have been working with a few other woodworking blogs and we are putting together a 20 site blog tour for my book. We will be setting it up to try and work it 20 sites in a row. Each site that participates will receive an advanced readers copy of the book to read and review and chat about the ...
First things first, my updated to do list: To Do (bold items are complete as of this blog posting): 1) Clean up and trash unused items/unusable scrap2) Consolidate everything in the center of the garage3) Rough in wiring and electrical4) Get a sub-panel installed5) Fiberglass insulation6) Drywall and Mudding7) Repeat step One8) Prime (and maybe paint)9) Install Fire Extinguisher10) Add T8 light fixtures 11) Reattach hanging items that will be reused12) Build a more substantial wall moun...
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