Because it seems that AARP has picked me to be the solution to this current USA election. Napaman has suggested that I start a write-in campaign. He thought that Dick might be a good running mate. Thats good. He can probably run faster than me so I can expect him to run the marathon portion of the election. Napaman has also suggest a few slogans: “We RIP WOOD TO SHreds!” “If you build it…he will come.” “We do more with our hands before 9am th...
Hey Lumberjocks I ran a test run of tiles. All finished the same way with the exception of background color.All are fired stoneware clay handpressed into a plaster mold made from one of my wood carvings. 10 backgrounds with a wash of bronze finish … see my 100 pounds of clay blog to see the brand. These are unique in that the bronze finish is patinated using “liver of sulphur” to a dark brown.. Topcoat is a matt laqcuer to lock in the patina. My question is which...
I didn’t know that AARP was taking a poll of who might be the best person to put the country back in order. This is the results of their poll Beat this one Odie.
I was up until 5:00 AM. Yea, 5 AM. I was gonna work on my table all day today but I got called into work because my boss is sick. I really wanted to work on my table so I thought I would do a little woodworking last night before bed. Well, a little turned into a lot. The hours flew by and when I looked at the clock and it said 5. I was pretty sure that 5 PM had passed long ago… yup, it had. Anyway, here are a few photos I took but I sort of forgot to pick up the camera most of the ti...
I just stumbled on to this site, it has some beautiful ideas for turning. Have a look. http://acmewoodturning.com/index.html
This bookcase was designed to camouflage ductwork and to replace a portion of the book storage from a 10’ x 6’ shelving unit that we removed to remodel our dining room. The next three pictures show the ductwork and the steps from paneling to painted drywall. The horizontal ducts were covered in oak with rails and stiles cut to enclose lighting panels to match the kitchen woodwork and lighting (not shown, around the corner to the left). Next I began working on the crown to e...
As anyone who has tried to write a detailed blog knows, you can’t think of it all. Seems I missed an important part of setting up your miter gauge to get a good miter corner. Someone IM’d me and said he was having trouble getting a good corner. The trouble may be that the miter gauge is not set corectly. The gauge has to be set 90 degrees to the blade. 1) use a square and make sure your blade is set at 90 degrees. 2) move your gauge/fence up toward the blade. 3) lay a square...
The crest rails are made up of three pieces. One piece is about half of the rail. Another piece of about a quarter of the rail is milled and glued to the half piece. A filler piece is then glued into the open quarter section with craft paper between the pieces. this so it will come out after the piece is turned on the lathe to size. Below is the turned pieces ready for the next step. Now the the sections that were glued in with the craft paper are removed for the next step. Once...
Has anyone read a good Table saw book like the one offered by Mr Hylton on Routers or the Bandsaw book by Lonnie Bird? I just bought the Hitachi C10FL and want to be sure it’s tuned properly, if that’s possible. I just took it out of the box and it appears to run fine but it’s not as quiet as everyone claims it should be. Perhaps because I had the blade rolled up as far as it would go. Anyway, I checked the blade against the miter slot and all that appeared to be fine. ...
You can’t do a project like this without being impressed by the beauty and brevity of the names of the tools. No fancy Roman or Greek words, they’re all earthy old Anglo Saxon or old French: Adze, axe, awl, wedge, mallet, froe, to say nothing of scorp or felloe – I could go on and on, but as we are coming to “saws” and “planes” and “braces”, I thought this was a good time to bring this matter up. The age of these words indicates the venerable history of these tools. I looked a few of th...
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