but I do believe my daughter will love it when she sees it for the first time tomorrow morning. I have been spending a lot of time recently in our basement recently. My wife and I decided instead of going and spending a ton of money on Christmas gifts we would finish our basement (I think the gifts would have cost less :) ) But anyway we now have a place for our daughter to play and we can move a lot of stuff out of our upstairs living room. We just finished setting the room up for her...
Almost a year ago, I came to LumberJocks for the first time. In that time, I’ve learned a bunch and met a lot of cool people. I’ve developed a great deal, despite my few projects. Since it’s Christmas Eve, I thought I’d take a moment and reflect on some things I’ve come to understand. 1. There’s More Than One Way To Skin A Cat I’ve heard this saying all my life, but no where is it truer than in woodworking. Think of something like a dado. ...
Been tossing around an idea for a nearly minimalist bookcase idea. i think it might work, but i wouldnt load it with anything too heavy on all but the bottom shelf (or the very center of the middle!). I think, also, that the corner joints of the top and middle shelves would be strongest as through dovetails. the two sets of parallel beam supports in the back would be notched/dadoed to accept the shelves, which might be good partially notched as well. one missing dimension in the figure is the...
Yep – you read that right. I’ve been hesitant to turn anything because I’ve never really liked that “spinny” thing. But a friend recently has convinced me that turning would probably be a good thing for me to learn since small projects can be done quickly and are not physically demanding and I can learn it’s simply steps pretty quickly. I’ve already got the Jet mini lathe and most basic turning tools. I took my Christmas money today and signed up f...
Well, it’s Christmas Eve and Mother Nature provided us with some good weather. As such, that meant a day in the FlwoodRats Al Fresco Work Shop (AKA Driveway) working on some more stock for my rendition of T-Chisels Blanket Chest. This one will be a toybox/blanket chest for my Grand Daughter Yvette. Having my table saw on a mobile base really helps. Here are my Jointer and Planer Here is my stock for the raised panels. Today was spent rough milling them to 1-3/8” ...
Here’s wishing everyone at Lumberjocks a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This is the 2008 edition of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The tree is a bit smaller than last year, however, the crowds have been as large as any in years past. If you would like a higher resolution copy of this picture, visit http://patricklbrown.com. Follow the link to view more pictures, past and present.
To all the Lumberjock and jockettes, May St. Nick bless you with all the woodworking stuff you need for our craft. I have a break from school for 2 weeks. I will be doing alot of woodworking during that time. I will also be posting all the projects I said I would during this break. Merry Christmas and have a blessed new year. And most inportantly BE SAFE.
I was reading in the Fine Woodworking Tools and Shops issue about an epoxy floor covering that you can roll onto a concrete floor. They recomend you sprinkle sand onto he first coat and then apply a second epoxy coat. The sand is supposed to make it slip resistant. I was curious if anybody has done this and if so does the sand make it very difficult to sweep up fine sawdust.
Hi fellow LJs I have got my own website now, so check it out! Be sure to subscribe to the blog aswell Thanks Callum
If you are looking for something to do between the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl come to Nashville, TN for the 21st annual Tennessee Association of Woodturners Symposium on January 23-24, 2009. Featured demonstrators include Jimmy Clewes, Cindy Drozda, Mike Mahoney, and Robert Rosand. For more information go to www.tnwoodturners.org/symposium – hope to see some Lumberjocks there!
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