Tomorrow is the big day. I HAVE to go to an auction sale where the people have been collecting old furniture and broken down items for past 75 years. It is a 2 day event. We viewed the items on tuesday evening. OH MY WORD ! Spent all day unloading tools from my 16 ft cargo trailer. Hoping to grab some good items to create with. I counted about 3 lots of furniture grade lumber, Maple, Oak, Walnut, approx 120 bd ft per lot. Rough, 1” x 8” x 11 ft long.Piles and piles of spindles, pi...
Hello to all of you Lumberjocks out there,This is my first ever blog entry so be gentle, hehe.I’m going to start with some background on me so you all know who’s talking here. I’m 46, married and have four wonderful children. We live in the Chicago area and have a house on a corner, all is good.I’ve been working the wood for almost 15 years now and most of my projects have been for family or friends. I have sold some and given some away to my wifes’ church and...
Hello All, I have begun to tune up my Stanley 4 1/2. Though I am not done, I did get the blade pretty sharp, and decided to take a break to play with it a bit. I couldn’t resist the temptation. I took a couple of pictures. I love my new plane. http://bit.ly/ayeAr9 Brian
...for the wife to get me going on another project. I swear she stays awake half the night thinking up things for me to do. I no sooner got the wall units finished when I found myself up to my knees in 2×10s. I’ve started the new deck. I actually started the framing yesterday – but I started seeing that something was seriously wrong as I went along. I was trying to square off a section and just couldn’t do it. After about 2 hours I decided to do some measurning...
I had a cutting board that was one of my first- It already had a mineral oil and wax finish on it, but has been kicking around the shop since I made it. Someone asked if I still had this board and they were interested in buying it. So I dug it out and thought I would run it through my Grizzly 24” drum sander to get rid of a few scratches. I started out okay sanding, but when the sanding side lost it’s wax coat the sander grabbed it (the bottom was still slick with wax) and...
I am astounded, flabbergasted, amazed and completely impressed. I joined LJ’s only a few days ago and within hours my mailbox started overflowing with welcome notes. They still keep trickling in. This is representative of the kind of woodworker I know; a friendly passionate guy (or girl) who likes nothing more than to talk about wood and his craft, who is more than happy to share the knowledge he has. That is a real woodworker in my mind and a real woodworker is also a humble woodworker. Beca...
Having thoroughly enjoyed making the Little Bess Ring Box, the smallest project I’ve ever made in boxes, I have decided to go to the other end of the scale. I’ve always hankered after a Drum Sander but could never afford the £500+ price tag. I idly tapped ‘drum sander’ into the search box and found that not only was I not alone in not being able to afford one but that there was a solution. Build you own. There are numerous ideas out there but the soundest seems to be ...
Sorry folks for my little hiatus from the LJ community. I had one week with an extremely busy work schedule followed by a week where my wife and I decided to make our separation permanent. Took a little bit of time to mull things over and have come to the conclusion it is best for both parties. I have a buddy who likes to jokingly remind me that I don’t know enough about women yet, that I was one marriage shy of being educated. On this, I will have to agree with him :) One good thing...
I bought off ebay a universal table saw jig that is sold new by Woodworker’s Supply, Inc. The person that sold it to me is still looking for the directions. I think I see how to use it but it might some things I haven’t thought about.
In the last installment I think I had gotten to adding the dust collector etc… Mind you, I am setting this out a little out of order so I can lump certain projects together. For example the adding of the separate Thien separator on the HF DC happened nearly a year after adding the HF DC… But I wanted to put those two projects together because they are related… Now with that bit of info tucked away, shall we continue? I know somewhere along the line I forgot to mention ...
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