Like so many of us in this struggling to recover economy. It was difficult to do a lot of holiday shopping this past Christmas season. The money just wasn’t there. So what I wound up giving my wife was a lot of promises, promises I am finding difficult to keep. There were three projects that my wife wanted me to do. A bookcase for our basement / office area, she is a teacher and could use some more storage (it looks like a library threw up down here, don’t tell her that I said tha...
Hello All, I wrote a lengthy, somewhat rambling piece tonight, but it is pretty good. I did some more planing with my No. 5. It was a good Sunday. http://bit.ly/aEL3SC Brian
I just got back from Sears. I was in need of a new tape measure and wanted to get a Craftsman even though the warranty doesn’t cover damage to the blades. What I found was a gaping hole in the display rack where there are no longer any Craftsman tape measures. The sales person told me that craftsman was no longer going to be making tape measures. Stanley will be the new brand of tape measure offered at Sears… and there were lots of those. I also noticed that the Craftsm...
This project was inspired by the Christian Becksvoort article in Fine Woodworking (Shaker Classic, 2 ways) a few months back. The base and drawer is done in poplar and the top is maple.
Trying to catch up and post everything I’ve made in the last year, ugh.
I have started making a treasure chest for my sister in laws wedding. Decided to go with walnut and hickory. The box portion is finished. But now the fun is starting for me and making the lid. I have been debating for weeks trying to figure the best way to join the individual plaks to sides and make contour of the top. One option was to miter each individual plank to make the curve. Another is to use a match cove and bead router set which they use to make canoes. Hmmm this still poses another...
Looks like it will be cut short due to oil on the beach. After getting in the water, I felt like I had rubbed sun tan oil over my legs and hands that got wet. http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slideshow/AlbumID=2477288023/PictureID=75838858023/a=156000944_156000944/otsc=SHR/otsi=SPIClink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/ http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slideshow/AlbumID=2477288023/PictureID=75838850023/a=156000944_156000944/otsc=SHR/otsi=SPIClink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/This was at about 9:30 am ...
Innocently Sherie asked me, while I was in a good mood, yesterday out eating lunch, and this is a for real quote…...’Could you cut up a couple of boards for me?’ I looked at her suspiciously, and I am sure she batted her eyelids as she spoke, so I started trembling with the opportunity. Cut up a couple of boards? Can I….........the neighborhood Lumberjock….........cut up a couple of boards?!? Now those of you that are married realize that wives are much ...
I had to travel, in order to be seen by some eye specialists. I sort of figured I was near Mecca. Anybody wanna’ play … “Guess what I found ??” It looks really lonely and bored, doesn’t it ? I wish they’d invite me in. It’s amazing how quickly I could screw up some nice lumber, in there. Didn’t see the Big Guy, but … certainly NOT for lack of looking :-)
is not much fun. Nor, is obligation anything – even woodworking. OK, so I was ITCHING to get this next challenge going when time was free, though temperatures and overall shop readiness just did not permit… So I gave myself the option of April, or June as a fall back. April saw the shop almost ready, but time was fleeting. Last June we had at least 40 days of rain, so shoptime was easily found. This June is looking nicer, and time might be OK. BUT… One lesson I...
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