Yes I am using this more or less as a platform to encourage folks to do their part in taking waste and making it something wonderful. But what are the sources of waste wood that folks are using to keep the stuff out of the landfill? I would like to start, and would greatly appreciate other folks chiming in with their suggestions… #1. Tree Services. While some do sell logs and such to mills, or cut up and sell wood as firewood. Many simply chuck the wood into a chipper the off to t...
I’d like to start by saying thanks to all the positive people here on LJ. I posted a video last week, http://lumberjocks.com/davemoorefurniture/blog/14854, and got some very nice responses and a warm welcome. To give a proper thanks to the LJ community and to contribute to the advancement of all our skills and enjoyment, here is another video.This video is on scratch stocks; a simple way to make molding. In combination with the router I show how to design and make a cutter that creat...
I started on a shelving project for my Dad. The Shelves are Ash. The facing is Mahogany. I’m going to add doors at the bottom that slide and those are going to be Pecan. I used Tung oil for a finish. I started by joining the 3/4” Birch Ply by with dovetail joints, but I realized, that was going overboard and reverted to pocket hole screws. When I start a project, I usually say to myself, that I’m going to do this one without any nails or screws, but sometimes its just ...
So last night (for my birthday!) I put together the second shelf of the pair. It looks just like the first, thank goodness! Now I need to go about sanding them some. I am SOOOOOO looking forward to applying some stain. I want to see how they are going to look! Anyway, I will take more pictures tonight, hopefully one a little higher resolution. :) -Silas
Had a redneck revelation. ” hey I don’t own a lathe so I’ll use my drum sander to turn the inside of my shell.” WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It exloded. Sent pieces of the stave drum some 30 feet. Thank god I was standing on the infeed side like the warning on the front of the machine said. So here is the details of what I did. I took the top off the machine took the pressure rollers off and took one of the sanding drums off. I then got 2 shorter belts from NAPA and put them...
Outside my comfort zone again. This is my second experiment with the bandsaw and patterns. Materials are Yew and Ebony. The patterns are about 50×120mm and 7mm thick. They’re more like Tiger and Anti-Tiger as one is obviously the negative of the other. Can’t make my mind up whether to make two individual boxes or slap them together lengthways to make one long pattern for something like a pencil box. Front sideBack sideSide by side Or I could slice them through ...
Two years ago I set a personal goal to get some of my work in a public exhibit…well it finally has happened. I am showing five pieces in the 2010 Spring Membership Show of the Lake County Art League. It is definitely a different feeling putting your work out in public locally than uploading pictures internationaly:-) Lumberjocks is an amazing site but I would also encourage people to get involved with local Art Leagues/clubs. From what I have seen on this site we can for sure show p...
After picking up the Chinese elm logs the other day, I noticed hours later they were rapidly beginning to check. I headed out a few hours after that to seal them up, and of course, a few hours later it was raining. The not-yet-dry Anchorseal began to wash away: My truck bed ran white with wax: And so did my driveway: The following day I moved the pieces to the back yard, shortly before it began to rain again. I put them under the Hollywood junipers, where the thick fo...
http://routingwithtomodonnell.yolasite.com/This is my latest blog where I can add more information each day to let others see that there is more can be done with a router only if the template guides are used.Each project I have produced is completed with the router in the plunge mode with the aid of the guides. I intend posting more information here as I can keep a better track of what I have posted. If you feel like making any comments you can send me a pm or make a posting to a forum and I ...
April, 2010 This month, in our April issue of our LumberJock eMag, I had the privilege of interviewing Thos. Angle. 1. How did you find LumberJocks and why did you join? First, let me say what an honor it is to be asked to do this interview. I can’t remember how I found Lumber Jocks. Maybe from Fine Woodworking Magazine. I know I instantly joined and felt at home. 2. you are known as our LumberJock cowboy but we also know you as the woodworker who is a master craftsman w...
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