If #1 on your list is “Apply first coat of finishe”, make sure #2 on your list is not ; “Turn on the leaf blower in the garage” I found this out today the hard way.
I just had some thin CA glue seep from one end to the other of a 13.75” long red oak board.
With fair weather this week the boys finished the roof, and started putting soffit up so things are making some progress. In a couple of weeks my nephew is coming to help me wire the project. I’ve been working on a wiring plan so will be making a trip to Menards soon to get all of that. For lighting I’ve got four 8’ double fluorescents and one 4’ that I’m planning on putting up there, I hope that will provide plenty of light for these old eyes. Along with the 2 s...
This my first blog entry here on LumberJocks. I am very glad to see all the seniors welcoming me to LJ. In one day it was too much for me. I registered with LJ, got so many comments, opened an account with flicker, exported my Sketchup rough sketch to .jpg format, uploaded it on flicker. Here is my planned project: Rough Sketch for the Wall unit 20” deep, 89” wide. Need to add legs/toe board. The plan is to make it frame-less from plywood.
Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #16: A case of LackaNewTool Lament.....................
Recently….....I was talking about the new sandpaper, and my ancient Hitachi sander in a recent blog entry. And I got this yearning for a new sander…..you know, nothing like a new tool to make you upbeat. You know…....... the average American equates buying a new car or truck as nirvana .......soaking up the hype….certain that he will be the envy of the neighbors, revelling in the scent of newness…as they just sit in the vehicle…...... caressi...
I decided I wanted to work with MDF some more, and test out the router table mods. So I made a couple of totes. Practice for the miter arms for the sled, that I want to be truly buff. This was an experiment for me, using MDF for the totes. Finished yesterday, they look and work fine. Dados and glue, no metal in ‘em. Finished with my ubiquitous WATCO, medium walnut variety. I suspect I could have made them somewhat smaller in plywood because of the much better integrity of plywood. Bu...
Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us. The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness. These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged. This arrangement was glued up into a block. ...
Metal WorkI can list the number of metal work project I’ve completed on one hand. All of which I completed at school. However, the need arose when some research showed certain components of this build required re-enforcement. Strong UnderwearBefore I glued the top, I cut a section to receive the spike from the sliding leg vice. Despite the 140mm of wood between the slot and the front, several sliding leg vices I’ve seen (including Bill Liebold's ), use metal to prevent warping ...
Hello All, I spent a bunch of time practicing the art of shapening. I am getting better at it and I discovered several things about sharpening today. I feel measureably wiser. I also realized that I have not done a good job of keeping my whetstone flat. I took a picture. And I have a plan to rectify the situation. If you aren’t already bored with my divel, you can stop over to the blog. http://bit.ly/ajylf4 Until tomorrow, Brian
I thought it would be cool to have a thread of all the woodworking fixes we all know. It would really help the new people especially to get better. Such a thread may already exist but I haven’t come across it. If that is the case please place a link to it… So here is one that you may find helpful. Workaround # 1 – Fitting tennons- when you need to adjust just a breath and your plane is taking too big shavings, you can have a lot more control if you take a wide chi...
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