Purchased the Turnlock Sign Routing set and a 20 lb box of assorted hardwood scraps. My wife thinks I’m crazy for ordering scrap wood but I got some real nice pieces of walnut and ash that will i will be using for the chessboard I am wanting to start. I don’t have a bandsaw yet so I am going to be cutting down the boards when I visit my Grandparents over the holiday. I think my Grandpa is as excited as I am ;)
Recently my wife and i started doing some remodeling on our house and I found some old boards and thought that it would be cool to make something out of them. The wood is basically just several pieces of pine and some douglas fir 2×4s. Nothing really spectacular at all but hey free wood is free wood and this stuff is likely original to the house which was built in the 1930s so there is some history to it. Anyways ive been racking my brain on what to do with the stuff with several idea...
I have known that I wanted to build a Roubo bench for a long while now. A few months ago, more than I want to try and figure out, I purchased enough 2×10x12’ hem-fir to build a bench 24” x 60” with 3” square legs and a 3” thick top. I brought the unwieldy 12’ long boards home and cut them all in half on my back deck then brought them down to the basement and stacked them temporarily (read improperly). It was at this point I undertook a wedding gift ...
Now that I have my web site in order, I have had time to resume working on videos. Here is the link and the writeup:Band Saw Blade DriftAll too often band saw blade drift is a phenomenon that vexes woodworkers who are new to resawing on the band saw, more...
I got to meet a couple of LJ members last night from Auburn, WA and we had a great visit. I got in contact with Topamax and we decided to get together for a visit right away. Not long after I got to his house, another LJ member showed up. Topamax had called a couple of other guys and one of them, Studie, was able to make it over for a visit. We talked for quite a while. Not only do we have a common interest in woodworking, but we all have our own business and work in the trades. There w...
My Mother-In-Law had a particular need – a side table for the sofa. Problem: The sofa sits away from the wall into a walk way through the room. The end of the sofa where the table is needed could cause a standard table to be in the way. My thought was a narrow table (12” wide, perhaps 24” long), but then I was worried about stability. If it’s narrow, and has legs that stay within the dimensions of the table top, it may tip easily. My solution was to look at putti...
Hi Well got all the logs milled and the lumber on stickers. I think there is about 2000 BF total. I have a few Cherry slabs a couple 16/4 and some 12/4 and 8/4. plus lots of 4/4. About 600 BF of Cherry and about the same in Hard Maple. The rest is some Poplar, Hemlock, Elm, White Pine, And one not real sure what it is might be Ironwood. Here are a couple pictures of the 2 stacks of lumber. .. You can see some of the Cherry slabs in this one..If you had been watching my other blog it was...
So today after sailing lessons, we used the boat to “test drive” our contraption. The kite flew very well on just 4 knots under motor, but we had to tweak the lines a bit to get it to fly horizontally. We discussed that the kite can only be flown while we’re going upwind, but that still gives us lots of leeway. The reel performed very well, especially the two speed handles. As you can see, I’m in the process of lightening the reel by drilling holes. We’r...
The third in this series was supposed to be about a couple more additions to the table saw that I made last month. However, during a weekend wood-binge of trying to knock out Christmas presents, I had a bad moment. I won’t go into detail on the presents since some of the recipients like to lurk on my blogs, but I will say that I was cutting cedar on long curves. I mean, a lot of cedar. Aside from the dust clouds I was dealing with (yes, I was wearing a respirator and yes I had my ...
I was told that it looks like a funeral urn, but that’s ok, since I didn’t have a plan when I started. hopefully these picture links will work…
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