I’m closing in on completing the construction of the wall cabinet. Progress this past week has been on the hinge mortises. I’ve got the mortises in the doors done, as well as two of the four in the case. I’m cutting the mortises by hand – using a marking gauge to mark the depth and width and doing the rest with a chisel. It’s slow work – the door frames and case are maple, after all, but satisfying. Here’s a picture of one of the mortises, wi...
I am hurting tonight. For those of you who have followed my blog you will remember my next door neighbor Ms. D. She is the handicapped elderly lady who lived next door to me. She had a profound influence on my recovery from my accident and me getting into woodworking and home remodeling. On Sunday morning I got a call from her. This is not unusual because I check on here at least once a day and take my basset hounds over for her to spend the day with her. These hounds are ...
Dusty…just saw the episode of the show your were on…very cool work…that ceiling was beautiful—-and to know that you have created something that is one of a kind in the world is fantastic…this ceiling could be a new business by itself…business of not the work was wonderful to see…and to see you describe how you did your work…was great… I know that this could have been done in a private message…and I have not been an LJ very long...
Today I removed a little excess weight with my router. More to come in the future.
I called David’s wife every day to see how David was doing and if he came out of his coma. I felt so helpless. A lot of “what ifs” came and went with my thoughts. One was unthinkable. Reflection was routine. I was constantly, thinking about him and what happened. I was truly powerless. The worst part for me was that I had no control over any of it and I hated being in that situation. I had to move on. He would want that and I had no alternative. How? I knew more about ne...
I’m going to be using two slabs of mahogany I had been saving for something special. They are both 2” thick, 15-1/2” wide and 4’ long. These are remainders after a $165 purchase several years ago; wood which has gone into a blanket chest frame, a chess board box and several other smaller projects. I want to make two Thorsen-inspired tables as bedside tables.It is cupped a little, so I’m intending to square it up with hand planes before sizing parts. Here’...
Ok Mike.. let’s see if this works.
Romantic Imagery of a Creative Mind ....this thing we call life is but a granular drop in the sand bucket of ageless time, where as i walked in the fog of a frosty forest mist, there came the appearance of those wood spirits calling out as follow me, till in my waundering o’er glens of mossy trails i spied a log to sit a spell…. —-time passes with bleating sounds of seconds and hours, and all around me i looked at the trees who stood their ground, these are the knowing...
I made the heddles today only to find out the directions must of been in error because I believe they should be twice the length that I ended up with. I really think I need someone to walk me though getting started. Does anyone want to help me that has an Inkle loom in use already? I ended up with heddles loops 6 inches long, I believe they should be about 11 1/2” instead. I believe the heddles are put on by folding them in half and looping over the heddles bar so 6 inches would l...
This is a blog entry that I am using to collect information on sharpening. I will be updating this information periodically as I come across additional information. Please feel free to contribute information if you desire. Sharpening Books The Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee – Covers sharpening of tools in general. I own this book. Taunton's COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED guide to SHARPENING by Thomas Lie-Nielsen – I have looked at this book a number of times and wi...
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