Just a note of Thanks for all the prayers and well wishers (I read Karsons blog) my goodness it was great to get such support. This is really the first day I’ve felt like sitting up and typing anything. I have sneaked a peek or two with my wife’s lap top but dang I hate those things. Anyway I can’t say I’m cancer free, I won’t know that until I go back to my Dr. on Mon. the 6th. But he told my family he was confident he got it all, and the Lymph nodes looked good...
Yes! Yes! Yes! Say it with me! Yes! Yes! YES!!!! The time has come for you to finish that half way done Mitered Sticking job thats just been sitting there in your garage for the last 3 weeks. I know, I know, you say “Big Chopperoo” I have been waiting to finish my Mitered Sticking project for THREE WEEKS!!!! Where have you been??” ... well… my little chopperoo, let me tell you. For the last 3 weeks, while you have been halfway through completing your Mitered S...
Well Folks, I did what I could today. It was a long day of work and hospital visits so shop time was certainly limited to a few hours late into the night. I left a bit of a glue mess on my back assembly last night so I paid the price for it today.Now, that picture was just to show the assembly without clamps, but this one should be better…and some more….I had a few pictures of my lady checking my sanding job but they all were too blurry. She walked around it and made sure I d...
Dear Fellow LJ’s… If you read no other entry today I would like to ask you to take 5 minutes and read the following plea for help for a great young man…you can learn more about his story here. I have been a part of this wonderful community for two years and I have seen some great things…projects, jokes, review, forums—-but the part that keeps me coming back is the compassion for woodworking and most importantly the compassion for the fellow members here and the communities we live...
I’ve got most of the dimensional lumber cut to length now, as well as the pipes on hand, and the clamps. I’ve decided to make something of a traditional bench on one end however. I have been gathering tools for several years and I scored a very nice old Morgan model 100A quick release vise off of craigslist last a couple of years ago: the vice on the left is a different model which I had for a friend of mine, neither one of us have installed them yet. Speaking of whi...
The Sawdust Chronicles’ 30-Day Challenge is simply that – a challenge. We will be challenging you, the beginning woodworker, to complete a woodworking project within 30 days. We pick the project, you find or create the plans, you iron out the details, you complete the project, and you reap the rewards. The level of difficulty of the challenge should be self-scaled depending on your level of woodworking talent. A majority of the challenge is dependent upon the honor system. There ...
Today is the day! Thanks to everyone who sent in your pictures! We would like to hang on to them for the coming weeks as well as ask you to KEEP sending them! Every new piece is amazing! Today’s piece is by our fellow LumberJock Gene Pearson. Visit www.CalUrbanLumber.com/blog to check out this beautiful piece! And remember….Keep sending!
Here are the bats after applying four light coats of paint (from a can so sprayed). From Baseball Project I wanted the red bat to have a consistent color for the handle so mixed up a red dye and applied it like a stain. I don’t like the look right now, but when we have a few clear coat finish and black or white baseball tape on the handle – it’s going to look awesome! Believe me Mitch. For the black bat (Sean’s), I am going with a natural maple handle that wil...
Well Folks, it’s been a super-productive day for me (as productive as a full time student with a part time job, a ministry, a woodworking hobby and a girlfriend can be :) ). Before I glued up the rails to the legs I had to take care of some cosmetic details. I measured 1” from every outer bottom corner of the legs and up 3” in the opposing side. I drew a line to connect these marks on the edges and cut them out on the band saw for the foot detail. As you can see, the b...
I’ve been working on a big Stickley designed double bookcase for way too long, but I’m closing in on it now. Finally put the tongue-and-groove back boards on, all the shelves are done (middle shelves are fixed, top and bottom shelves adjustable … it was too tall for me to get a full top to bottom shot, so you can’t see all the shelves in this pic), it’s all glued up and ready for some final sanding. It’s coming out fairly well, if I do say so myself.But it&...
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