For a landscape project I’ll be cutting an Octagon from 4” X 6” X 12” timber.To get one octagon from 12’ how do I calculate the length of one side to minimze waste?By flipping the board how much longer than 18” can I go?
This series will hope to outline the work I’ve done building several guitars out of a large stock of Purple heart I got a couple of years ago. It was about the size of a door, and I carefully planned to make 6 guitar bodies out of it. In addition to the Bass, which I posted in the projects section, here is where I currently stand with the various guitars. 1. Telecaster body: I really wanted a vintage 59’ Tele. Blonde with a black pickguard and a filthy maple neck. But I didn...
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Ho, Ho, Ho Lumberjocks! The presents keep circulating among us pen turners and the box is currently in the hands of ShannonRogers in beautiful Maryland. Shannon dropped me a PM when he received the box and I can tell he’s excited to dig into it. :-) Here’s our updated map… Good news for Karson, the box doesn’t have far to travel when in leaves Shannon’s hands!
My first ‘commission’ :-) My son is really into Thomas the Tank Engines (we even drove out to Winnipeg to spend a day with Thomas last month). He has a plethora of track and trucks and engines scattered all over the play area in the basement. He has been scouring the brochures about these toys and has decided he wants a table for all the track etc. Jenn wants him to have a table to contain the chaos somewhat, so voila my first order. Step one was to decide what to build, ...
So you asked for it, so here it is—- a blog about Sketchup. Now the first thing you have to know is that I’m a complete novice and so this journey we are taking will be interesting. I’m looking forward to the challenge of bringing Sketchup to life for you and me! The other thing is that until Saturday I’m not going to be able to do much. My home internet is down until then when the repair guy comes, so I’m doing a little bit from work before the work day start...
Good morning fellow LJ’s! Well today I go for the 1911 Baldwin Piano. Yesterday was a wasted day in the shop. But I did manage to get all of the ecoboard cut down. I forget who mentioned Freecycle.org in my last entry but it is a great place to go. I signup on two local ones on Tuesday evening. And found another resource for the local swap and shop. So I signed up there also and posted alot of items for trade or sale for lumber and wood working tools. Well I had 3 hits. It looks lik...
After about a week, I just posted my first forum question.Overall, I’ve found it tough to navigate the site.For most of the forums I’ve joined, there’s always been a beginner’s forum.Not this one though. Hopefully someone will heed the call and help me out with some direction. I’m considering buying the Logan picture frame shop in a box, but I want to get tools that are more heavy duty looking; the Logan stuff wasn’t too beefy. On the other hand, ...
My next project is something some might consider silly, but basically its going to be an entertainment center that will be built as a facade in front of my gas fireplace. Hey, in 7 years i’ve never once used the thing and I need a better place to put my 60” bigscreen TV. This is not to mention the TV currently hangs off both ends of the stand it sits on now.
I thought I would put this out there as a blog. I had been looking for something to clean my sawblades with. I thought about some of the kits available from woodoworking stores and online, but while I was looking found a blog on simple green. I started researching that and found a couple quotes from members of the Freud company about the product. I don’t know how credible they are, because I could not find anything out about them or it on any publication from Freud. It did spark my inte...
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