Yesterday, I took my new TS Aligner Jr. and DowelMax over to a friends home. (I purchased both of these tools during my recent visit to Canada.) I was meeting with him and another Mate for a BBQ lunch and a chat about our mutual interest in woodworking. All three of us served on the executive committee of our woodworking club, so we have formed a close bond. I showed them the results of having calibrated my table saw with the TS Aligner by taking a sample of a perfectly fitted Dowe...
Well this does not pertain to anykind of wood project, but I have an announcement. First of all I have 8 wanderful and beautiful GRANDCHILDREN. Well just a little while ago I received a phone call that Made my Day. My oldest Son and His wife are exspecting there second child. That make me a Grandpa for the 9th time, and I feel like I am floating up in the clouds. I have always loved and try and be a good grandpa and I’m sure that this one will be no different. I just had to let you all ...
I got an idea last week to make our home page more inviting to new visitors. The idea was to introduce our community – us – through showing what we love. All those “latest” boxes (projects, blogs, forums) were nice but was telling nothing special about us. Now we have 4 main sections on the home page: we love to work the wood – featured LumberJock spotlight. This section shows 5 project of randomly selected LumberJock on each page reload. To have the opportu...
Red Berry Hearts....and so this morning I’m off to eat some more and more and….more! I found these yesterday in one of our gardens out back. We’ve been eating and freezing strawberries galore, and my wife has informed me that I should be eating more and more, since the freezer is filling up. Last year we stopped freezing strawberries after the freezer count reached thirty eight and I’m sure we’re at that number again, plus we’ve probably went over. So...
Well, it is time to move on, I have cut the legs and the mortises in them. I used 1/4 inch wide mortises for 3/4 inch wide stock but almost wish I’d used 3/8 inch wide ones. I’d appriciate it if everyone would chime in here and tell me what width they typically use. Here is a pic, I glued them up out of 4/4 stock and then milled to size, the color match could have been better though. Moving on to the tenons I was concerned that the Forrest WWII blade would not give good res...
I have a question for anyone that may know the answer. Years ago I worked in a millwork shop that had an overhead hand crank saw that was chain driven. It had a 16 inch blade. Would anyone know what the name of it is, or where I could find one? Thanks.
Reverend Wood ....out in the outbacks of waundering o’er hill and dale, through forest woods of glee-full smells, i went past a place of timely shuttered veil, till my first thought was to cast open and lighten this place of experienced abundant wells…. —-”i am the gripper of all you’ll ever get from me”, said this one who veiled their shuttered expressions in claustrophobic pieces of timber, and with that remark the ‘gripper’ closed the door...
House Update: This weekend my mother in law visited on the weekend and some good friends visited Sunday and Monday night. As a result I didn’t get a lot of wood working done, but had a great time with the various guests. I did finish routing and pre-sanding the base boards for the family room. The house we are fixing up is a 1900 row home and has real brick walls with plaster (in most cases). The plaster stops short of the floors by 6” or so. They left this space to run electrical wires etc. ...
I’m posting these pictures as a means to get bloggin’…and, because I’m interested in milling and drying lumber (on a scale that I can accommodate – in the backyard). I’m also brand new at it, so it’s just fun to share! I would have liked to have photos or video of this ‘small time’ sawing in the backyard, but wasn’t quite there yet! Inspired by Bob’s forum topic post the other day on the craigslist cherry crotchwood, I took some pics of some crotchwood I cut in April… A couple p...
Workin’ it Out As you guys can see, I am starting to figure out how to get pictures into the blog. I am pretty jazzed about this. Crackin’ Me Up! I got back online tonight after my family went to bed and I bust out in laughter upon seeing the responses to my efforts. You guys are great. I hope to meet everyone someday. Apple Help The best $100 I ever spent was on the Apple One on One training so that I could get things going on the computer. I get 1 hour once a ...
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