Hers another pic, but it seems when I try to add more than 1 pic in the blog they dont appear in preview. Im not sure if this is a lumberjock limitation, or tech issue with the linking site. So it appears im only being allowed to post one pic per blog. Hopefully im doing something wrong, and I can get beyond this limitation soon.The measurements are as follows 9 1/2 inches long. 2 inches wide, and 5 inches tall with the adjustable lever being the highest ref point. Its small, and has a very g...
I’m about to pull the trigger on my order from Klockit.com. I had a few questions about what to order, so I pinged their tech support. They don’t mention what size winding key to get. I’m assuming that it’s an eight-day movement, so that if you wind it every week, it’ll keep running. I grew up with clocks (i.e. grandfather, cuckoo, etc.), so I didn’t want a set that chimed. I think the pendulum length and swing will fit nicely with the design I’v...
Some questions like Jim’s recent one about the need for plans and the ensuing discussion gave a lot of insight into how different folks approach the subject. With every workshop being unique to it’s owner, I thought it might be interesting to discuss and maybe get a new perspective on the problems we encounter in the shop on a daily basis, and see if there is any commonality. One thing I have found is, that while one person may be struggling with a certain problem in the shop,...
I thought I’d share a few unique features of my “new” workshop while on the long road to getting it really workable. I’m sure that some of you have one or more of these features, but I thought I’d share my Man-Cave with you anyway in a short blog series. Firstly, This was a Fish-Farm barn with open topped ponds, so a leaking roof was no problem to the previous occupants. As we all know, this doesn’t work too well for a woodworking area. I’ve h...
Years ago I got a splinter at the base of the terminal tarsal of my right index finger. I pulled it out of course. No problem eh? No so fast, buster. A few months ago a small lump in that place started to grow; I had sort of got the idea that I had a small bone spur there but suddenly it was getting bigger. It got to the point where I couldn’t bend the finger properly and trying to grasp things like jars to open them was uncomfortable enough to cause avoidance tactics. Finally I went...
just a small sample of what i have to share my shop with, brown recluse spiders! while doing some cleaning tonight i managed to capture a whole family. these guys are very sneaky. they hide exactly where you would least expect it so i have to double check everything before i pick something up off the floor or from the wood stack. the big dude was hiding in some tires i planned to throw out. hes very dark colored so im guessing he will molt pretty soon, hes the biggest i have seen. anyways,...
A Challenging Situation Cutting small pieces of trim or moulding accurately on the compound miter saw can be challenging and a bit dangerous. The compound miter saw (known as the chopsaw in the trades and hereafter) has a large opening in the table for the blade and, most often, the plastic insert in the table drops down slightly from the level of the surrounding table. This is characteristic on my Hitachi, DeWalt, and Makita chopsaws. (I am a contractor so I sport 3 chopsaws.) Thi...
My Fiance’ and I were taking a walk thru the neighborhood and I stopped dead in front of this one house that had this tree in the front.. and thought to myself.. Boy..I wonder what kind of figure this tree has inside of it?? I don’t know what species it is though, and from the looks of it..it’s nowhere anywhere ready to die…lol
A mate was cutting down a Leopard tree [Caesalpinia ferrea] and asked if I wanted the wood… I had to think about this for a while because I am running out of room lol..Leopard trees have mottled shiny bark that someone thought looked like a leopard’s skin. This a graceful tree that lines many suburban streets and parks. They are perfect as a screen against the hot western sun, the light filtering though the leaves, highlighting their delicate shading.......And for those who wo...
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