321 days ago Martin announced that we had reached a membership of 8000. At that time I predicated that by the end of the year we would reach 15,000. As you cans see by Martins announcement earlier My calculations were were at least a day to a day & a half off. I really do have to apologize for my computation error.Congratulations to Martin and this fine site.
I am going to make a couple of Morris chairs over the next year; as prep, I purchased a Lie-Nielson medium shoulder plane. Wow – that thing works! So I went back and picked up the low-angle block plane as well. that also works. I have come to the conclusion that if you are beginner at hand tools, you have to buy really good ones – or at least use some – to even know what is possible. If you are a pro, you can probably save a bunch by doing other things, but for a beginner...
I finally completed my first chair using Hal’s updated plans and book. Having already built 8 other chairs I did not read the new book cover to cover so I cannot comment on the contents of the book. There is a lot more detail and some of the hazy areas from the first book were definitely cleared up with better description and more pictures. The primary design differences are the arm shape, the arm to front leg joint now gets an adder piece that needs to be carved down and shaped an...
Hi I appreciate your welcome and i will try this site. I’m relatively new in woodworking and had begin with a large project (kitchen cabinet shaker style, door in solid maple, cabinet in plywood venneer maple). But i have 75% of the project terminated , i have learn some technique of woodworking and i love it. I’m very happy to be with you and see your woodworking. Ps) I’m a french people so my english is’nt very good.
LJ Woodworking Awards Winter 2010 entry period is now openand will close on January 31, 2010 at 3 PM CDT in the category: Yin Yang – the dark and the light. Where would one be without the other? Create a project that uses colour (dark and light wood, stains, etc.) to convey how contrasts work together to make the whole. When you post your project describe the Yin Yang effect that you created. Prizes Summary~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1st place – $...
Yes BOWL not BOX. My first project for 2010. I’ve wanted a lathe for a very long time (ever since I trained in a metal workshop), but haven’t had the free funds to justify the purchase. Many LJ’s are very inventive, so I thought I’d have a go at something new – a Bandsaw Bowl. It was actually quite easy to achieve, but I’m stuck on how to finish the item. Should I use oil? varnish? something else? All ideas would be welcomed. Here is the bowl d...
What’s happening in the shop for January 02, 2010 . Daily Update for January 02, 2010. We’ll do the final assembly on Grimm’s murphy bed and then work some more on the BatmobileFor missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>
Hi all, This is my first Blog entry. i have been purchasing old hand tools for about a year now and have just restored a Stanley No 4 Plane. I have read a lot about this and decided to give it a go and used electrolysis to remove the rust from the plane, I had to re-spay the black paint once done (I used epoxy enamel paint) and then sanded the tote and knob. I also got my Dremel out and polished the brass and other metal parts. Here is what she looked like: After: Let me k...
I fell behind on this a bit with the holidays (plus a bit of a headcold). I guess I’ll start out with a follow up detail from the last entry. Lisa (aka dustbunny) complemented me on the compound miters (Thanks Lisa!). I have to confess that they did not turn out that way right after glueing up. After I smoothed the rough edges, a few of the corners were not lined up right. In addition to the mis match, you can also see there is a slight chip in the lacewood at the bottom. Luckily...
Hello to you all and Happy New Year! I need help and advice. If any of you have ideas and experience with storing long clamps, I would really appreciate your insites on what has or has not worked for you. My long clamps seem to follow me around and try to get in the way. Then when I actually need them they are hiding deep in a corner far away. I built a roll around clamp rack but got rid of it. I did not want to give up the floor space it required. I am thinking of putting them on ...
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