Whew! I need to replace the blades on the jointer and the table saw needs to be tuned.And I still have tons of dull tools – planes and chisels. But didn’t get to any of that! I took today off and spent a good part of the day in and out of the shop. But before that . . . Cleaned the bathroom. Dust mopped the tile floor. Cleaned up the yard after Charlie (our dog). Mowed the grass. Swept the drive. Went and got some charcoal and dusted off the grill – company is comi...
An exciting day it was, yesterday, around here! Our electrician came and installed the 220 outlet for the bandsaw. Oh yah.. and he put in three new lights (one above the sander. That’s much better!!). Rick of course had to check then bandsaw out and went whizzing through some old wood just to check it out. I think he had a Martin smile—ear to ear!! (And as I write this I just remembered that we cleaned up a piece of wood that I have been saving – a Wood Spirit that I f...
MURPHY’S LESSER KNOWN LAWS… 1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 2. He who laughs last, thinks slowest. 3. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. 4. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don’t. 5. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool. 6. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right,there is a 90% probability you will get...
I know you have all been waiting for this moment. And now it’s here. It’s time to get back to school time and learn how to properly format your writings here on LumberJocks. I’ve been pushing Ethan to the limits this week – sorry Ethan ;) – and here are the results of our great teamwork: Writing Guide: Basic Formatting Options Writing How-Tos Read and review them carefully and let us know what you think about them. And stay tuned for the upcomin...
Obi is reporting frequent problems browsing around the site i.e. Cannot Locate server or page cannot be Found. I’m planning to upgrade server again and perform some fine tuning to get well prepared for the upcoming LJ/PW Challenge. To be honest I’m slightly surprised to hear about these problems after the recent upgrade this week. But who knows ;) So if you’re experiencing similar problems report them here please because I need to know where the bottlenecks should be....
”Routing My Mind for a Walkabout” ....and so after making a comment this morning about ‘a need to get new pics’ I started thinking! Hmmm, hmm, hm, yes well I can already hear my mind working as a fine piece of machinery, tick-tock-tock-tick. One’s mind is like a fine tuned router, ready at the flick of a switch to start ‘routing’ those shapes and edges that we have held on firmly to as ideas. And then those ideas, which in essence are only opini...
I’ve tried several time to replace the buddy icon with a picture, to no avail. I’m using a MAC and Safari browser and I can choose file and click upload. Nothing, it goes to a blank screen and have waited for ten minutes and not happening. Any clues?
I’ve been hammered at work this week and have had little time to do any woodwork. I was able to get out into the shop tonight and put together a simple coping sled for my router table. It felt good to get something put together. I had picked up a new flush trim bit a couple of weekend ago and made a handle from a template. A few pieces of MDF and a couple of clamps and I am off and running. All and all a good way to release some stress. I’m trying to decide what to work on...
Fellow Lumberjocks… I have not been very active lately on Lumberjocks because I have been busy preparing for a national certification test. This has been very time consuming. Also, my parents are getting along well into old age and require a lot of attention. My father has just been diagnosed in the final stages of Parkinsons. This has presented some new challenges since my mother just had her hip replaced. I also still take care of Ms D and am helping her prepare for a...
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