Everyone who is taking up the 30 day build challenge from TSDC… this is the place to talk all your smack. I’ll start off. Your desk organizer is so ugly it entered an ugly contest and they told it “sorry no professionals”. My desk organizer can beat up your desk organizer!
Last Friday I picked up what I believe to be a steal. I located a DeWalt model MBC release 25 radial arm saw. I’m not sure of the date of manufacture, but it must be before 1955. The saw runs reasonably well. The carriage bearings will need to be replaced, as will the electrical cords and the table top. For $25.00, I don’t see how I can go wrong on this classic. I know some people don’t care much for radial arm saws, but I have always thought they were a good tool, whe...
As usual, LumberJocks has shown an interest for the photos that we really don’t want to share! So, I reluctantly post this first sad attempt of an Eagle here…NOT in my projects. I do agree with my hubby that Eagle #2 is much better! Oooh, I hate it when he’s right! ;~)
Here are the pics I promised. The first one is a group photo at Tearen’s Booth. He couldn’t make it so we brought the party to him. From left to right is Russel, Tearen, DHG and me Rustichttp://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo153/ricksrustics/GameBoardsandLumberjocks009.jpgThis one is Mrs. Rustic (Nancy) and DHG relaxing at dinnerhttp://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo153/ricksrustics/GameBoardsandLumberjocks010.jpgThis one is of the gift that I made for all attending (it is a compass...
Yo whats up everybody I just wanted to say that I was starting a new podcast called the tool life audio podcast. Because im movign I want to keep up with the content and I just packed up my shop yesterday so after the desk organizer there wont be anymore videos for a few weeks so I decided to start this audio podcast. This is not like a subsitute for my videos I will keep doing this podcast even when I get my videos back up.
So as I have mentioned in previous blogs, I have been studying and collecting Japanese hand tools. And my favorite book which has inspired the collection is JAPANESE WOODWORKING TOOLS by Toshio Odate. In this book there is a section on saws (Nokogiri) where Odate proudly displays a favorite in his collection: This saw was a rip saw used to mill large stock. The wide blade was designed to keep the cut straight in very thick lumber. It was used by the mighty kobiki-shokunin (s...
I was really intimidated when I first started thinking about going to a mill or lumberyard to purchase wood. I have no idea what I’m doing. I just have a plan for a router table that calls for poplar. I didn’t want to waste people’s time and I didn’t want to look like an idiot. I watched a few videos at the wood whisperer and am feeling a little better about going to get some wood. Here is the area on the website for new woodworkers.” http://thewoodwhisperer....
Something told me it was going to be an interesting day . . . but it’s always interesting in some way or another. This is a very unusual wound . . . and an interesting story nonetheless. Peggy and I had my parents over on Saturday night. We worked to get the garden stuff done as well as the final things for the dust collector. I was showing my dad the stuff in the garage and was thinking out loud on the old router that he gave me. It was an old McGrawHill router that is all s...
Sorry for the dim pic, got a late start to the next project today and just ran out of light. Thats the downside of an open air shop, but I just didn,t realise how dark it was until I couldn,t see my gauge lines! I really just got into a groove with the plane and simply didn,t want to stop. Can,t remember ever feeling that way when I was useing a jointer. Maybe I should of called this post “Pumping iron”. Tommorow, Mortise and tenons cut by hand. Lovin it!!
My Father in law has 23 acres of woods and just started cleaning up all the down and dead trees in it yesterday. So far I have got 7 Hemlock logs that range in size of about 20 inchs in dia. to about 14 inchs. And the length of 12 feet to 6 feet. The reason I have a couple of shorter logs is the tree had a little crook in it, so have to cut the length there so I get the most lumber. Also cut a cherry tree but that is where things got a little interesting. As of this morning it it still hangin...
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