As mentioned in my previous post, I had an interview with a local reporter, here’s the video, and for those of you wondering what I really look like now as opposed to my profile picture that was taken 33 years ago, here’s the sad truth. I forgot to mention earlier when I first posted this that all of the music playing in the background was done by me. View on YouTube
This is sort of an odd blog but I thought I’d share this simply because it surprised the hell out of me. It’s sort of a long story but I think a little background is needed for the surprise ending. So we live on the coast of southern Alabama. My mother and father bought an old summer home on Mobile Bay when I was one, so 50 years ago. That original house was essentially destroyed by a hurricane in 1979 and house was rebuilt 14 feet in the air in 1981. Yes, we did hang on to...
In woodshop today i got my plywood cut and my frame is cut now i have to cut my legs and start screw my frame together and drill my holes
This week I was able to bring in all my lumber and hardware. The set backs that I encountered was that I did not get my wood as soon as I liked. So this has been a major set back for me going forward. Another thing is that I realized I might need another sheet of plywood for my box. Next I plan to cut down my pieces to size. Once o finish doing this I will cut the dovetail on the side so that I could place my top of my shelf on the box. I think that once I get started cutting all my pieces I ...
My little cousin is getting married this year so my aunt asked if i could make her a blanket/storage/keepsake chest. This was my very first blanket chest/storage chest build but of course i wouldn’t turn down the opportunity!(quick side note, So i do about 90% of my work with hand tools only, i do all the milling and and joinery and basically everything other than long board rips, then i use a table saw…just thought this was important for you to know in this part of the story) So yeah…normal...
So a couple weeks ago I decided to make cornhole boards so I gathered all the materials and wood I would need, cut my pieces to size and here I am now. I just put together one board and I’m getting ready to start on the second. After I’m done attaching the ply wood I will connect my legs and drill the hole in the middle with a circular saw.
I am trying to keep my promise to myself to get back to posting when I have made progress on some of my projects. With that said, I had a pretty productive weekend and wanted to share some of what I did with you all. I spent most of Saturday working up in my shop. I had some orders to go out, and I have a large project that I am working on with another artist that I want to stay on top of and chip away at gradually. That way, by working it in with my other work, I hardly notice the time ...
Hey guys i just thought I’d talk about the importance of networking with each other in the woodworking/maker community. Social media is a HUGE platform to show your work and meet other woodworkers all over the world( i think we all know this) but i just wanted to share my usernames for my platforms in hopes you guys could give me a follow and ill return the favor. Its all about growth and i have a dream of making this my way of living and you wouldn’t know how much it would help m...
Hey all! I’m late to start this post because I’ve already made a fair amount of progress. I recently got a used jointer and a planer ($250 total, both Delta), and I figured there was no better way to learn how to use them than to make something with them that will likely fall apart under it’s own weight. So I decided to build a narrow desk. I need it to set up my computer in a room I use for VR and couldn’t spare much depth. Many store bought desks are too dee...
I have a Delta Contractors saw and had an electrician change the motor wiring from 120v to 240 volt. My shop had a dedicated 240 receptacle that read 240 volts with a meter. When I plugged it in to run, it started up even with the with on off. It is running about half speed would be my guess. the only way to shut it of is unplug it or shut the breaker off, NOT GOOD. I’m wondering if the saw was wired 120 and thats why its running at about half speed. I’m thinking that maybe if I p...
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