Well had drywall to do for the weekend, kind of got behind on the Walnut Project. Last seen, I had a glue up going on… Jointed a pair of edges to book match them. Used a Jointer plane for that. A Stanley #7c works nicely. Got out a few clamps and the glue.. Two clamps under and a clamp over in-between. A piece of sandpaper was between the clamp and the glue. No stains that way. Let this sit a few days, until I could get back down there…. Removed the clamps toda...
A project I don't want to have to do for Mom... #1: Design ideas, gathering requirements, and materials...
So my mom has put 78 years on this earth, and while still quite active and energetic, she is starting to give some thought to what she wants for after she slips off the mortal coil as it were… She’s asked that I build an urn for her… So I have some ideas that MIGHT work, but then again, might not design wise. I called funerary directors in her home state (Oregon), and no problem with a properly built DIY urn (good!), they gave me dimensions of 8” long x 6̶...
Cutting out lots of small items today. Almost finished. just the main weight and the small counter weight plus the pendulum arm remains, plus a few more holes to drill. There will also be a threaded rod on the end of the pendulum rod to make it adjustable. Todays WorkThe items cut today consisted of the bob components, spacers, pinion gears, escapement anchor and it rocker, the cap for the winding barrel, the ratchet gear and it’s blockers, the hour dial and lastly the tops and th...
I had a wonderful and crazy/busy weekend. It is always busy this time of year, and this year is no exception. I not only began working on some Christmas gifts, but I also have been working on some different aspects to expand our little business. I can't wait to be able to share on that front, but since I am still figuring things out, I am going to wait. (I know! I can be downright MEAN! ;) )Yesterday Keith's mom and I attended a penny sale for the cats that live on the nearby fi...
Thanks for the suggestions LJers last week for how to better protect my Noah’s Ark from UV light fading. I really didn’t want to cover up the piece with museum quality glass that had UV protection in it as I thought to best experience the piece, you not only have to look at it, but touch it as well. Also, the cost and time involved with that method didn’t work for me to have it ready this week. I went to Joann’s Fabrics with the intention of just getting a fabric ...
—————-NEWS from CPSC—————-U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Communications4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814www.cpsc.govRecalled Products Sold by Home Depot After Recalls Were Announcedhttp://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Recalled-Products-Sold-by-Home-Depot-After-Recalls-Were-Announced/ Release Date: November 18, 2015Release Number: 16-039 Recalled Products Sold by Home Depot After Recalls Were Announcedh...
After having some issues with camera placement in my shop while video taping I came up with a camera mount that I can place almost anywhere on my walls. Using a spare tripod and some hardware I developed a French Cleat Camera Mount. This video also includes the steps I took to develop the project and a demonstration of the camera on the mount. If you have questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you. View on YouTube
In order for me to get my shop to where I want it, I first have to tear it apart. So that’s what I did today. In the midst of three projects I decided that I would finally rip the shop a new one in order to remodel it into a new better working shop. I moved probably 2 tons of wood today doing the dance I call the shop shuffle. I goes like this. First move that thing over there and then put it back, move it again with a little twirl and shake it all about. ;) The ...
Dust cycloneupgrade for the bin Just a little upgrade.The system works really well and I love the easy way to get rid of the dust now.If I had a bigger shop I would have a bigger bin but for my limited work it is really great.In fact it’s only when I use the thicknesser a lot it is a too small bucket. But I got tired that a lot fell down the side when I had to empty it, so I made this little easy upgrade. A piece of thick MDF, marking the center.In the back you see a white plas...
Or perhaps the title should be, “Form Follows Tragedy”? Here is the initial chapter of the design and construction of a most challenging project. But why would anyone ever want or need to build such a thing? What follows is the documentation of a two year journey into pattern making, wood bending, form construction, curved veneering, trim inlay, creative joinery, jig design, and the ultimate victory of patience and stubbornness over a project that fought me every step of the ...
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