The new goggles I ordered from www.safetyglassesinc.com for woodworking came in the mail yesterday. I tried them on, with much anticipation, and was quite disappointed! They sealed really well on about half of the mask (the top half), but the other half was a different story. I’m not sure if this was the intended design, but I could see the ground through the gap between my cheeks and the bottom part of the seal. Something tells me this was not intentional… As much as I lik...
Hi FolksDo any of the guys use a Tormek wet grinder? It’s a handy sharpenng system (although a little pricey). I use mine primarily for re-establishing bevels on chisels and irons after numerous honings (on my beloved waterstones) have worn the edge out of shape.There are a wide range of jigs available for the Tormek for things like scissors, axes, gouges, etc and the one I’ve always been interested in is the planer blade sharpening jig. Has anyone tried to sharpen their own plane...
To take some boards you have no need forl, and just see what happens. My wife and I are moving, and I had an 8’ solid pine shelf that I used for tool storage ect above my pegboard in our old basement suite. With the move I had no need for it, so now i had just an 8 foot pine 1×10. For more of the story, you need, more of the story. I’m currently building a nice oak entertainment center, but in the mean time I still have my ugly black vaneered MDF one, and an old Ikea 3 d...
One of the web sites that I am a member of is Good Clean Funnies. it is at www.gcfl.net. here is the joke for today: One night a wife found her husband standing over their baby’s crib. Silently she watched him. As he stood looking down at the sleeping infant, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism. Touched by this unusual display and the deep emotions it aroused, with eyes glistening she slipped her arm around he...
”Visionary Bench Towers” ....when coming into contact with wood,i am at loss to explain the degree of my conceptual gain,since this thing that feeds my blood,is a very offset of the nature of being as i hold all my work to have not been in vain…. —-and yet this veiness of wood that so courses within,drives me to a place where i feel more a part with the tree,then with these-also-those others who share my herein,just as the broadaxe hewes the line of i am curled f...
Hi FolksThought it was about time I got my Blog going (Martin has been nagging me for long enough). A little background info….My name is Phil, I’m 36 and live in Poole, Dorset in the UK. I’ve been woodworking as a hobby for about 6 years and love it! I married to my long sufferering “Wood-Widow” Fiona and have a lovely daughter Sophie, aged 6.Since getting interested in woodwork after watching the great Norm Abram I’ve been buying tools and making sawdust a...
A few years back, I took an introductory woodworking course. I actually found it very frustrating, because I was impatient to get my hands on some tools and learn the skills of woodworking. The first four weeks were spent designing our projects. Now I am certainly not against designing, but I didn’t sign up for a design course – I just wanted to make something. But the instructor insisted that it was better to make my mistakes on the paper, rather than with wood. And he was cor...
The opening article of the most recent issue of Woodworking Magazine is by Chris Schwarz. In it, he talks about buying furniture vs. making it and some of the thoughts going through his head regarding that forbidden subject amongst woodworkers. Funny how life is full of little coincidences, isn’t it? I must admit, I have a brand new dining room table and four chairs being delivered to my house a week from this Saturday. I sort of feel guilty about it. Then again, I don’t ...
I have another great news for all LumberJocks. Today I was contacted by the Marketing Manager of Fine Woodworking Magazine. They decided to offer a free one year subscription to their great magazine for both category winners. So that’s it – the prize table just got bigger again and I accept no excuses for not submitting your projects into the contest ;) Note that I will update the Prizes section on the Awards pages tomorrow.
I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t done a thing in my shop since November unless you count the Christmas tree I made. We don’t have any kids in the house to nag us to death about getting a tree and our dogs aren’t any help in motivating us to get one. They always seem surprised that they have new toys on Christmas morning, even after the big decoration session of the night before. In any event, we had no tree, so I took a couple or three 1×2s, split the...
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