There are mythical things in this world that people want to believe in, For me it is that elusive easy glue up. So I got the case to my saw till all ready to glue up. Everything was sanded and I had put the glue on the dovetails ready to stick it together. I had my cauls at hand and clamps ready to go. So I went at it thinking I had it under control. Half way thru I looked for the dowel I had turned to rest the saws on… Nowhere to be found, so like a chicken with my hair on fire I ran ...
I began writing a blog post yesterday (really I did) and just as I got started, the power went out. This was the second time in the past few weeks this happened, which was unusual because prior to that, we had kept power for years. One would think that I would have really been upset, but for some reason, I was not. I had just filled the orders that arrived overnight and the post was going to mostly be about some new things that I am going to work on in the future. Nothing that I can'...
The build has begun!!Today I milled up some curly maple and walnut for the saw till and I was able to shoot a little video of the construction. I am not sure if I will save it up and make a montage of the whole build or break it down piece by piece. I want to save up until I have enough video to make it worth the watch so we will just have to see how much is accumulated with each build. The till is going to be about 40” tall and 14” wide. It will have a drawer on the bottom for th...
Okay so this is more of rant than a blog, but I need to get something off my chest before I explode, so excuse my being blunt. I’m pretty sure many of you have come across “primitive wooden projects” being sold at craft fairs etcetera. I my self in my area run into this every where. My problem with this I don’t consider these pieces to be primitive, I do consider them to be nothing more than piss poor excuse of craftsmanship. from the knicks in the wood you were to laz...
I have searched all morning a couple of years ago woodcraft magazine had a project building a tray using an Incra build it modular jig looking for which magazine article is in so if I can’t find i can hopefully order in their back issues. thank you for your help
It has been a slow day, I spent half of the day tinkering around. I think I am a bit under the weather and didn’t have a lot of energy to move things around, plus I think I am a little sore from moving all the lumber across the street to my barn. I am getting ready to start on the saw till probably early next week. I will try to video tape it as I go and it will take a while to edit, but I hope to put out a few videos that show all the stuff being built. I used Grizzly shop layout to...
I can’t believe the whirlwind of time passing these days! It seems that soon after the sun comes up, it begins to turn to dusk again. I know it is ‘that time’ of the year, and the darkeness never really bothers me, but I can’t help but feel that I am in a time warp. Every day is jam packed with thing to do! It is actually very exciting. Yesterday we needed to head to Halifax to take my Mustang to be worked on and stored. For those of you who have followed the renov...
The old bench has been moved, the wall extended and electrical run. Today I headed over to the lumberyard to pick out some paneling to put on the wall to make it aesthetically pleasing for a backdrop. I chose instead to go with paint. The paneling would have blended too well with the woodworking to come and I wanted it to stand out. I have seen many photos lately of fine woodwork with a grey backdrop and I like it very much so I went with grey. Aftere I got the wall painted it look...
Remember when you got on a roller coaster and that safety bar was lowered down, you felt so much anticipation and excitement for what was to come, then the coaster began to move. Hoots and hollers of joy are temporarily stifled as the coaster began it’s ascent with a clinky clink of slow jerky uphill movements. The anticipation turned to impatience for the fun to begin. Well that’s where I am. The first day or “demo day” is always the funnest of any remodel and you are...
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...
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