It’s difficult to type right now because I decided to run my bandsaw blade part of the way through my right middle finger Sunday afternoon. Thank goodness it was just the ¼” blade. I hate having to sand blood off a project. I just went through a huge web site overhaul this week. It was a big decision to commit the time, but the results were worth the effort. When I started Appalachian Craftsmen last year, I needed to get an e-commerce site up rather quickly. I flashed back seven year...
Well kids, It’s been a long time in the making but this weekend I’m off to the Grizzly Woodworking Store in Muncy, PA. I’ve been there once before, and I gotta tell you if you’ve never been, it’s a real treat! The store is huge and loaded down with tools. My father-in law (Grampa Knapp) is going, of course. He wouldn’t miss it, and I’m very glad to have something like this I can share with him. And somewhere in all that loveliness is a jointer ...
From my blog: Progress! The table top is back, cut to final length, and sanded (sorry, no chance to take photos of my friend’s amazing shop). I beveled the edges, using a table edge bit for the topside, and a small, 1/8-inch roundover for the bottom side. Routing the top bevel free-hand requires much care and concentration, as this bit is large: The bevel profile: I am very pleased with the overall appearance of this table top. The bevel will provide a much bett...
Now that Obama has been inaugurated, I figure it’s safe to say that we might have a new president. I’ve perceived that he’s rather controversial despite the fact that I’ve tried really hard to ignore current events these last few months. I think I’m to where I care a lot more about a thin, wispy shaving coming off of a well-tuned vintage Stanley plane than what people are predicting about the future of our country. My country, dagnabit, sweet land of liberty! So far, I still have the libe...
I have decided to build myself a sewing table, I have made myself a few things, but mostly I make things for my kids or grandkids. I love to sew, I have been doing it a lot longer than woodworking, so I am better at it. It is interesting how the two things are similar in a lot of ways…anyway. I am a novice at woodworking, most everything I know is from trial and error. I’m sure the technique I use for most things in wrong, but I somehow get it done anyway. So, I thought I wou...
Hello Lumberjocks’ers: I have just updated my Blog, of course, it’s always updated at least 5x a week. Sometimes more if Real Live don’t take over! I have just done my First Podcast, Not live video broadcast from ustream.tv, I recorded it at home and edited it with Cyberlink PowerDirector. As I’m not good at this video editing just yet and learing the ropes of this software, it will be slower at processing these videos and probably even slower at editing them...
Okay this maybe odd but, I have tried to get into a few different shops. I worked in one for a little while and I loved it but, I was working on commission and was having problems getting payed by the owner. My question is about my resume. I have always been very creative and know that I can do what ever a job would require. I also know the economy is in a hole right now. But I am going to post my resume and I would love some feed back. Please be very critical. I am an artist and have ...
Hello everyone. I have been working hard the last few days or so Creating my New Workshop Blog. The older one that I have had listed here was my General Blog basically. It’s what I used to Put my Projects on, Woodworking, Scroll Sawing and Just general every day “Drama” I guess you would call it. Well I have decided to Change this. I figured, that a Woodworker is ONLY interested in a Few things. WoodToolsAccident’s – How to prevent them of course and ...
Did you ever wonder how many blog series have been started by LumberJocks? Now you can find the exact answer by going directly to our brand new blog series listing. And there is more… you can browse our wonderful world of blog series by the following sorting criteria: recently updated most entries most read most discussed This means that each blog series has additional unique details: total number of reads and comments as well as recently updated info. Did you know that ...
Got a call from Woodcraft. They can’t take my order yet. Told to call back in 6 weeks. Woodcraft stated that SS is currently building inventory so they can ship adequate numbers once the date hits for distribution. Some of the information I got from Woodcraft differed from the SSp website so I called Sawstop. They were very informative and helpful. SS expects to ship at the end of May, first of June. The base price of around $1500 is for the base model, stamped steel wings, s...
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