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...
Just because the world really needs another blogger – ahem – I am announcing my new blog: Woodworking for Mere Mortals. In other words, woodworking for the rest of us: guys like me who simply like to putter around in our garages and make cool stuff for fun. Come on over and check it out. Feel free to take my pledge: I admit that I am not a master woodworker. I have crappy tools. I could never be Norm. I spend way more time fooling around in my shop than actually building…...
There’s a new poll available on the Little Good Pieces blog – “Shop Finishes.” What is your finish of choice for projects for use in the shop? Let us know and then check back to see how your opinion stacks up. http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/finishes-for-shop-projects/
This blog will show progress on an ArtBox I am building for a client. In September I received an email from a gentleman named Sean asking if I was interested in making a custom box to display his wrist watch collection. I said I typically dont do commission work for several reasons, but if he wanted to send me details I would look it over before deciding.We worked out the bugs and I agreed to make a box to hold eight watches. The color of the wood and the grain were important as well as...
There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post: Blanket Chest Design – Turning the Corner. I explore different options for joining the sides together into a box. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/blanket-chest-design-turning-the-corner/
While I have been posting duplicate posts of my blog Discovering Wood here at LJ, I have decided to post a text only version here. I try to post picture heavy blogs, and the extra time involved in re-posting the pics is frankly not a good use of time. Please visit Discovering Wood the complete post with pictures. Bradford Pear I apologize for the infrequent posts, but I’ve been doing a great deal of research lately. I am still trying to wrap my head around the statistical information...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces blog – Links With the Past. It’s a quick look at the magic of old tools. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/links-with-the-past/
New post on the Little Good Pieces blog – “The Right Tool for the Right Job”: OK, how DO I handle that log? http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/
This is part of III of the blog series where the vise is disassembled and cleaned. Disassembly:I would like to take the vise apart, however it looks like I have to take a compromise. I decided to disassemble the vise as much possible. Once the pin at the rear of the vise was tapped out, I was able to tap the rear guide plate out. Once that is out, the back jaw assembly slides out easily. Now you could clearly see the threaded shoe. I also noticed there is a spring on the fr...
In this clip Randy Child shows us how he mixes Urea Resin Glue to get the correct consistency. This step is in preparation for gluing up the rockers.
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