I have been following a few blogs Here on Lumberjocks for quite a while now … these blogs are pertaining to the Craft Markets and those who attend..some are real veterans like closetguy and have many stories to tell…others like myself very much newbies….[I suggest you take the time and read his blog if you are interested in doing the market scene….] Last weekend I was at our local markets chatting with my good mate Ken… from Ken's Krafts Wedding Wishing Wells...
Had a phone call from a bloke I met last May at the Timber and Working with Wood Show.. seems he had two panels that were glued up from some 290 mm wide stock… Problem was… stock was too thick and after glueing up into 560 mm by 560 mm panels… how do you dress this down to the right thickness.. Ah you say… I know, I know.. Pick me.. Torque Workcentre to the rescue. Secure the two panels to the table … Insert the 55 mm surfacing head.. into the rout...
I appreciate very much the responses yesterday regarding questions that would be of interest to someone new at scroll sawing. The answers and conversations proved very helpful in allowing me to see what a new person would want to know. These questions are very helpful in preparing for the class and will give me a good starting point and open some pertinent dialogue with those attending. I spoke with Jeannie yesterday, who is my friend who initially petitioned for me to come and speak at ...
No one is more aware of how quickly time passes than I am. It seems as if it was only a couple of weeks ago that we were at the car show on a wonderful road trip in the ninety degree weather. Yesterday though, we had snow throughout the day, with huge, fluffy flakes falling on the six inches that had already arrived during the night. Although winter is in full swing, I know that spring is just around the corner and before long the snow will be gone and warmer weather will be here. So w...
Yesterday I spent the day “putzing around”. It isn’t often that I can say that. I did a lot of fine tuning and mundane cleaning and I even made a pot of soup but I didn’t really even feel like doing much at all. Oh well, it was Sunday and I think we all have those days once in a while. It was good to have the house back in order. I wound up sorting through the one closet that was yet left untouched by the massive organization – the front coat closet and ...
I must say, I am somewhat shocked. I don’t know why, but things are going quite smoothly and I don’t know what to think of it. We are starting day three of the project and so far I have no disasters to report. In fact, quite to the contrary. Everything is going well and I am very surprised how – well, nice – the pieces are looking. I received several emails and personal messages yesterday, but other than orders, I didn’t really respond. If you were one o...
Among the many hats I need to wear in running this business, photography is one of the most important and also one of the most intriguing. Although I realize that I will never reach the level of a professional photographer, I have seen a great deal of improvement in my photographs over the years and I am still learning to make my photographs better. This in itself can be a career, as many of you know. I look at the beautiful photography our own LJ member, tyskkvinna (Lis) does and her inte...
just decided to start a blog on the adventure of creating a work vehicle that any carpenter would be proud to call his/her own. I’ve got a thousand ideas running through my mind however, i felt that maybe i shouldn’t rush into it but get some advice from people of a like nature. O.K. my project is going to be specific to a 1997 dodge ram 2500 cargo van. if anyone has any cool ideas or pics of stuff they have done to their vans please get them out. Now do not be bashfull, iR...
It has been said that variety is the spice of life. I think that is the case with most everything. Although we all seem to enjoy our own comfort zones, many times we become bored and stagnant if we don’t expand our horizons a bit here and there. The same is true with designing. It seems that when I design something that I really like, I not only want to do many variations on the original design, but also several different versions of other designs which will use the same technique...
There are some days when I just absolutely love my job. Yesterday was one of those days. It reminded me why I fight so hard on those not-so-good days to keep this job and keep doing what I am doing. Funny thing was, it wasn’t that much different from most days I have. I printed out some orders that have to go out in the mail today, answered some questions from customers, laid out and cut out my newest project, made a good dinner, and I even took my walk in the evening. We have ta...
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