Prologue My reason for being here, at least initially, was to learn about woodworking in support of my mission to launch a board game company. My thinking here is that most board games are temporary – they are made of cardboard and plastic. Why not build quality, original permanent games? This also finesses one of the problems that board game developers have today – they need to produce a large number of copies to get economies of scale for print production. With a goo...
The light has just started to appear to the east but for the most part it is still dark out. My neighbor, who leaves for work every day at this time has started his truck up and it is warming up in the driveway. Over the sound of the engine, I hear a faint intermittent scraping noise. I looked out the window in the semi-darkness to see if I could distinguish the source. It was the windshield wipers on the truck, which was covered in a thin layer of frost. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ...
In the age of blogging, it seems that there are an overwhelming amount of ways to obtain an online presence. The free options are plentiful, though they will inevitably leave you with a less than desirable website address (e.g. endings with .blogspot, .wordpress). This led me to investigate buying (or technically renting for a choice of years) a domain name for what I was surprised to discover was a relatively modest sum of $8.99 a year for a .com (though I’m sad to say it’s now...
So I’ve decided to up my Lumberjocks cred and get rid of that pesky zero next to blog. I’ve always considered myself a math/science oriented person, and the thought of writing only recently appealed to me. In the interest of personal growth, however, here goes nothing. Lumberjocks, not unlike woodworking, is a land much explored, leaving one to search for novelty. One topic that appears to have not been extensively covered, however, is the building of a personal website....
Things turned out great yesterday. It was a very productive day and I accomplished far more than I expected. I took some of the advice that was offered and I made a list and just began checking things off one by one as I finished things. By the end of the day, I was able to lay my head on my pillow knowing that I did my best and with far less anxiety than I woke up with. What a great feeling! After getting my regular house stuff finished, I made a list and prioritized what needed to be...
One thing I find about holidays is that when we have one, the week just seems to fly by. I know that it shouldn’t matter to me because I work from home, but it just seems as if the week is cut too short and I have to do more just to keep caught up. Lately it seems that I have been all over the board. I say ‘lately’ but in actuality it has only been a few days. It seems odd that it was a week ago that I drew my last project and since then not only finished it, but also ...
One of the things I found hardest to get used to in moving to another country was the different holidays and celebrations. Here in Canada, today is Thanksgiving. As many of you may know, I am originally from the United States. I am used to Thanksgiving at the end of November. Football was in full swing, pretty much everyone enjoyed a four day weekend, and sometimes we even had snow on the ground. Aside from Christmas, Thanksgiving was one of our biggest celebrations. Here in Canada, it s...
I made good headway yesterday. Although I still have some of the pattern packet writing to do, I did get through much of it and I also got some other important things completed. I finished drawing and cutting the charm pieces for my Wright Inspired candle tray. I think the charms are as cool as the tray itself. They would make key chain tags or even a necklace. I found a piece of thin walnut that was as dark as the tray and it looked pretty nice. It took me only about half an hour to cut...
The new season of Cool Tools is about to air in the US, and in Australia we seem to be again an entire season behind the USA. Starting next Wednesday on OZ Foxtel How To Channel, is episode 510 (apparently).The US are about commence seasons 6 and 7 (601-613 and 701 – 707)I don’t know the episode number for the one featuring The Torque Workcentre (and Stu’s Shed), but it will be airing in the US on either the 25th or 26th (or both) of November. When that will be in Australia is anyone’s ...
In this series we will be talking Custom…. a custom made Torque WorkCentre that is..A short time ago I was approached by a rather large Cabinetmaking/Joinery company with regards a special job they need to do…It seems that as part of a multi million dollar contract, they need to make a variety of desks, both stand alone and with returns [ so this means that some have two gable ends and some only one..]. The desks were made from 54 mm [just over 2 inches] thick plywood ranging in...
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