Things seem to be getting back to normal. The toaster is back to popping and at precisely 6:08 this morning I popped out of bed like normal. It was still quite dark out (as it will be from now on in the mornings I assume) but I was pleased that I seemed to be back on schedule. I never was one for an alarm clock, and I only used one at times when I absolutely, positively needed to get up by a certain time. When I worked outside the home or needed to get the kids to school I used one, but ...
Good evening LJ’s has been a somewhat good week in my shop with the newly acquired Delta Mortiser that arrived on Monday morning :) ( Kinda hard to believe I had this a week already :-P) It blended in with the rest of my tools perfect :) Early this week I was thumbing through an old Delta-gram book and came upon a article on shop layout and said this looked kinda familiar after looking at another book Do-it-yourself manual from the 70’s I realized they were almost the same!! only...
Having dressed all the timber to size… the next job is to make the frame..I use Cope and Stick construction.. also known as Frame and PanelFirst using a Mitre Express and Mitre 2000 gauge with stop attached… all the rails [horizontal parts] were cut to size …. this method ensures accuracy… the Stiles [ or the vertical parts of the frame…] are left over long… this means that a little extra protrudes past the rails… these are called ‘horns’ ...
Well, another weekend has passed and another Monday is here. It all goes by so quickly it seems. Especially with the silliness of last week. It seems that I spent most of Saturday catching up with the regular chores and yesterday just flew by. We went to our friends out by a lake and the weather was perfect and we had a nice afternoon. I got home by 9pm but was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open so I called it an early night. Today I got up early and am ready to start a product...
Good evening LJ’s this week has been a busy one as I have had a little more time to do work on my Marketing and ordered a new Delta Mortiser to add to my growing arsenal of tools. One of the most interesting things occurred this weekend that changed my marketing perspective forever !!!! Friday night I was offered to go to a local double A league baseball game The Akron Aeros well what better place to hand out fliers right ? After all they fit my target market !!! Five fliers later ...
So here is part two of this series on making these desks. I show you how I layout my sheet goods and yes I did solve my quandary of the pencil drawer grain. So I hope that this is entertaining and educational for all.
Well, I am late out of the gate today. It was one of those nights that I guess I would call ‘eventful’ and I guess it was by choice that I slept in a bit. I had my ‘rain legs’ on all day yesterday. By that I mean that I get a certain achy feel in my legs before a storm. This isn’t a old thing for me. It has happened since I was a teen. It could be bright and sunny out and not a cloud in the sky and I knew that within the next 24 hours that it would storm....
I have never been one to use an alarm clock much. It seems that I get into a certain rhythm and stay on that pattern until something in my life drastically changes. For quite a while now I am on the 5:45 – 6:00 plan. It seems that unless I really am wiped out, I naturally wake up at that time. I don’t fight it, as I love the quiet of the mornings and get some of my best writing done. I also sift through the emails and catch up with all the correspondence at that time. I like...
This week was a major learning curve in getting started. Getting financing even government backed loans are tougher than trying to pull apart a well glued tenon joint, I was at the point that I was actually tired of my business.After talking it over with one of my friends who helped run her husbands construction business she offered kinda one of the most powerful pieces of advice:- Go slow and build up your business and you won’t have to borrow !Well I got to thinking 2 years of rewriti...
I started to route the grooves in all 140 parts of the drawers for the Apothecary Cabinet….. I did manage to get 12 drawers done 48 pieces in all….. then I got distracted… or sidetracked…I did manage to finish the teasers… but will post tomorrow… Here is a pic of the Router table… I made this a few years ago… and the stops on the fence.. This helps to make the stopped grooves..I know this is a little difficult to see but the side pieces do no...
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