All in all it was a great event with a lot of great entries. I would like to thank all those who participated in the 1st Annual Whirligig Wars Contest. When I presented the idea of holding a whirligig contest to Steve Ramsey (Woodworking For Mere Mortals) he and I agreed it would be a fun summer event. The response was overwhelming with over 6000 video views of the videos relating to the contest and many great comments from woodworkers all over. So it was decided early on that this would be ...
Sawdust, shavings, and a lot of water in these heat wave shop exercises has brought me to my newest updates on this Rustic Renaissance Trestle Table. This project has been a lot of fun and also filled with challenges along the way…..the biggest is the heat we have been enduring these past weeks….YIIIKES 100 degrees??......bring back the fall!....lol. So when I have been able to sneak out and get some more decent temperatures to work with I set about my task at adding side piece...
Well I started the join today for the Entry Way Table I have started, Dont think I am going to make it for the Fair this year but there is always next year and hopefullly I will mave more entries. This is my first attempt at this type of join, I have practiced a Dove Tail joint only a few times, I really don’t think I am all that good at it as matter of fact I think I totally stink at it. Which leads me to Challenge myself and of Course I have to pick one of the most complicated type...
Well guys after 2 days I finished my first whirligig ” Man cutting wood with a Laguna Bandsaw. If you would like to be part of the Whirligig Wars Woodworking Contest. Visit A Simple Design of Ocala for more information or check out my blog entry “Whirligig Wars Project contest” here on Lumberjocks to watch the video.. Hosted by Steve Ramsey of woodworking for mere mortals and Myself with prizes from Laguna Tools, Woodworkers Guild of America, Rockler Woodworking, Steve R...
I had $30 Amazon rewards, so I ordered these: My woodworking budget is nil, so I was looking for something cheap and decent that I could learn with and I decided on these after reading reviews on several different brands. The reviews on amazon.com are pretty good, but not so good in other places. I also read somewhere else that these were decent starter chisels after they’ve been sharpened. It’s funny how on amazon.com one of the pictures of these shows “Sheffield ...
Hello All, Well I did some inventory of my pallet stock and I need more pallets to begin my entertainment center project http://blogspud.blogspot.com/2012/07/pallet-board-corner-entertainment.html So I have to wait till I can re-assess my inventory after my next pallet pickup on Wednesday evening. In the mean time however, I decided to post something that is not related to my pallet craft blog. Introducing my side (filler) blog, “Blast from My not so Distant Past!” I w...
I was designing a project a few days ago, and a couple of the joints would use angled dado’s. I’m wondering if anyone has done this and opinions on the safety of doing so.
A Simple Design of Ocala has teamed up with Woodworking For Mere Mortals to you bring you the fans and viewers a great Contest.We want you to build a Whirligig, of any shape or size! We are looking for creativity and just an all around fun project from you. and the best part is, you have a chance to win some Awesome Prizes!!This contest is sponsored by Laguna Tools which provided us with some amazing items to give away. A Complete List of Prizes is below with the Contest Details.Also Wood...
Several months ago, I bought a few old chisels and sharpened them up. Among them I found this sorry fellow : Having a sharp chisel is nice but having one you can grip is better so I decided to try my home-made pole/bungee lathe (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/63606) to make myself a new handle. The old handle came off without issue : Then I sawed off a brass plumbing coupler to make a ferule… Planed a chunk of plum (mirabelle) tree to rough dimensions… ...
Soon after I arrived in Tajikistan, I started noticing impressive examples of hand-carved ornamentation on doors, gates, signs, and crown moulding all over the capital and beyond. When I went to the Tajik Museum of Antiquities and saw similar carvings that came out of excavations from the time of Alexander the Great, I knew this needed further examination. I wanted to talk to some craftsmen. Today I got into a cab today and asked the driver if he knew of a workshop. He made some calls and...
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