This isn’t a woodworking project, but Barb & I would like to proudly announce that our Grandson has published a tutorial book on Amazon. We are very anxious to tell people about our author Grandson. He is self taught in Chinese (Mandarin). He has given a lot of thought about how he could help people learn about the language, so he wrote this book.He has spent several years of research & study working on this book. I have just added some of Nathan’s videos. http://www...
This is my Birthday Gift. I’m presently in the process of building a bench for it. I’ll be posting it when it’s completed I had to get this new lathe, because I have some larger wood from a Black Walnut I had to have taken down in our yard. I’d like to make some larger things with the wood. I couldn’t let it go to the chipper! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Addendum: I dwelled on wether to buy a new lath...
This is not a brand new project. I submitted it, because of a request by MsDebbieP for the CS1 Kitchen challenge. I was out in the shop one day, & thought to myself, what can I make? I said, how about making a recipe holder easel for Barb’s kitchen. So I dug out some pieces of wood from my scrap bin, & proceeded with the project. I didn’t have a plan, but I knew what I wanted it to look like, so the first thing I made was the main spindle post. Then I ma...
This interview is from the September, 2010 issue of the Creative Hands Network News. Dick & Barb Cain have been members of LumberJocks.com since August, 2006. Thank you, Barb & Dick, for this wonderful interview! 1. How did you first get started working with wood?I guess I got off to a real early start. Being depression times my Dad was fortunate enough to have a job, so he took on the task of building a new home in 1935. I was three years old at the time. I was always under hi...
It’s hard to believe that four years have past us by since we joined Lumberjocks. This has been a wondrous journey for two people who’ve lived in one place all of our lives. Through the magic of the internet, we now have friends on almost every corner of the Earth. It’s been fun sharing our interests with all of you. We’d like to thank Martin for helping us on this four year jaunt, plus the rest of you JOCKS out there. We started out at 120 members, ...
I’ve always been disappointed with the way my pictures turned out. I remembered reading somewhere about using a window shade So I spent 5 bucks the other day for a window shade. I was sure happy with the results.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I just draped it over the back of the couch like this. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here’s some results.
It’s really something, how time flies when you’re having FUN! It just seems like yesterday. We’ve enjoyed every minute of it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This picture will show you the start of our retirement journey. This Woody Woodpecker Hat was awarded me at a retirement party in my honor, along with a block of wood to chisel on in my leisure time. LOL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some...
This isn’t really woodworking, but there’s some wood involved in the presentation. The other day, a friend of ours requested this recipe of Barb’s Calico Beans. She always made these when we went on a picnic, or potluck dinner. We were really impressed by the request, because the person who asked about the recipe hadn’t been in touch with it for about 20 years, but he still remembered how good it tasted. I added my touch to this , by furnishing the maple...
I thought it was about time I posted the completed project. With help from my Son we grunted the machines up in place. They look good, & work real well. The pedestals are good, & solid. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It’s sure nice not to have to bend over to load, & unload now. I edited this on 02/05/2011 I changed to stationary non-swivel casters, but after that I had the problem of them slipping side to side on the sm...
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