I thought it was time for an update for my fellow LJs. I’m mostly recovered from my second chemo embolization May 22. It was faster than last time, however I’m now back on my oral chemo therapy. No rest for the wicked I guess. However, I am back to making saw dust! Praise the Lord! I want to thank ALL of you for a gift you may not know you gave me. Several weeks ago I received a package in the mail with a beautiful box and the following note from an anonymous source. 5/27/20...
My mom approached me about doing something for my father for Father’s day. Only requirements were that it was to be something for their boat, and that it have the boat’s name on it. Other than that, I had complete creative freedom. I came up with the serving tray idea since they frequently prepare food down in the galley and have to bring it to the back deck for eating, and they currently just use some plastic serving tray. For the design, I decided that a prominent Compass ...
Smoking hot present from my buddy Brad US, UK, DK… This one I have been waiting for a wile to post.This because Brad should have the time to post his own story about his meeting with Andy first… You will soon understand. Some of you have seen this picture before.It was the day I got a present from Jamie.The same day another pack arrived, that I have kept secret. In this pack inside a foam pad a beautiful little wood tool was meeting me. Notice the difference to this pi...
Look what the postman broughta gift from my friend Jamie in Scotland Some people have all the luck!Or at least it feels like this.When I was in Scotland visiting my friend Jamie, I saw a new tool he had bought and thought it looked so cool.Look what then arrived with the post: Like Christmas, a pack from Scotland! And look what was inside; a spoon plane (pull shave) like the one Jamie have. Beautiful tool and a nice fit in the hand. Mr. sharpening of course needed to do a littl...
Hang your bananas with style. Made this banana hanger yesterday for a Christmas gift. A suggestion was also made that this would hold headphones nicely, this coming from a music creator. Only tools needed were a jig saw, router, and a drill. You can watch the video HERE.
During this Sketchup show I go through a balancing wine bottle holder. This has my most recent measurements that I use and also a link for my actual “How to make a wine bottle holder” video. That video was my first ever on YouTube. Check out the Sketchup video HERE.
I was a very fortunate woodworker this week to receive correspondence from a special friend. Of course it is MADS! Mads for the few who may be unaware of his positive presence on lumberjocks is a fantastic woodworker, designer, and all around spiritual character. Basically he makes the entire experience of sharing on Lumberjocks all the more interesting and fun. As I opened the envelope there before me was a wonderful letter full of good things. A handmade Origami Crane…wow, I lov...
After several hours of carving with my Dremel tool over the last two days, I completed the custom checkers for this project. This was my first attempt at wood carving and with 48 sides to carve, it was a bit tedious, but not too difficult. My skills improved a good deal by day two and I took some extra time to go back over the first day’s checkers and make sure they were all pretty consistent. I took some video of the carving process to post as a separate blog entry once I have...
It was a good day in the garage. I need a few more like this one to keep me on track to finish this project and a few others before Christmas Eve. First I cut the pieces for the base frame, box sides, and the drawer fronts out of White Ash). Because I’m going to attempt dovetail joints for the first time on the box sides, I cut the sides by hand and jointed the edges by hand to make sure they were perfectly matched. My playing surface was about a quarter of an inch ove...
Soviet USSR equal Stanley #5 1/2 gift from Ukrainian LJ GeorgeThank you George. Soviet equal Stanley #5 1/2 as it arrived in the box. I said it before – if we knew how amazing life can be we would not believe it!.This story is just one more prove that kindness really exists and that life can take magic turns. Old times:My grandfather Ole (photo) was a naval military man, high range, working in Washington for five years as a military attaché for the Danish government, but ev...
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