I have limited amount of space at the moment, and I’m also poaching some real estate in the shared garage with my landlord for the wood working toys. It’s sort of damp, cramped, and a bit of a nightmare. I couldn’t realistically expect that things wouldn’t get stolen out of there either. That meant that it didn’t make a lot of sense to save up a ton of money and invest in the nicest largest tools that I would never want to part with. I would like to someday ha...
I’m going to have to get used to LJ not meaning “LiveJournal,” as it has for me these last 5 years. Interestingly, it’s the evaporation of all my friends’ comments on my other LJ that has me so excited to find this place. I think they’re past their limit on hearing about woodworking every minute they’re around me, or reading my journal. They’re all computer nerds :) How have I not found this place before?! Actually, I have. I’ve stumble...
With all of the “Hoopla” associated with my recent blog, and Quixote's Project posting on the subject, I just about had to submit and build the toy for her. After all, using the thorough 2-Step plans she provided, how hard could it be? Well, just count all of the Steps I used, and add up the dollar amount of all of the tools I used in the process, and it’s a pretty daunting little project, for a fact. Sure, buying a plastic ring at the big department store would be ch...
Actually the day after. We call these “dog years” by some of us that have drank too much in the past, for too long of periods of time. It’s a group I belong to, that saved my life. The drink also ruins your health, because although you get some of your health back, statistically we have shorter lives then “normal” people. Why? I’ve read that we are more accident prone, we are more prone to cancers, and other disease “it” just does a lot of dama...
So where have I been, right here in Laingsburg, MI. doing no thing. Had a yard sale, or my wife and family did a couple weekends ago, now that is something I have never been a part of, nor do I usually visit them because as most of you old timers know, after seeing shots of my shop, I have all the yard sale items a man desires. However being a good sport, and considering I had 3 scrollsaws, 4 lathes, 2 garage door openers, 3 bandsaws, 2 tablesaws,and countless other junk, I decided to make my...
One late Sunday Afternoon while visiting our son who lives in Hot Springs AR. My wife, and I took a jaunt down to the local shopping center. I dropped her off at a Book store, and promised I’d pick her up at 6:00. I went to the big Lowes, & I wandered around the store for awhile, and finally ended up in my favorite area, The Tools. I combed the aisles until I came upon a large tag. Dewalt Model DW 625, $125. the regular price had been $325. I was looking it over, & I noticed t...
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