Hi fellow LJs. I must say that in my first couple of months here, I have learned a lot. This place is a wealth of knowledge and good ideas, and maybe some not too good ideas. But hey, we are all adults here, and we share our triumphs and defeats, good ideas and bad(if there really is such a thing), as well as good deals, trade secrets, and all other things woodworking. So I found a steal of a deal on the hardwood rough sawn lumber over the weekend. My excitement poured over on the insid...
I found a woman on craigslist who was giving a black walnut tree away for free! Through many emails and texts, I finally got the go ahead to pick it up… Her original post said that her tree servicer would cut it to specific length, if desired. I tried to get her to have him cut the tree into 6-8’ logs. However, what actually happened was the tree guy came while the woman was on vacation, and cut them into 2’ logs… I took them anyway, seeing as I am a beginner, an...
I need some wooden beads for upcoming projects.I have lots of scrap wood and decided to try making my own beads.This video is how I did it. Click here to watch my video. Thank youPaul
At this time of year I am always asked to make various wooden stands for electronic devices.This gives me the chance to use up some scrap wood.These are quick and easy, and the designs are limitless and only bound by the imagination.These are but a few of the types that I have made for my family and friends.Enjoy.http://youtu.be/10sXW0demhk
Welcome to my blog about my life as a woodworker. I make gorgeous furniture and other useful things out of wood. Its not a lofty job, but I love merging creativity, skill and furniture. Please share this post to help spread the word about my work. I also provide many links and ideas about marketing your own work. I have been in business most of my life. I began making cabinets, then building and renovating homes and now I am happily designing and crafting furniture. Being a furniture m...
I hit the jackpot last night on my salvage rounds. I’ve been frequently checking the discarded cutoffs behind an office furniture maker near my workplace, where I have found small, scrap pieces of cherry (some long, skinny pieces too, but nothing spectacular). Well last night I hit the mother lode (as far as I’m concerned anyway). Mostly poplar and american cherry, some clear pine and a flat, thin piece of mahogany (i think). I bound it up really well with twisted wire...
Aimed at those new to saw sharpening, this instructional video is 2 1/4 hours long and covers the theory, the tools and the practice of sharpening western saws. You get to look over my shoulder as I sharpen four saws – two backsaws and two hand saws. I’ll explain the saw sharpening process and how you apply it to different scenarios. I really hope you find it useful. As to the production quality, I’ve done the best I could. I had to record it outside, so there is a bi...
this year we ended our holidays early for a prosperous ipe hardwood logs to be cut: frsh ipe logs waiting to be cut ipe log waiting to be converted into ipe hardwood decking boards wishing you from the Bolivian jungle a very prosperous and woodsy year!
the principle is a wagon (brand Schiffer) which goes up and down on a rail and the bandsaw (brand Langer) is in a fixed position. For entire mill to operate like this you need 26 employees. Fully automatic mills are available but not recommendable because they get damaged and who is going to repair difficult electronics in the middle of the jungle in a country like Bolivia where there is no spare parts… operating bandsaw cutting ipe boards – 1 operating bandsaw cutting ipe boar...
hello, just back from the mill and the concessions, these are some of the working conditions in the Bolivian forest logging Brazilian Redwood, Brazilian Walnut and tigerwood: ‘acampamento’, in Spanish this is an improvised temporarily spot where the workers eat, sleep and take a bath (from barrels) ‘acampamento’ from another angle ipe logging with a CBT tractor as you can see on the trunk (tigerwood), it is tagged with a number which is being inspected and ...
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