Cold weather certainly doesn’t help when most of your cutting, sanding and routing has to be done under the patio cover. I know that most of my Buddies on LJs are in worse weather regions than I am, but still, brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Cold weather also complicates disabilities. The aches and pains are a little worse, some have to stay warm because of medicines or treatments and generally when you have a disability such as cancer, your immune system is compromised. SO PLEASE, BE CAREFUL, I P...
Just a quick thankyou for a suggestion given to me by Randy when a few blogs ago I asked “what do you do about rust?” Randy (Blackie) suggested a bucket and a couple of Gallons of cider vinegar to soak my clamps in that were rusting …just sitting around! I thought I’d try regular white vinegar on my planes that I bought on Ebay as I had been sanding and rubbing with steel wool. Took a zip lock plastic bag and put the plane irons and other rusted small parts l...
When some friends from church learned I was a wood worker they brought me a box of samples they had left over from building their house. These were squares of finished wood, about 5 to 6 inches a side and around 3/8 inch thick. Some were stained, some painted; some were milled, some flat. There was alder, oak, birch, mahogany, walnut, hickory, cherry. “We were sure you could find something to do with them,” they said. It was an interesting pile. But what o do with it? I mad...
I needed a new table saw sled for a different saw i’m using. I’m currently finishing a miter saw cut station I built & needed a sled to make small cuts. After having made a few others I notice how wooden sleds react to moisture content in the air so I wanted this new one to be built with out wood. I made this new sled out of left over plexiglass I had laying around & used aluminum for the runners. The fence is actual bulletproof glass.It came out better looking than I wou...
My trusty Craftsman shop vac has served me well for the past 25 years. It just won’t die; but it’s time to upgrade. I’ve simply taken in far too much hobby sawdust over the last 25 years. Bought a HF Dust Collector about three weeks ago. The Spousal Unit was pleased (she was curious as to why it took me so long). If I would have only known that… The box has not been opened yet. I’ve been plowing through the plethora of information available on Lumberj...
Tooche is making me write a blog so I should probably start writing down my progress here.
I got my copy of the Roubo translation today(little happy dance)K http://lostartpress.com/collections/books/products/to-make-as-perfectly-as-possible-roubo-on-marquetry
So, my very first blog entry! I just wanted to put down something about my approach to woodworking, as well as in many other aspects of my life. I’m currently re-reading Wilbur Smith’s chronicles of the fictional Courtney and Ballantyne families. I’ve read them at least two times before, but this time I’m reading it in english. At more than one occation, i noticed the word “Gusto”, an looking it up in my kindle’s dictionary, I fell in love with th...
This is my video for LIQUID PLYWOOD STYLE
A while back, when my shop was in its unusable state, my lovely bride decided to take a sack of potting soil she had been using, and since she couldn’t find storage space on the shelving unit for it, she decided to leave it on the outfeed bed of my jointer, which quickly turned into rust. I had to clean this off… I did a quick write up on it for my blog this weekend, the process is pretty simple. I don’t have the bed exactly where I want it yet, but it is close enough for...
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