I am starting a simple blog on how I made my candies for the box called “Eye Candy” This will work as a blanket answer to all the questions I have recieved on this. Its pretty obvious that they are no more than glued up woods of contrasting colors, but this will give insight on how I did it.I am working on pictures at this point and some will be posted in the next chapter, hopefully tonight. So follow along if you are interested.Also, I want to thank everyone again for voting and ...
everyone with a little woodworker in the hart shuold see this last night I cuoldn´t sleep after I had seen this with all those great project here on L J I wanted to copy if I had time and talent enoff I just cuoldn´t believe one man was cable of doing what he has doneI saw this and got a overload in my brain later that night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hlGJe0hJSU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOdofbQ9VZs&feature=related
I often get questions about my dust collection set up and so I thought that I would share it with everyone. The dust collection in my shop is simple and may even be a bit of a disappointment to see. But the reality is that it works pretty well except for a few shortcomings. Currently I am using a single stage, 2hp, 1500cfm rated dust collector wired for 220v. It is a 110/220v motor, but when wired to 110v it would dim the lights every time I fired it up so 220v is the best option. T...
When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone.Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, “See! This our father did for us.” – John Ruskin
Made a life cast of a OWENs tile I was framing for Fred and Debbie. From the life cast I made from a item called insta mold from hobby lobby./// It is sort of like a rubbery gooey paste … well mine was >grin< ///guess I should have read directions. It sets up real fast without enough water …my batch was real lumpy and bumpy. The instamold is temporary … meaning it drys out and shrinks … eventual turns into unusable brick of crud. I made 4 scarab castings from the m...
So as I am a tool junkie, LOML is a Pampered Chef junkie, and over the years, she has accumulated pretty much the entire PC catalog, and in many cases, several of the more important items such as pitchers, bakers, gravy boats and such… Now the problem is, we have a pretty pathetic cabinet layout for the size house we have. So we quickly overran the available storage capacity of the cabinets… Now our upper cabinets do not butt up against the ceiling, but rather match the heig...
Here is an Aussie invention that may interest many woodworkersIt’s called the Scribe MateIt was shown on the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) TV network recently.I thing it’s a great ideaHere is a link !http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s2831488.htm
This morning I cleaned one of my table saw blades, so I decided to write a little blog about it. For any of you who don’t have a favorite blade cleaner – and for those who want to try something different, here’s a suggestion. The product I’ve used for years is “Lestoil Grease & Stain Remover” (a product of the Clorox Company). Some of you old-timers like me may remember their advertising jingle from years ago – “It’s so easy when ...
The projects keep getting heaped up on me. Last night was a directive to get the not yet fully refinished cabinet doors out of the shop and back onto the kitchen cabinets. My fault, I have been taking too long with them, and refinishing is only a stop gap anyway, we are building new doors and drawer fronts to give the kitchen a whole new look… I managed to get about a half hour of shop time last night and finished sawing and planing down the cedar 2×4s to 1.5” x 1.5”...
The has been concern expressed about the size and location of the St. Louis Woodworking Shows. Please find below is a copy of the email I sent to the WWing Show people and Ann’s response. Any comments are welcome.John On Mar 4, 2010, at 9:37 AM, John Gray wrote: Below is a copy of an email I received this morning pertaining to the St. Louis Show this year and I tend to agree after attending the show the last 3 years. John, I see that you too were brave enough to attend the...
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