As it were. SteveMI. Stopped by to say hi today much to my surprise and pleasure. We talked like old friends for 2 hours before he had to hit the road. He had stopped back at Raven Farm to do some more shopping, without me, of course. He promised next time to include me. We had a great time and he got to see my messy shop first hand. Will I take the messy shop record? Who knows. We did talk about another Michigan get together maybe in January or Febuary. What do the rest of you Michiganians t...
I’m getting ready to build a box for my wife, based in no small part on several designs I’ve seen here and incorporating elements of many of them. I’m at the planning stage, trying to figure out how to best use the lumber available to me for this project. I’ve got some walnut, a good piece (36” x 6” – 3/4) of curly maple and another (48” x 3 7/8” – 3/4) of Tigre Caspi. Plus a ton of walnut and oak. I’d like to feature the...
There is still a bit of this amazing rosewood letf, Mostly deep purple quarter sawn. Some fancy figure too, Lots of turning blanks and Pen blanks
Lumberjock membership is staggering due to a well run site and members from around all the world sharing their projects, technical information and freindship.I have not been a LJ for very long, I love the site but I would like to see a list of Lj’s located in my neck of the woods instead of looking through the thousands of LJ profiles to get a clue. If you could do a search and get a list of LJ’s in your particular country, povence or state, I think some LJ’s would like to k...
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.If you did, what would there be to look forward to?Be thankful when you don’t know something,for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.Be thankful for your limitations,because they give you opportunities for improvement.Be thankful for each new challenge,because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teac...
I have been doing some thinking about Grain Matching corners. We all see boxes that the wood has been wraped around to match 3 corners, but the 4th is allways off. I think I have come up with a way to match all 4 sides. I will be making a box when I can get back in the shop.(hurt my shoulder and LOML won’t let me play until next week) Will take step by step pics and post in this series for everyone. Keep an eye open for updates. If anyone else has a process for this, feel free ...
Just wanted to let everyone know, we had a great time at the LJ Arizona picnic today. Thank you everyone for comeing out and spending time with us. It sure was nice to ba able to put a face with the names. Had a lot of fun and food. BarBQued burgers and dogs, had lots of other food including, a Pumpkin Pie and cookies that the store owner, Mr Keith Stephens, brought out when he stoped by. Well, I did not get all the pics, so someone else will have to fill in the holes. First off here...
In need of a new TV stand for a flat panel. Currently I have a BIG MDF cabinet form Target. I have created a 3D drawing (as I usually do before any wood buying/cutting) that I have attached. Wood is going to be Cherry 5/4 for top and bottom with 4/4 frames for the paneled sides, doors and drawers. Will include a cooling fan in the component cabinet as well as a power strip and arched cut shelf backs for cable running. Cherry veneered plywood for panel inserts. Glass inserts for the two ...
I’VE BEEN RESAWING FOR SOME TIME NOW WITHIN THE LIMITS OF MY SAW. I HAVE A JET 14” BANDSAW. I WAS ORIGINALLY LIMITED TO ITS STANDARD HEIGHT MEANING I COULD ONLY RESAW A BOARD WHICH WAS AT MAX SIX INCHES HIGH. THIS WAS VERY TIME CONSUMING WHEN TRYING TO GET A BOARD SAY 15” WIDE BUT 1/2” THICK. MOST OF THE STOCK I USE IS AT LEAST 1” THICK. I WAS TIRED OF WASTING THE OTHER 1/2” OF WOOD BY PLANING IT OFF TO GET THE THICKNESS I WANTED. I COULD RESAW IT THINN...
I just cut into some more Black walnut. The 2 pieces are 14 1/2×32 x 4I keep getting impressed by our creator!
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