a number of years ago (maybe 15 – 16) i knew a navajo man that supported his familyby cutting firewood for some of the indian ceremonies he would get in his truck and go out into the washes and canyonsaround gallup new mexico and adjoining arizona and cut down dead cottonwood and oak treessome up to 1’+ diameter trunks into logs around 5’ longtake them home and standing on them over a few cross logs(for chain clearance) he ripped them with his chainsawinto (i kid yo...
I bought my old Craftsman bandsaw off of Craigslist a sometime ago and it came with a metal stand with some nice retractable wheels. You see it here in an old shop picture. It has done a great job but I was constantly tightening the screws holding it on the stand and when I moved it into place next to my new lathe I soon was tripping over the splayed legs or killing my ankle on the wheel locks. So I finally took some time to get a new stand built for it. the best part is that I...
Rack is now finished and installed, making my tools very happy, and my sense of organization as well. In the near future, I may stain it with a golden wheat type color…...
So I’ve been playing around with Sketchup this afternoon and I am a bit stuck. I came across a design for a writing desk top that I really liked, but my problem is that I cannot figure out a good base for it to sit on. I came up with this design, but I am not happy with it because it doesn’t fit with my normal aesthetic. It feels a little too much on the modern side and box-y. (Dimensions: 40×20x30) Any suggestions?
A BOX FULL OF TOOLS.ALL OF THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE ANYTHING!Rule/Tape measure, or other measuring device (cubit or rud even)Square; a big one and a small onechisels; one, 1 to 2 inches wide, and one other, 1/4 or 5/16 more or less for mortising.16 oz hammerMallet or Mordello ( a mordello is a large mallet)Knifemarking gauge (make it yourself)Saws; back , crosscut, coping. Or Frame, and Fret (you do not NEED a table saw or a bandsaw, they just make some things easier)Compas/DividerScrewdriv...
With both ‘Holly’s Jasper’ and the Sawcliffe Green man well under way to getting done, I took a few days out to address an issue that irritates my OCD. Even though my work bench weighs almost 300lbs, it still carries vibration and moves my carefully arranged tools from their place while I work with a mallet. So, here is the answer. The rack holds 21 of my most used gouges, the two angled blocks in the back of the first pic will affix the rack at 12 deg., and they will have a...
Starting up a blog to share information and projects from woodworking journey. Please take a look and join if you like. Advice is welcome. Check us out at::: Ewing Custom Creations Hope to see your comments on our blog. We will try to re-post here also. (not sure if we can do it automatic via wordpress) Thanks! Keep making sawdust! Dave
Hi;getting wood out of a log is a lot of work! yes it is wood just sitting there in the log but that doesn’t exactly help for making tables or chairs. so an update:I spent a couple of days making new saw horses to replace the ones that collapsed: here is an old collapsed one and my helper and here are the new ones: I repaired the broken ones back in 1985. they lasted this long. I figure that these new ones will go to my helper in time. and new legs for my hacking stock I m...
I have the opportunist to purchase Maple bowling alley 20 foot sections. I’m curious if anyone has used this material before and if so, for what. Obviously butcher block tops come to mind. $200/section.
Im new to this site so I hope im not breaking any rules by this post. I would like to know if anyone out there would happen to have some green hedge for sale. Hedge was used quite often in the 50’s and 60’s as fence posts. The green comes from the hedge being in the ground in fairly wet places to my knowledge. Any help would be appreciated. I plan to turn bowls and duck calls out of this wood
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