We recently purchased a new washer, & dryer, & we didn’t want to spend $400 for the factory pedestals, so I’m making my own. They should cost us about $75 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the factory made pedestal~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The front load machines are kind of low without a pedestal. It makes it kind of tough on the back muscles.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
I’ve decided to resolve the major annoyance related to posting high quality blog entries on LumberJocks. If you want to add some nice photos to your posts and don’t like spending time with 3rd party photo sharing sites like Photobucket this new feature is just for you. After taking an estimated storage and bandwidth into account and doing some math, I came to a conclusion that it’s finally the right time to create a new bucket at the Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) for...
Glamdring and The Chainsaw Milling of Pine ....and so twas on one of my visits into the deep woods, that i heard the tales of this sword beater called glamdring,for in the presence of trees and all that speaks of wood,i first was made aware of the weaponsmith’s of gondolin…. —-these were//are they who first learned the lineage of steel,and how to work the metals needed to hold an edge in wood,were as the times of woodworking continue in the landscape here, i sought...
Homelite 26 LCS I thought I would post an-other one of my collected chainsaws here from the bygone days of ‘golden oldies’.... ....and when one really gets to studying these ‘beasts’, one can also much more appreciate where we are today, with chainsaws in terms of safety, (don’t you just love the safety word) weight, horsepower and ease of the cut in the wood…. ....the Homelite 26 LCS was introduced in 1951 and discontinued in 1953…. ...
Drupes and Drupaceous Nuts as Tung Oil So lets cut to the center of the fruit….like cutting to the quick, and talk about China Wood Oil, wood nut oil or just plain ‘tung oil’. And since we’re talking in the language of botany, maybe it would be best too first say that tung oil is not a true nut, but is a fruit that comes to us as a drupe or what is also called ‘stone fruit’. Definition of a drupe….stone fruit is: ’’a one-seeded indehisc...
Clark Little's Photography is probably one of my greatest sources of inspiration. I am a huge beach bum and love to surf, but my passion for the ocean goes further then just enjoying it, I am inspired by it. Here are just a few of Clark Little’s Photos that inspire me the most.
Slivered Audacity ....slicing ones wood-space,within the sea-sons of time,head-less though i am….—by flp And now for the rest of the story in pictures…. ....spalted maple…. ....against a background of 200 year old//young, (plus) barn-board…. This is what I call ‘wood art’....Spalted Maple is hand sanded and steel wooled with multiple coats of tung oil….Barn-board on this side, is cleaned up with woolite pads and no-fin...
Old Barns Have a Life of Their Own ….illuminated,barn spirits await their turn,I pause to reflect…. ….old barn gathers new,new wood mixes with old wood,boards dry across bay…. ….boards soak to full-fill,character be-comes milieu,new think tanks of wood…. ….this one calls my name,maple crown turned up-side down,dreaming what can be….—-by flp —————————————&...
WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #71: The How To’s of Wood Are Only A Front For Who I Am
The How To’s of Wood Are Only A Front For Who I Am ….how did i get here,this land of hobbit hollows….no-living with-out….—by flp ——and all that exists in-be-tween—— ….my path is out front,my life breathes the wood of art,how can i ever stop….—by flp ————————————————————————...
Unorthodox WoodWorking Tools…. ….at some point in my woodworking story,the point was made that i must create beyond,“beyond what” i heard my-self asking again until,“until the dreams you have be-come art” i perceived…. ….so much that i was more at the world’s lost end of my-self,since all my be-ing up until then had be-come as un-perceived,works of art back then all included “other’s” concept for wood,till the responsibility back then was all laid on my shou...
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