As mentioned in my previous post, I had an interview with a local reporter, here’s the video, and for those of you wondering what I really look like now as opposed to my profile picture that was taken 33 years ago, here’s the sad truth. I forgot to mention earlier when I first posted this that all of the music playing in the background was done by me. View on YouTube
My little cousin is getting married this year so my aunt asked if i could make her a blanket/storage/keepsake chest. This was my very first blanket chest/storage chest build but of course i wouldn’t turn down the opportunity!(quick side note, So i do about 90% of my work with hand tools only, i do all the milling and and joinery and basically everything other than long board rips, then i use a table saw…just thought this was important for you to know in this part of the story) So yeah…normal...
So a couple weeks ago I decided to make cornhole boards so I gathered all the materials and wood I would need, cut my pieces to size and here I am now. I just put together one board and I’m getting ready to start on the second. After I’m done attaching the ply wood I will connect my legs and drill the hole in the middle with a circular saw.
Hey guys i just thought I’d talk about the importance of networking with each other in the woodworking/maker community. Social media is a HUGE platform to show your work and meet other woodworkers all over the world( i think we all know this) but i just wanted to share my usernames for my platforms in hopes you guys could give me a follow and ill return the favor. Its all about growth and i have a dream of making this my way of living and you wouldn’t know how much it would help m...
We recently bought a ~22 year old house that needs some work and updating. As one of my first real projects around the house, I needed a new screen door to enjoy our screened in porch. The old door had decayed to the point of falling apart. I thought this would be a great place to start with a new found hobby of woodworking. The finished project is here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/313826 I won’t go into too much detail here – just wanted to go through my steps. As I ...
I recently purchased a plane on ebay and to be very honest I haven’t a clue as to the maker. I sam hoping to get some help from someone who knows more about hand planes than I do. On the plane body onj the mouth behind the iron the number 7 is stamped. Then behind the frog ant in front of the handle in this order starting at the frog is the letter U in a circle then made in the USA and then behind that is the number 8 just in front of the handle. I’m going to try and post some pi...
Lets see, first thing today….rebate plane work.. Needed a place to attach the plywood back to…Then, some layout work.. Then a saw got put to work.. Usual suspects.. Chop from one face.. Flip over and repeat. Finally try a test fit.. Meh. Got the top of the til done, a set up for a glue up.. But needed a way to clamp this up, and not be in the way.. Works for me..Got the top fitted, now for the bottom… Wider board means more dovetails to do…...
Today I made the last of the thirty marks needed on the center beams. Objective 1: mark for joining the two angle irons together to form a T with a centered series of equally spaced 6-32×1/4” flat screws.Objective 2: mark for joining center T beam to wood cap. I’m very happy with my learnings and results, so thought I’d share. With advice from others, thanks theart, Gil, and the internet I put together this kit and procedure. 1. Calculate fastener interval as lengt...
Ok, time to get caught up with this thing.. Had two of these to do for the back apron Had two of these to chop out for the bottom rail of the drawer opening.. And the top rail gets a dovetail on each end….finally got the whole mess into the clamps and let this sit a day…..Monday, the shop is normally closed…not today…got the base out of the clamps. Checked the drawer, again…needed the front planed flat.. Works for me.. Corner blocks…were ...
First time blogging… But, the activity I’m on now seems like a good topic. I’m building two beds. I need to join angle irons to wood for bed rails and center beam re-enforcement. I need to join angle iron to angle iron to form a T beam. Now, I’ve drilled into metal more than a few times… Often I’m disappointed with the results. Knowing that the inside of the bed rails will not be on display, I decided to use it as a learning opportunity and for sk...
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