Used to have a shop, X got in the divorce. :( Fast forward 15 years & I have 2/3 of 1/2 of a garage to build a cabinet shop in. The core of any shop is the table saw and within my (retired) spending limit I got a brand new Grizzly G0715P. Simultaneously with the saw purchase I added an Incra LS-III rip fence and an Incra miter gauge. I’m disabled and can’t walk / stand a lot so everything is within reach of my chair in front of the saw. I’ve got most all of th...
This little blog is to supplement my project labelled ’Meet “Arty” my little articulated friend.’ which should have been or will be “projected” shortly. A brief word about the author…. I am currently chair ridden due to a sprained ankle so I can only channel my “talents” to typographic mistakes rather than woodworking ones and thereby inundate LJ with my verbal diarrhea. As the “Arty” project briefly discusses “nuts”, th...
In response to Dr. Savage’s posting on my “Calla Lily”, I replied:You’re so right, Doc. With CNC machines getting so popular these days, we are seeing more and more woodwork done on the CNC that are far from hand-made. I think that is dishonest. What should be considered CNC or machine made? IMHO, anything that can be made by just turning on a piece of equipment (and I understand that it takes certain skill/knowledge to program a CNC machine), walk away and let the...
Yesterday…. the laser engraving machine arrived… So excited, I forgot to get a shot of it on the truck, before we unloaded… Had Barry and Mal over doing another job and lucky for me, they were still here… needed a hand to drag the pallet from the front gate to the workshop… only 20 metres [60 feet] but on a pallet jack over grass… not too much fun.. While I paid the driver and got the paper work sorted, Barry and Mal de-crated… Bigger ...
It has been a while since I have been active on the site, I have had some news that has shaken me a bit, I am having a lot of Neurological issues and have been diagnosed with Dementia, but I am learning to deal with it and get through as best I can. I have entered into the world of CNC and Laser woodworking this year and have a couple of projects to share. Here is a sign I made on the CNC for my parents backyard, it is made of reclaimed Cypress wood that was pulled out of a swamp in Lou...
I am working on a commission project that required me to make a rather large hollow cylinder. It needed to be 9” in diameter with a 1/2” wall thickness, and about 11 inches long. The client wanted to use Jatoba, which I could only get in lumber, so I glued up an octagon to work from. That part as well as cutting the OD was simple, but hollowing out the interior was a challenge. I decided to set up my Jamieson deep hollowing rig, and then realized that I could also set ...
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