Howdy, I’m going to be working through a new project that is a bit of a stretch for me. I know some of you could do it with your eyes closed so I’ll take any advice you all care to give. I’m going to make a fairly large piece of wall art for my den. The attached image provides a decent idea of my concept. It’s not an inlay pattern. It’s more like a room divider or trellis. Some very kind soul gave away her old levelor blinds. I have lots and lots of sl...
The end date for my Dad’s auction is a little less than a week away (June 25). Every time I look at listing on the auction sight I can’t believe how much stuff there is. I said in my first blog about this auction that “all” his tools and remaining stock of lumber was up for sale. That isn’t quite true my brother and I have kept a few tools and a stock of wood for our own use in years to come. But it’s hard to believe that what we have kept is maybe a fourth...
I am delighted i went into McQuillans in Dublin yesterday and got my first piece of exotic hardwood, i got some zebrano (zebra wood) they were selling loads of pieces of exotic harwood in blanks and in little bocks, its around 2 foot long and around 2 inches square. It was the first proper tradesmen shop i had been in, so it was the first shop i had seen with table saws, power planers, bandsaws etc. it was amazing.
As always the number one tool for any woodworker is the space he or she use’s for his/her wood shop. I have been blessed with a wonderful space to use and wanted to share it with all my LJ friends. This shop was actual started in December of 2011 ( the month I retired from my other career ) and I am now just getting it where it needs to be. The photos taken are after a open house I held at the farm to show off the shop and discuss woodworking with some local craftsmen. N...
Hi everyone! Not too long ago I built a trophy for the fantasy league I manage and it got me interested in learning how to woodwork. I picked up some tools but now I’m at a loss of where to begin. Does anyone have any ideas of what I should start with? I would like to build myself a coffee table eventually but I don’t want to get myself into a project I can’t handle yet. Thanks.
I did a little bit this weekend. I made the drawers for the right side. I will put false fronts on them later. I will post more next week.
Well the thing I love about wood especially an orphan piece like this one Is that it can only get better, I hope :) It looks huge and if it were not for the flaws It would make a big bench Ok, it aint going to be a 6’ bench If I could only use the full piece I like the idea of one side being rustic The rot on the right hand corner means that I’m going to have to get a much narrower tha the 18” that I hoped for Well I did not s...
This is my first blog, so be gentle. My nephew is graduating high school in a few weeks and I got inspired to make him a present instead of giving money or buying something cheesy. :-) My inspiration came from a desk I used while staying overnight at a hotel. Below is a pic of the table with my laptop sitting on it. It is approx 22×36 inches with straight legs that have the corners chamfered at 45 deg. After taking a closer look, I thought to myself…I can make that.Here i...
I need a Bench I don’t have a Bench except for my wee carving one Many Shop projects have one thing in common They don’t get finished and get put on hold I know, I’ve started selecting timber for the bench many times It oddly becomes part of a customers order This time however I’m expecting an overseas visit from a fellow Lumberjock When? I dont know yet, I only found out today Who? Well until I find out the date, let me keep that a se...
Here is a very simple project for spring, a flower/planter box. This one is designed to fit over the railing of a deck but can be easily customized.
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