Guess what I’m making now. All the parts are shown in the photo. The only hint I’ll give is that it’s by the request of my wife and it’s NOT a shop project. Any Guesses? I should be posting this project tomorrow during our snow event. (Unless of course we lose power.) EDIT: The dowel has not been cut yet. It’s a pointed skewer, also known as a poorboy’s 3/16 in. dowel. EDIT II: It’s a tripod mount for an ipod. See the project here: [link]
Please be guessing what Lazy Larry is up to now… here is a lamination that I started today for a new found friend, Scott… Closer pic. One more. I added a little turps to highlight the colours… Dimensions are 1500 mm long but 50 mm square… each piece is 10 mm thick…Translation…5 feet … 2 inch….3/8 inch…. This will be glued up and then shaped into the final product… Let us see who can come up with the correct answer &...
I took the glue up out of clamps today… a little longer than I usually leave a glue up… Sanded and squared up two adjacent edges… then cut grooves .. And inlaid some camphor laurel strips… Cut the other grooves and inlaid more strips, The strips were cut on the table saw and ripped to width on the bandsaw.. Is this starting to look like something…. Cut to size and clamping the frame in place… biscuit joints and splined in the mitresR...
A while back I had a request for a ready made box… this time the commission is for a special item…. I do not intend to reveal the nature of the commission… suffice to say… follow along and all will be revealed… I took a board of Queensland Red Cedar [toona australis] Cut about 700 mm from one end…. dressed it… cut it in half and glued it together… Shown in the clamps… You will have to check back tomorrow to see what I do nex...
Henry walked briskly back through the house, towards the office. Sylvia had difficulty keeping up. The moment he crossed into the office, he stopped and scanned everything, hoping to let the room tell him where to go next. The room wasn’t at all talkative. He turned to his left, and started to carefully read the titles, one by one. Mr. Alexander’s methodology was to group his book by subject and then within each subject they were alphabetical. It was very much a library. There was a ma...
Sylvia looked at Henry, and cocked her head to the side. It was obvious to her that he was deep in thought. She didn’t understand why he suddenly felt like he had to sit down.“Are you ok? Would you like a drink?” she asked. “I am fine, thank-you, and yes please.” Henry said, still looking at the back of Bobby’s card and the business card that Sylvia had just handed him. He knew he didn’t want to try and explain to her what he was thinking. It would have struck him as impossible, ...
The note simply said, “Went to the store for bacon, eggs, juice, and bread.” Luna wiped the sleep out of her eyes and looked around. The house was small but cozy. She hadn’t paid much attention the night before; she was too overwhelmed. On one wall was half a dozen photos of Washington DC. They were nicely framed and were quite nice. The other walls were mostly covered by book shelves. She ran her finger along the spines and read some of the titles, “Candide”, “Father’s and Childre...
Alright, The short story is that I need to try and match up the wood that my floor is made from. There are some areas that were patched with plywood and I would like to refinish it. This is my first attempt at adding pictures to a blog so hopefully it goes well. I’ve refinished one room a while back and this is the same stuff so I know what it looks like when it is finished because it does darken quite a lot. Even after refinishing one room I never did figure out what type of wood...
More trash pick… I mean, recycling this past Thursday night. Someone in the neighborhood threw out what in the dark after work seemed like it might be plastic, but back in my garage turned out to be something with the texture, and a bit of the overall look of a plum, with smooth brown skin that seemed to have a purplish cast to it. I think it’s either a whole small tree, or the top of a very tall larger tree, as it doesn’t seem to branch in the way a branch would. It̵...
These shots are from late February. I have several more since then backing up in my collection, so it’s time to roll out another mystery tree. I saw this one while paying a ticket at a Santa Monica, CA courthouse (missing front plate – whoops!). I love the swanky designs on its limbs. The leaves remind me a lot of Ficus benjamina (Benjamin fig/Weeping fig), but the trunk and limbs do not. Maybe a cultivar, or some other kind of ficus? Here are several photos, from this Flickr s...
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