Today, I have spent my time covered in sawdust, I decided that it was better to be prepared, rather than scratching around for scrap to make parts later. A few projects coming up require dowels, and others require star/clamp knobs, therefore it makes sense to have a supply ready to hand. For the dowels, I used Izzy Swan’s method, cheap and easy, and at the moment, both those qualities come top of my list, if you haven’t already seen his dowel making in action, you can see it...
First I want to show that I stood the trees back up properly I was under the delusion that I could hold 10-12 logs. After killing my winch and seeing the trailer squat with these I decided to take half at a time. Good color though. Running late. But getting them home. Thanks for looking
now that are slow was finally melted I can get back to hauling logs for the winter. Where I had been getting logs from is currently buried with snow. So I went shopping through the hills for trees I could get to. Found a very large patch that was very easy to access. It’s located near a scenic area Although I look for all kinds of trees, beetle kill pine is by far the most common one that I do cut down. Most people think that the only color of beetle kill is blue ...
I need my saw to be able to move and the factory base isn’t exactly made for such. I took some ideas from some Youtube videos and decided to jump in and make a one for my Craftsman contractor saw. the videos:Laney ShaughnessyEd Rivera i was a pocket holing fool starting some assembly it’s sitting about 36” above where it will be going….
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A hand cranked mechanical automata of a cross country skier that I made over two weeks recently.It is my version of the SKI GUY as instructed by plans in Ken Schweim’s book Wood Automata Projects.Hope you enjoy this first amateurish attempt at a YouTube posting. Click on the link below to watch the video. http://youtu.be/OZ4HEY11Ygs
So my wife has made a couple comments that the girls at work saw my planes I have made in the past and they liked them. Leading to her thinking I should make some more. I honestly had stopped because as I have mentioned in previous bloggs they were for my dad who for some odd reason requested them. Anyway this got me thinking which if any of you are like me and build a project in your head several hundred times before even picking out the lumber, you know that is bad mo jo. Bu...
At long last I was feeling well enough to strap on the back brace and tinker in the shop. First order of business was to get the band saw base finished so I could move the band saw off the bench and get back to work on the Rocket Bookcase before winter sets in. First order of business was to cut the 2×4 segments needed to form the wheel supports and levers. Once that was accomplished (with only minor swearage and back pain on my part) I attached castors. Then I screwed togethe...
As some or most of you may know, my back has been injured/screwed up since, oh…late July. It didn’t really put a damper on my workshop activities till the beginning of September when I finally succumbed to the pain and sought the help of the local chiropractor. Well, after some x-rays and some scary medical jargon (I miss the good ol’ days when it was simply called a “bad back” instead of something that sounds like a terminal disease!) I was basically put on be...
I often write about the importance of balance in our lives. I think the subject comes up so often (at least for me) because achieving balance isn’t something that just happens and then we are done with it. It is something that needs to be adapted as a lifestyle and attended to continuously. As soon as we forget about trying to keep a balance, something always seems to come along to upset things and throw them out of kilter. But that is just how life is. I often have aspirations of...
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