I am an “Urban Logger”. I only mill trees from town. There is a reason for this. I am a tree hugger (yea really) Not the stereotype, insert your own mental picture here, that have given that title a negative connotation. BUT, I do love trees. I think they are magnificent. I know this sounds weird from a guy that runs a sawmill, you would think I just feel they are for me to chop down and mill and make money from. It’s not like that at all . I started sawmilling just to keep ...
Two Maples….One Pine, and…. ....so i stepped outside to the wonders of an outdoor workshop, where some trees where culling my name, having not much time to pass with endless chatter, i reached down and turned my cell-phone off…. —-silence….. ....and so i went up last week and payed my respects to an old friend, one much wiser then me in all the ways of wood, who welcomed me back since our meeting of last fall, while even now this one is busy in the givin...
Hello fellow Lumber Jocks! I’m starting a little blog series on my work-in-progress DIY lathe. In short, I want to build a lathe to turn a few pens, without spending ~$60 some on specifically pen turning materials and ~$200 on a lathe. So, I want to try turning. I’ve always considered myself a handyman-esque person, and I had that urge to build! The tipping point was when I found a few blogs such as AfriGadget, StreetUse and Future Perfect. Their owners travel a lot, and they notice ingenu...
Hello All, Here’s a couple of photo’s on the upcoming Ferris-Wheel Feeder for the Squirrels. This set of eight seats will be attached to a rotating ring with hangers for the seats to rotate around. The idea is once the squirrel gets on then they will rotate to the bottom. If they climb up the seats then they’ll continue to rotate down to the bottom of the revolving wheel. The size of the seats are approx. 6 1/2, 2 1/2, by 1/14they are made of some small pieces o...
Well here’s my book case entry. It’s made of three panles. The top is attached to the sides with through mortises and tennons held with wedges. The sides are a row of stiles in the rails. The shelves are panle glue ups. The shelves are atached to the sides with pocket screws and shalow datos. It is square 48 inches by 48 inches. This has been very challenging as I’m only marginal at best on the computer. But it’s a very good way to learn SKETCHUP. When you are viewing ...
Well here it is with drywall!! I can’t believe how cool it will be to finally have a “real” shop. The drywall is SO heavy and a pain to work with. Like every three seconds a new chip or crack has formed and the so the finishing touches on the plaster and mud are going to be put on soon. Hopefully this weekend we can finish with paint and the trim. This took a lot longer than I thought it would take from he beginning. With the drywall up you can really start to see what it wi...
I recently had a very large 50 year old pine in my yard and had it chopped up into 3 foot sections for handling. I would like to season the wood properly and am not exactly sure how to get started other than coating the ends with an oil based poly urethane or other sealer. I was able to seal the pieces which range from 4 inches across to nearly 3 feet across using said polyurethane w/in 36 hours. I do have some minor checking at one end of some of the sections I was wondering should c...
Hi everyone! My name is Alison Hadden. My husband, Roger, is co-owner of Wood’s Cut & Grind in Milledgeville, Georgia. His step father, Randy Wood, founded this business in early 2000, and we’ve been growing and running strong, most of the time, ever sense. We own a tree surgeon business along with a portable Woodmizer sawmill. On the days we aren’t taking trees down, or trimming them for our customers, we have our sawmill up and running. We have pecan(often classi...
Hey Everybody, In this episode of the Teen Age Woodworker I finish up my printer table. Everything but the finish that is as the title states. I was planning on this being the last episode but as i wanted to show the finish i decided to extend it into a four part series. In this episode specifically though I go over installing drawer slides, making a simple tongue and groove door, and mortising for hinges by hand. Well I hope that everyone enjoys this episode of the Teen Age Woodworker. ...
Brand new to the wonderful world of wood working (well almost), and thirsting for knowledge, I turned to my old, not so faithful friend, the World Wide Web. I went looking for how to videos (for free of course) and stumbled upon The Wood Whisperer. After watching every episode (most of which where way beyond my level but still easy to understand) I heard mention many times of LumberJocks.com, so I decided to check it out. After spending a down day in Sao Paulo, Brazil (on business mind you...
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