I have always had a fascination with how things work. As a kid I drove my parents’ crazy taking things apart but it was part of learning. Even today I will look at something a wonder how it was made or how it works. For most things I believe that if someone else can do it then so can I, now I am not saying that I am smarter than anyone else, I believe for the most part that all of us can figure most things out if we try. Around a year ago I was looking at a pendulum clock, I have always...
Going to the Dr today for my allergies!Yes I’m excited cause I won’t be able to make it back to work in time todaywhich means I will be able to go to thewood shed today! just gotta get past thewife and honey do list! I need some tips on how to accomplish this!!!
I’ve measured the space where I’m going to put the rack, and started to want to visualize the design. I opted to fire up Google SketchUp which has been really useful for me in the past in laying things out and seeing them in 3D. This is the preliminary design only, as I still need to move things around and make sure the spacing and height and shadow lines are where I think I might want them. One of the challenges was how to make it “light” looking, and making the ...
I want to build a bench. I don’t have a decent clamping surface in my “shop”. So here are my plans as the are now. The material will be douglas fir 2×4 and the leg vise will be red oak 3/4”x8”. The screw will come from LeeValley. The sides will be drawbore mortise and tenon, and I’ll be using bed bolts for the long stretchers. The dimensions are: 24”w 33.5”h 84”lThe legs are 4.5”x3.5” The stretchers are 2×4...
It feels good finally to be getting back to wood working. During late December-February, my garage was just too damn cold to work in, despite having two space heaters going (the wife was too scared of propane-based heat sources, so those were nixed…). Then, in February, we decided to put our house on the market – so all free time started going to fixing things up and getting our house ready to sell. That’s all done with, so it’s time to get some wood working done. ...
There will be an upcoming project for this, as with everything in the Maloof Inspired Library But make no mistake, this project will whoop your butt. But will be worth every drop of sweat, curse word and thrown chisel. Stay tuned for more…I need a drink…
I need a small band saw 9” would suffice and my wife’s family sent me a couple hundred dollars to buy onenow I have the delima of which one to choose.Cant afford a 14” saw and the Skil and Craftsman are my two choices locally.I’m only going to be cutting thin plywood and 1” thick boards with it. Help I don’t know what to do!!!!!
Friday we went to a Grand opening at Stillwater Building Company in Stillwater Oklahoma!Looked around at everything made a few new friends and contacts. My wife and I signed up for a drawing giveaway and I ordered some 1/8” birch plywood.Well yesterday which is monday I got the call and my wood was in and as soon as the workbuzzer blew the dust was flying in the parking lot and I was gone!!!!!!I got to Stillwater and picked my free huge thermos cup and Tshirt and tool bag I wonin the dr...
I am looking for some whirligig plans. Anyone have any to share? I want to try cutting them out with my Laser.Thanks
3/26/10 So I as you can read in my previous blog posts about my woodworking education, I have been seriously contemplating enrolling in a full time furniture craftsmanship program. I recently returned from a visit to Palomar Community College in San Marcos, Ca to meet with the Cabinet and Furniture technology program instructors and take a tour of their facility. I mentioned that I was about 90% sure that I would be going there this fall (August 2010). Well, I’m not at 90% any more… ...
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