So far, here’s the plan for “finishing” the walls. Subject to change as I see new and different cool stuff to buy. Exterior walls will be DryLok-ed, then Insulpink with 1×3 furring strips held by Tapcon screws right into the block. Sheathed with 7/16×4 x 8 OSB (at HD it’s only $1 more per sheet over sheetrock, and this will hold a screw anywhere, no hunting for studs). Inner walls will be OSB over 1×3 (no insul) One framed wall will be OSB ov...
I feel really strange writing this I really don’t like to publicize my personal problems but this one goes way beyond just myself.Recently about a month ago my dad passed away . My wife and I have been busy getting his things in order, (he liked collecting cars , boats Etc). We also have to help my mother get her life in order .On top of that This last Sunday morning I got word that my brother lost his life on Saturday (he left behind his wife and daughter she’s 20). I’m going t...
Updated 1/16/12 This is the fun part! Its scary too! The idea of taking a nice crisp box, one you have spent countless hours making, and attacking it with a tool designed for slag removal is…well…its a little disturbing. Maybe I was influenced by old Hitchcock movies more than I know. Seriously, what I enjoy is the freedom this gives me. Everything up to this point has been tied to measurements and careful setups. This is where we can cut loose a little. But slow down Hot...
Yo whats up everybody so I got a call from my grand mother in Detroit and she asked me if I could make some crosses for her. My grand father is a priest in Detroit and she needed some for sunday school so I said ok how many you need and she was like 150 now it takes me about 5 minutes to make 2 crosses because I cut it in half. That includes cutting out the pattern and sanding it and staining it now I have already finished about 50 and they need them by September so I hurry up. I get about 3...
Yo whats up everybody here are the top 5 finalists you will have one week to vote for the so 1st The Wood Whisperer wow Im sooo surpised with 50 votes 2nd Matts basement Workshop 12 votes3rd tie between yours truly kostas workshop and stus shed 6 votes 4th tie between Scroll saw workshop and the reninnisance woodworker 5 votes 5th Tie between MLW woodworking and modern woodshop and woodworkers resource So these websites will be on to the next round I know I said there would be a top 10 ...
I am working on yet another piece and thought I’d share me project so far with you guys. The Magnolia ‘Salicifolia’ tree had stood in the grounds of the Inner Temple on London’s Thames for over 80 years but due to a fungus it had to come down. My original plan was to use the timber as a practice piece that I could use my new Arbortech grinder on, however whilst the guys where cutting the tree down the girl in charge of the gardens asked what I would do with the t...
IN this video I go over how to refinish a fish tank stand. In this project I used 20 random orbit sander discs. I should have used a finish remover but its to late now but I finished sanding it with 220 grit paper and then I put 4 coats of polyurathane.
Hi de ho there neighbor. I got up this morning.. put on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and my favouring Japanese safety boots and got back into the saddle.. they say If you fall off a horse get back on,, ok I have been very busy trying to make up for the small hiccup… ;pChecked my emails.,., thanks to all the concern guys and gals..Made a few calls to let a few people know about the new PHONE! Here is a few pics of the next lot of boards ,,,,,, same deal they are not fully fin...
So, now I’ve got the bulk of the work done on the case. Where I left off in my last blog I had cut the sides and glued the top together. Now, I got the top down to the right size. This was a little tricky because I wanted to keep the joint pretty much right in the middle of the panel. Once it was to size it was time to route a cove along the edges so I could fit them into the slots I cut into the sides. I used a cove cutting bit that I filed the guide bearing post off of so I wil...
Yo whats up everybody so I just started a new project its a organizer for stuff like rakes shovles stuff like that. Well so I start butting the 2×4 for it and like most projects I always change my plan. So I decided to make it 6ft long 14in deep and 36 in tall. I am almost done with the frame but tommrow I will start cutting the small strips for the organizer part. I will post final pictures of it next week sometime.
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