I have a real dilemma here… I have been blogging about what I do for a while now and have had lots of enquiries about teaching how I do things… Most are from overseas… That makes it non viable…as such.. I mean in an actual school environment.. I am not in the position to run a school although I do have a few possible students here in Caboolture.. so local may be ok.. I will have to check out the requirements for running a school from my shop… etc… what I w...
The launch of my book” Woodworking Business” ” Technology is the most powerful tool in your shop” is going to be August 23rd and we are going to start a blog tour September 1st. I have been working with a few other woodworking blogs and we are putting together a 20 site blog tour for my book. We will be setting it up to try and work it 20 sites in a row. Each site that participates will receive an advanced readers copy of the book to read and review and chat about the ...
well tv and radio are both great ways to promote a book and we are doing some of that but we also thought why not do a Blog Tour!!! Well that just what we are doing… We are going to do a blog tour with 20 other blogs… To find out all the details or how you can be part of it and get your free book Click Here
Hi! everyone! I’m planning / building an upgrade to my table saw. I live in argentina so tools are very expensive, I started with a chinese very “cheap” table saw (usd 200+) and now I’m trying to upgrade it. I live so far the states that importing a complete incra system is out of the question. So started with some alluminium profiles to build something like 80/20 I saw here. I cannot get the slider systema around. Now the plan is to mix the profiles I have with an inc...
Thought I’d share one of my more popular projects with everyone. This is a candle holder that I make quite a few of and still now and again make mistakes as you will see. I hope everyone enjoys this episode—
Last year (July 2009) I was diagnosed with stage 4 (terminal) colon cancer. I had metastasis to my liver and lymph nodes. The doctors told me to get my final affairs in order, and that I might not live through the end of the year. Well, clearly I have managed to stay here a bit longer then expected. Thanks to the good Lord for providing me with the people I needed to beat the cancer back, and the attitude that was required to help it all come together. I was told by my oncologist that there w...
This is one of those well intentioned projects that started and got put on hold for many varied reasons/excuses. I’ve decided I just have to finish it before my daughter is too old to be interested. Otherwise, I’ll be sitting the playroom losing my marbles all by myself. I saw these plans years ago in a Lee Valley flyer and went out and bought them along with the kit that supplies the ball bearings (marbles), xylophone keys and bell. Here’s the picture from the catalog...
It’s funny how innovative we can be when we have to. I grew up with modest means and learned early in life not to waste things and to take care of what I have. Things didn’t come easy for us so we had to use what we had and make it last. I don’t see anything wrong with that. I think it is a good way to think for many reasons. I had a friend who used to tell people he loved to lend me his tools because when he got them back, they were cleaned and looked like new again....
Well, even though my shop was functioning just fine I’m forced to reorganize. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t perfect by any means but since I’ll have to clear out the basement completely anyways I might as well re-assess the situation. Idealistic Plan of Action: #1. Fix the root of the problem: I had problems with back-up from the drain as well as some leaking in the foundation. My plumber Brother-In-Law is going to help me out with the back up problem and I...
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