Greetings Ladies and Gents, I’ll try to avoid my bad habit of making a short story long as I want to be respectful of your time, want to capture your interest and hope to get your input.My step son hooked me up with a furnace “squirrel cage” from some replacement job he did. The unit is very close to 17”X17”X17” again. The motor is not belt driven, and it is a 1/3 hp Lennox that can go some 17 hundred RPM, I think I read on the label. Not sure how that translates to CFM but I suspect it wil...
Tomorrow I want all of you to go stand in your shop and realize how lucky you are to have it. Regardless what type of shoo you have, it’s your domain. It’s set up the way you like it. It doesn’t matter if anyone else even likes the way your shop is organized. It only matters to you. I am currently working out of my brothers furniture restoration shop. He does an awesome job of restoring all types of furniture. I thank him dearly for sharing. He does have a lot of nice equ...
This isn’t my project so I can’t post it in the projects section. But anyway, one of my viewers took my 2×4 bench plan and made a much simpler version. I took his version and made a downloadable PDF plan. For those who are interested in this super simple sitting bench here is the link: http://jayscustomcreations.com/?p=4116
For my high school wood shop class we are preparing for our final project. I have proposed to my wood shop instructor that my final build could be a gun cabinet which he has recently approved. This should be a great build and I expect it to be challenging yet useful. Lord knows I need to lock up my damn guns. Although I already have the plans made, showing the build inside and out, I was wondering if anybody with experience in this type of project could spare some knowledge for me. All sugges...
Physically this has been a rough week. My Oral Chemo Medicine (which I prefer to call my poison) has kicked my pew warmer pretty hard. Or as we say in Texas, it put a can of whoop butt on me. Actually more like a 55 gallon drum than a can, but…............. like the Apostle Paul said, “I’ve learned to be content in whatever state I find myself in.” Of course Paul had never been to California, but that’s another story. I may not have made any saw dust but woodw...
Don’t be a fool! Don’t throw away that CDR /DVD-R spool, use it for your tool (not that one, funny guy.) You remember those round thingys for storing CDRs and DVD-Rs we used back in the day, before them young-guns foisted their whippersnapper SSDs and USB sticks on us. I don’t care what they say, nothing beats punched cards and they sound better too! Other than for holding coasters, CDR spools are about as useless as their contents—until now. Well, this isn̵...
First and foremost, as most of you would do, get back to work. The Sawmill survived the fire and I still have a few logs to saw. Luckily my entire stock of dry wood did not burn. I did lose about 75% however. So I have to get more cut and drying. In the couple days before the fire I had cut and stacked about 1500 board feet of wood. Those stacks were the first to burn. So this afternoon I got some cut and will stack in the attached garage. Right now I am just sawing beetle kill...
I have sanded one of the halves of the top; the squeeze out cleans up very easily without softening or gumming up the sander. As far as finishing goes, I have been thinking about Watelox Original as suggested in numerous posts on walnut tops here on LJ. Mineral oil/beeswax mixture is not an option for sure. Waterlox is durable and forms moisture-, stain- and heat-resistant film; scratches can be repaired easily by applying locally a new layer of the finish. Walnut is an extremely porous...
The present dictates of fashion require that every bed these days be covered in a multitude of pillows; God forbid there not be sufficient padding for one to lie their head upon. However, we men are simple creatures. One pillow, or two at the most, does it for us. This of course presents a quandary: where do we put all the stupid little throw pillows that get in the way of the useful pillows? The good people of Pottery Barn of Ethan Allen would have you buy a $600 blanket chest to stash these...
Firstly, I would like to re-start with the project by giving a huge thanks to mr MacB! http://lumberjocks.com/MacB and also the community here in LJ, but Mr MacB gets the main credit here. I don’t know if I can give out his name, so let’s call him Mr HeartofGold. Can you believe it, here I was stumped like you wouldn’t believe with my double blind corner and here comes along a guy who doesn’t know anything about me and offers to help me with drawings. I’ll be ...
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