...alas, only on local cable, but a good start.. Our local cable television company has a local interest tv ‘magazine’ show. They shot a video clip of the Kerry-All Pouches Friday at a local building supply dealer. This dealer has been instrumental in helping me launch the various versions of the Pouch, including the original Plywood Pouch, the long and narrow Trim Pouch as well as an 8-foot Drywall Pouch, or cover and a 12-foot model. They’ve tried prototypes and given m...
About a week ago, I finally began the built-in bookcase and mantel surround project for our living room that I’ve been talking about in a lot of other posts. I need to post less and work more, I think ;) I originally started a blog on it here: http://lumberjocks.com/JonathanG/blog/13322 but have since decided to start over. You can check out that initial blog for a couple of pictures of the space the project will be going into, as well as my thoughts on everything from several months ag...
I’ve looked at books for new woodworkers that laid out several different projects to build various skill sets. I like the concept, but enjoy being creative when it comes to thinking about projects to build. My first project was a woodworking bench from FWW last summer. I put the hobby on hold as far as building goes, but read and watched as much as I could and even took a class at my local Woodcraft store. So I’ve had a great deal of time to think about what kind of projects I...
So, after what feels like months, I was able to do something in the woodworking arena. I ran over to MacBeath’s in Berkeley, CA and grabbed some quality plywood. Then I came home and drew up almost the entire clock in AutoCAD, measuring everything very carefully on the original plans with digital calipers. The point being, instead of gluing the plans to the plywood, cutting them out, hence destroying the original plans, I’m going to have a fellow LJ cut the gears out of the ply...
We recently purchased a new washer, & dryer, & we didn’t want to spend $400 for the factory pedestals, so I’m making my own. They should cost us about $75 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the factory made pedestal~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The front load machines are kind of low without a pedestal. It makes it kind of tough on the back muscles.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
i have an 84 by 16×39” Parsons Bench. It is in my second bedroom, up agains the only avalable wall in the room (it’s a gambrel house; my outer walls are slanted inward). The bench has become the despignated storage area for stuff from all the other rooms… stationary supplies form my office/computer area, tools, clothes, books, old computer monitors, junk, sewing supplies and torn clothing, etc. it’s overflowing. so, i drew up a set of plans for a set of sh...
I have redesigned this thing several times, waaay overdesigned it in SketchUp while briefly mad with visions of increasingly elaborate designs in even the most utilitarian of shop storage solutions, and tried to build it 3 times previously, giving up nearly immediately each time when things failed to work out. I’ve switched between construction grade ply and premium baltic birch ply. I’ve failed to account for kerf and cut things undersized, and failed to check ply for square befo...
Since I can’t afford a bunch of quarter sawn white oak to finish the dining table right now, I thought I’d look for a project that requires less materials. Having just read “Longitude” by Dava Sobel, I’ve been fascinated by wooden clocks. Being a Mechanical Engineer, I also have an affinity for anything with gears. I found woodgears.ca few years ago and have been fascinated by the stuff he makes. I’ve also looked into building some kind of kinetic sculp...
I got a present in the mail today! It is a wonderfull box of wood from fellow LJ Hacksaw007 We had talked about me getting some of his scraps and he sent it out to me as a gift! I thank you very much, Mike. Here are a couple of pics of the wood. Closer looks. This stuff comes in all kinds of colors. This is a very special present for me. I have been wanting to get some of this wood ever since I first saw it. Can’t wait to give it a turn. Thank you again Mik...
and says a friend has some cabinets that she needs to get rid of before she moves. 2 snowstorms later we are finally able to go pick them up. They were built by somebody they work with and built very sturdy. With some help I was able to load them both onto my truck and get them home. The problem was once they got home. After an attempt to get on of them upstairs to the sewing room. It was decided they were to large. So to the workshop for some tools. After about an hour or so. A...
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