Well another day… not much done… still recuperating…cleaned up the small spot of blood on the saw.. lol I did however do some things that were slightly constructive..My good friend Col came over with some of his creations..boxes and boards [cutting type] that needed to be passed through my 16/32 drum sander, sure makes light work of flattening and smoothing a cutting board .. especially endgrain.. and safer too.,Another friend and LJer Ken rang looking for a small amount ...
Ok folks we have some momentum going here and have made some real progress lately. We’re getting close to the end. So the idea is, flatten the top, glue and bolt on the tool tray, then plane to tray to be coplanar with the top. First I chamfer the dog holes, I do this again after flattening. I figure I want to avoid spelching when planning the top by chamfering them beforehand. I’m not ashamed to say I used a routah (Norm accent) Patched a couple of holes from when this top wa...
Finally I got it done and shipped it off to the customer. He wont get it in his hands until next week, so I will post his impressions when I hear back. I hope its what he wants!!! TIP:Some of you may know about this but many will not. This is my secret to quickly fine sand the box prior to spraying lacquer. I hand sanded down to 220 and then I finish up with green nylon pads. These were bought at the local dollar store. Guess how much? Thats right, a whole dollar. You can buy similar pads ...
I won first place out of 100 entries! I get a $150 DVD set on woodworking. It is the entire contents of FWW, every single article, tip, picture and project from the first issue in 1975 to 2009. I have been wanting one of these. http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25618/scraptacular-contest-winners-announced Thanks to everyone that voted in mind and deed. Your support has been overwhelming and encourages me.Thanks again,Andy
Ouch! That Smarts, I mean it still Smarts!!!! Even though I had surgery on Monday, my fingers still hurts like helk. Surgery was successful, they had a hard time waking me up, I have sleep apnea, so they were shaking me and hollering at me to wake up every 5 minutes. So I was in Post Op a little longer than normal but thats OK. I eventually got home and had some coffee and I was good to go. Today I get to see the Dr’s handywork, I have not seen my hand since my wife changed the dressing...
some of you might remember my previous blog about my rain/snow gutters ,i finally got some time to progress on them , as i have been working away from home for a while now ,http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/16257the first two pictures are from that post , about the cutting jig ,and an actual 6” PVC x 20’ pipes cut 1/4 out of ,making a tube that wraps up and over my metal roof to catch rain,and stop the snow from sliding off the roof , both of which have been just wasted water fo...
Well I think I met my match! My current wife, ( I”m considering trading her in), always says I never build anything for her, or as she would say US. (yeah right). A while back our projection screen television committed suicide. So we bought a flat screen model that hangs on the wall. Of course all the “stuff” that used to sit on top of the previous T.V. cabinet was demoted to sitting on the floor. Thus, the need for a cabinet to sit below the new unit, and house the...
I want to give credit to several people who have inspired me, challenged me, and gave me visual tutorials to correct my mistakes. Mark Hillard, Bob, The Grizzman, Andy Halewood aka Andyboy, Benji Reyes,and Peter aka Woodbridge, Charles Neil, Mark S The Wood Whisperer, and Marc Adams. Mark Hillard presented me with an observation that” maybe I would rather work on my tools then build a furniture piece. First, I got angry, because he busted me out, and then we discussed building thi...
well the roof is finally metal clad a friend helped purchase itit has been here for over a month waiting the wind and rain was as steady as everthis spring so when to do it was the question my bud daniel was going to come at different weekendsbut his own stuff blocked that till this last weekend he showed up about 2 saturdayand i was ready with the ‘ramp’ me below and him on the roofi clamped a rope halfway along the edge(they are 17’ long so 8 1/2’ to ...
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