Routines. We need them for order, guidance and pacing. They help us set and keep goals and they keep us organized and productive. Some people don't like routines, but I am one who embraces them completely. Perhaps that is from being around cats all of my life, as they are big fans of routines, as are many animals. The past several weeks have been anything but "routine" for me. From the time we first saw our new home early in March, I have been a bit out of step. ...
Was able to get quite a bit done this weekend. I had most of the parts already cut from last weekend so this weekend was mostly assembling and painting. This is the mobile base that was already done. Saturday everything was moving along pretty smoothly in spite of the heat. For the sake of working space and air circulation, I moved out to the driveway and set up a canopy. I thought I was going to make it further, but late in the afternoon, I was inside taking a cooling off break when ...
So if you’v watched my video,” “Dave Talks, What no woodworking?””:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvExGzf_WZI from my Lumberjocks blog post here http://lumberjocks.com/dbhost/blog/89074 there are a few things that need to be noted. #1. This wasn’t my first take. My first take for this video showed me actually cleaning the miter saw bench, But it wasn’t interesting in the slightest, and the video came out badly, so out it went. #2. The drill pre...
It has been a crazy couple of weeks! Even though I didn't get much 'work' done, I don't think I have ever worked harder in my life. Perhaps it is because I am a touch older now (EGADS!) Or maybe it was because this was the first time that I had to not only move myself, but a moderately successful business as well. It certainly entailed much more than I had anticipated. But all went well and there were barely any hiccups in the process. We were fortunate in so many r...
Well, I finally had a chance to start tackling the jointer cleanup. luckily the in/out-feed tables were fairly clean and had only light rust. I took two passes with rust cleaner on both and then a light sand with WD-40 as “lubricant”. They cleaned right up and look good. The cutter head is a different story. It’s more rusted and harder to clean. I did the best I could with a wire brush and a green scrub pad. I’ll know later if I helped any in getting the old blades ou...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dWPqRKq0RgHere is my method of making half blind dovetails, I have found this to be the easiest way for me and I wanted to share with everyone to help inspire them to get out into their shops and do what they love
I finally had a chance to get back to building a mobile workstation for my saw. After much back and forth I finally settled on my design. A few weeks ago the wife was gone for the weekend so I decided it was a good time to get started. That weekend the only thing I got done was the mobile base, but at least I felt like I was on my way. I kind of wavered on where to pick up next with it the following weekend and decided the router top extension wing made sense. I got to work on that, making th...
Been busy with day job, so not much progress on existing projects. Two new projects added to my list (WEPs). Building a “Earthbox Planter” i.e., self watering raised bed planner box and a entertainment center for downstairs to hold games, books and videos. This weekend I finished out one of the carcasses for two of the three cabinets and nearly completed a second. These are again supersized ;-) Additionally I build a dual sided 8” saw board to handle full sh...
It’s been a while. I finally got around to spending a day editing. So here is part one of a simple build that turned out not to be so simple. Actually, the editing and putting together of the video was not that simple either….lol. View on YouTube
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