In the beginning! this is the MAple stump left i found at work one day. The guy i was cutting this timber for had his a bandsaw mil lso i asked him if he would saw it for me. It was much more reasonably than i expected. Here are the results. I think there are 6 slabs 2” thick.If anyone local to me wants one or two let me know. the Pic’s are taken with some water on the boards to help show the variation.
First, thanks for all the great comments so far! I’ve only been here for a few hours and I already feel like I found the best place to explore woodworking. : ) So in my planning I figured that I would build a toy box and hide the secret compartment into the frame/trim area in the bottom. I would attach a drawer to one of the sides of the trim which would act as the drawer front. The biggest issue I had with my planning was how to lock the thing. I thought of a few different de...
This project is definitely my most ambitious to date. How complicated can it be right? I’m sure for some of you experts out there, the answer would be “not very”. But for me, this project represents the largest scale project as well as the first that I have had to engineer important aspects entirely on my own. Here’s what I’m doing: I have a nephew who is turning 1 and as a special gift I decided I wanted to make him a “toy” box. I use the...
Well it took me almost 2 weeks to get the shop reorganized after the delivery of a new table saw and a great set of cabinets I was given from a local school. That ate up most of my time but I’m back on the Big Board project. I got out the circular saw and squared all my edges and was able to arrive at the final overall shape. When the four pieces are assembled and next to each other, it will have this basic design. Extra curves and obviously legs will be coming soon. My next c...
I apologize for not completing this blog series. I graduated September of 2008 from the boat school, and I was unable to stay to complete the repairs to the Schooner. I was set to leave Washington State for our drive back to Texas, and the boat had not been completed. 3 or 4 of the guys who working on the boat stayed after graduation to complete the repairs and get the boat back into the water. The boat was finished and relaunched about a month later. I am in the process of compiling the...
Check out my latest update on http://www.projectartistry.com. This month the project takes a new twist and I am loving it.
Well I am starting a new blog series, this time I am remodeling the shop I am going to hang pegboard, add a new window, build some cabinets, and lots of cool stuff. Here some pictures I am starting with a clean slat. Clean the Walls I am going to build cabinets and hang pegboard for this wall area and add a window for more light. Clean up the table saw. I am going to build a new outfeed/workbench behind the table saw. I am also going to add a blade guard and improve d...
Kinda missed some days there.Well the web site is up and I have had a lot of LJers visit.. thanks guys.The sign for the Torque Work Centre is coming along nicely.I have actually got some pics for you but first I would like to thank LJer Rowdy for posting the boards that I have copied... and put my own twist on of course..Here be the boards de last few jour.. loland here is a sneak peak of some of the unfinished boards for the next entry.
Well, I have spent the past few weeks getting my lathe together. I received a lathe for Christmas and deployed shortly thereafter. Fortunately for me, it was a lower-end midi model that I felt comfortable hauling to Iraq when I deployed at the beginning of February. Now, with my Masters out of the way, I have a few odd hours each week of spare time. I found a stash of wood (I have no idea what species) that was evidently cut down years ago…completely dry with large checks throughout. Th...
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