I while back I had replaced my TALL 50 gallon water heater, with a Whirlpool 50 gallon heater from Lowes, upon installation I found it was substantially shorter, and thus, much larger in diameter. No problem on the height, but the diameter has posed a quandry as the new heater overlaps the original stand base. In the time since installing the heater, I have ripped out and replaced the sheetrock that got soaked, and in turn molded. and killed all the mold in the studs, re-rocked almost everyth...
In the last “Table Saw Adventure” entry, I mentioned a major wobble in the arbor. While my original thinking had me polishing brass screws, that did not turn out to be the solution. I assumed these little guys;From Table Saw Adventure were the responsible party. I thought they had come away from the motor/arbor mounting plate and had caused the bearings inside the arbor assembly to not be seated properly. You can see the set up here. From Table Saw Adventure I got the brass polish...
Today is what I am going to call a day to tie up loose ends. I get those every once in a while – usually in between projects where it seems that everything is everywhere and I just need a day to put everything away and reorganize it all and get things tidied up. As I look around my place here, there seems to be stuff scattered here and there and it can be mighty annoying and counter-productive for me to work with things like this. I really don’t like clutter, and with living ...
Sam Maloof inspired rocking chair #2: First try at the Maloof joint **Project on hold pending move**
Not having done this before it was a bit of a challenge to do I hope the joint is tight enough after the glue is in the joints and its clamped up. This is just the dry fit for now.In the two photos below are the left and right front legs. Today my 1/4” down cut spiral bit came so I will be routing the holes for the back slats then next week when my new band saw blade gets here I will cut the seat profile, sand and scoop the seat then comes the front legs.One thing I realized is you ...
Design to Conception Are you interested in doing inlay, veneer, designing and building a project on your own? Here’s an example of a job I designed and built for a client last year. I already had a blog (perfect45degree.blogspot.com/) before discovering LJ. My guess is that most clients probably aren’t very interested in how I build other projects, only theirs. Given the community here, I thought I’d try writing about how I came to design and build the tünr (pronounced “tune-r”) dresser. ...
I finished up on the calendar yesterday and I am pretty happy with it. I think it is a fun project and will make a nice series. I needed to take the pictures this morning because everything was drying and I will have it ready to send out tomorrow. The pictures are not exactly what I wanted, but it was still dark out when I took them. I am going to re-take them later on today and get better ones, but for here they will at least give you the idea of what I am doing. Each month will have t...
last time we got the center section of the roof framedfor my buddy daniel in colorado http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/25663 i was back for 4 days again this weekendand we got more donebut not complete yetas we lost a day to snow and cold when i got theredaniel and neighbor royhad pro-paneled our previous work so we got going and tore off the roofto the mud roombuilt by the original builderas it was in the wayand was some of the worst constructioni have ever seenit being...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #489: Using Mistakes as Tools for Learning
I never said I was the brightest bulb in the box. I do however find it sometimes amazing how I can find new and exciting ways to make mistakes. I can be pretty innovative at that. That should count for something, shouldn’t it? Yesterday I did get to cut out all the pieces for my new calendar project. I really think it is going to be cool. This project is going to be one that will be sent to the magazine for publication and I really wanted to do a good job on it. In fact, I am ...
It has been a long time since my last blog post. Sorry. I was more intent on getting the door done than writing about it. At this point the stile and rail blanks are complete, so I turned to the panels. One option was to make each panel the full thickness of the door – 1 3/4 inches – and raise the panel on each side. A second option is to make panels half the thickness of the door – 7/8 inches – raise the panel on 1 side, and use 2 panels back-to-back for each...
With the horse finished (literally as in 2 coats of shellac) the only thing missing was 2 handles for the ride. as it seems the horses ears were a good alternative and worked well, but proper round handles would probably be more comfortable for younger ones and well, I have the mounting holes for them already so better put them to good use. My original idea was to use mahogany for the handles as I have a left over of mahogany that was my workbench wagon vise handle that was transformed int...
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