Well this is only my first blog because i have been under utilizing the time i have been given during workshop for the past 2 weeks using my shop time as a study hall for my other classes.:( However, from this point forward i plan to take a new lead in working more diligent while also effectively using the class time provided by Mr. Rocco lol. Although i have been very neglectful to my wood shop aspirations of lately, that is not my only setback. Both me and my mother have both had our ow...
Well I’m almost done making my in-laws a bench they requested. I’m a new wood worker but am proud of the bench. It’s basic design of course, with dado joints. I would love some feed back from everyone about it. Tell me what you like or don’t like or what could be done different to improve it. Dimensions 16”d x 45’l x 35”h. Made out of solid pine. Will be treated with minwax stain and poly seal. I made my own wood plugs from the same project wood an...
My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1251: Finishing Up the New Patterns for the Site Update
Today’s post will be quick like yesterday’s. I have been feverishly working on getting my new pattern packets ready for the site update (well – maybe not feverishly, but hard anyway!) I finished my little Easter egg tray pattern yesterday and it took most of the day to create the packet. It took longer than normal because not only did I have the painting instructions to do, but also the sewing instructions for the Roc-Lon fabric option. I couldn’t help thinking that...
Hope you enjoy this. It has been a blast till now. Part 2 won’t be far off.
On February 15th I bought a 1945 or about that Delta Milwaukee Table saw and Jointer combo with a Delta 1hp motor on a stand off of Craigs list. After I got it home i needed some info about it and was looking on OWWM site and found a table saw and jointer that looked like what I had Link to sawIt turns out this was the exact saw I had bought down to the green paint on the table saw. It was still in the same garage that the picture was taken in. That was in Lebanon Oregon.I thought it was neat...
It appears that we have another layer of snow this morning. Winter surely seems to be having its fun with us all, doesn’t it? I have read so many complaints about the weather these past several weeks and I can’t help to think back to a few months ago when instead of complaining about the cold and snow, people were unhappy with the heat. Go figure. I find that complaining about the weather is a waste of time and space. After all, no matter what is sent our way we really don...
so after basically only doing shop projects, minus a few cutting boards I am ready to begin do a couple real projects… I have about 4 things lined up that I’m about to begin. 1. chess board for one of my co workers… going to make the squares from walnut and maple and the base will be alder. I watched steve Ramsey’s video on his chess board and I love how he finished it. so I’m going to attempt to do that, 2. I want to make a greene and greene style frame...
A while back, my Son and and his fiance’ commissioned a “Treasure Box” to hold the best wishes of the people attending their upcoming wedding and receptions (yes 2, 1 in the Seattle area where she is from and 1 in So Cal where He is from, small wedding ceremony to be held in San Francisco) That is the why, now for the what. I’m using Plum wood. Why Plum? It’s what I have on hand. I harvested and processed what I could of a tree 2 years ago. Tree died of na...
It’s now February and the project was installed and completed in November of 2013. I have since recovered and have five new projects lined up, one being my own Master Bedroom Closet, which has been waiting for three years now… But I digress. The Built in Library Wall is by far the most involved piece I’ve ever built. What a blast!
Today I find myself looking for some interesting things to post about. Once again I find myself in the ‘writing phase’ of designing and I fear that there is not much exciting news to tell. There are many exciting thoughts floating around in my head though, so I am still enthusiastic and excited, but I don’t think there is much that I have to show you at this point. I was thrilled at the positive response that I had from yesterday’s post. So many of you liked the n...
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