From this: To this: The entire post was a little picture heavy, so here is a link to my blog post: http://timharvey1.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/woodworking-derusting-and-restoring-a-skil-hd-77-saw/ Thanks for letting me share.
I actually "behaved" yesterday and stayed focused on writing my pattern.I don't know why it is so difficult to write instructions sometimes. It isn't that I don't know what to say or remember what I did. It is more so that I get so PICKY with things and there are times when writing the instructions actually takes me longer than making the project itself. But in the end, I am very proud of the pattern packets that I produce. I think that even someone who is new to paintin...
After glueing up the table top, I began making the frames for the sides. I cut four panels, and eight rails and stiles. I took the time to use my hollow chisel mortiser to mortise all the stiles and I made tenons on the rails with my tenoning jig. This went quite well and everything fit nicely. I decided to practise a haunched tenon on the rails although this part will never be seen, what better time to try something new! Two of the panels will be set into two of the frames but the oth...
Both ears, back of the head and neck are done! It took a while, but It was a challenge! Now onto the Sawcliffe Green man for a few days, then when I return to this, I will be setting up on a vertical jig to access the bottom of the muzzle and the lower jaw….then comes the detailing!
I want to acquaint you with the disease called scrapitis. It’s a chronic condition that manifests itself most commonly in the idle woodworker who is short on funds but long on imagination. It’s chief symptom is an inability to look at a pile of lumber scraps without dreaming up some sort of knickknack or thingamajig to conjure out of the assorted detritus. Sadly, scrapitis is incurable, but it can be treated by the application of tool to wood. I suffer from scrapitis, which has la...
Five years later, Workshop Remodel. Going from pretty to functional #13: What's with the 'leftovers' pile?
So, I could include a picture but I don’t need to. This is an ongoing blog about redoing my shop after having made it 5+ years ago to be more functional and not as ‘pretty looking’. I have noticed one thing. The left overs pile seems to always be inevitable. Am I the only one who is plagued by this? When I first did the shop I had two or three rubber tubs of leftovers. Stuff that I should pick over, probably won’t throw out, but probably would find little use for. T...
Did you ever have those days when you set out to do a number of things, and when the day is finished you figure out that you accomplished a very small percentage of them, even though you were busy all day? That was the way I could best describe yesterday. I really don't quite understand what happened. I started out well. Got moving early, and somewhere along the way I just kind of got 'lost' with doing things other than I intended. Before I knew it – it was getting...
My two children and I finally got a nice weekend to launch hull 816 this past Saturday. The name of this boat is the Galega after the largest of the three ships Christopher Columbus used. There is some evdence that the Santa Maria was owned by a cartographer which came from Galatia in Europe. I thought it a bit presumptious to call my scow such a significant name so when I learned of the alternate title I was very happy. I like the fact that, as a practical Catholic who is an active ...
It felt really good to be back in the swing of things. Yesterday I was feeling much better about everything and I made wonderful progress on my next "Painting With Friends" pattern. In fact, I finished the painting part of the design completely.Many people ask me how the "Painting With Friends" program works. I thought that I would give a bit of an explanation again because of the many recent inquiries I have received.Painting With Friends is the name that a group of artis...
After an unprecedented three days off of blogging, I am back. I say "unprecedented" because in the four plus years since I began writing, I don't think that I ever skipped three days in a row while I was still home here and not on the road or away. Writing has become a morning ritual for me – as many of you know – and while it felt rather 'strange' not communicating with you all each morning, I believe it was a much needed break from my regular routine and so...
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