When I go to the lumber yard I’m always amazed at the price of wood. When I finish a project and look at my scrap pile I think to myself that’s probably 50 bucks right there, and being cheap I can never make myself throw any of it away except for the smallest pieces. With scrap lumber piling around the shop I’m always looking for projects to use my scrap on. I had some long skinny pieces of cherry sitting in the shop that were about 3/4″ thick by 7/8″ wide by 4 foot long. I decided that ...
New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog – Homemade Kerfmaker, project by PaBull at Lumberjocks: http://wp.me/p13JU0-35
A new article has been posted on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Upcoming Projects: http://wp.me/p13JU0-2Y Come check out what I’ve got planned for the next few months!
I plan on building a 2×12 speaker cabinet to mate with my most current tube amplifier build. My 4th son is due tomorrow so I will be on leave for the next few weeks and I’m hoping, on my free time, to get some pictures of my progress posted and walk through the process via these blogs. Next Post: The Design
I’ve been wanting to get some new, bigger, better bird feeders but I couldn’t find any I liked. When I say “liked” I mean not small, not cheaply made, and don’t cost an arm and a leg. Twenty, thirty bucks or more for some cheap a** plastic or metal or wood poorly constructed piece of junk? No thanks. So I decided to build my own. Well I always have built my own but I was looking to get off easy and not have to take the time to build them. I thought, that if I ...
I saw the plant stand I built for my wife’s classroom, and it is a reminder that when you build a item for a specific spot it might not always be in that spot. Originally, the plant stand was meant to go in-between the back of her desk and the window. The plant stand was one of my earlier projects, and like many of you I’m sure you pick apart every mistake made on a piece. What I told my self at the time was don’t worry about it no one would ever see it. The stand will be beh...
As I sit down to write this morning, I feel as if I have little of interest to talk about. I pretty much am finishing up the things that have to go out to the magazine. I can proudly say that in the box I am sending three projects and two articles. The box won’t go out until tomorrow, but it will ensure my presence in another couple of issues of the magazine. How many? I don’t know. I guess that is up to the editors and the amount of space they need to fill. I can usually cou...
It’s funny how innovative we can be when we have to. I grew up with modest means and learned early in life not to waste things and to take care of what I have. Things didn’t come easy for us so we had to use what we had and make it last. I don’t see anything wrong with that. I think it is a good way to think for many reasons. I had a friend who used to tell people he loved to lend me his tools because when he got them back, they were cleaned and looked like new again....
“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. I read that quote the other day and I liked it so much that I posted it on my Facebook status. I like reading and finding little nuggets of wisdom like that because not only do they make us think a bit deeper, but they also can sometimes inspire us. Emerson is great for that. I also like Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) because he had a knack for stating the obvious. I love...
Well, here we are. Another weekend under our collective tool belts and starting off a new one. I sit here knowing when I check my Facebook account the usual barrage of grumblings and comments about Monday will be waiting there to greet me. It seems everyone has something negative to say about Monday. I fell like asking people “What did Monday ever do to you anyway?” My friends on Facebook are by now used to my bright and chipper attitude on Monday. I purposely turn it up a ...
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