Readers of my previous post in this series will remember that ol’ Pappy has undergone a transformation of late: my newfound obsession with woodworking has come with unexpected side effects, namely the urge to recover every ounce of usable wood from a premature end. It’s taken over a goodly share of me mental facilities (which didn’t necessarily have a lot of room to spare to start with.) Marching under this new banner of Responsible Resource Use I arrived at work the oth...
A little over 25 years ago I made a Stereo Racking Stand for my 80’s stereo separates. Its still in use today Its made of Pine veneered chipboard with softwood legs. A little while ago I scored a vintage Bang and Olufsen 80’s music centre (perched on top of the stand) from our local Freecycle ( web site where unwanted goods are placed, up for grabs, for FREE). Why? you may be asking yourselves. Well for it’s day it was top of the range. With remote control which all b...
To date, the most time I’ve spent at the lathe was 3 hours – and that was in a small classroom setting practing beads and coves – 1/2 the time playing and getting a feel for the tools, and the rest of the time trying to make deliberate shapes – while contantly dealing with catches. Today, I began working on my wood joinery/garden project. 1 hour of planning and cutting, 4 hours straight at the lathe! Also to date, the longest things I’ve turned came in around ...
In reference to my post in the forum section about Narra Parquet ... Target I have set is 40 boxes out of those recycled parquet. It is really a big effort to put these small pieces into a better look. Hard to meet the 40 but let us see the progress. To this point, I finished 10 pcs of 4×6 x 2 boxes and 6 pcis of 6×6 x 2 boxes. THE 4 X 6 BOXES. The challenge was to make a pinned hinges and the simple butt joint The pin I use is 3 mm in diameter which is nearly 1/8 ...
I’ve been trying to figure this out for a bit, and last weekend I cracked the case. Where do the logs and trees the tree trimmers cut down, and the stuff in the green waste recycling bins go? I tooled around Google Maps, searching for dumps and landfills, and found things like this that just didn’t seem to fit the bill. Finally I found this PDF file. It includes 20 pages, most with photos of everything that goes on, with figures on how much of each type of green waste is hauled in...
Given a better computerdesk I recycle parts from my old desk to modify a stand from the new desk.
See this post and more at Pallet Craft Hello Readers! You have probably seen lots of things made from pallets on the Internet, from chairs to storage and much more. However there is a key distinction between building projects from pallets and building projects with pallet wood. While both of these methods are recycling the pallet wood and putting them to good use (which I applaud), I want to show that the wood from these pallets can be turned into beautiful pieces instead of usin...
For all the images on this entry and others please go to my blog: pallet craft! Hello All, This is part of my series Pallet Craft on my blog. It is pooring out once again, and because I have nowhere else to work on my projects except for my mobile work station (outdoors), I decided to blog about why I do what I do. Woodworking in general came to me as something foriegn that I had never really given a lot of thought of doing (I mean common, I was a tech student), I thought of it as so...
Hello Readers! Well from the title of this entry, you can probably guess what this is about. Yes, Halloween has not even come yet; Yes, Thanksgiving is more than a month away! But I have learned that planning and starting now will give me the time I need to get the projects done. Why wait until the snow is falling and the bitter cold bites? So what will I be building? Well that is a secret and I will post all about them on December 26th and 27th. I don’t want any gift receivers to...
Was running out of daylight to take pictures in, so I had to finish quick… here’s the pieces: and here's the project
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