This was an interesting project that I worked on a few years ago. The photo above show the panels in the original room at Henwood Priory, Warwickshire, England. It is the only thing I had to go on. One wall had a fireplace that someone must have blacked out before the auction because it was not part of the sale.( a note: the photos that I use in this blog are rather large so you can see some of the detail. just click on them to see the whole photo and click again to see them actual size )...
This is a piano bench from my church that has clearly seen better days. I’m going to try to put it back together and also make it stronger than it was before because I can see it has already been repaired once. I started with pulling apart as much would come. Some of that you can see in the first picture and here it is the rest of the way. I need a little advice on this. First, I think the bottom piece is just supposed to float and not be glued in. It was glued in in...
I have learned that projects in progress go in the blog and the completed project goes in project. The first part of this series I started as a project and I am now moving it here untill the project is compelete. Here are the metal pieces after cleanup. I used Evapo Rust to clean these pieces, though I had started on the body with wire wheel and wire brushes. The rest ended up even worse, I had put them into a plastic bin and add some solvents to keep them from rusting any more utill I cou...
Here’s a tell tale sign that moisture is doing a number in the walls of your newly purchased 5th wheel RV See how the awning bracket is pulling away from the siding? It was due to the water tank leaking for years and no one wanted to fix it. Here’s the result of the leak As you can see there isn’t anything holding up this back corner of the trailer, but the damage didn’t stop there. Here is the other side of the wall after I demoed the dinette This was in additio...
Hello All, I had wanted an RV for years and I had finally settled on a travel trailer. Well we had a tent trailer for a number of years but they were just a lot of work to put up and take down so we began thinking of which kind to get. I would spend every waking minute, it seemed, pouring over craigslist and finding that RV prices were pretty steep even for the older ones. During this time, my grandmother unfortunately passed away. As part of her estate I was granted a sum of money and ...
After contemplating adding a smoothing plane to my shop for quite some time, I finally took the plunge. I looked at some of the beautiful new tools available out there and made my decision…what I decided may surprise you. I take you through the process in this post on my blog.
I feel remiss in not posting any projects lately on LumberJocks, but the truth is I have had a few home projects going on that includes some wood work and a whole lot of sweat. Plus work, plus Christmas gifts of keychains and boxes, I really haven’t had the time to create any thing new and exciting. So, I am taking a little time now to share what I have been doing. Building “sweat equity”. The first major problem (project) started when I walked out the front door of my house on...
This is a list of links that I will maintain that are related to handplanes. This is primarily intended for my own use, but feel free to add to the list if you have some favorites. Manufactures Anderson Planes – Handmade Infill style planes Brese Plane – Handmade planes by Ron Brese. Also has blades for making planes. Classic planes – Infill plane manufacture Galoot Tools – High Quality Handcrafted Plane Blades and Chisels. Holtey – Infill...
This is the beginning of a listing of handplane related books. This is primarily intended to be a personal reference. But, please feel free to suggest books if you have any recommendations. I’m especially interested in recommendations for out of print books. I own and can recommend the following books: The Handplane Book (Paperback) by Garrett Hack – Excellent book, good coverage of the use of all types of hand planes. Working with Handplanes (New Best of Fine Woodwor...
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