This blog is to show my progress on what I call my “crowning achievement”. I cannot post it as a project yet as it is not yet complete. When completed this will go on a posterboard backing, and go into a custom made frame approx 3’ x 4’. A little back story: This project is being made as a gift. When I was 9 my mother was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma (for those that dont know, that is a horrid cancer). I went to a catholic school at the time, and the pri...
Had I not been laying in bed in pain from overdoing it yesterday at my home construction site on what had already started as a high pain day, I would have been much more excited when Woodcraft called to tell me my saw had arrived. I got a log cabin kit delivered out at my property yesterday. Center-cut oak beams with dovetailed corners to build my new house, but that’s a whole other story. Anyhow, I finally got to go pick up my saw when my friend who’s carrying the loan got off...
I managed to sell my old scroll saw the same day Guy Pal put the down payment on the new saw. It’s a cheap Harbor Freight saw, but it comes with a decent supply of blades, the original box, the paperwork, and a sturdy stand. I good friend of mine pounced on it when I offered it to him at $45. This money will go directly into guy pal’s pocket to start paying off my new saw. I was going to put it on Craigslist for 50, but I do still have lots of fond feelings toward this saw. I made...
And now for something completely different - I have turned a few vessels and decided to try something a little different. I bought a Dewalt Scroll Saw awhile back but have not made heavy use of it. I bought a book by Diane Thompson on Scroll Saw Box making about a year ago. There was a design in there entitled The Tree of Life and thought I would give it a go. I had some 1/4 inch Walnut and some thicker (approx 1 1/2”) Tiger Maple that I purchased from Raven’s Farm that I decid...
Fellow Lumberjocks. I’d like to Wish each and every one of you a Great Christmas and New years. I’ve received a Greatful Gift from Todd Clippinger a Fellow Lumberjock. I’d like to thank him as I done in Private Message already, but also here just to let everyone know that there are alot of Greatful People out there that help inspire Young woodworkers and even advanced woodworker, turners and even scrollers. It’s all the great help, tips, hints, pictorials eve...
This is just a Small Blog Post, nothing long right now, the weather is getting the best of me right now. I just wanted to let all of my Lumberjock friends that are my Friends on Facebook, that I have Created a Facebook page for my Workshop, which will include Pictures of Past and latest Projects and maybe eventualy include like my Blog a few How-To Videos or just pictorials. So, Please, That is if you want, Like my Workshop Page to keep up-to-date. When I post an entry it will sent it ...
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