Latest Update.The Woodorking Show people have given us a booth at the WoodWorking Show at the Sacramento Convention Center on Nov 13, 14, & 15. They also will tell our story in their press release and other print hand-out. They have made us another offer. FREE TICKETS, but with a condition. They will give us a free ticket for each person that works in our booth. I am passing that offer to LumberJocks. I will need each reciepient to agree to spend a minimum of 1 hour in the boo...
Lets face it. Most of the people I deal with are primarily a power tool person or hand tool person. There is that rare breed that toggles between the two with little effort but I’m not one of um. I admit to being a power tool junkie. I just never saw the need for a huge selection of numbers of planes whose numbers escape my little mind. Naturally I do have a block plane, a rabbit plane and a scraper I picked up in Germany. I am in the middle of making a coffee grinder for my siste...
Yo whats up everybody I have said for about the last 3 weeks that I am working on a big project. I am building a book case for the saw dust chronicles 60 day build challenge.Now you have to donate your project to charity or help the enviromant. I am building a book case out of oak. I am using a total of about 45 board ft. It is going to FDNY Ladder 120 and Engine 231 in Brownsville, Brooklyn. My cousin was working on ladder 20 on 9/11 and died thats why I have the text box on my website about...
Yo whats up everybody I am working on a project now and I found something out today that really surprised me if you put a polyurethane down over top of a oil based finish then it is a really rough surface if you sand it but if you take a rag soaked with mineral spirits then it removed that rough coat and it seals the wood up really good.
Hello all. I am in need. A need to fill the void. The void is an empty spot. The empty spot in an area of the shop I haven’t seen in years. There actually is a floor under all that “junk” as the bride would say. (I say golden treasures.) But, what I need now is spiritual help and a set of free plans for a drift boat or dory. I know I can build one, just need the plans. Have looked and downloaded several but cant find ones concerning a Montana style. Those guys craft some s...
Well, still aiming for the 150 but only got the 20 odd butter boards glued up…lllland another 12 boards cut glued shaped and ready for final sand and oil..llllllllAnd the sign and the coffee table and….There is always tonight and tomorrow.
Yo whats up everybody I am working on a project right now and I want to put pictures along the sides I am going to use shellac then im going to stain it. Them put the pictures down and polyurathane over the pictures. I am going to probably put 3 coats of stain on it then 2 coats of polyurathane. I am not 100% sure when I should put the pictures down on the wood.
This post is about the 20 butter boards I have orders for.\Finished work at 2.30 pm this afternoon and it is now 6.30 in the evening.With the 5 in glue up yesterday and now sanded..total is 23 ready… well ready for glue up… had a lot of fun cutting and ripping the Camphor and Rosewood.These pics are of all the bits ready for glue up…this will be a two stage glue up.. first the main board minus the handle blank… Cut the curve after glue up and the separate to allow glue...
How deep should the dado be on a bradboard top. I plan on using red oak for a chest and want to make sure that the depth is right. Would a haunched breadboard be better for what i have plannned. Please give me your imput. Thanks. Ed. E.
Yo whats up everybody every week I will have a new post called shop update and here is this weeks. So this is the first time in a while that I have been this busy I am working on a big project right now and I have put in over 7 hours of work on it already. I also have to make another 50 crosses and they need them by next Sunday so thats pretty much what I have been doing this week. I am looking at another im guessing 7 hours of work until this project is done and im not sitting around with my...
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