I am sure many other folks have thought about this when they got their house. I am a truck driver and I am limited mostly on time. but i am for the first time in my life venturing out to do something that i have wanted to do for many years. This past Sunday, 12/11/16 I met with my parents about a house that i have loved since I was 10 years old. As a kid we moved in next door to this old man that would quickly become one of my closest childhood friends. The man that showed me how wonder...
I am in the process of making my first tongue drum. Got the Poplar box and Red Oak tone board made, needs lot of work still, and a bottom yet. But the 3/4” red oak tone board doesn’t make much sound and three of the 12 keys sound dead. Don’t understand what’s happening? It doesn’t rattle or buzz, just thump, no tone, well, not a pleasant one anyway. Sure could use some insight or help figuring out what’s happened? It’s funny, the two keys along one...
Every once in a while, life throws us a little curve ball. These little surprises often come when we least expect them (thus – the term "surprise") and knock us for a loop. They never seem to occur during the lulls in our life, but when we seem to be the busiest. Sometimes that is just the way it goes . . .Last week, I had to take my dear kitty Pancakes to the vet. He was having some issues and in general not feeling his best. I could tell because I just "knew" that ...
For those of you who watch my videos here, I thank you! Since LumberJocks doesn’t seem to be interested in posting videos any longer,I want to invite all of you to my YouTube channel, where you can watch my new woodworking video, as well as videos of the farm, and other things. Thanks for watching! The link https://youtu.be/-dtwRMlMZVY
It is hard to believe we are at the end of another week already. I have been trying my best to stay caught up with things, and for the most part, I think I am doing alright. I have long ago abandoned the idea having to do "x" number of designs per week/month/year. If I measured my productivity by those numbers alone, surely it would be depressing and I wouldn't be fair to myself. There is so much more that is involved in my day-to-day activity that takes a good deal of time.&nbs...
I’ve completed 4 of the 6 drawer fronts. Hopefully I can finish the last 2 drawer fronts this weekend.
Here’s a new video I did making a candlestick holder: https://youtu.be/pQFplkntzAA
This post is an overview of the build. If you want more info please visit my personal blog post. Building a Table by Re-Purposing a Chandelier Watch it be built on YouTube I started out with the chandelier my wife hated. I used a cut off wheel to remove anything that wasn’t going to be part of the base. I aligned the legs using a scrap piece of plywood clamped in the vise Used Tie wire to hide the holes where the electrical wire came through. Painted wire a fra...
First blog post – ever….anywhere….so, please: have mercy, show leniency, and bear over with me… I mean well… This short blog post is about a small restauration project; in this case me trying to fix something into its former glory of which I know very little. First off I should give credit where credit is due. If it hadn’t been for my encounter with Lumberjocks very own Mafe and my subsequent meeting with him at his workshop less than two weeks later, th...
The past couple years ive developed a passion for woodworking. its my time where i can get so focused on my projects and completely block out anything the world is throwing at me at any given time. I guess you can say the craft itself is basically my therapist, only if i were to substitute a real therapist id probably save about 10x the money that i do on tools, but they are beginning to get to the point where they are starting to pay themselves off. In my opinion where the true passion for ...
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