Since it has been, and is predicted to be, hot as a kiln in the Northeast, I thought I might take advantage of it and dry some rough cut, green lumber. I sealed up the ends fairly well. Using it for a segmented bowl, so I’m not to worried if it checks a little. Good idea? Bad idea? We’ll see… And I also set out some mint tea to brew. My wife and son drink it straight. I prefer mine with a little sugar and Bourbon.
I was playing around with making a little video. My technique needs some work, but it was fun… http://www.transitionturning.com/video/TMBowl.wmv
Well it is a strange auld world.I came fae a generation of Child birth was left to the women folk.Now there is 3 months Paternity Leave.I cant figure that one out.When my first one was born in 1976, my contribution was as much overtime as I could get. Expensive wee buggers.When they started eating solids was the time for Pop to step in. The solids make the cleanup easier both ends.The first 3 months I was to scared I’d break him. Like working with walnut burl veneer. Not a rush or rough job. ...
It gets a little warm in the shop during the summer. So for comfort I wear shorts. What I have found is that, as I work at the lathe, some of the copious amounts of sawdust gathers in the gap between my shoes and socks. With some woods (esp. Black Walnut for me) this is a problem. Mix the sawdust with sweat, grind into my skin over a couple of hours, and I end up with contact dermatitis (itchy, inflamed skin) on my ankles. It’s not serious but it is annoying. So I think I’ve...
I glued up a cutting board with a table saw that was not properly aligned. As a result I had a glue up that was relatively flat on one side but way out of whack on the other side. The flat side was a huge pain to flatten with my little Ryobi belt sander even with 40 Grit belts. The rough side needed about 1/8” of wood that needed to be removed over most of the board. This is no joke with hard maple. It would have taken hours. My lumber dealer referred me to a cabinet shop that...
I found out about Andrew Crawford via an article somewhere here at Lumerjocks. For those who don’t know, he is a master box maker. I joined his mailing list at fine-boxes.com fine-boxes.com/ and just received his newsletter with a link to his article “A Riddle in the Sand”. Very, very interesting. In the article, Mr. Crawford argues that abrasives have evolved rapidly in recent decades and should be part of the toolkit of any woodworker, not just for finishing and p...
Hello all! Looking to try again at an Arizona Picnic/get together. Did not have much turn out for the last one. We were at the Kiwanis park in Tempe and we were a little hard to find. I am checking into Woodcraft to see if they will let us use their class room. It will be air conditioned so we would be out of this wonderful 110 degree Arizona heat. ( but it;s a DRY heat…...so is the OVEN!!) Looking to have this get together on June 25th. Let me know if this works. Sorry only 2 weeks ...
Good evening LJ’ This weeks subject is about bidding or Job cost not only from a professional standpoint, but from a hobby point if you want to build or asked to build cabinets :) One of the most annoying things I hate to do is bids for a cabinet(s) a lot of work from design to final finish choicesOne of my secret weapons is a free cabinetware program it will take you about 4.5 hours to learn and set up but will save you countless hours in headache of bidding :) I will post a link at...
Hey LJ just posting a recent video I did on making a tiny bud vase I make from Australian Red wood. The shape is not perfect but it looks nice because of its size. Enjoy!
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