Necessity is the mother of invention. I have this saying above the doorway into my shop because just about every day I am having to create something new to be able to complete what work I have set out for that day. Yesterday it was a portable router table to replace the piece of $#!* Skil router table I bought from HD some time back. The router table has always been a pain in my arse and was never truly good for routing anything well. When I milled all the pieces for my Greene and Greene styl...
I’m a part of this great website because I am a woodworker and enjoy new adventures into woodworking with my LJ friends but my passion is for woodcarving. I have been carving for about 14 years and have taken a couple of classes from Wayne Barton the world renowned chip carver. Wayne Barton not only gives classes but because he studied carving in Switzerland he also puts together a 12 day Swiss tour every year. The wife and I have been saving our money for the Swiss trip ever since my f...
So it was off to Virginia last week. I’ve been going to Richmond pretty regularly for four to five years now and I really enjoy the area. It’s beautiful, there’s a ton of historical stuff in the area, and of course now that I’m visiting sawmills and lumberjocks, there’s no shortage of wood and sawdust themed adventures. This was something of a short notice trip, so I didn’t have much chance to plan visits or scope folks with portable sawmills. Oddly e...
My wife is the President of the Exchange Club of Lansing, MI. I believe it’s a group of business reps. of the Lansing area that do much for charity, patriotism and good will in the Lansing area. Well their convention this year is in St. Louis, MO. and she asked them if she could take me and they all agreed that I’m such a great guy that I, no, no, I won’t lie about it. They thought for safety’s sake that it would be a good idea that I go. I’m just wondering if th...
We have finally selected, cropped, enhanced and uploaded some of the photos from our Cuba trip to the online photo gallery. As many of you know I was in Cuba from April 16th to May 2nd, together with my Alenka. We visited all of the 14 provinces. We had two cameras – my older one but still great Sony F717 and Alenka’s new Nikon D80. More than 1,700 photos are resting in our home computer now and we somehow we managed to choose around 700 photos to our online gallery. Enjoy t...
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