I’m baaaaaack! (Sort of) It’s been over a year now since my last post—it’s amazing how much time 3 kids can eat up. My youngest son was born in January of 2014 and pretty much all of last year was devoted to helping care for the infant while making sure the older two (now 6 and 4) didn’t (a) kill each other or (b) burn the house down while attempting (a). The workshop was closed up for the winter last year around this time and I have shamefully relegated the workbench to a storage re...
In this video I discuss whats new and upcoming in the Dread Knot Woodshop. Check it out here
Wow! I just looked at the activity log and it seems almost impossible that that much time has passed since I last commented or participated on this site. I have been back occasionally to see what’s been going on but sadly have not participated. A lot of things have happened over that last 6 year and I am finally getting settled enough to get back into doing some woodworking. I have been doing lots of home remodeling but have not built any furniture pieces since I was last at the MASW fo...
2014 was a good year for woodworking and for YouTube. I was able to complete several projects (I haven’t posted everything on Lumberjocks) and was able to grow my subscriber count to over 800 on YouTube. We purchased a scroll saw for my wife after she expressed an interest in learning how to use one and making some things that we can possibly sell for some extra cash. One of my big goals in 2015 is to finish my shop organization by adding the rest of the french cleats that I want ...
Well, this is embarrassing. There is a saying I usually go by, ”Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” After starting “My Box” I went to a local funeral home and found out the dimensions required for a cremation urn. Yep, too small. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Hopefully the friend I’ll give the box to wont find out it was suppose to be my final resting place. ;) I just wanted to give an update to my Buddies. The last surgery I had several weeks ago really ...
Hi LJs! First of all I wish all of you a very happy 2014, full of sawdust and splinters and luv ;) As a quick update, after the worst storm I ever came across, things have suddenly changed to the best in a single day in mid-november. As of now I still won’t have much time available for posting and general lurking here (or even on flickr) but in a nutshell: it’s a new life! Cheers! Thomas
I made some alterations, became disgusted with it, and am returning back to the design. The first picture is the current incarnation. I have the foot rest off right now because I am leaning towards something different. I’m also considering redoing the top, making it adjustable and possibly more circular in design. A bigger change is thinning the legs down from 2.25” to 1.5”. Will see where it goes. The second picture was the direction I went in when I was fed-up with the des...
It has been a while since I posted anything about the new shop. Mainly due to the fact we’ve been working on the actual house, moving, dealing with family and the holidays, etc. However, I have got a little done in the shop since I took off a few days around the first of the year to get a start on getting everything up and running. I got a lot done including moving about 95% of the tools where I want them. I did loose one day of my “shop time” due to a trip to Baltimore ...
This blog has little to do with woodworking. But it does involve the larger project called Life. I received some recent emails expressing concern about my whereabouts. To those I have befriended on this site. I give my deepest apologies for falling out of touch and believe I should offer an explanation. It all started a few months ago. My washing machine started making a horrible sound when spinning. Time researched online indicated that the problem was either due to a bad coupling or a...
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