After a few episodes of near-drowning in a heap of sandpaper scraps, I decided enough was enough. I found a small plastic trash bin, placed two nails in the upper edge of the back of the stand, and had a ready-made, integrated waste solution. Pretty simple, but works. Nails in place before hanging the can (far right of picture): Back of the stand with can in place: Close-up: From the front:
Armed with the requisite cut list of pieces I finally found a free weekend to start doing some assembly. Here in North Carolina we have had a record amount of rainfall in the past 3 months or so and my basement which is really a glorified sump pit hasn’t been the driest place in the state. As I started hauling the lumber back up to the car port I noted quite a bit of it was twisting and skewing. I think maybe pine lumber still grows after having been felled because I found out shortly s...
For all the images on this entry and others please go to my blog: pallet craft! Hello All, This is part of my series Pallet Craft on my blog. It is pooring out once again, and because I have nowhere else to work on my projects except for my mobile work station (outdoors), I decided to blog about why I do what I do. Woodworking in general came to me as something foriegn that I had never really given a lot of thought of doing (I mean common, I was a tech student), I thought of it as so...
I bought a book for my son Dave the title is “What Life was Like in the Time of War and Peace” about Imperial Russia 1696-1917. I thought it would tell David a little about the country where he was born. On the back slip cover was this bit of history. “In the spring of 1797, Count Nicholas Sheremetev welcomed Emperor Paul I, son of Catherine the Great to his country estate with a spectacular display. The Count stationed a serf next to every tree in the grove that led t...
I recently finished working on a cutting algorithm app for the iPad and iPhone called Smart Cutter, and wanted to share the app with every one hoping get some feedback from carpenters and wood workers. Smart Cutter finds the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper with minimum scrap. It employs a state of the art algorithm to generate the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper, wood, cloth or any other material, with minimum waste. Whether y...
I admit it. I am a wood hoarder. My garage has plenty of untapped talent in it. Tables, chairs, shelves, car ramps… Now just the time to do something with it all.One of my earliest gets was a brace that was rejected at the timberframe shop I worked for.I was able to locate a second one and decided it may hold up a vanity top one day. Those sticks on top were cut out of 8x timbers as a screen channel. Those are 1×2ish at varying lengths. Probably my most prized are these cut ...
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