I hope that everyone had a good finish to the summer by spending quality time with the family over the long Labor Day weekend. My wife, Rita, and I went kayaking with friends on the Madison and Yellowstone Rivers here in Montana and we covered 17 miles between the two trips. Bald eagles and other wildlife were abundant and the scenery was – well it’s Montana so it was beautiful! My apologies for not being very active this summer here at LJ and for the lack of providing real...
Art-Full Creation of a Megalomaniac ….en-livened by wood,wood megalomaniac,shadows urge me on….—-by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————This on...
Another outstanding LumberJocks Woodworking Awards event is over so it’s time to officially announce the winners. The winning projects were selected from 54 total submissions in an online voting held from August 1 to August 7. 123 votes were cast during this period. And here are the winners… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1st Place – 217 points 2nd Place – 109 points 3rd Place – 109 points 4th Place – 103 points 5th Place ̵...
A Story of Two Benches ….weathered wood bleeds gray,two benches sit in silence,one will soon pass on….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————&...
Shaker Styling With Wood and.... ….shaker styling pine,wood history wrote in knots,wedding gift for friend….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
Porter Cable Routers have always had a home in my workshop. Over the years they have changed and its interesting to see in what ways. I have noticed several things about how the routers are viewed. Rumor has it that Porter Cable has been bought out and that has several mixed emotions to it. I also have noticed several comments about the way that they are built and the quality of the parts used. I am really interested in some comments and thoughts from seasoned woodworkers. I read an int...
A New Video!I am excited to get out another video. They take a lot of time to create and, thankfully, I have been busy this summer with my business but it hampers my ability to make videos! I am advancing in my skills and you will notice that I added photos documentary-style in this video (I love the Ken Burns effect.) Some Thoughts on Design and Construction The most difficult part of making furniture is creating the design. I share some of the thought process for creating my Shaker...
I was at a blogsite http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com/ and followed a link to some archived video. I spent the better part of a day watching and marveling over these glimpse into the past. I think it is the fact that these were utilitarian items made for everyday use and although some artistry was involved most important was that the piece function. These craftsmen developed the skills to economically produce a no frill product. If you can take the time to watch you will notice that there...
Hellow my Fellow Jocks, Bloggers and watchers! Today I just wanted to post a little blog that seems to happen to me and probably some of you or will eventually anyway. Money: The Greater of all Evil, What makes the World go around, If you got it, you don’t need it, If you don’t need it, you got it. Time: Some have lots of it, Some don’t have any of it, Some it’s a little iffy, they may have it but not lots of it. Feeling Like It: Some feel great, o...
I had been holding off buying this tool for several years. Recently one of my customers in whose house I had installed a fiberglass tub surround had a crack appear in the soap dish of the unit. The company sent someone out to fix the crack as the surround was still within the twenty year guarantee period. The repair failed within a year and the company at its option decided to replace the complete surround. When I install these surrounds I use twice the amount of adhesive that is supplied by ...
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