So I’ve been a jock for a little less than a month and I find myself iching to check online and see what’s new. So here goes, before I start with my workbench blog, I’d like to give a little background on my wood experiences. As a 31 year old, I find myself a “young buck” in this discipline. I have always been a jack of all trades type, and there has been very little that I’ve tried. Growing up my father had a small shop in our basement where he would w...
Hear Ye, Hear Ye… Let it be known to all, far and wide, that on this upcoming Saturday, on the 9th day of June, in the year of our Lord 2007, The first “Official” Meeting of the Central Valley Woodworkers Club will meet at Ye Olde Cabinet Shoppe in the township of Salida, California. All are welcome, leave your matches at home. Click here for map
Boy Scouts from Troop 728 (my son’s Troop) met in the shop today to start working on thier Woodworking Merit Badge. We started off reviewing the requirements and going over shop safety. We then started a sharpening session with chisels, a plane iron and a cabinet scraper. We will continue sharpening on our next session – to bad we didn’t have Wayne & Tom on hand to help with sharpening! The boys learned some basics on using the table saw, miter saw and air stapler. The b...
I wanted a way to share the Sketchup blog I’ve been doing at Fine Woodworking with my friends here at LJ. While I can’t post the commentary because of contractual stuff with FWW (you should all subscibe anyway…it’s a great resource) I can let you know when I’ve posted another video tutorial on brightcove.com. All you’ll need to do is go to brightcove .com and either search for me…treefarmer…or sketchup…(there are lots of others there as we...
I have been looking for a sharpener for a while and came close to coughing up $250 for the Jet clone of the Tormak when the woodworking show was in town last month. I had also seen the Work Sharp on the web. Dan Like had seen one in action and given it his endorsement. There is a video of it on thier web site if your interested in seeing it in action. Wood Magazine has a review of it as well as a video of it in action. Two weeks ago when I was on my way home from the bay area I stopped ...
Hello fellow LumberJocks, I have another great news to share with you. I’ve just finished the work on customizing our dedicated woodworking store: This store - in association with Amazon.com - offers the vast selection of tools & hardware, accessories, as well as woodworking books, magazines and DVDs. All of the most popular brands are included and you can see them listed on the right. If you're interested in hard-to-resist discounts feel free to browse Today's Deals and Outl...
Show Time I was excited about the show/contest and woke up early (again). We jetted down to Cerritos Community College. Judging had begun at 8:00 in the morning, though we arrived at 11:00 for the barbecue, show tour, raffle, and prize announcements. The Welcome Wagon Each guest was provided one raffle ticket and a ballot ticket to vote for People's Choice award (Worth $1000) We anxiously walked towards our project. Yes! We learned they had been very liberal with the turn in ti...
Last time on Lumberjocks . . .If you read the last blog you saw our finishing woes. Well, we tried patch sanding the cross grain scratch to no success. So we stripped and sanded the enitre door face and the face frame. We were under the gun since our project was due to class by Friday night. 48 Hours to GoThe door is stripped. One coat of stain on the fresh face Our tight schedule: glue up bases while the poly dries. Our first base cabinet assembled and receiving staples for i...
I Feel Boxed In So without Kristin I headed to the shop. Big mistake.. I need to be double checked. Mistake 1: Above you can see that I cut the dovetails on the front of the drawers. Dovetails go on sides! Duh…. Now they are decorative box joints. I will pin for extra strength. Mistake 2: I did not chuck the bit tight. It slipped while cutting the dado for the drawer bottom. Here you can see the hole. I enlarged it for repair. (More on that later) A view of the d...
Welcome to the first episode of the Lumberjocks Interview Podcast. Our interview spotlights Debbie Roswell, known to Lumberjocks as MsDebbieP. Debbie is one of the most active Jocks on the site and always offers words of encouragement to fellow Lumberjocks. Debbie lives in Canada and is a Life Guide by profession and an artist by passion. Check out some of her work on her website. When not in the workshop or on Lumberjocks.com, Debbie can be found spending time with her partner, Rick, her ...
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