Checked my progress tonight. All the pieces I placed in the kiln have lost enough weight that i can tell by holding them. they all feel substantially lighter. unfortunately, practically all of the whole, non-rough turned blanks have cracked. s...
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Location: North Alabama
I am relatively new to woodworking, although I have been around it since I was a boy. My Dad had a nice workshop in our backyard and is an accomplished cabinet maker/furniture maker.
My Mom and Dad have recently moved to my location from Huntsville and built a house...no shop this time. Luckily, I had built just the place to store and use all his woodworking tools and equipment.
Which brings you all up to speed. I repaired and cleaned up a MarkV SS that belonged to my wife's grandfather and was slowly rotting away in my F-I-L's shop. So that has become my lathe. I enjoy all types of woodworking, from cabinet making to pen turning and the gamut in between. I like to think I approach woodworking with a "i wonder if this is possible" attitude. I am extremely driven when I get an idea in my head and won't stop trying until i've proven that it cant be done.
I enjoy turning more than anything else recently, it's gotta be the instant gratification thing. I am also very bad to see a tool and want it immediately. I like gadgets and useful items, so my wallet tends to suffer from this hobby!
I hope that i can learn volumes about woodworking from the members here, and maybe contribute on occasion.
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I got this basic concept from another website, www.cindydrozda.com. So basically I took some leftover pieces of wire closet shelving, made a standing shelf, then took some scrap plywood and wrapped it, bought 4×8 sheet of insulating foam and lin...
So here’s the final product. I got the lid all cut and laid it on the cooler, it fit perfectly! It’s a good thing too because I didn’t have a single board left over. Good planning or sheer luck? I’ll let you decide. an...
OK, here’s the cooler with siding all cut and glued up. I used construction adhesive to apply the pieces to the cooler sides. the bottom is 3/4” pine, flushed to the bottom of the cedar. I’ll be adding wheels after constructio...
I thought I’d explain how this project came about, and I have been taking pictures of the progress as it happens, so hopefully you’ll enjoy the blog. The cooler idea came to mind while I was at work one day. My wife had asked me to...