LumberJocks

My Winter Awards 2008 entry

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by rikkor posted 12-21-2007 05:51 PM 3543 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much of a first entry, but I got my 2×4 today. I darned near grabbed a ten footer by mistake, but it looked too long. Wanting to strictly adhere to the rules I replaced it with a standard stud. I won’t get much done before Christmas as we are having 16 guests and the Boss and I are in a cleaning frenzy. I get dirty looks everytime I sit down for a minute.



14 comments so far

View Russel's profile

Russel

2199 posts in 2597 days


#1 posted 12-21-2007 06:10 PM

I have just discovered how to get out of the Christmas cleaning … visit your children who live out of town. That way you get to be the guest and they clean for you. If I had known this before, I’d have had my kids move across the country years ago.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2532 days


#2 posted 12-21-2007 06:21 PM

We only “get” Christmas every fourth year, so I try not to complain too much.

View toyguy's profile

toyguy

1358 posts in 2495 days


#3 posted 12-21-2007 10:15 PM

I also picked up a construction grade 2×4 this week for my first time entry into this kind of thing….... I have put the current project of my motor cycle to the side to try and get this entry done. Christmas is also a time stealler from the shop. And as soon as it’s over we are off on a familly vacation to Puerto Plata.

Actually, I have got a lot done on this project this week…...should be no trouble making the deadline…..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2532 days


#4 posted 12-27-2007 03:32 PM

Thursday the 27th. Today I get to make some sawdust. I have done my sketch and made a cut list. There will be some resawing and some turning involved in this project.

Note to self: try to remember to take pictures of the steps as they are taken.

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2532 days


#5 posted 12-27-2007 05:49 PM

I have cut the stud to the sizes needed.
Cut to size

Did the resawing.
Resawing

and did the first glue-up.
Glue-up

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2819 days


#6 posted 12-27-2007 09:48 PM

this is fuN!!!! can’t wait til your next blog.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13003 posts in 2641 days


#7 posted 12-28-2007 10:13 PM

great blog entry … I’m still debating on what to make myself.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2532 days


#8 posted 12-28-2007 11:48 PM

Friday 28: Chucked up the block I glued yesterday and roughly turned the head.
Head

After sanding the resaw marks off the lumber I cut some grooves and made some splines.
Spline #1

Spline detail

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2532 days


#9 posted 12-29-2007 11:28 PM

Saturday 29: Of course I didn’t take any pictures today. I knew that I’d blow that at some point.

The glue-up was all cured. I trimmed the excess splines off. I trimmed the stock to final lengths and widths. I chamfered the surfaces that form corners, and I cut some grooves. I did a “tape-up” and all the miters looked pretty good. I have some of the material that I made splines from, so I plan to spline the miter joints. It would be nice to use contrasting wood, but I know it is not allowed. Maybe I’ll stain the spline material really dark…

View Karson's profile

Karson

34878 posts in 3058 days


#10 posted 12-29-2007 11:42 PM

Staining is good. Great start.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2819 days


#11 posted 12-30-2007 02:47 PM

looking great…. this is so exciting!
Yes.. stain it, stain it, stain it.. and there you go.. just like having two different types of wood

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2532 days


#12 posted 12-30-2007 09:42 PM

Sunday 30: I had to build a jig to cut the slots for the splines for the miters. This is what I came up with…
Spline Jig

Then I cut the slots in all the stock.
Spline slots cut

Not much progress today due to other commitments. I still have the next two days off, though, so something might get done yet.

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2819 days


#13 posted 12-30-2007 10:09 PM

just look at that transformation!! Who would have thought—oh right – rikkor, that’s who :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2532 days


#14 posted 12-31-2007 07:21 PM

Well, I discovered my entry will not qualify. I just re-read the rules and noticed that I cannot use plexiglas. Since it is an important component of what I am making, I can’t work around it. Bummer. This was fun. Maybe I’ll finish it anyway and just post it as a project.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase