My friends son (later 20s and a great guy) is pretty buff and stopped by to help lift the lathe…. Mounting holes lined up perfectly. Now to bolt it down and see if I can put Humpty Dumpty back together again…. That pretty ...
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General purpose gear head, CAD jockey, CNC tool junky & DIY glutton for punishment...
I was bit with the woodworking bug when my dad custom made built-in desks, bookshelves, cabs and mantle in our family home.
After a decade in the navy, I punched out and built a timber frame house in Maine. And after 15 years, three kids, a large addition and a few out buildings, I'm calling the place done.
Currently work as an industrial packaging engineer and I'm setting up a man cave in the basement to make shaker and A&C style furniture.
Jer. 29:11 :^)
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!
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Every time I do mason work, I finish up with a fresh respect for professional masons who do the work very well. There’s more science to it than one might think and it takes a lot of practice to get the techniques right. My second observa...
Trimmed the front leg bottoms and slipped in plastic shims to get the bench spot on level… One of Matt’s “maxims” is to never pour concrete without steel reinforcement (please don’t ask me how I came to this c...
The finish is more or less a bust (I’m not showing the bad sides), but I need to move on…. Here it is with the tool tray mounted … And if you haven’t figured it out yet, here are the materials for the top… ...
Decided to keep cost minimal and use an unopened can of Pecan Poly Shades….. And only managed to spill half of it on the floor….. Here’s the first coat…. Nothing to brag about… Glued up some scraps to make...