I wasn’t intending to blog my Chevy project again, but the truth is, I’m kind of excited today and I wanted to brag a little because I got my saw frame mounted finally, and since all the rest of the Chevy is made to hold that saw frame...
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Location: 4352 Kleppe, Norway
I Am a 73 and retired, and I've been woodworking for about 17 years. I've lived in Norway since 1971 with a 5 year interlude back in the States.
The first tool I bought was a wood lathe. My inspiration to try turning was a walnut bowl turned by my older brother in school wood shop way back when. The turning hobby led me to purchase a bandsaw which got me interested in general woodworking. I really enjoyed turning, but I started reading FWW magazine and became interested in large rectangular things. I don't regret this, because I learned a lot about woodworking in general. However, I am sorry that I didn't stick with the small stuff where I feel more inspired and creative and I also find that kind of work fits better into to my smallish 220 sq. ft. workshop.
I now have a fully equipped shop of tools acquired over the years which you can see in my workshop page.
If I were young and just starting out in woodworking, I think I would just buy good quality hand tools and stick with small projects before getting machines. There's a lot of joy to be found in that, not to mention the learning experience with both the tools and the nature of wood, which is easier to learn using only hand tools. It is also more economical for a young person starting out. The last but not least important part of my woodworking hobby is that my wife has always been very supportive and never discouraged me from using time or money on it, although I do try to not abuse this goodwill.
I am very glad to be able have a dialog with other woodworkers through this website.The LJs are a great bunch of guys and gals and after a short time I am already addicted to this site. What I like best is that it isn't about being best, but about sharing and enjoying each others work and words.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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I’ve been making the saw frame for my Chevalet project. The joinery calls for some tenon like finger joints that are fairly thin. I felt I needed a table saw tenoning jig for this work to get an acceptable result, so I made a simple one that...
This build is taking a lot longer to finish than it was supposed to. I had figured to be finished with it at the end of January, but I ran into some aches and pains, so I haven’t been in the shop as much as I would have liked. I have been w...
Thought some might enjoy this article and accompanying video appearing in the Dailey Mail today. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2568371/The-one-horse-power-circular-saw-Russian-woodsman-runs-tool-getting-animal-walk-treadmill.html
Something for you guys who want to get bowl blanks cut for turning fast. I mean really fast! Click on the first video below on the page.http://video.carsguide.com.au/2429180352/Holden-V8-chainsaw-is-an-Aussie-muscle-axe