I am considering making my own lamps with my Jet mini lathe. (Since I do not wish to pay large amounts of money I wish to make them myself. A Few questions come to mind. #1 Weight? As I have access to LEAD weights that can be made into any sh...
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For me woodworking is a great hobby. Unlike work I do what I want how I want and when I want. (laughing) Most of my projects are things I need around the house and are done with care and planning to insure they last a lifetime. The woodshop where the magic happens is small, one can never have too big of a shop, but I use my imagination to constantly come up with creative ideas for storage and functional stations to work. For the shop I take a zero dollar approach and spend little if any money, with the "junk" that is throw away everyday and scrap wood people give me for free I have more than enough to use with some imagination and time.
I make pens and small projects to pay for my hobby, in todays times one has to be creative with ways to fund one's woodworking addiction. On a rare occassion I do larger projects but my Father taught me a valueable lesson as a child. If you are always working on things for someone else when are you spending time with the children? So I learned to say "NO" alot and with conviction to put down the many request for work not play for someone else. Hobbies should be enjoyed, not a burden.
Having served in the United States Marine Corps and gone to Iraq I know well the price of freedom and that life should be enjoyed as we live in a Great Nation of Freedom unlike any other the world over.
-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.
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In looking at the sewing table my Mother gave me I had an idea to use a lift mechanism either electric or manual to use for my computer table. My idea is to be able to store the computer when the kids come over, company, or when on vacation. Any...