Hi, everyone. Thank you all for your encouraging comments! I hope everybody had a great 4th of July. I took a break over the holiday weekend on the trellis. Monday was rainy here and I forgot my camera Tuesday although I didn't get too much done anyway. I have other engagements for today and will be back on the jobsite Thursday with camera in hand.
I would like to take a minute to praise a few tools that have helped tremendously so far on this build.
First, is the biggest,…Continue
Another day and no storms until this evening... or so they say. My goal for the day was to get all six posts finished. We left off with the mortising yesterday.Continue
Despite warnings of thunderstorms for today, I decided to start the trellis. Here are a few pictures of Day 1. Here is all the Douglas Fir as it has sat for a few weeks now getting acquainted with a some of my tools.…Continue
This is not a blog or site that I wrote, but one that is written by Ray Sanderson that I would like to share with you. The site and stories are inspired by physically challenged people in woodworking that do not let their ailments stop them from attaining fine quality handcrafted works of art to share and inspire others. Ray's blogsite is called "Wheel'n'round The Workshop"…Continue
Time to take a break and enjoy the outdoors. Combine your woodworking with an old fashioned cookout with these wood grilling planks from Woodcraft & The Japan Woodworker.
I wanted to share with all of you what I got in the mail the other day! Hardwood Floors asked to do an article on my floor now and one when it is completely finished. I am totally blown away were I find myself today! When I started working on the floor, I had no idea it would lead to anything like this…leading to making new friends and having so many people take interest in it. Now I just have to get back in the shop and finish it:). I am still working on the electrical, its a big job but be…Continue
What I have below, is a tutorial on how to turn photo's into scroll saw patterns using GIMP.(Originally made this tutorial for another site but moved it over here for you) I made the tutorial as simple as possible by showing you what to push and click. I didn't spend any time in explaining the program or any real features. My goal was to give you something that you can follow by simply following the pictures. This…Continue
In the United States, a wooden nickel is a wood token coin, usually issued by a merchant or bank as a promotion, sometimes redeemable for a specific item. Wooden nickels were most commonly issued in the U.S.…Continue
Q: What does Woodcraft and St. Patrick's Day have in common? A: Green, as in money, as in we're giving it away!
[quote_box] "Midst searching four leaf clovers for the golden pot, never allow opportunity to pass."[/quote_box]
So be sure to check out the new…Continue
One thing about Duck Dynasty, A&E's reality television series on the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated duck call business, is that you never really see much about the duck calls. Most of their duck calls are molded plastic and others on the market are CNC machined. So Woodcraft set out on another Woodworking Adventure and found a not…Continue
A couple of years ago, I purchased a Dewalt 735 planer to replace my tired and worn Bridgewood Lunch Box planer. The Dewalt has features not found in the early model bench top machines and I love it. If there could be one improvement, it would be the location of the chip exhaust port. When the chip collection hose is attached, it constantly gets tangled with pieces moving on the outfeed table. I normally use a bungee cord to tie back the hose.…Continue
Welcome to part 2 of the Spice Cabinet Blog. To every part 1 there is usually a part 2 - I can't see this being any different :) --- Continue reading below.
We have worked out our Spice Cabinet design in Sketchup (Photo Above). Sketcup is wonderful - I feel it allows you to not…Continue
Ok, first let me say Thank You! again to all of you Lumber Jocks for your kindness and encouragement! You guys are amazing! I don’t know how else to put it, you are truly amazing. You have all touched my life.
So things here are busy. We are preparing to upgrade our electrical service to 400amps. I know there is a deep divide among the “overkill” and “sufficient” camps. Let me just get it out there that I am a believer in always preparing for the future. It is better to have it and…Continue
QUICK! Run to your kitchen! Open your spice drawer. Check and make sure all the spices are still there! PHEW! YES!!!
Thank goodness we are living in the 21st century and not back in the 17th.
Did you know, back in the 12th to the 17th century, spice was the most profitable element in the European trade?
Spices such as Pepper, Cinnamon, Ginger and Tea, were extravagantly priced. Yes, these same spices that we don’t give a second look at today…Continue
A little story from my experience with Toronto Pearson Int. Airport.
I sit here at Toronto Pearson International Airport -- DISMAYED at this point. read below.
How does the higher power work.
Tired as an old dog from a long day; Terminal 1 is alive with strangers big and small, fat and thin, Caucasian, Indian, Asian, dark people, light people and may I add, some not very bright people.
Anyhoodle, let me move…Continue
This is a heart box I made for my Wife's Valentines present. The lid and the base are made from 3/8" walnut.…Continue
Well, the TPW roving reporter went on the road Friday, January 18th to Indianapolis or as we hoosiers call it, "Nap Town." Friday was the first day of a three day show and I was impressed with the turnout for the show. The show started at noon and we had to park quite a ways from the door but we were sharing parking with a gun show that sported a line of 3000 folks waiting to get in. Anyway, back to woodworking. The exposition hall was packed and there were several really good…Continue
Did you ever start a hobby and loved it so much that you knew you would never quit doing it no matter what? Well Michael Smith is such a guy and his hobby is, you guessed it...woodworking! Now Mike is not your average woodworker. He is hooked on woodturning and turns by feeling.
Mike was born on July 21,1952 in Artesia, New Mexico. He is married and the father of…Continue