I am a hobbyist woodworker, looking to sharpen my skills (and my planes) and have some fun along the way.
Monthly Archives: September 2013
My father-in-law procured a new shop addition this past weekend, namely a Ryobi 9″ benchtop band saw!!! Jim, you rock! This little gem has already earned it’s keep by enabling me to make some tricky angled cuts on Keaton’s Rocket … Continue reading
Still working on this project but due to a back injury I’ve had to slow waaaaay down on my projects, chores, just about everything. In fact, the only positions I could be in and be somewhat comfortable was either laying … Continue reading
I love Autumn. Okay, so, this post isn’t technically about woodworking, though it does involve some tools… In my yard I’ve got a decent size shagbark hickory tree, along with about 5 others that have spread from this “mother tree”. … Continue reading
While waiting for parts of the Rocket Bookcase to dry, I launched into another project. Turns out SWMBO (I say with a wink and a smile) recently put the kabash on a potential gift of a lathe to me. Now, … Continue reading
Finally wrapped this project up, after some setbacks. To correct the angled chop I had to see what was the problem: the hole drilled in the chop or the hole drilled for the coupler buried in the leg? First I … Continue reading
Good news bad news kind of day. Twice. The first thing that hit me today was that the bare spot I had filed into the threads on the leg vise “screw” (really a 5/8″ threaded rod from the Borg) for … Continue reading