September 2009 Blog Archive
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An Early Reminder of
Friday, September 28th, 2009
Colorado can I be out getting a "farmer's tan" while
riding my Harley-Davidson Road King one day and the
next day wake in the morning to cold temperatures
and horizontal snow squalls. Thus is life living on
the front range of the Rocky Mountains.
America's Best Home
Friday, September 18th, 2009
about a week or so after I completed transforming my
garage into a workshop, I was surfing the
forum pages. I noticed a fellow woodworker had
posted a thread asking for others to share pictures
of their workshop. Since my garage makeover was
completed I figured "what the hell" and posted a
dozen or so images from around the shop.
Making The Grade...
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
In an ideal world every piece
of wood that was milled from a tree would be
straight grained and free of any defects. When
purchasing lumber you wouldn't have to worry about
knots or wormholes or color variations. It would be
a woodworker's dream. However, trees are living
organisms with branches and leaves and are subject
to droughts, flooding, fire, insects and animal
infestation and disease.
Sunday, September 13th, 2009
I have two tool chests in my
shop, an old 3-tier Craftsman and a large 2-tier
Husky, and both are chock full of tools. The
Craftsman chests is used for woodworking tools and
accessories and infrequently used miscellaneous
items and the larger Husky chests store all my
Plane & Simple...
Friday, September 11th, 2009
Buying hardwood lumber can be
a confusing and often expensive task. Unlike
softwood lumber, which comes in standard sizes and
lengths (2x4, 2 x 6, 4 x 6, etc.) hardwood lumber
does not necessarily adhere to the same standards.
The sizes, appearance and cost can vary
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
I was in the shop this weekend
and came up with a safer way to hold boards securely
when using the jointer to true one surface. This is
not a new idea but maybe a refinement of an existing
jig that has probably taken on various shapes and
sizes in other woodworking shops.