Thursday, August 10, 2017

Out of the Ashes

Its been a long road back.  Lots of updates needed.  Story at 6 :)  Time to get busy and get this thing updated and linked to my You Tube channel  I've started.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

One more thing.   I have a Shopsmith in the bedroom shop.  great machine when set up right.  One thing you can't do is use a zero clearance insert and adjust the blade by regular means.  Had a an old 1993 American woodworker with this fence in it. Made some modifications and its just turns out to be a great thing.  Way more handy than I even thought in the beginning.   Going to  make some for my router tables.

Reckon its been a while again so I will put this on here for those who are frugal and want to use two liter bottles for prep storage.  I describe it in more detail here.  Not big time woodworking but useful

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Gettin Lucky

A  few scraps from the wood pile, some time and little linseed/beeswax/turpentine to bring out the beauty and a guy can get lucky

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Just been on a break and made a few boxes from scrap. Tried some new things.  Hidden hinges , wood hinges,  spalted woods, book style

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Well haven't been here for a while.  But been busy doing more windows.   Just uploaded 44 pics.  You can go here and see how an old TN hillbilly builds them without anything too fancy :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Making Windows

Here is a cheap and easy window build.  I'm going to be doing a bunch of windows over the next couple months.  This thing can literally be built with just a table saw and a few hand tools. Uses regular dimension lumber. In this case a 1x6 and some 2x2.  From here you can refine it into all kind of things..  Some of the experts might not think much of it, but its a place to start.  I will go a full double hung as I proceed.  These are the most environmentally friendly windows there are.  They got a bad rap because they last 50-100 years and no one does even a little maintenance on them, except slap some paint on them and all over the glass..  Your modern thermopanes are lucky to last 10-20 years and are way more expensive.  But most of us would rather pay triple than hang a storm window.  But even the storm can be left on year around nowadays since we have air conditioned homes.