Last night I grabbed some particle board that I have in the shop and made a bending jig for the chair back. The chairs are for the table I made for our church. Although I’m glad I had the particle board to use instead of ‘good...
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Location: Sussex County, New Jersey
I've only been seriously interested in woodworking since about 2011. Before that I did a few projects with handheld (corded) tools. I bought a small table saw and have since added a bench top band saw and drill press. I think my biggest triumph was a mountain dulcimer and case that I made for my wife. It definitely looks original and it works quite well.
I'm interested in small projects, nothing bigger than a table and I like dabbling in lutherie (I have plans and ideas.) Whirligigs are another thing I like to make. My first two now decorate our yard, a fiddler who bows and stamps out the rhythm, and a parakeet vainly beats his wings. I have a few more in progress for friends. (best way to learn is to make giveaways, right?)
My 'workshop' is a approximately 13x13 foot space in our basement. I've begun working on organizing things, but I get things done. In the summer I sometimes adopt our patio under a shade tent to do much of the sanding or larger projects like a trio of Adirondack chairs ala Norm Abram.
Background: I was a printer for 13 years on small offset and letter presses in a local mom and pop shop. When my daughter came along we decided that I'd stay home as the caregiver as my wife's work benefits and salary were better than mine. I'm now lightly employed as a sexton in our church though if the right part time job popped up I'd take it.
Lately I've started making woodworking videos. I'm actually making them in Esperanto, but with a voice dub in English as well. The YouTube channel with my videos is here.
I also translate many of my Lumberjocks projects into Esperanto and post them on a Wordpress blog here:
-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!
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|added blog entry||Current Project #18: Chair III: 1st Bent Lamination||10-25-2014 09:22 PM|
|commented on||Third Cajon||10-25-2014 09:01 PM|
|commented on||Third Cajon||10-24-2014 10:08 PM|
|commented on||Current Project #17: Cajon. Installation of the snare||10-24-2014 08:44 PM|
|added project||Third Cajon||10-24-2014 08:21 PM|
|commented on||Current Project #17: Cajon. Installation of the snare||10-24-2014 05:58 PM|
|commented on||Current Project #17: Cajon. Installation of the snare||10-24-2014 04:31 PM|
|added blog entry||Current Project #17: Cajon. Installation of the snare||10-24-2014 03:11 PM|
|commented on||Note about Cajon & New Sander||10-23-2014 12:19 AM|
|added blog entry||Note about Cajon & New Sander||10-22-2014 07:26 PM|
|commented on||Current Project #16: George's Cajon||10-20-2014 04:43 PM|
|commented on||Current Project #16: George's Cajon||10-20-2014 04:11 PM|
|added blog entry||Current Project #16: George's Cajon||10-20-2014 03:26 PM|
|commented on||Finding Wood||10-19-2014 10:41 AM|
|commented on||Finding Wood||10-19-2014 10:38 AM|
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Since this cajon is all but finished, I thought I’d post something about the snare element that goes into the box. I came up with this myself, but my wife says it’s nearly identical to the professionally made cajones she’s s...
Just a random blog this time. The cajon I’m working on has chosen which side will be the bottom. When I began rounding over the corners with a 1/2 inch roundover router bit, the grain in the plywood began splitting away from the surface. I...
Yes, another cajon. If I keep this up, I’ll eventually be able to make one without fudging anything. Here it is in glue up. The bits of blue tape are my method of indicating which edges I had to put rabbets in. The tape comes off more...