[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto]Where do you find wood that isn’t plain pine boards and studs from the local lumberyard? If you don’t live near a furniture supply house or don’t want to pay for wood for small projects, do like I ...
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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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|commented on||Finding Wood||10-19-2014 10:41 AM|
|commented on||Finding Wood||10-19-2014 10:38 AM|
|commented on||Finding Wood||10-18-2014 10:30 AM|
|added blog entry||Finding Wood||10-18-2014 01:49 AM|
|commented on||Current Project #15: Chair II||10-16-2014 10:19 PM|
|added blog entry||Current Project #15: Chair II||10-16-2014 06:07 PM|
|commented on||Current Project #14: Church Chair I||10-15-2014 06:59 PM|
|commented on||Current Project #14: Church Chair I||10-15-2014 05:38 PM|
|added blog entry||Current Project #14: Church Chair I||10-15-2014 04:27 PM|
|commented on||Shelf for my Daughter||10-15-2014 03:53 PM|
|added project||Shelf for my Daughter||10-15-2014 01:05 PM|
|added blog entry||Current Project #13: So much for the faux live edge.||10-13-2014 07:16 PM|
|commented on||Current Project #11: The Table has left the workshop (or) Tables and Tribulations||10-12-2014 12:48 AM|
|added blog entry||Old Clamps #6: Jorgensen and a C-Clamp||10-09-2014 04:15 PM|
|commented on||Pizza Party for a Cause||10-08-2014 07:03 PM|
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Two views of the second prototype for my chair. This one is made from particle board and is completely glued together. I’m going to use it at the supper table for a few days and see if it’s uncomfortable. I already incorporated o...
[Above and below] These first two pictures show my first ‘thrown together’ prototype for a stackable, easy to build chair. The finished product won’t resemble it very much. The picture below shows the Mark II in parti...
Well, I know I was considering creating a live edge on the old stair tread, but it didn’t work out. As I got to know the piece of wood, I came to realize it would just look like a badly curved edge, as if I couldn’t cut straight. ...
I bought these two clamps earlier this year. The Jorgensen is a #3712 12 inch bar clamp (light duty). It has some rusty patina but still works well. The C-Clamp is a 3 inch S.H.C. Some flaking light green paint and surface rust show its age...