Years ago I was doing some work on a boat at a marina. The marina’s owner was a gnarly old Norwegian (full disclosure – I am a first generation son of a Norwegian) who always had a traditional old school cold Norwegian lunch each day, ...
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Retired boat builder doing lots of projects for wife, grandchildren and others ongoing. I do furniture, toys and all sorts of things.
-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!
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Planing very thin stock: Recently another Lumberjocker (John Hutchinson) asked for tips for planing stock down to 1/8” or so. Several people made good suggestions and I shared my own simple method which I worked out by trial and error years ago...
Laminating Wood The word ‘laminate’ comes from the Latin ‘lamina’ meaning ‘thin slice, plate, leaf or layer’ which is pretty close to our modern meaning. Funny how that often works, eh? During my career I have learned a fair amount about lam...
During my time in the Marines we called them ‘Cumshaw Artists’. The term refers to a person adept at ’procurement’., i.e., good at acquiring needed items, be it legal or otherwise. Best not to ask Cumshaw Artists where or how they obtained their s...
Have you ever wished to scale something up or down, either from plans or from actual objects? Then, you looked around the shop only to realize you don’t have any convenient tool other than measuring with rulers and then trying to convert using som...