My latest edition of ShopNotes featured a tip sent in by a reader for buffing parts. Notice that he used his 1 1/2” Φ hole saw as a mount for a section of paint roller sleeve. I tried this and it will work, but me being me, I wonde...
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Location: North Idaho
I am a 71 year old retired Ironworker. In 2003 my wife and I moved from Texas to the Northern regions of the Idaho panhandle. We bought 11 wooded acres, cleared enough trees for our home site, then set about building it.
For the first time I have a dedicated (heated) shop in which to practice and hone my rudimentary woodworking skills. Although I have built high rises, banks, hospitals, bridges, etc. in my career I never considered myself a woodworker.
I am still in the process of gathering tools which I find in garage sales, Craigs list, Ebay, or thrift stores. But what I really enjoy is the challenge of making tools rather than buying them. I have made a 14" bandsaw, 23" thickness (drum) sander, and a pantorouter so far. (See my LJ projects)
My projects take forever because if I see the need for a tool or a jig that I don't have I will stop and make it.
I am glad to be a part of the Lumberjock community. You guys inspire me with your talent.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green
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Some of you may be wanting to know where I have been since my last project post in June. Well, I have been on a journey of sorts and I am not at the end of it yet. Many of you will remember my experiment with building furniture out of OSB partic...
This is my first attempt at making a YouTube video. It is highlights of my OSB rocker build that I posted earlier this year. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2nLBM5R2ZE I have been wanting to learn how to make and post videos ...
Lumberjocks has imbedded commercial hot links into our project descriptions. Now every time I click on a project my Anti-Malware software gives me a pop-up window with a corrupt website warnings. I also get pop-up windows saying my media player n...
This rocker is a James Cole creation. He has been good enough to share his plans, for free, with all who would like to build this beauty. You can find them here The first thing I did was to save his plan pages using the”save image as...