Once upon a time I bought a Black and Decker sander because it had more accessories than the other more expensive sanders at the store. It died partway through a set of baseboards I was sanding. For some reason instead of buying a new sander, I finished the baseboards by hand, good for the arms I suppose. Continue reading
This post might more accurately be named: Wooden Pulley Wheels take 2 & 3. I had just gotten two done, started painting them when I realized there was something wrong and they were not going to work :0/ Continue reading
Once I was introduced to Big Timber’s Gold Star screws, I have never wanted to use anything else. I like to keep all of the sizes I use regularly lined up on a storage dresser in my shop. Continue reading
This one’s for my sis…who seems to think I never fail at anything. It’s not true, I fail all the time. No biggie, I just keep looking for the one way that actually works for me. Yesterday I failed at making pulley wheels for my bathroom cabinet door…..tomorrow I have a few more ways to try ;0)
For those of us without a jointer, getting one good edge on rough lumber can be accomplished fairly easily on your table saw. The only drawback to the jig I built is only being able to work with lumber 8′ long or shorter. On the occasion I come home with 10′ or 12′ boards, these need to be cut down before I can put a strait edge on them. Continue reading
This might be my new favorite thing for a while. I was going to just stain this project then paint over it with milk paint and have some of the dark show through after sanding, but was pleasantly surprised with how the stain itself turned out.
I like drawing things by hand, there are times I can’t seem to think through what I am doing without a pencil in my hand. Literally. Cannot. Think. Without the pencil in my hand and a piece of paper in front of me. I’m sure those computer programs that will spit out a cut list after you have designed your project are wonderful, I don’t build enough things in a year to need them. Continue reading