WWA Info Exchange

For Woodworkers By Woodworkers
It is currently Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:56 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:48 am 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2001 12:01 am
Posts: 12033
Location: La Plata, Maryland
Thought I forgot, didn't you?

I glued up the carcass for one of the dressers yesterday, and I have everything cut out for the second one today.

_________________
Uncle Fester WWAMDAUX#3
La Plata, Maryland
Does Anyone Have A Comb?
Home Of A Beautiful DJ 20
I Say.... BUY DELTA!!
10,000 posts--Easter Sunday, 2008--7:43pm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:04 am 
Offline
Veteran

Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:09 pm
Posts: 1171
Location: Indiana, brookville
Helped my aunt move saturday. And trimming out the room at my mother in laws that I put new flooring in last weekend.

_________________
If you don't have time to do it right the first time when are you going to find time to do it again.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:37 am 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 12, 2006 9:37 pm
Posts: 5398
Location: Tucson, AZ
well... it's LOML and my anniversary this Wed so I am making a small elephant engraving for her (she loves elephants)

I am also designing a set of 8 mesquite placemats. I haven't completely tied down the process yet, but I'd like to come up with a thin, heat resistant, slide resistant, warp resistant sandwich that will look good. My thinking is that it will probably end up being a sandwich of (from bottom to top

cork (.8 mm- very thin stuff)
baltic birch (1/8 or 3/16 material... thin but not too thin that it will warp
top layer of veneer- probably mesquite. I'll then carve the piece on the CW and the birch (in theory) will show through the mesquite after it has been carved... I hope to use some traditional "chip carving" style patterns but do not want to go overboard-- our dinner service is this one and is quite fussy on its own so I'd probably leave the placemats fairly plain
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&s ... CDcQsAQwBQ

Lawrence

Lawrence


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:59 am 
Offline
AdminMama
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:33 pm
Posts: 7249
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Finishing the bathroom redo, hopefully.

This has turned into quite a job. I knew there was water damage to the plywood subfloor, but before we tore it out last Sunday (has it been just a week????), I had no idea how extensive the damage was.

There were two 3/4" subfloors with a 1/8" subfloor on top. IF there hadn't been two layers of 3/4" plywood, that floor would have caved in a long time ago!!!

So, we tore it out to the floor joists, removing the old cast iron tub (dated 4/12/62 on the bottom--a year younger than I thought it would be).

So, I have a new acrylic tub and wall kit that honestly requires no caulking. New 1.7 gallon toilet--so much better than the old one.

A new exhaust fan (it just looks like a dome light--who would have guessed it was an exhaust fan???) with piping going to the outside gable with a vent. I actually have no steam in the bathroom when I finish with my normal hot shower--WOW---I didn't know that was possible!!!

A new warm floor--there obviously was a lot of air leaking up from the crawl space with the old damaged floor. We put two 3/4" layers of plywood down (the top one is guaranteed waterproof for the life of the plywood.....I hope not to have to check that one out!!!!), to meet with the flooring to the hallway. Very sturdy floor!!

The only woodworking will be when I start putting the baseboard and quarter-round down this afternoon. Then I can go back to working on the baseboard, quarter-round and door trim for the living room and hallway.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for this project...FINALLY!!!!

Verna

_________________
Verna
Indianapolis, IN


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:32 am 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 1999 12:01 am
Posts: 1693
Location: Dublin, OH
Washing walls. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :mad: :D

_________________
Sean

Countin' flowers on the wall,
that don't bother me at all,
smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo,
Now don't tell me I've nothin' to do.

Second recipient of the D'oh Award. 4-13-08


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:46 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:01 am
Posts: 4216
Location: Linwood, Ma, USA, The Center of the known universe
Verna, don't ya love when a plan comes together. :-D

_________________
Paul G
"To the last I grapple with thee, from heqq's heart I stab at thee, for hates sake I spit my last breath at thee."

Shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker.
-- Leonardo da Vinci


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:52 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:01 am
Posts: 4216
Location: Linwood, Ma, USA, The Center of the known universe
Too cold out in the shop for me.

_________________
Paul G
"To the last I grapple with thee, from heqq's heart I stab at thee, for hates sake I spit my last breath at thee."

Shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker.
-- Leonardo da Vinci


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:55 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2003 1:01 am
Posts: 7337
Location: Durban,SouthAfrica
Fitted a newly sharpened blade on my CMS and TS.

Done some touch up on the skirtings in the balcony area,yep we have one cat childlike :wink: :)

And finaly got some time to design a Vanity for someone here :D


Have Fun
Francois

_________________
Its the quality that counts not the quantity.
If you want creative workers give them time to play.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:23 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2001 12:01 am
Posts: 12033
Location: La Plata, Maryland
Vanity? Did someone say vanity??

I did finally get one of the draws done for mine!

I just finished one of the face frames for one of the night stands.

_________________
Uncle Fester WWAMDAUX#3
La Plata, Maryland
Does Anyone Have A Comb?
Home Of A Beautiful DJ 20
I Say.... BUY DELTA!!
10,000 posts--Easter Sunday, 2008--7:43pm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:34 pm 
Offline
Veteran

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2003 1:01 am
Posts: 1122
Location: Vancouver WA
Trying to get my shop cleaned up so I can make some sawdust (finish fixing kitchen cabinets).

_________________
If it's not broke, fix it anyway.
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:22 pm 
Offline
Veteran

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:53 am
Posts: 209
Location: Mohrsville, PA
Last night was my 9 year old daughter's sleep over party. I had nine 9 year old girls here. I am tired today. Started back up on my canoe. cutting block for the stapless mounting.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:28 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2003 1:01 am
Posts: 1839
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A.
Bert304 wrote:
Last night was my 9 year old daughter's sleep over party. I had nine 9 year old girls here. I am tired today. Started back up on my canoe. cutting block for the stapless mounting.


Dude I would LOVE to see some progress photos of that process. I am doing stapless on my Freedom 17 but I am always looking to learn new and more efficient ways to stapless build.

_________________
Tim Eastman
Lead by example - be an example worth following


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:36 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2003 1:01 am
Posts: 1839
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A.
Working on breathing life back into this computer. It's older than Methuselah's mother and it's finally getting to the point that it doesn't like to get up in the morning. I built it back in the fossil record (2001) so for a computer that's pretty old. Had to get out the paddles and a crash cart but she's up and running (for now). Why does this stuff happen when you don't have a job? :D

_________________
Tim Eastman
Lead by example - be an example worth following


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:04 pm 
Online
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:01 am
Posts: 4737
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Hey Larry,

I've been working on some bentwood serving trays. They're sort of like shaker bentwood boxes. The first set has been a learning experience, but I'm willing to put my name on 6 of the first 7 that I've made.

Tom

_________________
"There is no path to peace, peace is the path."
Mohandas K. Ghandi
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Shop improvements
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:09 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:30 pm
Posts: 368
Well lets see,

I started on a router table/outfeed table with storage underneath.

I finished some cabinets for more storage and decided on raising my dust collection unit off the ground so to put the chip collector under it.
It will save me about 10 square feet. Which is where I will put the drill press.


Will continue next weekend as well.


Thanks,

James

_________________
The ancient Greeks and Romans used raw talent and man power I use all the help I can get from Mr. INCRA, Mr. Swissmade, Mr Grizzly and all fellow woodworkers. All fine souls if I say so myself.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:19 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 12, 2006 9:37 pm
Posts: 5398
Location: Tucson, AZ
grumble... grumble....

well I'm not real pleased with the way the elephant turned out....

Image
as LOML put it... (she knew I wan't happy).... you can do it again if you like and not make it "rustic"

sure, (says I) but do you understand that I made this out of zebrawood and ebony? (she knows what these woods cost)

"well I like it just fine like it is then!" she says

The elephant was carved out and then I used inlace turquoise and epoxy to fill the carving and then sanded it level. The epoxy had a bubble or two in it which I filled with more epoxy and inlace but you can see where the patches are (they are very very tiny, but I can see them) The ebony edging I roughed up with a block plane and though I like the look, I would do it differently next time....

We also spent almost 6 hours pulling all the sashes off the windows and then cleaning out the casements, dry lubing the sashes and mechanisms, ordering replacement parts for the tilt locks that have broken and cleaning (inside and out) all the windows.... I don't think the windows have been properly cleaned (the casements) since the house was made 13 years ago...we've washed the windows every quarter or so, but not removed the sashes and done them properly up till now.

They ride and look great now... but LOML and I are TIRED!!

I think I'll give the elephant another try tonight/tomorrow...
Lawrence


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group