Re: Jubilant babble...



From your stores of bed rails, I suspeceted you've had plenty of hard wood.

I'm
Yes, planed just enough to see what you are getting. Some places will plane to thickness for you at no or little charge. CT Hardwoods does it for me, plus they joint one edge.

it.
Sure is fun when that happens.

chocolate
Save some and get a can of BLO or DanishOil. Gives a very nice finish and you will never want to use poly again.

Next Christmas everyone will be getting pens as a gift. Good deal.

of
That was one of the things that convinced me to get a bandsaw. You'd be amazed at what you can do with 5/4 wood that is sawed in half.

have
Yeah, "outsiders" have no clue do they? Glad you are having such a good time. Ed
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
That's it then...
You're doomed.
;-)
djb
--
There are no socks in my email address.

"Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati"
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I'm just glad you're working on wood instead of yer fingers! Har Har
Jon Veeneman
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Silvan, feel free to show us any excitement that you have for woodworking at any time. I bought my first real hard wood about 23 years ago and it seems like yesterday.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Leon wrote:

I really am glad I made that trip. :)
I'm glad about a whole bunch of things, really. This has all been the culmination of a journey that had some pretty unlikely stops along the way.
I suppose the distilled moral of the story is that I've finally learned how to take pleasure in what I can accomplish, or afford, rather than fretting about what I can't. It's all about making do, about personal bests, and about not letting it get me down that most of the people in my life just don't understand what motivates me, or appreciate the fruits of my labor.
The only one who comes close is my wife. The more I ponder on this, the more I'm coming to realize that while she doesn't really appreciate the process, or the details, she understands the drive to create. Her hobbies, while all radically different from mine, also involve creating something.
She rolls her eyes, but she doesn't give me a hard time when I tell her we need to save up and buy a blurfl. She doesn't bitch about my shop time either.
I guess it turned out OK that I married the chick from Latin class who didn't go on to become Miss Virginia. ;)
--
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < snipped-for-privacy@users.sourceforge.net>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

This is the lesson we Dads are to impart to our sons.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

http://64.87.34.99/music/524/ifyouwannabehappyjimmysoul.wav
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
mttt wrote:

The other chick really did go on to be Miss Virginia though. At least I knew her. Maybe even touched her. Though I never really touched her quite the way I wanted to. ;)
(You want to make SWMBO madder than a nest of hornets? Just mention that name one good time, and then run like hell. :)
(I can't even remember the name, to tell you the truth. SWMBO has me trained. I think there was a V in it somewhere. Boy, that's helpful.)
(Monica? So much for the V...)
(Oh, nevermind.)
--
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < snipped-for-privacy@users.sourceforge.net>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Dave Balderstone wrote:

I know.
--
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < snipped-for-privacy@users.sourceforge.net>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
George M. Kazaka wrote:

Not supposed to be any secret (I always post with a real address), but it's an alias. Maybe SourceForge's mail redirector thingie was busted.
I don't give this one out, to try and keep it spam free, but you can get me at
m m c i n t y r (at) s w v a . n e t
--
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < snipped-for-privacy@users.sourceforge.net>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
BRuce <BRuce> wrote:

Probably turkeys on this one. :) It hasn't been going so well.
I had just made a frame for the board, which fit perfectly. I decided I had to re-do it in walnut, so I used the old pieces to cut new pieces, instead of just fitting it all out again from the beginning. The 32nds got me. A 32nd off here, a 32nd off there. It didn't fit at all. You know as well as I do how hard it is to drill a second hole in a situation like that. (The frame is held on with dowels, for the simplicity of it, and the look.) Things got ugly. I faked it as best I could, but the miters are pretty screwy. I had to chisel off the points on all four corners. I haven't done miters this bad since the days when I was using a Wal-Mart back saw and miter box.
Oh well. It was still a good day. As soon as I get some more dowels and figure out how to make those grooves, I should be ready to glue it up. Nothing fancy at all, really, as far as the box goes, but considering what I started out with, and how I got it there, I'm pretty pleased.
I like surfacing it by hand, but I definitely need more planes before I tackle anything remotely like a large project!!
--
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < snipped-for-privacy@users.sourceforge.net>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
yep, I still fight with miters and although I do understand the concept of "perfect miters on edge banding don't work if the base isn't square" I don't seem to follow what I know. Not enough attention to detail on the big piece and then fight the little stuff. Clients don't seem to know but it reduces my hourly rate to about $0.75 :-( Makes me happy to have a full time job.
BRuce
Silvan wrote:

--
---

BRuce


Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
BRuce <BRuce> wrote:

Yeah, but it's *square* dammit! :) It's not the base in this case. Just where I was trying to get away with using some of the original holes. I should have plugged all the holes in the base, then let the plugs dry, then started over again. Then I could have drilled new holes 1/32" away from the old ones without a tendency for the bit to do the wrong thing.
Hindsight is a bitch sometimes, but OTOH my grandfather will *never* notice what I'm whining about, so the best thing to do is just get on with my life from here. :)

Yeah, me too. I could never get paid for my time at the rate it takes me to do anything.
--
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < snipped-for-privacy@users.sourceforge.net>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

In my younger days... The wood's still plenty hard, but I don't get to stow it anywhere interesting very often. ;)

I should inquire about such services. I don't know if they'll do it, or if I'd want them to, but I can see where I might occasionally want to cheat a little.
Or maybe not. It's a lot of hard work, and it's time-consuming, but it feels right. Plus it's exercise. A little combat for my assal-fattalitis. I don't mind working, but I can't stand exercising for the sake of exercising.

Yeah buddy, it sure is. I thought I had had straight boards before, but I never had. Proves what a waste that S4S stuff from the Borgs really is.

Time is the problem more than money. I need to get it done, and I don't want to choose this most important project to experiment with a new finish. It's for my grandfather, and time is starting to kick him in the ass. No, I'll do what I know this time, but I'll be experimenting very soon.

Yup. These little 1" square off-cuts will be ideal blanks I think.

That's what I'm thinking. Or divide it into thirds and split it 1/3 2/3... looks like it would be just about right for boxes. 2/3 for the sides and 1/3 for trays and whatnot.
Probably be awhile on a bandsaw though. No use getting something crappy and then having to turn around eventually and replace it. I'm about done with that. I'll never be able to have the finest of everything, but I'll hold out for something solidly respectable. From now on, I want to get something and have it and use it without always looking over the hill to the day when I can afford to replace it with a real one.
--
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < snipped-for-privacy@users.sourceforge.net>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Related Threads

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.