Monday, May 31, 2010

Coming together

Well, today I did my glue up. I got all my draw bores drilled and my pegs cut and tapered. And then the glue up. This is an interesting glue up due to the fact that everything is so BIG! Doing tenon and mortise joints with 4x4's has its own challenges, but on the whole, everything went together very well. I am really happy with the performance of the draw bores. I have 2 more ply panels to cut and install, and then to start the doors and drawer construction.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Busy week, good week

Well, I had a pretty successful week on the BBQ Island project. I got all my tenons and mortises cut, all the wood textured, and got the drawbore situation figured out. I am ready to glue up and the start sanding, staining, etc. I also went on a bid for a remodel, finished a large bid for another customer, and really just enjoyed my time in the shop. Thank you Jesus for a good week!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pics as promised

Here are some pics that I promised. There is the beautiful Lie-Neilsen Scrub plane. It works great. I am really looking forward to the effect it will add to my lumber for the BBQ Island. The other is the Jet AFS 1500. That was a bear to put up. But it is done, and I won't have to do it again!

The new project

Today I start the BBQ Island for my customers. I have to go pick up my kiln dried doug. fir 4x4s and start the mortises and tenon. I am very excited about this build, however, I also need to clean the shop up before I can even start. My weekend did not lend itself to any great length of shop time. I was out there for a couple of hours on Sunday, and did get a few things done. I need to get some misc. hardware to hang the Jet AFS, which is very important, as it is laundry day for Sarah, and I don't want all that fine particulate going in the house or in the clean clothes as they come out of the washer. Also on today's list, finish the radiator flush and check for leaks. I can tell it is going to be a busy day, and I am late.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

New plane!

Today I got my new Lie-Nielsen 40 1/2 scrub plane in the mail. I was very excited!!! I also picked up a Jet Air Filter, the Jet AFS-1500 from a Craigslist posting. All in all, a good day of getting new toys! Now I just got to get the AFS mounted, and my garage will be dust free! hopefully :)

I will post a pic of the beautiful scrub plane later.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New blog for all my fun projects!

So I decided to jump on the blogging bandwagon for building things. I read a lot of wood working blogs, and I thought, "Why not do my own?" At least I will like what I read, hopefully. Anyway, this will also be a portfolio of sorts for projects I have done, and also projects in the works. I hope it will be a useful tool in my business. BTW, my business is building. And so much more than that. But it is a good and simple start to this blog.