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Balance

Upstream French creek Photographing Photographer pose relax Downstream fleeing Moose bridge ahead Do you see the bridge? , it’s right there . Not much to see……let’s go underneath . someone has put some...

Garden Gates #2: Gate finished

Except for painting the raw steel. The straps are set on a dado flush with the surface and the screws are countersunk. The screws are not stainless. I hope they survive. They should do ok painted with oil enamel paint. The hinges are on with...

Gate assembled

I finally got the upper panel pieces made and the gate assembled. My m&t fitting is a little sloppy. I haven’t picked the door up yet to see how stiff it is. I was thinking about adding some steel strapping for looks and a touch more support....

Garden Gates #1: Getting started

I took a break from work sleep fish work sleep fish to start building new garden gates for my house. I was only planning to replace the ratty PVC gate that came with the property but my wife wants a gate on each side of the house. Each gate will...

Pipe and Book 2

The Bear (1916) A novel by James Oliver Curwood . Thor, a mighty grizzly, and Muskwa, a motherless bear cub, become companions in the Canadian wilderness, going from one adventure to another—all while two trappers are on their trail. About...

Workshop machinery #20: Beam planer

Today was an interesting day, I got a visit from the U.K. importer of Mafell equipment to do a demonstration. A little background may be needed Mafell make serious Carpentry tool for timber framers it’s seriously industrial kit. They also now...

Birthdays #2: Birthdays

Could be somebody we all know is having a birthday tomorrow 7 Apr 2018 James Bonds Car is the clue ! …(again) … I couldnt think of a another one just now.

Pipe and Book 1 ( continued )

I have my drill stand centered over my jig , which is just a square box , with about a 1/16 " play . this did not work either for adequate holding or accuracy , so I returned to using the drill press . So I wrapped the rubber strip...

Pipe and Book 1 ( continued )

I started by taking a 1 3/8 maple dowel to the router table to make the mouth piece for the pipe . I set up a stop and a feather board and angled them away from the fence at the bottom . Using a 1/2 inch straight bit , I’ll reduce it’s...

Pipe and Book 1

Shortened to Alice in Wonderland, is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar,...