Monthly Archives: April 2009

Da Bucket Man

Every bucket we did turned out excellent, not because I’m a bucket-making genius, but because they are quite simple to make. Two simple taper jigs – one for the first cut, another for the second – and roll.  There are … Continue reading

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Bucket Maker

Now, I don’t profess to be a professional bucket maker, but I think we are coming up with some neat buckets. To keep it simple, we made two jigs for cutting the staves. They are also super simple, I haven’t … Continue reading

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Getttin rollin

Well , Im processing the material for theJefferson Seed press, and looking to see what day i can get to Monticello to view it in person, no measuring or photos are allowed, but thats ok, let me get a good … Continue reading

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Bending Wood

Two Basic Techniques: 1st:  Steam Bending.  Put wood in a steam bath, average 1 hour per inch of thickness.  What I have found is that unless you can pressurize the steam, it doesn’t get much hotter than boiling water, but … Continue reading

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A New Thing

Jet and Woodcraft asked if I would test drive the Jointer/Planer Combo Unit. I got it in and put together, only made a couple runs thru with it but I like what I see thus far. I like the size, … Continue reading

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Groceries in the Dirt!

Well, I’ve been slacking on this blog, been slamming on some projects I need done and trying to get my garden panted. Finally got some stuff in the dirt. Onions, beets, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, turnips and radishes. I was … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

We’ve been really busy in the shop today and working on the newsletter so we didn’t get the usual blog going but wanted to share some photos with you on the Step Back and Slant Front Desk you’ve been watching … Continue reading

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