"I'm going to have to catch up with ya on bench-making eventually...lol. I'll be building more of the storage benchs like i've made before, but slightly different. Some with drawers some with doors. Keep up the excellent work.…"
That storage bench looks great. I like your design of the storage bench. The three panels in front and the slide hinge on the lid of the seat of the bench are level and look good to the eye. I also like the way the lid is made where the lid is not noticable when the lid is down in the seat position.
I love your rocking horse. It looked really cute. You really going to make a little boy very happy on Christmas morning. My Dad used an old plastic button for our sign on our small ranch sign that read,"Rocking Horse Ranch". We named our little homestead that because one year we had little babies from chicks, rabbits, ducklings, to a bull calf. That was a fun year with school and keeping up with all the little ones we cared for at the time. I can't wait until I make something for the kids to enjoy.
Hi Jim, No I have been absent for a while. I have been very busy with projects that I have to get done in order to even start thinking about Christmas projects. Christmas will be on top of us soon and you know how fast days come and go. Right now I am building some crown molding for that cabinet job I did earlier that needed the large crown molding. It ends up being 10 1/2 inches tall and I'm doing custom stacked molding of which I will stack into two major pieces and install it.
As far as the glue up rack it is basically a wood frame of 2x4's with a piece of 3/4" pvc inset into the wood. The pvc keeps the glue from sticking and acts like a large clamp to keep the planks flat. The planks are squeezed with pipe clamps and it will lean up against a wall. I posted this some time ago and I hope the last post I did yesterday will expand out so you can see the whole thing. If not let me know and I will draw up the details again and send them to you. You might see it better if you go to my discussions and look on page 46. I t was posted on March 4 2011 and again at an earlier date of which I replied to a member named Doug. I know I drew up the plans for him in answer to a question he asked. Hope this finds you well and things going good for you.
Thanks for the comment and suggestion Jim, and yes, I am a hard worker LOL! This past weekend I was helping family with a house rehab they are taking on. I can remove "use a hammer drill" off my bucket list! Removing a fireplace and hauling brick. I swear each wheelbarrow load weighed 300lbs! At least it sure felt like it by the end of the day! I know they would help me with the garage but they sure have their hands full right now. I think the light weight insulation for the ceiling will be the way to go. I once used some to make a headboard, cut it to the shape I wanted and covered it with quilt matting and fabric. It was a inexpensive and easy material to work with and I could change the fabric to change décor when needed. My goal for this year will be to close off the space, if only with a temporary fix, perhaps running two heaters that will allow me to tinker on a weekend afternoon. Hate dark cold days of winter but being a snowbird is not doable :)
Hi Lorrie , thanks again for the comments on the Labs , also nice to have you as a friend on the site !! I get them from www.meiselwoodhobby.com and the www.thewinfieldcollection.com , they both have nice full size patterns and there prices are both very good !!! If you go to there web site you can view their catalog and prices and if you order they will send you a catalog !! you are doing very good in your wood working , JIM !!!
That would be awesome! I am an animal lover and think you did a fantastic job with your Labs! I am so honored to have you as a friend. Thanks so much for the invite! Also, thank you for helping me when I first became a member. You were the first person to send me a comment. I have never been on one of these social sites. I really enjoy this one! Have a Great Day!
Hi, Jim. I saw your wine glass rack. I think it looks great, I like the wine bottle rack with the arches. That was different for a wine rack. They are usually square and not really an eye catcher like yours. Keep making sawdust.