I have an admission to make. I haven't been in my shop in over a week and a half. It physically pains me to make that statement. I have been getting a number of other things squared away so I can attend the Woodworking In America
conference this year. After a drive through the night, and coffee fueled morning, I was able to stay awake for the entire first day of classes. If you have never been to a WIA conference before, I would highly recommend the trip. Just like I did last year, as these classes become pertinent to projects I'm doing, I'll post the my notes and photos of some of the classes I have attended. This conference is a great learning and networking opportunity, but most importantly it gets me excited to get back in my shop.
The day started off with a class from Mr. Glen Huey about the proper use of a powered jointer and thickness planer for stock prep/milling. I don't own a jointer but I know a guy who does, and he may be getting a phone call from me soon. I snuck out a little early from that class to attend a class titled TIMBER!!! given by Mr. Roy Underhill
. I wasn't sure what to expect from this class, but I am absolutely glad I attended. He essentially walked through the steps of squaring a log by hand. I recently posted on this very topic
and I was so glad to get the detailed instruction. While this is a labor intensive project I actually might give this a try now that I know what is really involved. I'll post on my attempt (hopefully this fall) and include the instructions I got today. In the mean time, however, I'll leave you with some photos of Mr. Underhill doing what he does best. More to come...
|Take That Powerpoint!!!|
|What To Do, What To Do....|
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But more importantly, most people don't simply want to buy a tablesaw and try to learn how to use it without proper supervision. Tools are not only dangerous, but they're expensive.ReplyDelete