My wife wanted some picture frame shelves for the hallway and staircase to break up the large wall surfaces. I was not hard to ask, and decided to do different styles to mix things up a little.
Having kids is a true blessing, but they do come with baggage. Or to be exact: jackets, coveralls, knitted caps… We needed to organize everything better, and it starts with a coat rack.
Mirka makes the best sand paper I’ve used so far – the Abranet. A mesh-type paper that has excellent dust removal properties. And they also has made this sanding block – with built-in dust collection! Let’s review it!
Three planes in one? SOLD! I bought a Rider 3-in-1 shoulder plane. Which is also a bull nose plane. And a chisel plane. That’s two special purpose planes I might not need to buy separately, if this thing keeps its promises. Tool review time!
Summer vacation – we went to Orsa in Dalarna County, Sweden. Relaxing days on the beach and doing tourist-stuff. Just lovely! If you go there, a visit to Nusnäs and the Dalahäst factories are obligatory! Let’s take a tour.
My CamVac dust collector is a noisy sucker, but I am extremely happy with it. And one of its features is very useful for noise reduction. Let’s make a couple of hush-up’ers! In addition, let’s look at my dust collection system.
Yet another wall shelf project. This time it is for my oldest sister, Unni. I got a text message with an image and “show this to your wife, she’ll love it!”. Subtle… But hey, it’s woodworking! And I do have some oak at the ready.
Different situations can lead one into a bit of a rut sometimes. Motivation to start a project, continue work on one – in short, getting the elbow dislodged from ones behind – seems utterly illusive. Thankfully, there’s help to be found among kindled spirits!
This year has been busy, but the woodworking activities has been limited to concrete formwork. And there’s other “life” stuff going on. But I am still here, and I do have plans. 🙂
A man can provide a house, but a woman can provide a home. A woodworker can provide accessoires for the homemaking. Let’s make a table decoration thingy! Eärendil….
I will admit that I do occasionally buy stuff I really do not need. While very useful, some tools are unnecessary – or shall we say, a luxury. Sometimes they’re shiiinyyyy. Sometimes they speak to my inner cave man…
Fear of failing. Recovering from bad experiences. The fright of not being perfect, or even good enough. This is certainly not a laughing matter. Let’s talk about mental health for a moment.