It is definitely summer these days here in Ontario Canada. The humidity levels are high, the rain levels are low, and the desire to do anything other than sit in the shade or go swimming makes the thought of working in the shop a little less than inspirational!
For some people, however, summertime is when the woodworking tools come out. For others, everything is put away waiting for cooler temperatures to return.
Two weeks left to enter.
Deadline for entries: July 31, 2012 - at 3 PM CDT
Voting: August 1-7, 2012.
Personal Picnic Butler – Summertime means outdoor eating and outdoor eating often means having a plate and a beverage in hand and no where to set them down - until now! Build your version of a "personal picnic butler", some type of plate and beverage holder for outdoor eating. Perhaps it sticks in the ground or maybe it is a table for one; perhaps it hangs from a tree branch or .. well, there are lots of possibilities! Be sure to include a photo of the butler in action. Read more here >>>
FREE Book Draws
Information about how to enter your name for the free draw below is located on the review page.
Do you have a project or woodworking skill that you would like to share with others? We are looking for class facilitators for the upcoming months. If you are interested, send me a message and I'll add you to our list.
LUMBERJOCKS' BLOGS ...... and ...... PROJECTS
▪ Teamwork: working alongside your partner can make the job go faster, more efficiently, and with a few laughs. Sheila Landry shares her story in her blog.
▪ Straw Box: a box decorated with straw? And it's glued on with horse sweat? Did I read that right? Check out Stefang's blog on this beautiful and fascinating piece of history.
▪ Cutting Plywood: with a hand saw. Check out the "sawhorse" adaptation demonstrated in littlecope's blog.
▪ Flyfishers: here's something for you, but I can't tell you what, as stefang made a little game out of his blog.
▪ Pegboard Game: with a twist - an added storage compartment for the pegs! A great "how to" video. Thanks GarageWorks.
▪ Heirloom Tool Box: full of memories and inspirations. This treasure was passed down and then passed along to reedwood.
▪ Garden Stakes: here's some inspiration for making fun and effective markers for your garden. Thanks, RavinHeart!
▪ Stain or Dye?: what about mustard - just one suggestion to Monte Pittman's question about staining wood that will be in contact with food.
▪ Shop Space: Is your work space efficient? Do you have enough storage space, work space, and lumber space? RusselAP takes a look at his shop to start a re-organization. I hope we get to read more about this process in upcoming blogs.
INTERVIEW WITH A LUMBERJOCK
Engineer and artist - that's how richgreer feels when he is doing woodworking. Different types of woodworking require different skills and for Richgreer they have different affects as well... read more here
GATEWAYS OF THE MONTH
LumberJocks readily share tips, tricks, plans, and tutorials on anything and everything related to woodworking. The following Gateways have been created to compile information for easy access.