Joinery

Hey guys and gals, how are ya’ll doing?
I thought I’d write a quick bit today, as the video project I started… fell through. I was all set for making a video on this project I wrote about on Defiance, but there just wasn’t a way for me to shoot it here at home. Cramped and dimly lit, I gave it up and decided to write about it instead.

I made this here at home and not at my “shop”. Not really a shop, but where I keep my tools. All I used for this one is a jigsaw and a very small band saw, apart from my drill of course. The entry table is very simple and takes little to complete. However, at first I was at a loss as to how to join the parts that were already cut. I don’t have the means to do mortise and tenon and I had never really considered pocket holes until now. I spend A LOT of hours on YouTube and I have seen loads of videos covering Kreg pocket hole jigs. I don’t know why, but I have been under the impression that pocket holes are, less than adequate. Decisions, decisions… Norway feels like the middle ages at times. Tools, materials and so much more, not available or only available through lengthy imports from eBay and the likes.

I did a bit of Google’ing and actually found a retailer only an hours drive away. I called ahead to make sure I didn’t drive for nothing, and he was getting a new shipment that same day. I ended up getting the Kreg R3, which seemed to fit my needs just well. I bought screws, but man.. those Kreg screws are expensive over here. I figured I could find adequate screws in one of our warehouses (and I was right) so I have plenty of different length screws.

So, in conclusion… I don’t know why I was so hesitant to try pocket holes, as my experience now is they are easy, durable and has a place in woodworking.

See you again soon!

Some changes

Hey guys and gals, long time no read.
I’m still going to the dentist (yes, it’s taking forever!), and I’ve been having other issues leading to me not writing or making anything.

What I have been doing, is a boatload of thinking and planning. A while back I bought the domain http://www.defiance.no, without any real plan for it. I have decided to use that site as where I post articles, images and videos of my projects. I’ll be using this site (geirandersen.com) as my personal site and blog.

LogoThere’s nothing there as of right now, but I hope to get started on some old write-up’s shortly.

 

 

No project

No project this weekend, but maybe I’ll get a tip-video or two going… I got seriously derailed by an emergency visit to the dentist! I truly hate going to the dentist! Turns out that a weeks worth of growing pain in the jaw/mouth, was two teeth in dire need of a root canal job. This will set me back $1000 – $1500, and that’s just great now before Christmas.

It’ll be a few weeks of pain and anguish, but hey…Hmm.. Couldn’t find a real good upside other than pain relief. Hopefully I won’t be set back from pain, so I’ll be able to shoot another project video.

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Additions

I have been looking to add to my camera gear for a good while now. Having used my simple Canon Legria (something) as my one and only video camera, I wanted to add one more. This time, I wanted a camera that offered the ability of an external microphone. Of all the endless cameras I have looked at, only the high-end video cameras and some semi-high-end DSLR’s offered this. Stopped by one of my regular shops today, and I came across the Canon (I’m a huge canon fan) EOS M.  Continue reading “Additions”

Zippered pouch v2.0

I decided to make a “new version” of the zippered pouch, simply because I felt I could do better. My camera setup isn’t 100% ready so I couldn’t record my latest attempt.

Second version of a zippered pouch
Second version of a zippered pouch

This is the finished pouch this time, and I do feel like this is heaps better than the first one. I went above and beyond on this one (spending far more time and effort than needed for a test). Continue reading “Zippered pouch v2.0”

Recycling / Re-designing

Why throw away old clothes and fabrics? We’ve all got clothes, curtains and the likes we’re no longer using. Why throw all that away? One can of course give it away to charity, but think about it; In stead of giving- / throwing away, why not take the individual pieces “apart” and use for another project? This is of course only applicable if you’re into crafting, sewing, tailoring, etc. If you are, take a look in your closet and assess your wardrobe!

A shirt is no longer just a shirt, it’s cuffs, buttons, fabric, patterns, etc.
A dress is no longer just a dress, there are straps, buttons, zippers, etc…

You get the idea; There are so much more things, if we only start looking through with new eyes! Continue reading “Recycling / Re-designing”

YouTube

Let it be known: I spend an awful amount of time on YouTube. Mostly watching videos but also commenting and I also used to create videos for YouTube myself.

Guess what!! I’m making videos again. I’ll be working on writing a post here, for just about every video I make. I took a hiatus from creating videos early spring this year. I don’t know what happened, I just didn’t feel like making videos.
Now that I really have gotten the creating video spirit over me again. I found a huge interest in crating, which sparked the video interest again.

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Well, hello again!

Another blank period, where I haven’t posted anything. I have been super busy and also not felt like posting/writing anything… I have been so focused on woodworking for a very long time, not much else have “gone through” my screens. Just not anything I’ve thought was post-able. I think maybe I’ll start writing more even if…

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