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02-25-2017 05:46 PM

2 Story Gambrel Shop Plans - 5 replies

Hey folks, I’m faced with what I call a “nice problem to have”. I need to build a detached 2 story shed in my Mother In Law’s yard for a shop on the ground floor and storage upstairs. The idea has a two-fold approach. First, the shop will be built so that it can then be setup to remodel the rest of the house. Secon...

01-10-2015 10:05 PM

What's Up With All the Step Stools? - 12 replies

Let me preface my comment with the statement that this is one of my all-time favorite websites, so I’m trying to be constructive here. In the last couple of days, dozens of step stools have been posted as an individual project. They look like duplicate posts from unique user ID’s, but they’re basically copy/paste versions o...

10-17-2011 04:36 PM

Mahogany Project Ideas - 2 replies

I’m addicted to the Stickley/Greene & Greene stuff (we just visited the Thorsen House in Berkeley, CA to see the Thorsen table). I’ve got a bunch of solid mahogany and I just scored two 4’ x 8’ sheets of 3/4” marine grade mahogany plywood from a friend sailing down to Mexico. I need some ideas of what to make ...

05-08-2010 12:48 AM

Air Compressor Cart / Caddy? - 5 replies

I know I’ve seen a bunch of them on LJ’s, but for the life of me, I can’t find more than a couple after searching using every keyword I can think of. Can my fellow LJ’s please hook me up with links to any of the myriad air compressor carts/caddies that have made an appearance here. I’m getting one in the very near...

01-30-2010 06:46 PM

Rodel Chair Back Leg Lamination - 11 replies

While in the shower, letting the sawdust sluice off me, I had a couple of thoughts. I’m making the Rodel chairs for our dining room, and yesterday, I made the template for routing out the back leg. My first thought that a CNC router would make short, accurate work out of these very qui...

01-19-2010 06:47 PM

Craftsman Dining Light Fixture - 11 replies

OK, I need some help finding a design for a new fixture over our new table. I have plenty of scrap wood for something like this. I’m looking for a Craftsman/Prairie style, multiple socket fixture. Possibly something with opposing arms cantilevered out from the center. The center possibly being a larger light. I’d like the indivi...

01-17-2010 05:06 AM

Beadlock Pro - 3 replies

I made the mistake of going into a woodworking store this morning unsupervised. With a craftsman dining table and chairs looming in my immediate future, I figured it might be worth trying an easier method of loose tenon joinery. I bought the full kit, the 1/2” upgrade and the 1/2” router bit to make the tenons. Does anyone h...

08-18-2009 03:55 AM

One-Pass, Half-Blind on a Leigh Dovetail Super 12 Jig - 12 replies

I recently was able to bust out my new Leigh Dovetail Super 12 jig. I also added the router support because my Hitachi M12V weighs 11 pounds. I figured it was a worthwhile investment to save drawer parts. I set it up to do the one-pass, half-blind dovetails. It was pretty successful, and I’ve seen worse dovetails on production furnit...

08-10-2009 03:41 AM

Stickley Finish? - 51 replies

I’ve been desperately trying to find MY recipe. I was recently sent’s recipe for J.E. Moser’s Golden Amber water-based aniline dye topped with Lilly Professional Glaze “warm brown”, possibly also sold by Valspar or an I’m coming up with zilch on the glaze. P...

06-29-2009 05:54 AM

What To Do With Maple - 1 reply

I was recently given several small sticks of maple from a big box store. Having never worked with maple, I don’t really know what to do with it or how to bring out it’s natural luster. I will be making some framing samples out of them. I don’t really have enough to make up a bunch of finish samples. Since finish is part of ...

06-28-2009 07:02 PM

Another BLO Question - 7 replies

I have to admit, it took me a second to figure out what BLO stood for. Anyway, I bought some since everybody talks about it. I’m trying a series of new finishes for my own furniture and for the custom framing samples. I applied some to quarter-sawn white oak the other day. It seems to have polymerized nicely, but it didn’t really...

10-22-2008 01:59 AM

Arts & Crafts/Craftsman/Mission/Greene & Greene Reference Books? - 1 reply

I’m admittedly a huge Stickley/G&G junkey, so I reference Lang’s books, the Stickley catalog and books, various older Popular Mechanics publications, a couple of books I’ve picked up off the shelf at Woodcraft that rank high on if you do some searching, and the big black Japanese joinery book. What books do yo...

09-11-2008 08:28 PM

Kitchen Pass! - 2 replies

The lady whose house I’m remodeling for my contribution to our household finances has run into a snag with her home equity loan, through no fault of hers. While putting the second coat of hand-rubbed poly on my dresser, my girlfriend (who makes the money while I make the furniture) came into my finishing room with an interesting idea. I ...

09-10-2008 06:38 PM

Glue Removal? - 8 replies

Being the insensitive male woodworking type, I needed to do a glue up the other day and grabbed what I thought was a cheap, glass ramikin from the cupboard. Several days later, I was informed that it was a gift and in no uncertain terms was I to scavenge for woodworking supplies in “her” kitchen. Is there anyway I can get a fully c...

09-03-2008 01:39 AM

Desktop Catapult/Trebuchet? - 5 replies

While “Rolling the Dice” the other night (late), I thought I saw a desktop catapult/trebuchet project zip on by while clicking away. Does that look familiar to anyone? I’m seriously thinking about building a trebuchet just for the fun of it to launch potatoes or something into the ocean while sailing and camping on the beach ...

09-02-2008 11:50 PM

Sign Painting - 1 reply

I just finished using the Dremel tool to carve out a rather complicated “kid’s room” sign for my godson. I want to darken the engraved letters to provide more contrast to the red oak. Does anyone have a good method for staining, painting, etc. the relieved parts and leave the top plane relatively untouched? Thanks!

09-02-2008 10:07 PM

Bow Arm Morris Chair - 1 reply

I’ve been wanting to build a BAMC for a long time. I actually got to sit in a few at the San Francisco A&C Expo a couple of weeks ago. I noticed that they were very low, and with my 6’2” frame, the arm rest height was too low for comfortable support. By going with the WoodStore or Lang drawings, I won’t know if the...

09-02-2008 09:59 PM

Drawer Vacuum? - 5 replies

On the A&C Gentleman’s chest I just finished, I’ve noticed that the fit of the large bottom drawers causes a considerable amount of suction behind them, between the back panel when the drawer is pulled out. I was thinking of relieving this with a 2” Forstner bit to allow air to flow more easily in and out, which should mak...

08-29-2008 12:51 AM

Stick to Stickley? - 6 replies

I’ve read all of treefrogfurniture's blog, and he brings up an interesting point about sticking only to actual Stickley designs. I would love to fill my home with authentic Stickley reproductions, but sometimes I find a design, or make up my own in AutoCAD that isn’t a true Stickley. Given the time constraints, the expense, and the...

08-29-2008 12:41 AM

Paging Issues - 3 replies

Everytime I start to browse through search results, once I get past the first page, it always takes me back to the first page. For example, if I’m on page nine of “mission” results and hit the back button to go back to the ninth page of results, I end up on page one. I then have to remember I was on page nine and click page t...

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