I finally got around to re sanding the top slat on the back where the water mark had caused the stain to really soak in and make a nasty looking spot. I draped a sheet over the chair for a couple weeks and let the stain dry completely before worki...
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Location: Eagle, Michigan
Living life married to the prettiest and smartest gal I ever met.
Self employed energy consultant / building performance analyst.
Woodworking suits me well because I inherited an engineering mind from my father and a little artistic flair from my mother.
I prefer to build small, practical projects. While it's within my ability to build a dresser or dining room table, I really have no interest in doing so at this point.
Woodworking is my Zen and has taught me a lot about patience and planning. There aren't many other things I'd rather be doing than making noise and sawdust out in the garage.
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.
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I’m still plugging away on the guitchair project. I did a dry fit today and found an issue I needed to fix with one of the dowel holes, it had been drilled off center and split the corner of the piece. I left a few of the original dowels in...
Last weekend, I joined a couple other sawdust junkies on a trip to the Wood Expo (aka the Peachtree tool sale). Among the displays and demonstrations, there were 4 companies selling CNC routers, and one selling a laser engraver. I think these thin...
A few years ago, I happened to find a nice old oak school desk chair on the curb in someones trash. I had been looking for such a chair to make into a guitar players chair. It was one of those chair-desk combos that originally had an arm de...
I thought I’d add a few more pictures to the blog tonight. First, a picture of my first temporary feeding method, the pie pan of syrup. You can see that there are a couple wasps hanging around. The sticks are so the bees don’t drown...