First of all – anyone who has ever dealt with Alder will tell you that it blotches like crazy. It does. I can confirm that. If you wipe on any stain on the bare wood it will blotch significantly, and unpredictably. Unlike other types of ...
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Location: Surrey, BC
I am a beginner and very much new to the woodworking world, so right now I am all about soaking up as much information about basic skills and general woodworking knowledge as possible.
I am a huge guitar enthusiast first, and I eventually want to get into guitar building.
-- Making mistakes is essential in learning woodworking.
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Ok so before I get into this I want to make the following three declarations: 1) I am not in any way in favour of using inexpensive (IE cheap) woods and disguising them as expensive (IE high quality) woods in projects. That is not my goal here...
Wow it’s been a solid month and a half since my last blog entry and I still have no bed. But I do have a new baby and I can say that for a good four weeks or so my time in the shop has been minimal. That being said I have been able to ...
My wife and I are expecting a new baby shortly, so our youngest child will be abandoning his toddler’s bed for a “big boy” bed. It’s only a twin mattress – but it’s pretty massive for a four year old. And quit...
With everything ready to go, I decided to try my hand at my Douglas Fir boards that need to be glued up. Again, I have never in my life held a plane let alone used one…so this was fun! I actually learned pretty easily. The fact that my ...