I live in Canada where it isn’t considered a cold day if the temperature is above 0° (-18° celsius for us). My shop is in an attached garage but it doesn’t have its own door to the house. I have to go outside and then in through a back...
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322 posts in 486 days
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
I'm just getting back into woodworking after a nearly 10-year break. At the time family life took up most of my time and I just wasn't able to spend enough time in the shop to justify the cost.
However now with my daughter in university I've got lots more time. I'm converting my 2-car garage into a dedicated workshop and starting to learn again.
My main interests right now are furniture building and decorative boxes. Basically items that can show off the beauty of solid wood and craftsmanship.
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|commented on||17' Cedar Strip Kayak||12 days ago|
|commented on||Standing Jewelry Cabinet||15 days ago|
|commented on||Arched Coffee Table||21 days ago|
|commented on||Ashes Casket||28 days ago|
|commented on||Morris Chair with Ebony Inlay||32 days ago|
|commented on||21st Century Workbench||33 days ago|
|commented on||Poplar shoe rack||40 days ago|
|commented on||Chestnut Side Table||40 days ago|
|commented on||Segmented Turned Wood Bowl||42 days ago|
|commented on||Floating Top Coffee Table||46 days ago|
|commented on||"Suspended", Santos Mahogany Side Table||46 days ago|
|commented on||Coffee Table - my first||53 days ago|
|commented on||Black Walnut Desk||79 days ago|
|commented on||Geo-Ribbon Banding Jewelry Box||81 days ago|
|commented on||Cherry end table||105 days ago|
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Overall I was extremely pleased with this build. In terms of time spent it was one of the quickest projects I’vd done. I almost spent as much time blogging about the project as I did building it. I estimate it took me a maximum of 24 hours a...
The nice thing about using tops made out of baltic birth plywood with veneered tops is that they can just be glued directly to the bases as wood movement isn’t an issue. If the tops were solid wood the top would need to be attached using som...
The first step was to dye to mahogany frame components of the tops. As I indicated in my last post I found the GF light brown dye stain gave the look I wanted. I dyed them using a towel and obviously had to be careful not to get the dye on the ven...
A small table with 3/4” top just doesn’t look right – the proportions are all wrong. Even big tables with 3/4” table tops don’t look right. Tables that keep a clean 90° edge on the top typically bevel the tops from un...