A False Start When I went to the lumber store to buy the 5/4 wood for the top and base I made the mistake of not bringing the plans or dimensions. I ended up making my best guess. When I got home and laid everything out I realized that had boug...
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359 posts in 640 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||Greene and Greene Inspired Dresser||01-27-2015 01:58 PM|
|commented on||Mahogany & Maple Burl Side Table||01-27-2015 01:55 PM|
|added blog entry||G&G Blanket Chest Build #7: Base part I||01-17-2015 04:20 PM|
|replied on||Help with dust collection||01-02-2015 03:49 PM|
|added blog entry||G&G Blanket Chest Build #6: Sides part II and an oops...||01-02-2015 03:42 PM|
|commented on||Jewelry Box||01-02-2015 03:30 AM|
|commented on||Segmented Vase- Jarrah, Tasmanian Oak, Maple veneer & Brown Wood.||12-30-2014 01:12 PM|
|commented on||Mantel clock with free plans||12-30-2014 01:00 PM|
|commented on||Getting into the YouTube game||12-29-2014 08:23 PM|
|commented on||Walnut Entertainment Unit||12-29-2014 06:00 PM|
|added blog entry||G&G Blanket Chest Build #5: The sides, part I||12-29-2014 05:56 PM|
|commented on||Flamed Birch Desk||12-26-2014 02:05 PM|
|added blog entry||G&G Blanket Chest Build #4: Final preparations||12-26-2014 02:03 PM|
|added blog entry||G&G Blanket Chest Build #3: Making the template||12-24-2014 02:22 PM|
|commented on||Humidor||12-22-2014 12:29 PM|
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After using the template to route out the fingers it was now time to put on the 1/8” roundover. For me it was a lot easier to use the router table for this step. The edges of the fingers also needed to be rounded over. This could have...
One of the aspect’s of Marc Spagnuolo’s guild videos that I like is his discussions of board selection for projects. He always gives a good discussion regarding choosing boards of similar colour and the important consideration of grain...
Before starting this project, I want to ensure that I am fully prepared.-am I familiar with all the different techniques to build the chest?-what lumber do I need – which rough thicknesses and approximate number of board feet?-what tools do ...
One of the interesting differences between Darrell Peart’s and Marc Spagnulo’s finger joint templates is that Darrell makes two templates – one for the back end’s and one for the sides, where Marc makes a single template. O...