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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323 posts in 539 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.
Latest Activity | view all »
|commented on||Roasted curly maple jewelry box||10-10-2014 02:21 AM|
|commented on||17' Cedar Strip Kayak||08-18-2014 12:23 PM|
|commented on||Standing Jewelry Cabinet||08-15-2014 03:52 PM|
|commented on||Arched Coffee Table||08-10-2014 01:59 AM|
|commented on||Ashes Casket||08-02-2014 01:37 PM|
|commented on||Morris Chair with Ebony Inlay||07-29-2014 08:42 PM|
|commented on||21st Century Workbench||07-29-2014 12:19 AM|
|commented on||Poplar shoe rack||07-22-2014 03:13 AM|
|commented on||Chestnut Side Table||07-21-2014 10:58 PM|
|commented on||Segmented Turned Wood Bowl||07-19-2014 03:47 PM|
|commented on||Floating Top Coffee Table||07-15-2014 08:43 PM|
|commented on||"Suspended", Santos Mahogany Side Table||07-15-2014 12:28 PM|
|commented on||Coffee Table - my first||07-08-2014 11:09 AM|
|commented on||Black Walnut Desk||06-13-2014 02:09 AM|
|commented on||Geo-Ribbon Banding Jewelry Box||06-10-2014 08:21 PM|
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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...