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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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||5' Tall jewelry Chest||01-17-2016 02:42 PM|
|commented on||Now a standard part of my workflow||12-09-2015 09:43 PM|
|commented on||Approaching 100||12-09-2015 09:40 PM|
|commented on||Precision Mid-Size Plunge Base and Edge Guide||11-27-2015 08:29 PM|
|commented on||Peruvian walnut bar height table and stools||11-26-2015 10:11 PM|
|commented on||Now a standard part of my workflow||11-26-2015 02:18 AM|
|commented on||Oak Leaf Theme, Dining Table||11-25-2015 08:34 PM|
|posted review||Now a standard part of my workflow||11-25-2015 08:25 PM|
|commented on||Spalted Maple/ Ambrosia Maple Table and Benches||11-19-2015 08:20 PM|
|commented on||Cherry Bed||11-16-2015 08:49 PM|
|commented on||Hybrid Traditional Bench||11-10-2015 07:53 PM|
|commented on||New York Pembroke Table||11-09-2015 04:46 PM|
|commented on||Walnut Keurig Stand||11-08-2015 01:02 PM|
|commented on||Butterflies cabinet.||11-06-2015 01:48 AM|
|commented on||Lots of room for improvement||10-30-2015 01:47 AM|
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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...