This post is an overview of the build, if you would like more information please watch the Youtube Video or ready my person blog on building a box with dovetail key. I start out cutting the wood to length Cutting the miters Notching out for the handleUsing tape to act as clamps while the glue dries Routing out for the dovetail key flush trimming the dovetail keys Shaping the handle Completed box. If you would like to see more of my woodworking projects, please check ...
So many cool projects on here, gotta get started on making some!
Time to turn my attention to making the banding on the table, the banding is very narrow, only 3/16” wide.!https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/oj8kmy7.jpg! As can be seen on the original table ,it is made up of 2 different veneers (satinwood and mahogany)each being .036 thou , stacked in 2 ways,satinwood /mahogany/satinwoodmahogany/satinwood/mahoganyAnd glued together I made a simple jig to cut the veneer sandwich, the lengths being 1/16” for the small pieces and ...
here it is… Ready to set up the ext. table and the fence….
I recently built a plane till for my hand planes. This was one of the first things I’ve done where I didn’t draw up a plan before I started. I see a lot of posts from beginning woodworkers asking for plans for things. They see something they like, but then don’t know where to start or have a vision of something they want to build but have a hard time understanding how it would go together. Well, I crossed a major bridge on that in this recent project. Instead of spend...
Video is here: https://youtu.be/QnD6qkNlodc My day job is as a stringed instrument repair “tech” (I don’t really like that word, I just refer to it as fine woodworking) and I like to continue my work at home. This guitar is something that my wife bought for me as a christmas gift last year for a little bit. I was thrilled since it had had no previous “pro” repair jobs done to it which means that my job is still going to be challenging but it will be MUCH ea...
my 60,000BTU kerosene heater ran out at the end of september. i have been hesitant to refill as i knew i MUST get my Reznor UDAP60 (60k btu) installed and running. as always, lots of research about city code, professional installations, youtube, hvac forums, this site, etc before i tackle any major project (i consider major as things that can go boom or catch fire). early on, i had a $500 quote of hanging it, venting it, piping it, and testing it. that was out of the question as i fig...
Ok, a lot of pictures in this one. After my accident on saturday, I have just been taking my sweet time to be safe and work while I am at a 100% concentration, when I fall under that, i just leave the shop and come back later. Please excuse the pic quality, the lighting in the shop is still crap, I will get around to it once I get a few projects out of the way first. So, pics from production: Glueing up the bottom, messed up the plywood was about 1/8 too small on 2 sides, so I tried ...
Today at the age of 32, I am a well-established furniture maker, small business owner, and woodworking instructor. At the age of 7 my Father John Skapars introduced me to the fine art of woodworking. I can remember helping him install our homes living room floor in the suburban Boston, Massachusetts town of Dover. An interest was sparked, and a true passion was discovered. Being an excellent student, knowing what I want, and not being afraid of failure all contribute to my current suc...
After I looked at my wood pile and found a bunch of hardwood “shorts”, I decided to use them in a project. This hanging wall case is actually designed around those smaller pieces of lumber I found. I am also trying to do this in a single weekend, which is difficult for me as most of the projects I do take me anywhere from 3 weeks to several months depending on the complexity and size. Anyhow, as always I do enjoy hearing from everyone, so please feel free to leave any comments or ...
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