I had an old oregon pine painted door that was in pieces – unfortunately we did not take a photo of it, but we have another door that is the same design and I will take a picture of that. Hubby first decided to repair the door but as I had no use for a door we decided to leave the old paint on, cut it into two and turn them into mirrors. After hubby did the woodworking part of the project, I sanded down all the loose paint. Painted a soft blue over and then finished it with a gal...
So this is a commissioned harmonica case that I am working on. this gentleman wanted his likeness on a harmonica case. So i sketched out an idea of him leaning against a brick wall, playing his harmonica. His likeness would be done in intarsia. I’ve been working on this project on and off for about 4 months, maybe longer – taking my time so i enjoy it making it. treating it like a piece of art and not a “task” i have to complete. I think it’s coming a...
I have a question for those of you who have built the Roubo or Holtzapeffel workbench. The top is attached to the base without any means for allowing it to expand or contract without moving the legs with it. So if this is true, do the streatchers on the leg assemblies end up with gaps do to the expansion/contraction. If so is it enough to worry about or cause loose joints. I know this design has been around for a long, long time so it must be good and the expansion/contraction problem not a ...
Long story short I have ordered a new table saw. Jet/Powermatic sale was on last week, and I took advantage and ordered a Jet Xacta Deluxe w/30” fence. I can’t say that I have to have it to cut thicker wood or mine is badly broken or anything cool like that. I basically just wanted it and so I excercised my right as a consumer and bought it. I have been pretty satisfied with my Ridgid saw after I put a better fence system on it. Have had some trouble recently with mayb...
It’s been a busy and productive past two days. Got all my stock to dimension and ready to go. Cut everything to length with my uber awesome “miter station”... Oh yeah, look at my built in stop blocks baby! I’m a tenon’s first kind of guy. My only reasoning, and not sure how good it is, is I like to take the pieces with tenons, and use those in 3D for the layouts of my Mortises. With a piece like this with a lot of slats, I feel it’s easier that wa...
hi all haven’t posted any thing in a while here is my latest project its a two part video about how i make a table lamp from spalted beech enjoy HERE IS THE FIRST PART CLICK HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLEblMNLrQY HERE IS THE SECOND PART CLICK HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IMH_istYqA&list=UUPGQus4bhXug820Z8Ek9hCg&index=1&feature=plcp
In my last video I showed you all the renovation of the old shop space, during that renovation, I made some recess cavities in one wall of the shop. In this video I walk you through the steps of making the recess shelf unit to go into those cavities. These recess shelves are not just for the shop, they can be used in the home as well! Add some glass shelves and you have a nice knick-knack display shelf, or use them around the home for any organizing needs.
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1124: Finishing Up the Halloween Keys and Ornaments
Today was the first morning of the season that I had to close the windows and wrap myself in a blanket (and a cat) while writing this morning. I awoke to a definite chill in the air and even though it has been for the most part cloudy and rainy all week, today the sun arose to a beautifully clear sky and the sun is shining. It is going to be a beautiful late summer day. I had to take a drive to Yarmouth yesterday to do some errands, and I noticed a slight blush on the tops of the trees. ...
My office building where I work is upgrading their HVAC system, and the new equipment was delivered packed in long crates. The wood was going to be scrapped so I loaded up my hatchback and brought it home. Now I figure I have to make a proper workbench, since I’ve been making do with a wobbly 1950’s kitchen table on hairpin legs (cool table, but it makes a crappy workbench). I like how the Roubo style benches look, and they seem pretty straightforward to build. I found Chris Sc...
Got back home at 1:30 this morning, my second night behind the wheel of a big rig after a hiatus of five and a half years. Can’t get in the workshop today to complete a dining table refinish job as my wife’s car popped a rear torsion bar. Missed getting my painting to the Ducks Unlimited auction too with our lives wrapped around this new facet taking up my time, a different way to pay the bills. A bump in the road only, I hope. Oh well, I’ll give it to my good neighbor ac...
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