I promised Blake that I would undertake a short series on Finishing techniques – primarily using Wax. These three short blogs are the notes presented at a demonstration I gave last Friday evening. Sorry there are no photographs at the moment – not that there would be much to see. I hope you find it useful.————————————————————————̵...
Well, the kids are grown and out of the house. We decided to remodel the house. This leg of the journey covers our efforts to convert our fourth bedroom to a new guest bathroom and a new master walk in closet. Tonight’s post covers the bathroom work. It started by ripping out the old closet area, recessing it into the 3rd bedroom and building two new walls. One to divide the room in half and one to provide privacy for the water closet. Here are the two new walls with rough plumbing ...
I’ve always wanted to make things for children. I finally have a toddler to make something for in the family. My nephews came along before I was really into woodworking for fun. So now a small niece is in the picture. This is what I’m making her for Christmas. http://www.meiselwoodhobby.com/Products/ViewProduct.aspx?id=42983 It looks like a real fun project. They have a little weiner dog so hopefully she’ll like this. I didn’t get much done today – but i...
I based this on the form used in a cross pattern from myChipCarving.com
I finished the Coffee Table last week and took some pictures of it at my neighbor’s house yesterday afternoon. Here is one more set of pictures from the Shop. These show the finishing process- The final look and finish is no doubt not to everyone’s taste. The gilding wasn’t in my plan till way late in the process -even then I hemmed and hawed a lot over weather or not I should…I decided that I had the 1st coffee table with a single finish all around and that this was t...
Today I finished the lacewood lock. I applied 4 coats of Arm R Seal. Over all I am happy with it. This is the first time I used lacewood and I liked using it.This is also my first time trying inlay. The inlay is made of bubinga and the shackle and buttons are walnut. I hope this helps all of you that asked about my other locks.
When I go to the lumber yard I’m always amazed at the price of wood. When I finish a project and look at my scrap pile I think to myself that’s probably 50 bucks right there, and being cheap I can never make myself throw any of it away except for the smallest pieces. With scrap lumber piling around the shop I’m always looking for projects to use my scrap on. I had some long skinny pieces of cherry sitting in the shop that were about 3/4″ thick by 7/8″ wide by 4 foot long. I decided that ...
Good evening LJ’s, I recently was looking at my blog and realized I hadn’t posted this blog in 67 days !!! I meant it as a weekly blog, but several deaths of close friends, and my aunt have kept me from posting. Quite frankly I just didn’t feel like it. As I look at my last blog of my templates that I made I realized I have accomplished a lot in just 67 days. Since I last posted I have finally Secured a lumber supplier for my western red cedar. I have a funny little s...
On the 4×132 edge sander, a two-tube fluroescent: These were stylish in dining areas what, 40 years ago? I went looking for one, and finally found it. It’s up out of the way most of the time, but when I need to sort through screws or bolts or brackets or hooks in the ten drawer cabinet below (originally I think for technical drawings in a classroom; I bought it from the school district at a surplus sale), I just pull it down. It’s a clever design and highly prac...
Finally, I have gotten around to doing some more work on the workshop overhaul that I began recently. I have gotten part of one wall covered with the 1/2” OSB (painted white to help with lighting). I have run a power sub-panel in the garage to control electricl circuits in the garage. I even put in a master shut off so that I can with shut off everything (except the lights) with the flip of one switch as an emergency precaution. To be totally honest, this is to keep peace with my SW...
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