the three drawer boxes are secure to the pedistle, the MDF “cap” is on, the melamine ends are on, and the plywood back panel secure….. this “chassis” is turning out to be quite the tank…. and I’m getting a little concerned how in the world I’m going to get it down off of my wood working bench :^O I went ahead and put the drawer fronts on the bottom three drawers, since these are referenced off the bottom…. the other levels will ...
Here’s a video update on my steam bending project. Enjoy:
I had a butcher block glue up that I decided to not use for what I made it for (bar stool seats) so instead, I conceived an artistic idea for some side tables. Let me show you how I made them!
First of all I wish to introduce myself. After my retirement as a “Legal Assistant” approx. 12 years ago with the Ontario Northland Transportation Railway, It was necessary that I continue to operate on 100% efficiency. Therefore I set up a furniture refinishing business. Antique restoration interested me. People interested me. Husbands and their spose interested me. The name of my business became “PETROLIA REFINISHING’ It was always a joy for me when the husb...
build log, a shop made rustic version of a " fine furniture coffee table" #9: day 5's conclusion of table top shaping
This afternoon I was able to get a couple hours in, to start the shaping of the table top. I started out by grinding the whole interior, to see how the grinding effect would work. then I went with my sanding drum to do the primary shaping, and touched off with my grinder on the face side of the top edges. then I applied the light color stain as a base coat, to the entire top including the edges. then I went with the dark stain, first to the ...
Just thought it would be interesting to show a couple of before and after shots. Out of the box: And as it stands now:
I am moving my shop from a crowded 2 car garage to a real shop I recently bought a home with a large 1/3 acre lot and plenty of room for a shop. The shop will feature a cement slab with driveway access and wood frame structure 18’ X 26’ a 8’ roll up door, standard man door, 2 windows, framed hole for window AC, insulated vaulted ceiling,scissor truss design, insulated walls with wood siding, sheetrock interior walls. plenty of 110 & 220 power all around, floor and ceiling included. I have...
Continuing the Lesson’s Learned Theme: I used mitered joints for my Mom’s jewelry box that I completed last weekend. Moving on to my wife’s box, I decided to up the level of the craftsmanship and use half-blind dovetails to join the box sides. I went to my PC Dovetail jig to do this. I have very limited time logged with this jig, so I had to refer to the manual for setup as it has been a while. Here are a couple things that I would have liked to have known prior to th...
Well, I’m back. The computer burped and was in the shop for a few days. I took some photos of the shop and wanted to photograph my latest project but the camera went to Hawaii with daughter Julie, to photograph a wedding. Thanks to everyone who tryed to help me with the pictures in my computer. As it turned out I had to un-install the printer I was using so I just re-installed my old one and re-worked the photos the way they got that way in the first place. So I’ve posted some mo...
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