Could not do much work this week as I was away on business for a few days, but Friday after work I picked up where I left off. Its not the most beautiful piece, but it will be painted completely and maybe a mural of a fire breathing dragon on it, (YEA BABY!). I still have plenty to do before its finished, but at least the drawer and the lower unit is basically done. I left a slight gap when the drawer closes as I am adding some weatherstripping to make it air tight when the locks clamp togeth...
This project has been undergoing some transformation since I went through the design process and will look very different from the concept picture here, my wife first wanted a lager lip on the side to put some storage on as seen in the picture. but has now decided to not have this lip/ storage on the side. Good this I have not started the construction yet or bought any wood, since that does alter the scope and budget of the project. got to love the wife( which I do) on Saturday I bought ...
So I’ve been doing this hobby for a while, and honestly mostly all I’ve done is build my shop. So after I finished my gifts to my family, my wife cornered me and asked “why, exactly, has she not seen any benefit from losing my husband to that shop all the time?” So, after a brief discussion I settled on a potato and onion bin. I have worked on it for about 4 hours now, and so far I have the design, and about 1/2 the parts cut, but not to final dimensions. For the...
Recently I picked up the Dewalt 735 lunchbox planer. I’m still setting up my basement shop, so for a few months the planer was living on the concrete floor. Now if you’ve ever turned one of these planers on without any chip collection attached, you know what a mess it can make! I only did it once. After seeing the Dewalt chip collection accessory, DW7353, is no longer in production I decided to pick up a cheap cyclone and attach it to a shop vac. I bought the Rockler dust...
This is just a real quick install of some base trim molding in a customer’s house. I was asked for some help, so I took the camera along with me…..Enjoy!
6 Inch ridgid jointer (jp06101) $100 dollars from a guy at work who didnt want it to see and rust away after only using it a handful of times, the pictures are after about 10 min of scrubbing with a scotchbrite pad and some wd-40, its even cleaner now after more scrubbing, this will reside down at my moms shop, she will get more use out of it more often than I will for a while, and the one who provided the birthday money that i wisely invested. Still trying to get my garage cleaned o...
It started with me cutting my sides, bottom, and shelves/dividers to rough length with my xcut D8 on sawbench, then cleaning/squaring up the ends with my Stanley #4 1/2 and the sides with my #5 1/2 and #8. I then ganged sides up in my moxon and go in house and refresh my memory on layout with Megan Fitzpatricks youtube video . I then proceed to mark out my tails and to cut them. I ran into some trouble, what little practice i had with cutting some dovetails was with completely seaso...
I have been building simple outdoor furniture out of pallets and salvage lumber. Sold dozens of pieces on Etsy, Craigslist, and my front yard. So I got a bigger, badder table saw off CL. The first time I ran it (in my shop), I had to put on my hearing protection right away – the high-pitched whine was unbearable! It wasn’t long before it started to try and seize, causing the breaker to trip, and the lights to flicker. So I thought I would just use my little contractor saw, also a ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJA-xOp61yQ This week, I got some work done mounting the hardware, and getting the back panel worked on for the Victorian Desktop. I also got my Stanley #55 out and sharpened a few of the molding irons. I did a couple of practice pieces in each size. I used the large molding iron to cut some longer pieces that I plan to use for a poster frame. Victorian Desktop Work Log: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php/topic/2018-victorian-desktop-mosquito-update...
I built and then repeatedly tweaked a mortising jig. So far it’s working pretty well.View on YouTubeThe one snag was that sawdust would occasionally get wedged between the router plate and the frame of the jig, causing the router to bind and become difficult to slide. A little care to brush away the dust periodically took care of this. I’m making 2 tables with 4 legs apiece. But, knowing that Murphy is never far from my shop, I made 10 legs. Good thing. On the very first one I ...
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