I’m enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s “Wood Technology” program and just started my 3rd class, Furniture Construction 1C. 1A and 1B were a shaker side table and shaker style coffee table respectively and 1C is supposed to delve into casework. The normal project for this class would be a bookcase however the only place in town that sold cabinet grade plywood has stopped selling retail, contractors only now, so the instructor had to come up with something using ...
I have the fun part (figuring out how to do it) of this project done and its all plain work now. I suppose that is why its been sitting in my shop like this for 5+ years now. I think you can figure out how I did the checker board detail from this picture: Under what is really one of the bed’s side rails is a sheet of the patterns I used to cut out the L-shaped do-dads and drill the holes for the dowels. Maybe I’ll never finish this? I still don’t have the embellli...
revamped the v-drum sander works like a top. totally redesigned my first plan
Hello All, I have finished the carving mallet. I comes in at 1 pound 4.8 ounces. If you care to check it out, feel free to hop on over to the blog. I will also throw it up in the projects section too. http://bit.ly/crvRIy Brian
Hello All, I took advantage of Labor Day to work on my tiny inlay boxes. I am almost done and they look like tiny boxes. I still have some sanding and finishing to do, but that can be done tomorrow. Tonight, I am going to watch the rest of the Boise St. vs. VA Tech game. http://su.pr/66ZjBl Brian
I wanted to post how I dried my first batch of lumber. The material that I am building my bench out of was from this first batch. So far everything is working out fine with the workbench. I haven’t had too much movement or cracking. At this point I think I am safe on the bench because it’s not going into a conditioned space. Here are some pictures of the wood I am drying. It is at 12% mc. This is the way it has been sitting for a little over a year now. This metal roofing...
Yesterday I turned knobs for a couple of projects. One was a the lathe tool cabinet I posted several weeks ago and the other is a router table I’m trying to complete. The knob are relatively easy to turn. I based them on an article by Phil Lowe that appeared in the Sept/Oct issue of Fine Woodworking simply called Turned Drawer Pulls. Phil is one of my woodworking heros. I’ve taken a couple of classes from him including a weekend of turning with my daughter two years ago, which...
OK when we last spoke, it was decided that the urn would have Maple sides, and Walnut top, bottom and miter splines… So I printed out a cut list and got to work. I cut all the pieces of maple slightly over sized so I could sneak up on the miters and get them perfect. Then I planed and rough sized the walnut for the tops and bottoms. The maple pieces were cut from a board I had planed down to 9/16 some time ago and the pieces were slightly cupped…not good for tight miters. I dec...
So for more of the Stanley #7 story. As I was riding through the foothills of Vermont and collecting a nice #3 and #7, I had bid on another #7 on Ebay. My bid, I thought, was low enough that I just wanted it to show up in my bidding list. When I got home, toting a #7 in my saddlebags, didn’t I have an email telling me I had won the bid. With the price i paid, I was happy enough. I went from no #7s to two #7’s in a single day. As I started to clean this one up, the one issue wit...
I looked at various woods for the bench and ended up deciding on poplar, why, because it was relatively cheap, and I could get it in wide boards. I wanted to build the top of the bench as a single board. I sorted through the wide boards available and looked for one with some interesting figure. Here’s the one I finally settled on: I didn’t want to split the seat but my jointer is only 6 inches wide. Unfortunately the board with the best figure had the most cup. The c...
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