My wife, who teaches music/chorus at a high school, recently e-mailed me a picture of an empty space, with the caption “I need a table here.” The final dimensions were to be 72” long, 22” deep, and 36” high. She would also like a shelf, about 12” off the floor, that is only the back-half of the table depth. She would use this table for organizing sheet music, grading papers, etc. I was also given the direction to spend as little as possible, including lu...
I started this kitchen remodel “project” in the spring of 2013. My only woodworking tools at the time were a circular saw, and a harbor-freight 12” SCMS. The kitchen before the remodel after, Its still in progress, I just installed a apron sink and had to build new doors & face frame for the sink cabinet. and the countertops need replaced with granite. during (2+ years) Along the way I increased my tool collection a bit, err convinced my wife I...
All, Started a blog and wanted share with you a recent blog post on Shellac. Link:http://periodcraftsmen.blogspot.com/2015/08/all-information-you-want-and-need-to.html
Continuing routing the inlets for the cribbage board… After using the fence and clamps to route to the edges of the inlets I finish routing out each segement freehand. I previously scribed the curved segments with a compass and now I carefully cut around the curves with a knife. This is not a common X-Acto which would break immedietly on the ebony, but a hardened steel surgical blade I purchased from Micro-Mark. I use a micro chisel to clean out the edges of the cur...
Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone, the fridge is still reeling from being stuffed (and so am I!), but I am on vacation! So for the next week, I am attacking my shop, with the goal of getting it organized and workable. Yesterday, I pulled everything out and started to sort through the pile. It really wasn’t as bad as I feared, but it has become apparent that I really have to have pegboard, cabinets, and shelves. I also am struggling with the machine layout. I think I’m pr...
I decided today that I would offer some of the Knotty Pine and Ash up for sale to anyone on Lumber Jocks. I am not doing this to make money, I am doing this because I hate to see it go up in smoke. If I have no takers by this weekend, I’ll get what I can and the remainder will probably be burnt down. Cost? – Make an offer. Location – SE Kansas or Wichita, Kansas
This is my first serious project and is actually what got me into woodworking. I always liked building and creating, but didnt have the tools to really do anything. When my wife got pregnant with our first kid, my parents gave me the childhood bedroom set that I had as an infant. It was a crib and dresser. They kept it for 30-some-odd years in hopes of their grandchild oneday using it. About a year ago we refinished the dresser but bought a new crib. Safety standards change in 30 years and...
labor of love taken this mooring at 6:00. I have to put boxes together and sides and lid get a final coat. to day pens kits and blanks come and i will get started on the pens. I will have to put last co on boxes to night before i call it for the day. oh PS. if you have small parts and you are using your dust collector to titty up. be aware of the location of said parts. dust collectors are hungry machines.
So today I had some free time, I add it some finish to the entire machine, since this is not any kind of furniture at all I decided to to go the hard way, I basically applied some spray paint, the maple parts had some wipe on poly. I also got the time to add the missing angle gage and the clamp block. All I need now is to get some different sandpaper grits and this baby should be ready to be put to the test. I will also like to ask a question. What grits of sandpaper should I get? I ...
I am finishing a wardrobe made from solid walnut. The finish is Dark Walnut from Watco. The topcoats are Deft Brushing Lacquer, the original, not the waterborne one. On the wardrobe, which I did a month ago, it is great. Nice and shiny, smooth. On the drawer fronts, especially the largest two, it has alligatored. Any ideas? Don’t really want to sand down to bare wood, but will if I have to. I have about 3 coats on.
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