I was in need of a little shelf to hold an alarm clock in my guest room. I decided to make one out of an old book. The difference between this and other floating books that are out there is that this one has a hidden compartment built inside! I’ve included the build video if you’re interested in making one yourself. View on YouTube
Could use some insight on the best way to apply Tung Oil. I’ve read cut the first coat 50-50 with paint thinner. Let stand for 24 hours between coats. Apply 3 coats and call it good. Does this meet the experts opinion. Please reply back. Thank you for your time and knowledge.
I did some experimenting on cutting the ends of box joints flush with the sides. The last box I just used the Random Orbital sander to get them flush. I finally figured it out after a while and got to the point where I could slice the tops off the box. https://youtu.be/IM1liBrAsKw
The case for the saw till has been made and the first coat of finish applied. The face frame is gluing up and I am going to have some fun with it. I used loose tenons to put it together, just being lazy I guess. I like to run a small groove down each side for glue to escape. I will get all “artsy fartsy” with it and make it in the style of the larger cabinet. It looks good so far. I cut up the sides for the tool cabinet and have them just ab...
I started this Peach Bowl a couple weeks ago (today is November 29, 2015). I roughed it out, and settled on the shape I wanted. Then, yesterday, I began ruminating over the cracks. I did my ruminating in front of the video camera. If I can get my video editing program to stop clowning around, I may share the video with you. In case anyone can help, here’s a brief explanation of the tomfoolery in the program: The program: Windows Movie Maker.I combined a group of short clips into an e...
I finally got around to putting some more woodworking footage together. I am enjoying using some hand tools, but the power tools are nice too. I am making a series of 3 boxes, sized to fit photos, for presents. These are preparing the top and bottom panels for them. I do lots of my initial work with hand tools. Breaking down the rough sizes and getting a clean edge to go up against the fence of the table saw. Maybe some day I will get good enough to do it all by hand, but flattening a w...
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In this video I will show you how to add some code to the import selected user form that will automatically remove all of the inch symbols from the eCabinets excel worksheets when you import them into a master workbook. Here is the link to check it outhttps://youtu.be/ZBkaauOG89M You can also Follow me onFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ecabinetstipsandtricksTwitterhttps://twitter.com/eCabinetstipsGoogle+https://plus.google.com/+eCabinetstipsandtricks
Well, we got the vacation time out of the way now and I was able to get some work done today. Got the wheels on now so I can move the station around a little easier. And I really like the wheels that I got. They are rock steady when locked! The station doesn’t move at all. And when they are unlocked it rolls around with no effort. You can see in the picture below that I set the table saw in its position because I needed to rip the strips that you can see on the right for when I lay down...
I’ll save the outside (curved front veneering) story for later. For now I decided to cover the drawer construction itself. I can’t remember the order I did things anyway. The top picture shows a fully assembled drawer and gives a good idea of where we want to end up and hints at some of the challenges along the way. On this project the drawers are everything. They dictate the angles, final measurements of the cabinet, the proportions of the top and bottom, and as you’ll...
Today I took a break from working on the miter saw station. Only had a few hours to spend in the shop so I decided to knock out as much as I could on a wall-mounted clamp rack. My clamps have been residing on the lumber cart I built, but that does me no good when needing the cart to move in new sheet goods and lumber from my truck in the loading dock to the shop. So after viewing a few renditions done here on LJs, I had at it. It’s a quick and dirty solution, but it should serve t...
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