My 1st pie crust tilt top table #5 Were we left off in #4 was we had drawn out the pattern for our pie crust outside edge . after that we are back at the band saw or you can use a jig saw and cut out the pattern we made. This is a very important part of the process so you have to take the time to make the outside edge as perfect as possible. If you have a spindle sander it speeds things along ,if not you can use rasp, files, sanding drum kits (the kind you can put in your drill press or d...
We put in a full day yesterday constructing the top and routing the edging. Then we did the finish sanding and applied several coats of Danish Oil Natural finish. The top is removable which was needed to get this beastie into the kitchen. It’s about 300 lbs of oak so took 4 of us to move it. When I applied the Danish Oil, we had a few while blotches about the size of a quarter appear. It was entirely on the oak ply panels. A light sanding and reapplication of Danish Oil on those spots r...
My 1st pie crust tilt top table #4 In #3 we rounded our melamine and placed a mark on the edge of every other line. One thing I didn’t make clear is that the circle we cut needs to be smooth and free of defects. A way Charles Neil (remember this is his process I followed) suggest is to use body filled on any defects.The next step is to make a group of melamine pieces 20”x20” and place a hole the size of your dowel about 2” in, in the center of all of the these pieces . You need 4 but I mad...
The tower needs to be beefy. I had some 7/8 ASH laying around so I used it. Everything hinges on the tower so don’t be shy adding a few bolts. The lower part ( 2 1/2×15 1/2) is just bolted to the base with three lag bolts. I drilled the base so the bolt heads sat flush with the bottom. There are dados for the vertical pieces. I wanted to make sure I could minimize any movement and I think this works with the triangle supports. By the way the dimension of 13” on the to...
My 1st pie crust tilt top table In installment #2 we left off were we had our melamine marked out and a dowel in the center. Next we need to change the shape into a circle. That’s done by the use of a router and trammel set for 16” so that our overall circle is 32” To make the routering easier I used a lazy susan to place the melamine on so it can be turned easily After cutting out our circle I place a mark on ever other line for our next step. In #4 we will...
Just a fun thing.. while we were doing some video shots of the new toy, Stuart shot some of my boards for his wife to look at.I would have liked the shop to be tidy but we had pushed everything aside to make room for the wee beastie to be filmed.
Updated 1/16/12 This is where you need to decide how you want to open your box. I mentioned at the outset about some of the different boxes I have made and how they hinge differently from one another. All are good, but you may have a preference in style or it may be your ability that decides for you. The pin hinge is what we will mainly be focusing on and was used on this box. Chapter 10 will discuss this style. The Deco box uses a standard brass butt hinge with a stop stra...
It gets really hot here in the summertime. 100 degrees is not unheard of. It’s times like these that I really wish I had A/C in my shop already. It such a nice place to work. That is, unless you’re losing a quart of water an hour to the process of perspiration. Woodworking in wet clothes really sucks. However, that is not the topic of this post. I was looking through the projects earlier this week and noticed some of the wonderful chip carvings that the amazingly skill...
I just recently bought a house a few months ago and i manage to get my own shop for a change . Beats working out of my house . lolIt was a old horse barn built in 1936 .My shop has two storey,s and is 1,300 square ft . I still have a lot of organizing to do . http://lumberjocks.com/cranbrook2/workshop
The wall is up! I have the piers, headboard, and light bar built and temporally set up in the shop. The headboard I spent a lot of time on. It has a cut out top that slops inward and a storage section in the lower section in the headboard (see pictures below). I’m going to do something really cool with that storage section so keep watching this blog. The light bar was straight forward, but I had to figure out how I wanted the canopy to attach later and where the mirrors would actua...
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