Simple enough here, right? Duplicate the look and feel of the aprons on the Farmhouse Table, but at the size and scale suited to a buffet with drawers. Whereas the table needed 2×4s for apron material, a buffet needs more height for drawers but less width of stock overall. I took the biggest clue from the squared-off stock at the top of the turned legs; it was that dimension setting the height of the casework and nothing else. So with a 3/4” undercap taken into account, I ne...
This week has been all about getting the door frames dovetailed together for the box style front doors on this cabinet. This was a nice task to finally finish as it gives me a final dimension for the cabinet to see and start planning the base for. More on that to come but first the doors.. A couple weeks ago while finishing up the tambours I went ahead and ripped and cut to length the wall panels for the doors. So with those sitting around already all that was left was to get ...
Came across a 60 1/2 block plane at a garage sale last summer for a couple bucks. It was in great shape except for the massive cracks on both sides of the mouth. So I picked up some crusty 60 1/2 parts on eBay to make a complete plane. The japanning was pretty much gone on the replacement cap and body, so after some time in electrylosis it got some duplicolor engine enamel. The blade, depth adjuster, knob, and eccentric lever were all taken from the original plane.So here you ha...
Not really woodwork related, but this is an update on my Carport build… The tropical storms and high winds are threatening to undo my work, so I made the decision that I would have to build the walls of the carport from concrete block to make sure it was going nowhere. I thought I had put enough support in the original build, but I have witnessed storms over the last few weeks that would test any freestanding structure. So yesterday my supplies arrived in three loads, they had to ...
Day two started with the walk up this path to the shop. After I said how pretty it was, I thought I should prove it with the pictures. Here’s the view from the screened in porch that connects Lonnie’s home and the shop, and our lunch spot. Alright, enough of the tour, get back to work! My next task was to clean up the legs, apron show surfaces and rails with a hand plane. A low angle plane with a 50 degree blade was the recommended tool. Although I brought my Lie-Nielsen...
This first picture shows the board just as I got it from Woodcrafters Here it’s been sectioned into the proper lengths to make two humidors of the same size Here it’s been further sectioned to the proper height for two humidors The grain has been carefully matched on all sides Here the box has been taken back apart and 3 coats of marine spar varnish have been applied to protect the inner box from humidity Some final shots of t...
BEFORE I am finally finished my shuffle board table. I was asked to re-finish a table that had been in the cool, damp basement for about 15 years. I thought, why not, I have re-finished dining room tables, furniture kitchen cabinets.THIS one took awhile. The boards were cupped, I was able to rescrew and straighten that. Some boards were separating, I was able to fill that. I was able to get the table level both directions, the top was smooth and flat.I applied several coats of poly. P...
Awhile ago I found out I was going to be a first time grandpa! My daughter and son-in-law had been trying to have kids for over 5 years. They did all the tests, and fertility things. She found out she was pregnant (for real and not just “chemically”) in November of 2014. I knew then that I wanted to make something for them to keep in our family for a long time. Some of the criteria that I had in my head when picking a project: It had to be fairly basic. I don’t have a...
This Thorsen House cabinet repro is probably the third large-scale Greene & Greene project I’ve worked on in addition to numerous smaller lighting items. Common to the lot of them are masses of Ebony splines and plugs. Lots of information exists on people’s own ideas of how to pillow, round, shape, soften and relieve simple square plugs. Probably the most common that I’ve come across is William Ng’s tactic of chucking up a squared and thicknessed stick and pillo...
Now that I have all the pieces I made Dado cuts and certain routs to make my legs fit to the frame.
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