nothing to get excited over here..just updating a few pics of my other project i used a dye to stain this unit and then shellac, then sprayed it with poly, next rubbed it with 0000 steel wool, lastly i waxed itslides are in now just the drawers needs to be completed for this one
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #148: Only Eight Weeks Until Christmas . . . (YIKES!)
Were you all as horrified as I was when you read that statement? I was doing my morning mail and cruising around my facebook to see what my friends were up to this morning and those words jumped out at me from someone’s post. I don’t know about you all, but it is time to kick into high gear for me and really get moving on making my list and getting some stuff done. As many of you have witnessed, I have been working on a couple of additional skating pond sets which are both to...
I make nearly all of knobs and handles for shop jigs and fixtures in the shop. (clicking the picture will open a full sized version) I’ve made small ones: Large ones: and tonight, Wing Nuts. The design came from ShopNotes 29 (I think it was issue 29). I’ve been wanting to make some of these for a very long time but just never got around to it. I save a lot of the small cutoffs of hard wood that I generate in the shop. I have a five gallon bucket that is overflowi...
This sled is mostly re-purposed materials and patterened after the Woodsmith online design. The differences are I used a standard T-track (instead of the Kreg track), designed my own stop jig and built my own knobs out of mdf. The really cool thing about this jig is the removable extension stop + the adjustable throat opening for allowing dado cuts. Please excuse the purple color, it was part of the fact that my shop used to be a family room and those panels were doors from the barR...
A travesty has occured. I went into my shop this evening and someone has obviously come into my shop and glued up a panel on my table saw. Why would anyone do such a thing? If they would have just asked me I would have said that I know that the table saw top is the flattest surface in the shop, but no matter how tempting it is you should never do a glue up on your table saw top. Even though this mystery person put newspaper down on the top which caught the glue except it bled through the ...
I was feeling a bit predictable so I set myself a challenge. I had three boards that, on the surface, looks less than pretty. So, I decided I would make “something” with them. Here are the three boards: The two on the right are Ash with some rather interesting discoloration. The one on the left was “I know not what” when I started. I started by cutting the left board in half, and then cutting it again at the split. I flattened on side and glued the two p...
I’ve got the drops for the Band Saw, Drill Press, Lathe, and one of the overhead drops, this one for the workbench, all done and glued up. The drop for the lathe keeps, well drooping, which I halfway expected. I avoided that with the band saw and drill press drops by supporting the Wyes with strap. I am not sure how to do that with the 2 45 degree elbows. I’ll figure it out though… All in all it is looking really good. I am a little further behind than I had expected, but...
I need to cup the small log to fit around the other log and the 45* angle is throwing me for a loop? Not sure what tool/tools i need to accomplish this?
I have a spalted cherry slab that is a very beautiful piece of wood, but I am not sure what to do with it. The slab is about 4 feet high- 1 inch thick. Width at the bottom is about 14 inches and it tapers to about 6 inches (maybe less) at the top. I am hoping you guys could provide some suggestions- What to do with the slab? The pictures aren’t great, and I will try to get some new ones tomorrow in the daylight. (It was getting dark when I took these ones. THANKS!
I’m trying to still gather my tools, and even attempting to make my own now if you’ve seen my last few projects. Is there any tools you all reccomend i make? I’m up for making anything in the future, not just specific things, so if you have a tool that you enjoy and made yourself or think you could have had made, please list it here. Anything and everything will at least be considared if i feel i am able to make it, so i appreciate it the help, thanks all. I want to buy...
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