there were 5 things that I had planed on doing this year. 1 (Cutting board ) done, 1 ( in drawer knife block) done, 1 (lost stickly night stand) , 2 (wooden squares). The night stand was for my little brother. I started it milling the 14th. As it turns out it was a challenge for me and there were lots of firsts and and late nights. But it was fun. Thing that are left to do are, fiinal fit, sanding, gluing and finish. So i finger 4 or 5 more days. this was a project that you could see the ...
It looks like we’ll be running down to SoCal at the end of February to visit family & clients. We’ll take advantage of the opportunity to hit the Gamble House Joinery Tour, hit Disneyland while the kids are at school, and most importantly: Darrell Peart’s Greene & Greene Details I class at the William Ng School of Woodworking! I noticed that Marc Spagnoula (Woodwhisperer) is teaching classes there (i.e. Hall Brothers Frame, etc.). I’m really jazzed because...
Just getting into woodworking again and I have been working in red oak on an Arts & Cratfts style End Table . My current project had some tiny chipout areas from jointing and planing. l thought I had sanded them out but when I stained the piece with General Finishes Gel Stain it was very apparent where the chipouts were. They show up as very dark, as the gel stain gets in there and wont wipe out. Questions Is there a way to fill the chipouts that still allows staining? Is gel sta...
I didn’t have a huge response but here are the results so far: 48% A. Need More Powwa!! – Never use the clutch settings. 28% B. Only wooden drywall screws? – Sometimes use the clutch settings. 24% C. I need more settings!!!!- Always use the clutch settings. It looks like most people don’t use the clutch settings and I think if more responses come in, the results will be skewed even further in that direction.
I get many requests asking me to do a tutorial on several of my projects.The most interest is in the following items : #1-PropellersThis is the 4 ft version I made for one of the contests, but I made a 6 ft that I havent posted yet. #2-Art BoardsI think cutting boards have been covered pretty well lately, with some outstanding designs that I cant wait to try out for myself. My boards are less functional and more for display. They are pretty easy to make once you get started. They just r...
Just a quick update: I built one drawer box and one drawer front so far, unfortunately I ran out of milled stock to do the second, so I’ll have to mill some more (hopefully this weekend) to finish up the second cabinet. This was the first drawer box I’ve done, so I was very happy that it came out just about perfect in width so that the slides attached properly. I goofed the first time mounting it, forgetting that the slide had to be flush with the front of the box, so the drawer...
Well being so new to woodwork and what not I expect to make mistakes. I have made many so far and im sure I have just scratched the surface of whats to come. My latest one is really bothering me though. Its bad when you wake up thinking about it…. Ugggg A little background… My oldest daughter has a younger half brother whom she wanted me to make a step stool for. I was very excited when she hit me up about it. I am 34 years old and still remember the one I had as a child. The o...
Got the new SawStop PCS today (arrived Friday but the local Woodcraft could only deliver today). Got the saw mostly setup; need to do adjustments and checking tomorrow (fence mostly – the rest I expect to be as good as I can tell without specialized testing equipment… but I’ll check anyway). I have not turned it on yet until after that’s done. Some first quick impressions compared to my old Steel City: The saw was the expected pleasure to put together – oth...
this is my winter project. I need to clean out the basement of the junk and move stuff from the garage to have ‘elbow room”! no pics yet, but the garage is small so every inch counts.
Furniture School #10: I could have sworn I had posted this ...well maby not. Better late than never!
I really thought I had posted the final product. Anyway here it is almost a year later. I am pleased with the results and will likely take the second part of the course comes April. I have been busy in and out of the shop but since the holidays season is upon us I have a bit of time on my hands. I will likely post a few project this evening. The finish is dark walnut water base satin with sprayed lacquer top coat (5 coats) then buffed. The bench had to match an antique piano (100 years ol...
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