I seem to have found a major error in my web site! I have asked everyone to visit my site and comment and am doing a random give away once a month for one poster to my site…. but I just discovered that my comment section has not been working! I seem to have everything working now, so please stop by and comment and let me know what you think. http://highrockwoodworking.com Chris Adkins Follow me on Twitter!
Here are some photos of the construction of my small shaker table, it measures 271/2”W x 19”D x 22”H.I used cherry and maple. Legs are tapered from 1 1/4” to 7/8” on the inside edges. tenons mortises glue up corner bracing, and the dadoes i cut for the clips that hold the top. assembled, notice the bead on the bottom edge of the apron. finished, three coats of linseed oil and paste wax. I am in the process of building another one, but a littl...
Been awhile since I have had any quality time in the shop, so I decided to invest some vacation time and I will be taking a week off next week, with the emphasis being on shop time. So I have been getting my ducks in a row so I can have a somewhat productive week. Last week involved a little wood gathering (that deserves a whole ‘nother post…), I have my sharpening system and chisels arriving today, and I have been scouring books and mags to try to come up with some projects. Sinc...
Hey did you like part one? Don’t answer. I get enough hate mail. Well here’s part 2 of our four part series.
A few weeks ago, I conducted a consult with a local client in the neighborhood about their damaged credenza cabinet base. They wanted the top repaired or rebuilt, but upon inspection, it turned out that the entire cabinet was beyond saving. The amount of weight on it over the years, including a hutch, took it’s toll. After a few days, I sent them a design to view and they agreed to a new cabinet, one built to withstand far more weight which would be a pseudo-replica. In order to keep it econo...
Got a bunch of little wood scrap blocks, some planks, rope, and hooks? I found this online: More pics.
Well it seems like this project is taking forever, and I still have forever to go. I’m glad it’s been fun. Here is the dovetail drawer and the knob. The drawer is hand cut and the pull is turned and carved. I thought the “G” would be a good addition to the knob to go with the theme of the cabinet. <div></div>
As the title implies, I finished planing the top flat and smooth. This is the first really big project for my vintage Stanley planes and they performed nicely. I did have some tear out with the #7, but my #4 really did smooth things out. I completed the tenons and mortises for the breadboards. We then attached the ends with walnut dowels for a contrasted look. I elongated the holes in the tenon with a palm router and it all came together nicely. > Now I just need to ...
Hi Folks.. I just wanted to share something that happened to me the other day.. I was at the shop working on a sideboard that I wanted to have fluted legs.. well.. not ever having made fluted legs..I kinda had an idea how it was done and ordered a fluting bit.. turned 6 legs on my lathe.. made a sophisticated top mounted jig to hold my router and bit.. checked my indexing head to see how many notches I needed to turn.. and went at it.. sound ok right?? WRONG!.. I totally messed up one ...
I show you an easy way to cope with that sinking feeling once you stain a project and then the glue appears like magic. http://blip.tv/file/3637084
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