I had to take a break from working on this project for over a week (life got in the way)… But, Sunday afternoon my son Cody came to help work on it… He brought his assortment of pedals and we soon realized that space was quickly running short… We decided to scrap the multi level design to get better use of the space… After cutting the supports, I used my forstner bits to lighten the weight of them… A small light will mount under the top board illuminating the pedals and this ...
When I was contemplating my curves and complaining about my coping saw, Marco suggested that I could easily make a curve by first making a series of cuts, and then cutting the waste away with a chisel. I had learned that technique at Homestead Heritage (Waco, TX) but hadn’t yet had enough confidence to try it. It seemed too easy. But doing the curves for the supporting piece, I decided to give it a go. So here is the piece after I’ve made my cuts: And here it is after my...
This is a photo of the almost finished table. Basic 5/8 mdf top, with pine for the stringers and two laminated pieces for each leg. This is a, admittedly fuzzy, view of the moulding piece from the end before I mitered the corners. I’ve not yet had a chance to see if my increasing the rabbets will allow me to match up the mitres…I’ve got them cut I just need about a 1/2 an hour to finish it off. I’m not sure if you can see in this photo but there are definite tr...
This is a great site. It’s getting harder and harder being current. But Martin has created a great site where we can hang out and stay out of the shop. Ops. This is suppose to cause more time in the shop. Well what an upside down world. Sorry Grumpy. I didn’t mean you.
Second try on this one. Had it almost done and it went into oblivion somewhere. Oh well – here we start again. This is where we ended the last time. So now it’s time to place the legs. This will be another exercise in redundancy. No copying and pasting – practice practice practice. :+) We are going to work with the bottom left leg. You need to select your rectangle tool and move it to the corner of the two guide lines. When your tool hits the corner exactly a b...
Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #7: Continuing the table - inserting guides and preparing for legs
I really appreciate Brad and others (some PM’s) that have responded to my blog. That’s what I want – all the responses help me by either encouraging me to keep going or adding to the blog with other thoughts. That’s what I want and I appreciate everyone’s input. Thanks to Brad Nailor I learned how to insert a picture of the table I am blogging about. It’s a crude project—- but it’s a start and I’ve learned a lot doing it. Hopeful...
I was late getting home this evening so my time was limited in the shop. My main task was to plug all the holes where I used screws . . . not the pocket screws as they are all hidden. I popped the fence on the BS and lined everything up. This is the first time I used the fence . . . its 4” high and came standard with the saw. I like it. After I ran the plugs through I was left with this. Instead of using any type of wood glue to hold the plugs I use a secret formula . . . ...
Well today is the day that I start cleaning the shop. I have that feeling of dread as i get started. I have so many scrap pieces that I think I might need to make a cut off container. But I think the 1st thing I need to do is get things picked up and vacuumed. I am looking into the pvc flooring option as right now I have carpeting in my shop. What do y’all think about pvc flooring? I will post pics of my shop soon.
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I have a question for all you much more experienced guys than me how is the best way to put a 3 inch wide half round groove down the middle of a 6 inch wide by 3 foot piece of timber when you cant get a core box bit that big to do it with I want to make 2 and join them together to make a 6X6 inch piece with a 3inch hole in it from end to endI’m still new to woodwork so I don’t know all the tricks yet Bill
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