Well guys and gals, I went to Clark’s this past weekend looking for more beeswing aniegre (I’m greedy, huh?). Well I didn’t find any (David Harms probably beat me to it, he’s at Clark’s all the time, just kidding David!!). What I did see was a gorgeous piece of beeswing purpleheart with just an amazing figure to it!! I follwed my buddy Lee around while he was helping this lady with her lumber needs. While she was on the phone getting a decision, I ...
Well I’m done. This past weekend I installed the top rail and this evening I finished the leg bracing and prettied it up a little. Forgive the pictures as it is dark outside and I wanted to post this tonight. A close-up of the finished railing. Here is the prettying up. The metal panels we actually found in someone’s bulk garbage pickup. So as a recap we have come from here . . . To here . . . . To here . . .
I wanted a way to cut large sheet stock for cabinet backs, bookcases or whatever and can’t buy a sliding table saw so I made one—sort of. I started by gluing 4 pieces of Oak together and finished it off at 2×2 ¼. With that in clamps I drilled 3 holes in the table leaf 5/16 of an inch. Cut the Oak to 35 inches and attached it to the table holding it lower about 1/16 so not to interfere with the everyday life of the saw. I used T-bolts and let them in about ¼ inch. ...
We just got back from another great AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. If you aren’t familiar, AWFS is the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers and its a show that occurs every other year at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is just a quick video to give you an idea of what the show is like. Booths and product displays as far as the eye can see and lots of neat stuff to drool over. I even have some footage of the all wood sports car, “The Splinter”, as well as ...
So if you read my first blog you have seen how the spray booth looks now. In this blog I am going to talk about what I want to do to the spray booths in the future. 1. There is only one light in the booth area at the moment. It is an old four bulb shop light. I need some more shop lights. I am only spraying water based products so I don’t really need an explosion proof light set up but I think I will make a box and some plexi glass covers for lights to keep the over spray off the ...
I few months ago I picked up a Delta/Rockwell 14” bandsaw. It was in horrible condition and needed a lot of work. I found the saw on Craigslist, called the seller and made an appt to see and eventually buy the saw. I completed the bandsaw a few weeks ago. While I was loking at the saw I was talking with the seller and mentioned to him I like to use older equipment and was looking for an old unisaw. He told me to look around the “yard”, the place was a storage facility for...
well i am hot enough about this to post an entry, and truthfully i do not feel this is acceptable by any standards, maybe you will disagree but here is my beef… I placed an order on Thursday July 9th at 4pm EST, F+W Media billed my bank, the order was not processed the next day which was Friday, nothing happened over the weekend, nothing happened again Monday, then maybe it shipped Tuesday July 14th? Maybe… In that very same amount of time, i purchased similar items shipped ...
We got a new TV recently and since it is one of those all in one units (big screen and big speaker underneath) my old entertainment center had to go. However, I still need some where to put all my components. Here is the sketchup of my new design. I am reclaiming the wood from my old entertainment center so anything that is gray in the above pic is 3/4 Birch ply finished with black lacquer. The trim and back support are 3/4 poplar and the front supports will be 1/2 steel pipe. The open...
well the general construction of the desk is done so i figured id share some pictures. a lot of pictures today. first i want to address the drawer frames though. in my case the drawer frames are pretty simple. they are just a frame and panel construction out of pine with pegged tongue and groove. the groove is pegged with a little cut nail in this case but something that works really well are brad nails as well as a tooth pick. they just work really nice. then it is shaped to fit the front...
After working in the Valley for a couple of weeks, I decided to spend some of my harder than I thought earned money to get a mortising machine. I settled on the DELTA 14-651 because of its Amazon reviews and price point ($289). I would’ve loved to get the Powermatic, but that would’ve taken another year to justify ($480). I rationalized that with all of the mortises that I’ll need for the dining room table, that this additional expense will pay itself off on this on...
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