The dimensions for the hope chest were a bit trickier to figure out. I spent several hours on and off thinking about this and trying different things. The sides had to be a bit smaller because of way I’m going to attach the sides to the front and back. I also wanted to keep the chest at a finished size of 24” x 48” x 24” (24 tall, 48 long, 24 deep). The front and back sides will be glued with biscuits using a simple butt joint. The finished dimensions of the si...
Now that I have completed my entry for the current contest its time to get back to working on the shop itself. I was in the process, before the contest of updating my workshop. I will be insulating the ceiling, I have been purchasing 1 package of R30 insulation per pay period to do the ceiling. Now that I have all that I think I will need its time to crawl in the attic and get it done. Its not the most accessible area of my house but I am getting tired of being cold and hot. I know what every...
Ok—two success stories last night. I got rid of one cheesy (cheap) toolbox that I bought years ago for the princely sum of $40 . . . some happy owner has a new $10 toolbox for his grandson. The most important part is I have more floor space! As you can see in the recently updated Sketchup drawing . . .I need it! So the plan is to keep on selling/giving away/trashing what I don’t need. Thus far I’ve discovered that if you put it on Freecycle/Freebie type listings p...
I have spent a little time thinking about Video and Audio Podcasting. I am Slightly Shy in both aspects of Video and Audio. But I have been working on this shiness by overcoming it in Video and Audio Podcast. I have decided that, As long as I get my point across, others learn from my audio and video, then I am more satified with it then what I look like no matter how goofy or entertaining I may or may not be or even as boring as I may be, information, demonstrations and how-tos are a v...
I will be there Saturday only. For you guys going Friday I hope you have heard that Norm will be there 12-4! Man that would be awesome to meet him but i just can’t make it until Saturday. This is only my second ever trip to the wood show and this year I want to take advantage of some of the seminars taking place. I was on such a sensory overload last year I didn’t figure out what was going on until it was over. If you are curious you can go the the wood show site and click...
Another money-saving (I hope) project that I did recently was a coat rack made from a couple of old wooden skis my grandfather left to me. He had two pairs from his youth that were still in pretty good shape. I still can’t believe people used these things. Again, my wife and I were looking through catalogs (Pottery Barn or something similar) and saw that they had old wooden skis made into coat racks and hung on a wall. We got to think…Hey, we have skis!!! But look what they...
A small conference table - the build #6: Start applying the finish to the top, and set up legs and aprons
I continue work. For the upcoming several days I will continue applying the finish to the top; today I started applying the Zinsser Seal Coat (shellac) to the underside. And work started on setting up for cutting tenons on the aprons, and mortises on the legs. From my blog: Sometimes, decisions are tough. For example, to start the work day today, I debated whether to start applying the Zinsser Seal Coat to the table top as it lay on the workbench, or take into the finishing room. The...
The 3rd Video in my Installment. Enjoy the video. All comments, Critique or just any ole comments are welcome on all my Videos. Handi
This is some wood I got from a job that was on so valueable every scrap had to be saved for three months after it was installed I watched as it was sat unstickered in a east window rained upon, stacked upon, I saved it from the dumpster twice, kicked over and I would go over and restack it(I’m an electrician), lunch upon get this crap outta the way upon, and I would always say I’d love to have that wood I’ll get out of the way” We have to keep it it is valuable” ...
I found a good deal on motor a friend is upgradeing to a 3HP Motor in his Unisaw so I offer to buy his 1-1/2 HP Rockwell Unisaw Motor for 150 bucks plus shipping cost. Will have more pictures once it arive and is install.
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