My daughter had her 8th birthday party today. She wanted a bird party, so we made bird hats and bird houses. I used these plans, but made the bottoms all flush to make it a little easier to get together.http://www.coveside.biz/chickadee-house-plans.htm I got all the wood cut up ahead of time, and predrilled holes for the nails. This made it easier for the little hands to hammer the nails in, and this way they didn’t have to hold the nails really. They had a lot of fun whacking the...
Ok, now for the actual building of the eyebrow windows. This is where we left off. Remember that the side pieces are 3/8” plywood 43” tall, 1 1/2” at the bottom tapered to 33” at the top. After attaching the side pieces, I was able to measure around the circumference of the arch and determine the length of the top pieces. I used 3/8” bendy board (flex-core) and cut a slight angle on each end where it attaches to the plywood on the sides. The bendy board go...
Again, after much research and finding what I thought I would need and use, I decided to make the cabinet from poplar and mdf. The joinery is raised panel construction for the sides and back and straight pocket hole joints on the front. I knew I wanted to leave about an inch overhang of the top, so the dimensions are roughly 22” x 34” and 34”high(including the top). The pocket holes were so easy and very strong. The first picture I show using some leftover weather stripin...
Well,Pending verification from our family doctor, it appears that my next project will be a baby crib. Yep, the wife took a home test today and it says “positive”. If all is well, this will be number 2 and I can’t wait. Aside from this great news, we are in the process of getting our house ready to sell. Might be some new shop space in my future. Things should be pretty crazy around here in a few months. But, as least I get to take to wife to the hardwood supplier to p...
I have been making furniture for about 3 years and have found that selecting and installing hinges is always a challenge for me and more time consuming than I would like. Can anyone recommend a good reference that explains the different types of hinges and their specific advantages and usages as well as any “tricks” for proper installation?
Well, with DaveR’s and SWMBO’s, help here is the design [IMG]http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo153/ricksrustics/RicksBed.jpg[/IMG]This is going to challenge me to do some new things. I will post pics as I get started.
I drove down my road yesterday on the way home from work and noticed a sign in front of one of my neighbors houses…Woodworking Tools For Sale! We new each other to speek once in a while in the last 34 years but only to say hello. I went down there this morning to see what was up and found out Andy had died last January. We both have been woodworkers all these years but didn’t know it! The Son-in-law showed me around and I picked up a few things! All for $20…sweet!
Hi Guys Well i thought you might like to see the fruits of the wifes labour and how the garden finished off looking The fist picture is the shed that i built for the wifes garden tools The decking area finished with planters that i made The veggie patch is going great guns so much food we are giving it to the folks next door Well i hope you enjoy my little tour of my garden Thanks for following Andy
Finished the molds today! The molds create the form upon which the boat will be built. There are 5 mold forms for this boat. The shape of the molds are taken right from the lofting drawing. Picking Up refers to techniques of transferring shapes on the lofting to boards so that the shapes can be cut out. To pick up the mold shapes, I ground off half of the heads of a few dozen nails so that they would lay flat exactly on the lines in the drawing that I wanted to transfer. I then placed boar...
I spent about 3 1/2 hours carving out the background, establishing the approximate depth to the relief. Barb was busy taking pictures during the process. The Mahogany is real easy carving, but it may be a little brittle when I start carving the details. That remains to be seen.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here’s a video slideshow of the progression._The Music is from a free download Handmade Music, by “Kentucky Thunder” on the DIY ne...
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