Happy Independence Day! I’m looking forward to the three day weekend to put the finishing touches on my workbench: adding the twin-screw face vise and a shelf underneath. Since the last time, I flattened the top and applied some Danish oil to the bench. I also installed the end vise and have really enjoyed using it. Here’s a look at the bench while planing the chop for the end vise. You can also see the slotted tool rack in the upper right from a design in woodworking ma...
If you have never checked it out, Mission Furniture: How to build it, by H. H. Windsor (Popular Mechanics) is a neat little book. I have a copy but you check out the page I was working from here I drew the Hall Chair pictured in the book.It is very Limbert in style.This was hard for me to sketchup due to that angles. If anyone has any good advice about how to do cutouts in an angled piece please let me know. I have been playing more with Sketchup Styles and animations. See more animatio...
Having recently returned from my first visit to an on line (?) purchase with which I have falled in love and has to be a wood workers dream. 3 yrs old with thermopane windows and doors,instant hotwater heater,2 baths etc. The inside is compleat to the point that the contractor did what was necessary as part of the house, loft, stairs etc. the prev. residents started to finish things inside while living there and while there are plenty of good intentions…consider a bath room shelf...
Realizing that the story and photos of this walking cane project are decidedly Christian in content, if you are offended by such things, you should read another Blog. This project is a cane that I was commissioned to build, which tells the story of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and will be used to talk about the customer’s faith as he uses the symbols to tell the story. I hope that if you are offended by the content, that you will at least enjoy the woodworking process that is...
From my blog: Total video length: 22 min, 51 sec. In this episode I show: Why you should give cherry a good suntan, followed by a gorgeous and easy finish, and How to make your own buttons, to attach a stool top or a table top to the base Why suntan cherry?I love working with cherry, because it machines beautifully, and it is plentiful here in the Mid-West. But it also takes on a gorgeous color as it ages -even if it takes a long time to develop the deep color we normal...
Here is the second video blog I made about the router!!!!
I cut myself in the shop for the fist time the other day. Since starting my work with wood, I have had nicks and scrapes before ( one time I nicked my thumb without realizing it and spent the next 5 minutes trying to figure out how the red paint was getting on the truck I was making. The more I turned the truck over, the more paint seemed to be miraculously appear randomly on the wood felt really dumb when I realized it was my blood) but nothing needing a bandaid until the other day. I use h...
Let me start by saying this is my first blog and I hope I don’t screw it up too bad. My current project is an 18th C slant front desk. The material is Honduras Mahogany. I came up with the design from various pictures in books about American Furniture, particularly “Master Craftsmen of Newport” by Michael Moses. The starting place was the ogee bracket feet. Believe me these are a project in themselves! I used 8/4×5 1/2” material. All of the shaping was done...
Druthers of Wood ....esoteric, rar-i-fied forms for wood art,realms of vision….—by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
My Father-in-Law is in the shipping business. He knows that I am into woodworking and that it means I am also interested in furniture. He recently shipped the Devils throne and sent me a pic of it. Try not to have night mares about this chair.
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