Monday morning… After taking care of the kids pool and yard few other honey do things. Got busy cleaning up the garage. Turning it from laundry/ exercise area. Back into my wood shop lol.. With that out of the way. Got busy on the Sled. At this point the 2 ft x 3 ft oak ply bottom is complete. Ready for the back fence install. I planed all the wood required and cut them into finish sizes. Glued up the 2 pc’s required for the back fence. Let them dry overnight. Tonight I will run i...
I am building a total of 17 beds for the Chi Omega Sorority house. There will be 10 single beds and 7 bunks. These bed are a different design. The regular singles will have a 80” tall headboard with just a couple shelves. They will have 23” tall drawer units on one side and doors on the other side and the foot for larger storage. The bunks will be built with a solid panel on the foot and a headboard similar to the single beds. They will all be built from maple wood with just a clear...
Got some stuff done today, so now I need to get some pics up! This is the back of the top part of my shelving unit, before I put the back on. And this is with the back on. I painted it first, then attached it. It’s just cheapy pine tongue and groove. It’s really hard to photograph the color but I think this pic is close. I’ve left the wall side stile off until I can fit it once it’s up there. I finally relented and bought a pocket screw jig and will attach it wit...
A while back someone asked a forum question about what everyone does with their scrap wood and cutoffs. The overwhelming response was for inlay pieces, or firewood. I also do the same thing, but last fall I gathered up some scrap and made up bookmarks for gifts at Christmas. While doing this I sort of got carried away with it. Making bookmarks are like making cutting boards. It’s not difficult and its fun experimenting with different designs and wood types. With glued up blocks, it’s ...
We’ve started a new kitchen island project. This will be interesting in many ways but for one, my wife and I are doing it together. She has recently developed an interest in learning woodworking and wants to try building the island with me. I don’t have any formal plans for this project. I searched the internet for free or paid plans but there isn’t much for kitchen islands of this size and nothing similar to what we wanted. I drafted up the basic cabinetry with all the m...
One week, three pens, three rings, two stoppers, a bowl, garden waterer/composter, and something I can’t show you. ... And finally, to avoid the need for a spoiler alert, on the chance a fellow geocacher finds me here, I submit no photos for one of the “supplemental” projects I’ve done this week. (If I had pictures, I’d claim it as a real project) This and the garden bin would take me into next week. Lately, I’ve gotten into geocaching, and...
This is my challenge. I have been asked to make this Queen size antique headboard into a King size. My client had asked me to built a head board for her, I was busy and said it would be a few weeks before I could commit to it. She found one on an internet classified add for a lot cheaper than what I could build hers for. The problem is that it was advertised has a King size but is in reality a queen size ( you get what you pay for right). Now $350.00 later she came back to me to see wha...
Well got back into the woods yesterday again cutting some more wood. Got 3 more cherry logs and 1 nice White Pine log. Still got that Hard Maple tree to get the logs out of. Maybe next weekend if the weather holds and it don’t rain this week. Need to start getting the logs up out of the woods. Might be able to get some pictures posted this week. I am going to have a lot more logs that what I had planed on. Will have to measure them to see about how much I am going to have but I do know ...
I made a few bread cooling racks and was asked how I did that. This is how. I start with two pieces of wood. One for the width and one for length. Then I cut the slots in each piece. Exactly one half the thickness of the wood. The space between the slots does not matter. I just eye ball it, because it’s too hard for me to do the math. They will fit no matter what spacing you cut the slots, believe me. Random or calculated. ..Then I cut the boards into strips exactly as...
My original intent was to put three colors of dye on this hollow form – green followed by blue and then yellow. A funny thing happened a couple of days ago. Some folks dropped by my workshop studio and one of the ladies claimed that this piece was talking to her. I explained that I still had to put another coat of dye on it, but she insisted that the piece was happy the way it was and just wanted to be shiny. Since she was paying me cold hard cash I figured hey if this piece of wood...
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