I glued down the tiles that I had made. I’ll have to wait a few days before I can stain them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Well, my fellow Alvaradotian (Alvaradoite?), Tim Marko, just dropped by a couple of hours ago. He’s probably not even home yet and I’m posting about it. Tim’s a nice guy and some of the projects he brought over to show me are just wonderful. I should have taken photos of those! Anyway, I showed him around my shop, my office, showed off lots of candle holders and wine rests, and we talked a lot about where to buy wood in this area. He seems to know a lot more about buyi...
Ok I got some parts made. Time to start building this thing. I am going to attach the sides by putting the three panels in dadoes and gluing em. Well two rabbets and a dado but whos counting? My problem is on the two front sides I need to make stop dadoes. I’ve never done that before. What do you mean I can’t cut this on my table saw? I cut everything on my table saw. Well not stop dados tough guy your gonna have to learn this on the router. OK fine but that means I need a...
Hello and thanks’ to you all who have welcomed me to the site. I have received several messages from you and feel at home already. I don’t get on the computer allot in the evenings but I have a BlackBerry that I receive e-mails on. So please don’t hesitate in writing me a quick note, as time goes buy I will upload some pics of projects from past and any ideas for future. I have a mind that runs non stop on ideas it’s just not easy to upload to an actual project. Once again thanks’...
In a recent blog entry, I stated I was about 95% sure a tree I came across was Cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminata). Well I’m now 100% certain…that I was wrong. After further study, I am now certain that it is NOT Cucumbertree. So, the photos go back into my digital library of unknown specimens. Tomorrow morning, I head back into the wet forests for further study. The learning curve continues, and I am having so much fun!
These are the initial designs for 2 Hope chest for my daughters for this christmas. Main wood will be walnut, highlights are either bloodwood or purpleheart depending on the daughter. This is taken from a design from Woodsmith #32. You can see a finished version finished by strube1369 A couple key differences that I am going to be doing different. I will be mitering the corners of the box, and using dovetail keys of the contrasting wood(it is not shown in the design). I also pla...
Weekend three: (pause for dramatic effect….) Wood gets cut! There up on the top shelf is an old walnut board a friend gave me. Its just been waiting around to be useful someday.There is also some oak on there that had a project assigned to it when I bought it. I might use some of it for this. The drawer sides and back are going to be oak. You can see some hardwood floor scraps on the bottom right shelf. I might just make the drawer parts from that. Its a very shallow drawer (sh...
Just for fun I thought I would upload some progressive photos of a project I am working on at the moment. Anyone want to guess what it is going to be?? (The toy truck is not part of it, just a fix it job I haven’t got to yet). I will try to get a better photo tomorrow. There will be more parts to this project and as I make them I will add photos. Glue up will happen when all the bits are finished. Have fun. By the way, the dovetail joint on this project is the first do...
Okay, well I am a little late on this, but here it is. Just a couple of weeks ago I put the swing arm on the playground. Here are some shots of the work. Here is on overall shot of the swing arm and the two swings. The arm itself is a 10 foot long 4×6 and the end support is made of 4×4s with a 2×4 brace between them. It is attached to the rear corner 4×4 of the tower with two 1/2” galvanized bolts. Now, here is a close-up of the intersection of the swing ar...
Checkerboard End Grain Cutting Board #1: Skecthup Model....ya, you heard me right...of a cutting board
I know what your thinking…this lunatic made a Sketchup model of a cutting board? Can’t he just wing it? Ya sure, I have made quite a few cutting boards with and without plans. The few I have done plans for were in Autodcad, to work out the design details, but this is the first time I have used SU for planning a cutting board. I wanted to be able to know exactly how much material I was going to need, and how it was going to have to be glued up so it would come out exactly as I want...
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