In this episode, I go over some pre-finishing tips and finish the inside of the trunk. I then go through the entire assembly and glueup process from start to finish. I then discuss the trunk’s lid, which is different from the original plan. You can download a Sketchup plan for the lid here. Once the lid is glued up, I realize that rushing through this project has resulted in a number of errors. So I fix them. I know how you guys love it when I make mistakes so you won’t be disa...
In part 1 I found a Eucalyptus tree in a nearby neighborhood. In part 2 I cut it up and had a better look under the bark, finding great boring bug patterns. In part 3, I finally took a 3” diameter piece of the green wood and had a go at it on my Sherline 4400 CNC mini lathe, set up as a manual wood lathe. I’m quite ‘green’ myself at this turning business, and don’t yet have many techniques, experience, and tools necessary, but it came out alright, was a lot of...
THIS IS OUT OF ORDER SORRYShould have been part 4 not 5 Got the Maple dressed yesterday and started the lamination process.I decided a thin accent of purpleheart was the go.. I love the purpleheart .. very few people in Oz using the purpleheart…so used the Incra fence to slice 1/16 inch strips to slip inbetween the maple [ I think the ever so small stripe will highlight the shimmer of the maple.]So first I glued the PH to the Maple with Titebond II and used bluetape to secure while i...
Well folks, 160 dowel holes later, I’m ready to call it quits. I don’t mind hard work, but repetition drives me crazy! Here is a snapshot of some of those dowel holes…Now, notice the markings on the end grain. This is important to me so that I don’t keep having to second guess myself when I am putting things together. I have those pieces marked ‘L’ or ‘R’ for left or right and numbered from top to bottom. I mark all the pieces on the right ...
I can’t believe I’ve been here over a year already. I wanted to just take a minute and express my thanks to you all. You all make this a terrific community, and I have grown more as a woodworker in the last year than I would have ever thought possible. You’re all a seriously talented bunch of people, and I have a lot of respect for your talent. THANKS AGAIN! Steve
Once I had the cabinet home I (she) had to decide how she wanted to set up all the electronics. We (she) decided it would be better if both the top and bottom sections had doors on them, and we needed to put a couple shelves in to hold the dvd player, vcr, etc… Space in the upper opening is a little tight so there will be just enough room for a shelf, and by taking out one of the drawers we can put another shelf in the lower cabinet. This is what I got accomplished shortly after ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeI7Jn2Bj_U In this video I finish going over how to plane down board faces and edges If you have not seen the first part of this video you should really watch it. I know that most people have already learned how to use hand planes but people learn at all stages in woodworking even the most advanced woodworker in the world everybody has their opinions on who that is but every person you name still learns stuff no one is self made. If you want to learn how to ...
The idea for this came from a magazine in which they used pipes for the frame holder. The holder, as you can see, is already on th wall. The frames are in the process of being made. The frames will be set up like this with the pattern on the right repeating on the left. The are made with maple using basic joinery tech. The will be finished to the wifes prefrences (not sure yet). The pictures on one side will be my family, her family on the other, and the center will be both.
About three weeks ago I scored a full truck load of mulberry from a tree that had been cut down last November. The tree was over 100 years old, and around 36” diameter and over 100’ tall. Unfortunately the tree had been cut into chunks 24” and under. I got about 60 board feet of mostly quartersawn wood out of it that will most likely get used for bookmatched panels, boxes and picture frames for gifts for the family. It is really beautiful wood with a fleck pattern that remin...
Good enough for a movie star!! Meet Addison, 5 months old. And you thought I did all this for someone special!!!!! ;o)
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