I decided to go with elm and mahogany (sepele) for the main woods. I re-sawed two pieces of elm that had great figure and color. When I started to do a book match I realized that all the figure was on one end of each board and it would be out of balance on the table top. I found a simple solution by flipping one board on each end for end. and I sandwiched them between mahogany boards, I am installing bread board ends next and I decided to use Black and White Ebony Plugs in the project.
A little background:I decided to make this for a wounded warrior in my unit who is being retired due to combat injuries. He’s an awesome person and does not let himself be limited by his injuries. I won’t go into specifics on his injuries, but he was an EOD operator and was in a major detonation a few years back, since then he has not only come back to full health he competed and won several command level racket ball tournaments and excels at several sports. the military believ...
There was ‘some’ woodworking involved here. Photographers and videographers should especially enjoy.
The past several days I did some more work on the exterior, completed all of the soffits, added some more trim and a bit more paint, still more to do on the exterior, on the inside I plugged away and completed the drawers and have them ready to install, I’m using story sticks for installing the drawer sliders, I cut four scrap pieces of ply to the length I needed for the top drawers, using a brad nailer I popped a couple of temporary nails in each stick, Building the drawers I first ...
This is the blog describing how i made this chair. For a long time I have had this corner of my garden that have a place for a bonfire. We use it a lot and the favorite is making pancakes using a pan on a long stick. My son loves it! But the place itself could use some help. Especially the chairs are a bit annoying. I keep them because they were a gift from a friend and have a fun story to them (they are made by the inmates of a local prison that houses long term prisoners): The ...
A great day in the shop today. Did my habitual Saturday morning chisel check, sharpen and hone and then settled down to finish the construction of the seat section. This I made entirely out of the air dried Blue Gum and I am getting more and more enamoured with this particular species, it joints crisply, sands reasonable fast and planes beautifully, although there will always be some interlocking grain to mess with one’s kharma! (main reason is I get it really cheaply) I did the teno...
I milled the leg and spacers/support block out of the same chunk of oak. The screw and nut are the remnants of what I bought for my end vise. A cove cut on the table saw and an 3/8” round over gave me the basic profile. I smoothed it out of with a whatever rasp and file I had on hand. Then marked and mortised for the nut. I’ll probably put a dab of epoxy on final assembly of the nut to make sure to hold it captive. It’s damn good fit if I say so myself. ...
This is Part two of the two part series that I am doing on how to create a cabinet size report from the cut list that ecabinets generates in excel.In this video I will show you how you can edit the recorded macros for the text to columns. This will allow the code to run without selecting or activating the worksheet. It will also allow you to work with the worksheet if it is hidden. Here is the link to check it out.https://youtu.be/ks9SCtd1jkY
I decided to replace the tear -down workstation in my garage shop. It was not mobile and it became more stationary than a tear-down temporary assembly table. I feel that in my garage shop everything should mobile if it is on the floor. The exceptions are some storage racks and the sheets storage area. The five gallon buckets that captures my wood scraps should one day be replaced with a scrap mobile rack. Until then they camp under my hardwood wall rack. I did some searches for an a...
Last time I posted I had glued down the boxes bodies with the inside already french polished I worked on gluing the marquetry panels to the trimmed to size lid My favorite moment is when you see it glued down right way up for the first time, it appears slowly while you remove the paper This glueing of the marquetry on both side had to be precise has they had to be perfectly centered as well as the right way up as when you open the box the owner will appreciate to g...
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