This pile of lumber may not look like much but it will magically turn in to two of my Fishy Coffee Tables and a Toy Box. :-) Turns out I need another 10 feet of white pine, so off to the store I go tomorrow. It makes it easy that a lot of the work for all three projects can be done ahead of time in a batch. Things like ripping the edges off the 2×4’s and ripping the 1×12 white pine into three pieces each. All of that was after I cut them into rough lengths so it would be ea...
All coutertop shops or local lumber yards that cut custom formica countertops have scraps that they just throw away. Anyone can get them locally around here. A standard double sink cutout is large enough for most of our shop needs. Check this out!
I remember an inhouse training manual from the 90’s that started off with “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer to the elephant riddle of course, is, “a piece at a time”.My studio manager way back then had a penchant for those cheesy, motivational expressions, and other bullshit too. Knowing that this job ain’t gonna make itself, my plan of attack is carcases, base, doors, drawers, shelves, frieze rail and cornice in that order, I remind myself tha...
I have already posted this on some other forums, but I would like to keep it in my blog series also. I got impatient with the assembly video and wanted to show everyone how well it sounded and cut! So, here it is again:)
Just a quick update.. I see a lot of views but no feedback.. I’m beginning to think this is a stupid idea but, I’m pushing forward anyway. I got the legs rough cut and ready to be mortised into the hinge. I also got the brass curve cut. The geometry of that thing is a bit confusing but I think once the legs are shaped and the mortise is in place for that to go through it will make more sense. Right now the curve doesn’t seem like it will want to go through the same spo...
Would prefer to sell this “like new” machine to a lumberjock. Just listed on eBay. Thanks Bob http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=Rikon%2C+dust&_sacat=0&_from=R40
I thought I would like this gull wing design so I spent a lot of time drawing it up. Now that it’s done and can be put next to the Gerstner style box design I created first, I’m just not sure. I lean towards the Gertsner style since that is what style I have already on a tier as my “best box”. The gull wing doors do not add anything but a lot of cool factor. I tried and tried to think of a way to make the traditional Gerstner style side panels with the diagonal hin...
I have just endured a couple long days at a retail remodel job I’m working on. I’ll spare the details, save this: These were part of display tables which had been discarded after the store had received new fixtures. The tops were actually attractive, but were veneered MDF, and I didn’t have the capacity to transport and store too much anyway. The legs… Solid hard maple. Not glue ups… But solid: I got 8 of these and 8 smaller, different ones. A...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1102: Cutting, Routing and Scrolling Frames
I finished all of my cutting yesterday. That was a big plus. Cutting out nine plaques of this type in under two days was an accomplishment that I was satisfied with. I had initially hoped that I would have these all oiled and finished by today, but as usual, things came up and I need to sand and oil them today. I should have better pictures tomorrow. I am pleased with these designs. While they are not really difficult, some of the motifs do present a little bit of a challenge. I think...
I’m going to use this blog post for my wood species wish list for some recommended types especially useful for making scale furniture. I find that I source information on the internet and promptly forget it once I come across an opportunity to use it…)Anyone who knows a great source for any of these can feel free to chime in with a link or connection to any of these materials. I’m going to post them one by one as I source, use and then evaluate my scale experience with the...
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