Enjoy some shop time with your children by creating an easy built birdhouse. Product cost is approximately $3, time spent was about 30-40 minutes. You can let them make their birdhouse unique by adding paint.
Sorry….I overrode my original posting…going to try to repost my original… I have had these plans for several years now…thanks to the original woodworker for the plans… Horse will be a baby shower gift for a family friend… Made of red oak…pictures show most of the piece parts…legs and rockers are stacked on top of each other…not shown are the horizontal spacers… working on the seat…see my other blog post&...
Mother nature hurt us yesterday. 2 inches of snow and 18 degrees. Had enough come through to pay for booth. Still cold today, but clear. Hopefully we get a big rush after church hours. You never expect to retire after one of these, but profits are much preferred. I did get a couple different folks with possible furniture orders. That would make it all good.
Using my Sketchup model as a reference I drew the shape of the corbels onto the prepared stock, and cut it out roughly on the bandsaw. Then with sandpaper and a card scraper I smoothed them out to their final shape. I forgot to take a photo of the setup for drawing the arc, but basically I bowed a piece of plywood to the correct vertical distance at the center point of the arc and traced the curve with a pencil. Cut it out roughly on the bandsaw, and smoothed it out with sandpaper. Th...
May this year be a prosperous and fulfilling one!DanK
I love re-purposing old materials. My latest find is a poplar filled box mattress.
In the last session, I used a router sled to surface the large glued up panels of padauk. This session, I cut the panels to size and used the MCLS through dovetail jig to create cabinet case. Ended up session with this: Starting from: The specific steps I followed were:1. Create a prototype of the drawer in order to get exact size of cabinet2. Clean up and cut panels to size3. Set up test joint on MCLS jig4. Cut pins and tails using MCLS jig5. Rabbet the back of the cabinet6. ...
Still working on this thing: Hand planing a bocote knife scale flat on one face and one edge. I’m going to resaw one scale into two on the bandsaw, and this needs two flats square to each other for good results. Resawing the single bocote scale into two thin bookmatched scales on my bandsaw. Bookmatching the grain looks pretty nice. Gluing a brass liner to one of the scales. I used the super glue with curing spray trick again… it has been working great so far. I cut...
My goals for today are to really make a lot of progress on the new designs. It is funny how I can work so much in between designing, and still feel sometimes that I am slacking or not doing enough. As I look at my pile of eight projects that I was going full steam on last week, even though Keith and I produced 160 kits in a couple of days, I feel like I have been neglecting things. Now that those kits are out the door, all that remains is the box of partially finished projects that I nee...
Well, it seems that my feeling of catching up with things was a bit short-lived. Here we are getting ready to wind down the month of April already and once again I am wondering where the time is going. By the end of next week, one third of 2013 will be done. It seems almost unfathomable that we can already be this far into the new year. Weren’t we celebrating New Year’s Day only a couple of weeks ago? I know that may not seem like my usual optimism by outer appearances, but...
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