I had planned to get all three pieces of furniture to the same stage (the upholstery on) before applying the “gimp” which is a decorative flat braided trim that hides the nail heads. But I decided I needed the sense of accomplishment today that comes with “finished.” So naive as ever, I thought I would just whip out finishing the chairs and then move back to the settee – expecting to still make significant progress on the settee. Gimp goes on with hot glue ...
LUMBERJOCKS – Lights, Camera, Action! FYI – this video was shot with the video feature of a small inexpensive pocket digital camera becuase my digital video camera was included in the shot. So if you have a pocket digital camera, you can start posting woodworking video content! If you are like me, when not in your shop its fun to watch woodworking videos and podcasts. Did you take the Digital Lumberjock Quiz? See if you can answer the following questions: 1. Wears...
Adirondack Chair build how to - Betsy's version #3: Today is preping to make the seat assembly - chisel question -
On the first day of this blog I told you to avoid pitch when picking out your boards. I apparently missed a small amount on the edge of one board. So this is what pitch looks like. I’m going to be able to cut around this so it’s not a big deal. Today I’m working on getting the slats ready for the seat assembly. First a few housing keeping things on the leg assemblies. Make sure you have a left and right leg——two lefts don’t make a right——...
Had an excellent Christmas this year, wanted to share some neat stories with LJ’ers. My nephews come over for Christmas from MS. They are 3 of my favorite boys ever – and 3 of the most rambunctious, too… Our living room looked like Santa open a Southern Branch to his toy shop, t was ridiculous. However, after all the toys were opened, games were checked out, batteries were installed, etc. I decided to duck out to the garage and do a little more work on a jewelry box ...
I was considering using dowels to help hold my boards together for my benchtop; specifically, those boards that are a little extra bowed. However, Matt of Matt's Basement Workshop has informed me that due to the considerable strength of face-to-face gluing, that dowels might not be necessary – even for bowed boards. However, just in case, I decided to make a simple jig following Matt’s suggestion, which was:Two pieces of wood, one attached to the top of the other to act as a...
I did these “sketches” in Bryce to get an idea for proportions. I like what happened here. Problem is, in this sketch, the 4 main posts are 44 inches high, and my real life ones are 33, which is really the best height. However, I made the 3 raised panels to the specs in the drawing – 33” tall by 30” wide – way too big. The thing is way too big, when I tried to visualize it by laying out the posts and panels. Looks like I’ll have to take a good 8 inche...
Splaying For Maple ….one wood as i am,wood house of the mighty ones,splayed color environs….–by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
Did I mention how over my head I am with this project? Well after taking a week off from woodworking between a trip to Vegas and not being able to work in the shop due to the smokey air in the Sacramento area I am back to work. Now that I have the laminations glued up I needed to figure out a way to trim them down to finished width. I intentionally glued the laminations up at 3 1/2” knowing that I needed to yield a 2 1/2” wide leg. This was a challenge since I couldn’t u...
Well after having bought a new router and a good bit….. No problems on the fresh cut out cross….. just zip zip zip no burns great finish… the cross is not finished yet still sanding and wipe on poly to go but it looks good to me thus far….... Stay safe everyone and thanks for reading
Working Woods ....art-full woods i work, stopping to dream of what if, there was no-cleared land…. —by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————...
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