Completed the outer skeleton for our arcade cabinet. It’s mostly particle board, making it surprisingly light and easy to wheel around. We’ve also templated and cut the control panel. Now we just need to find a ~20” 4:3 LCD monitor so that we can build a shelf and mount with a plexiglass front… Modelled after: http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/steptaitorama.htm
Hi everyone, So, I finally made it out to my shop today after a good/bad couple of Thanksgiving off-days. Good because I was able to spend some time with my family, bad because I had to watch Auburn mount a great comeback against my beloved Crimson Tide, bleh! So what could be a better way to unwind than piddling around all day in the ol’ workshop? Well, I’m running a few short boards through the planer when my wife and 3 yr old son, Chad Jr., pay me a visit. I try to keep a sa...
Yesterday was such a beautiful day, wasn’t too cold, and the sky was blue (today is cloudy and rainy). I was fortunate enough to be able to use the day for some woodworking. I am at the point where I usually run into trouble. I have a tendency to want to work on the joinery and the problem is that I usually do that before I have all the parts ready leaving me with some parts that go together, but still require work to get the rest of it as well. This time around I decided to get all ...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Wing Chun Dummy – Making the Frame, Part 2”. I correct some joinery errors and glue up the frame. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/wing-chun-dummy-making-the-frame-part-2/
re worked railing, lowered so it wouldn’t be in line of sight when sitting down, used old spindles they all had to cut a little off of both ends so to save time and to give accuracy I used two saws they are screwed down to the bench, a piece of plywood clamped to the saws with a screw in it provides an indexing pin I had some thin scraps of mahogany that I nailed the spindles too, the top and bottom rails were precut on the job and taken back to the shop to use a pattern fo...
Doing some resawing. The basic box. About a week ago my dentist, Bam, said he had a piece of old Kamagong for me. Well that made the pain in the dentist chair more tolerable (actually it was only a routine cleaning). It was a pretty scrungy looking board about 30” x 18” with nail holes (including a couple of nails) and a fair share of splits. I could see some nice grain buried in there though it would have to be brought out where it was more obvious. Also someone had ‘...
Its been a long time but i think i see woodworking on the horizon #1: Ive learned alot, but still have a ton more to learn
Hello jocks, As some of you may remember i last posted about major damage to my home and the repair and renovation, which has been whats kept me from my hobby and why i havent been able to get on here to much and admire all the awesome work you all have done.Well the renovations are about done and i can see woodworking off in the horizon namely my kitchen cabinets and island,As i will need much advice from you all, i want to blog and post pictures of the process as long as no one has any ob...
Here’s a quote from my last post: I am making progress on the bench, but as before, I get hung up mentally when I come to big steps in the process. Guess when I wrote my last post? About 2 months ago. Yep, got to another big step in the process and got hung up mentally. Well that, and also just lost my motivation entirely for a few weeks there. I’m back! So gluing four boards onto a 28-board benchtop shouldn’t really be a “big step” in the process, right? ...
Today I decided it was time to finally make an outfeed table for the tablesaw. The rain has been biblical of late. I just finished cutting a piece of plywood, when I realized what was happening. It doesn’t look like much, but it was almost an inch deep running for about 30 minutes. I had been working out there for close to an hour when this snuck up on me.
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