I started with taking measurements of the initial cabinet and combining that with measurements taken from the miter saw itself. With these numbers in hand I created a basic plan in Google Sketchup. Usually I put together a rough drawing and some basic numbers and then I’m off to the races. This usually means I am constantly “planning” throughout the whole build. Learning to use Sketchup is helping me get away from this. I have also made drawings at full scale to see how thin...
I started by assembling the window frames. I used little rubber bands, which works very well in this application. Thankfully I did not cut the mitres, so they actually fit. ;) I let those dry for a day, or so. So I worked on the wallpaper for the top… If you notice the lines, I had intended for the centre room to be a tiny bit bigger. and then I noticed that the margin for the paper was sooo close. So I just made the centre room 12” wide. That works. Painted t...
After the final phase of glue up for the legs, putting the top on was a piece of cake. Clamp, countersink, screw, (so it can be adjusted if ever necessary) and this puppy is ready for work. Well, it’s ready for it’s close up,... then work (or play) depending on your perspective. Goodbye workmate, Hello, nurse! I left in that metal plate on the ends. For looks and added weight. Plus it makes a handy chisel holder! As you can see by the outsid...
I have a Grizzly G0555 14” band saw and have had a problem collecting the dust adequately. It has a 4” port on the back but I don’t have a big dust collector so I made a reducer for my 2 1/4” Genie Shop Vac that did not do much at all. I have been thinking about collecting the dust right below the blade for some time now. Wednesday I cut out some time to design and close in port.This is the first pic of the area under the blade: Then I made a paper model to get the ...
Hello All, I had a brief disaster in the shop today, and as such, exploded my spline cutting jig. Sometimes that happens. On another not, my herd of boxes is nearly finished…I hope…though the finishing stages do seem to be dragging on…but I digress. A couple of people have expressed interest in my tiny boxes. I had not planned on selling any of them, but now I think I might be willing to part with a few of them. Which presents a bit of a quandary, how much should I...
Hello All, I have begun to learn how to do inlays. I am starting with some simple ones. Straight lines before I try curves and shapes. http://su.pr/4zZ5jo The blog is up…so are the Buckeyes!!! Brian
Episode 79 Dewalt and Ridgid Sander Comparison from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I compare and review the Dewalt 5 in random orbit sander and the Ridgid 5 in random orbit sander. Both sanders cost around $60 so they are in the same price category. I have used the Dewalt random orbit sander since may of 2008 and so far it has worked pretty good. I have used the ridgid random orbit sander for about 5 weeks and so far its been working really good.
Well, a few more days have gone by, do I thought I’d post another entry here. Last time, I mentioned the dollhouse kit that I need to build for my daughter. It’s a nice little kit, but it comes with some very thin plywood that tears out every so easily when punching it out of it’s frame… I’ve spent much time popping out the pieces and sanding the edges. My wife bought some paint in the colors that we determined my daughter likes, but we still haven’...
Well It’s done!http://www.flickr.com/photos/43319756@N05/5068492159/in/photostream/ At a total of $130.00 in materials I’ve finished the project I wanted when I first saw it the March 2010 issue of Wood Magazine.It’s also the first project I’ve done working with Cherry. I really enjoyed it even though I found Cherry to be a bit unforgiving.The grain pattern through out the piece is really eye catching: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43319756@N05/5069101620/in/photostream...
Episode 83 Entertainment Center Part 4 from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I custom fit all the shelfs to size then I work on the back panel. After that I sanded all the parts with 120 150 then 220 grit sandpaper then I stained all the parts with golden oak stain. At the end I show footage of a router accident I had last week.
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