Whew, my workweek is finally over and now I can have some fun. I’ve been thinking all week about today, particularly what I still need to get to push this project along. I needed a jig to cut the mortises, and I was looking at pattern bits and I came away with an education. Top bearing straight cut pattern bits are expensive. I didn’t want to spend that much so I went to woodcraft last week when I bought my last pieces of wood for the leg and rail, and picked up a guide bushing fr...
”Pine Bark Box”....okay having said that, let me say it once again, a ’one piece bark, four sided pine box’.... The bark for this box was stripped off vertical with the tree while still green, actually about three days after I dropped the tree. By getting the bark off right away, the bark will just pop off the tree with a lockback knife. After this the bark will bend easily at three corners and all you need to do then, is secure and stabilize in the rough shape that...
The nice long Labour Day weekend gave us three days to get some major work done. Firstly on Saturday we got the roof completed, and this completed the outer structural part of the workshop. It took a while to do this as I put silicone in every joint as I went to try to reduce leaks when it rains. The manufacturers say it isn’t necessary, but my experience says otherwise. It made the going slow, but ultimately we got there. Then on Sunday we got the floor completed and my s...
The latest eNews from Fine Woodworking has a little writeup on the wood whisperer with links to his podcasts Congratulations.
So…after being stuck with this table because the clients I was building this for ended up separating I decided it was time to get back to work on it and see if I can interest someone else in the table. Over the last few weeks I have been contemplating what to do with this piece; either continue on the original plan of the high bars stool type kitchen table or go a different route and make it a little more friendly to the typical house hold. I really like the original plan and was ve...
More SketchupI goofed around with sketchup to try to turn my first table drawings into a ceiling lamp. Obviously only a slit of light would come out, but I haven’t messed with the cutouts. Just trying to explore some possibilities. In the Greene houses there are some pretty crazy lamps not unlike this one.
For this project I made a pencil holding pencil. This was a fun project to make because it is a hallow shell that is made from scrap wood. Some problems I had involved the painting. I do not really paint that often so my painting skills are sub par.
Wow, 19 days since I last blogged. What have I been doing? Working has been on the forefront of my mind this past month, with mounting medical bills from the “March from Hell” and prior commitments and deadlines, keeping me busy, but not typing much. I am starting to get a lot of personal emails, and they have been the focus of my computer time lately. I keep thinking that I’m nearing the end of my current commission work for St. Anthony’s church, and then I find another reason to keep ...
As you know this is the last day (in CDT time) to submit your entry into the Thorsen Table Challenge. I’d like to remind you of the proper way to submit the project. The most important thing is to submit your entry as the project and not as the blog entry. Many of you have tracked your progress in the exciting blog series. But at the end you must add your table as the project too (and don’t forget to link back to your blog series from the project story to make it easy for other...
After gluing up 4-3” boards for the base of the hutch I was able to run them though the planer . Cut to length. Using a straight edge jig just a wee bit wider than the stock, I cut the tenons on both ends. I cut 2 pcs for the bread boards and routed the mortices. The thought was to use box joints to join the sides to the bottom. So after a bit of figuring I cut the fingers in the bread board first, then the base of the side assembly. Drilling holes for the pegs Ma...
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1847 entries
- dbhost - 449 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 397 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- mafe - 324 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- Dave Rutan - 272 entries
- William - 258 entries
- robscastle - 256 entries
- shipwright - 255 entries
- Betsy - 228 entries
- A Slice of Wood Workshop - 226 entries
- bandit571 - 224 entries
- stefang - 221 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 207 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 200 entries
- HappyHowie - 190 entries
- Rustic - 190 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 188 entries
- Chris Davis - 184 entries
- StumpyNubs - 184 entries
- clieb91 - 165 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries
- littlecope - 154 entries
- andyboy - 151 entries