After giving the glue a chance to set up overnight, I used today to accomplish final assembly and sanding. The top of the bench is 3/4” hardwood plywood. Of course, since the bench is longer than 8’, I had to piece the top from several sections. This was not a problem since I’m painting. The doors look great and, to my surprise, fit the bench door openings almost perfectly. I trimmed the front plywood edge with 1 3/4” pine…two pieces spliced together with a ...
My shop changes like the wind. Anywho, heres my shop as of yesterday :)
Good Evening, My name is Ed and this is my first post. As background, I have been woodworking for about 20 years. I have a full up woodworking shop (table saw, router/table, drill press, belt/hand sanders, etc). I have built everything from tiny knick-knack shelves to a large entertainment center (to include bookcases, coffee/end tables, sofa tables, hallway tables, etc.) I say this to give an idea of my experience; however, I firmly believe an old dog can learn new tricks. This is a...
Even though I stayed pretty focused and worked all day yesterday, I still didn’t complete the pattern that I was working on for the painted Halloween masks. I was a little disappointed in myself, but what I have so far is looking good, and I know that the small things that I am doing for the pattern are going to be what makes it the best it can be. I suppose I just need to take my own advice and be patient. I don’t make as many painting patterns as I do scroll saw patterns,...
I had to tie a set of rope blocks to the top of the tree and anchor the other end to a live tree and pull with a truck, and push with the tractor to make the tree finally fall. The tree is about 30ft. tall and 34in. in diameter at the base. This tree died by a lightning strike in 2008. I recently purchased a granberg 36in. Alaskan mill and plan to purchase a Stihl 660 chainsaw with a 36in. Bar. A few jocks have given me some great advise to get started. Please enjoy the video, if anybody has ...
Got a couple hours in on the project today….. started by breaking out my 7 amp DeWalt and drilled and then hand tapped new threads on the motor mount lock bolt. Of course, I forgot to stop by the hardware store on my way home from work Friday…. So I don’t have a 1/2-13×3/4 bolt. Next I brought in and cleaned up the Fence rails…. and I must say that Biesemeyer certainly didn’t skimp out on the steel on these beastly boys! They are heavy. ...
Bowl Making! - Showing off some of our new toys in action!! #3: Four Manzanita Bowls - Fruits of the weekends hollowing!
Fruits of the new Carter Hollow Roller System – manzanita burl bowls #6, 7, 8, & 9 were all hollowed out using the standard HSS cutter. It made surprisingly fast work of the job. Two are sanded smooth inside two I left with the cutter marks as texture. (Yes I know – I got lazy excuse is it looks cool!) ... I only sharpened the cutter once so far, it’s done quite a nice job tearing into this tough hard wood. Today I ordered 166lbs of manzanita burls – so yeah we ...
Mothers Day - Crotch Maple and Holly Cheese Board #1: Crotch Maple and Holly Cheese Board for Mothers Day
Here is my second ‘official’ wood working project. I also want to share a bit about my process and why I am doing this crazy hobby! (given in reverse order) 1. Wood grows all around me, and it’s cheap!2. Due to some financial difficulties, my other hobbies had to sold off and the checks from work are a LOT smaller to pay down some debt.3. My Grandfather built half of the town I grew up in, and there is a big connection to him as he built our dinning room table, and EVERY...
This past week I got started on another job, a display case and table for a local business. A really, really cool shop that sells crazy high end Japanese knives. Jumping right into it, I glued up two pre-laminated pine boards for the table top, I am going to paint it black, so the grain is not an issue. (not pictured, really nothing to see) But the legs for the table are something else. They are thick with a pretty big rounded edge, so I started with a 8/4 poplar board, 7 1/2” w...
I was trying out my Arbortech Turboplaner, Had a chunk of wood lying about so set it on some horses andturboplaned away Seemed easy enough to use I revealed some nice grain.
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