Here is where I am currently at with the bed project. -----The plans call for side rails 1-1/2” thick. The 8/4 at the lumberyard didn’t look too good, some even sporting snipe 3/4” thick! So I decided to achieve the desired thickness by laminating 5/4 with 4/4 boards. -----After milling the glueups flat and square, I wrestled them over the dado blade to create the tenons. My 8” dado set couldn’t reach the entire shoulder, so there was considerable hand trimm...
Having recalculated my cuts for this cabinet, I have enough to the entire cabinet, plus the 3 drawers. It will measure about 16×16 inches by 34 inches high. The router table top will be 20×16 inches. I’ll be making a router fence to clamp onto my table saw rip fence. I scored a few pieces of wood that I can use to make the combined unit mobile. I wish I had made this one first since a lot of the cuts were made with a handheld circular saw. I’m going to need to buy ...
For those of you bored enough to actually read this, I ask that you bear in mind that this is my first blog of any nature and so it may be choppy and boring. My plan is that the bench is not. Last year (2012), I decided that I had enough of working off of saw horses. I had made them when we bought this place 9 years ago, and they have served me well. They are sturdy. I built them out of 2×6 with a shelf down bottom to hold whatever tool I am using. You will see them in a lot of t...
Phase one ended with the 4 upright post positioned for the pergola. And while the first 3 phases came together within a months’ time; phase 4 had a full years delay. I bought the cypress boards shortly after we were done with phase 3, but somehow I never got around to getting the work done. So one year later… I was glad to see the post stayed upright and except for a little twisting were good to go. It’s tough to store 2×10x12 cypress, so for 9 months they just laid on saw horse ou...
I can’t help myself, I just keep messing up… The Trials and tribulations of being an amateur. Started sanding yesterday Since I did not fille the wood pores (did not find a suitable product in our hardware stores) the laquer was all over the places in ridges and valleys and to get it all even I should have put atleast 7 more coats on, then I could confortably sand it down to totally flat. But after first 20 minutes of handsanding I went to 400 grit OS. And that did...
There is very little on these chairs that I need to sew on the body. Still, a little might be just enough of an example for some of you. The front of the chair and deck need a bit of sewing. Take a look at this rounded front edge and the old stiches. There are several ways to skin this cat. One is to take off the fabric, undo the stitches then trace the cutouts onto you new fabric. I have to do that sometimes. Let’s get a little adventurous. Since I have a pattern with a center...
I written before about using all your space. When you have a small shop and you keep on acquiring more and more stuff you must have a way to store it handy but out of the way. This may seem unimportant when you have a bunch of room but to all you others try these.Now if I can get the sleds to show their not pretty but they work for me. Have seen some ideas for storing sleds lately but those places were already taken in my shop. I did spot a blank place under the floor model drill press whe...
CONTOUR COFFEE TABLE AND LAMP BY ROBBY CUTHBERT. If you want more details of the project, just google his name or go to design-milk.com
April 3, 2014. PART 1 of 2. I planned to custom made my own festool boom arm for my CT-MIDI (original boom arm doesn’t fit CT-MIDI anyway. I wanted it to be able to rotate on its axis and long enough to reach all my stationed power tools without even moving my CT-MIDI. I made it out of PVC. It can supply power and vacuum to my table saw, router table and MFT/3 in this position Also, can be turned right to connect to Drill press or Planer. I made sure it was not ta...
I posted this here, since it isn’t what I would call a “project”. However, I would call it a “shop project”. LJ’s should have a “Shop Project” place to post, yep, shop projects. ............... Just sayin.Any-hoo, I’ve been getting my shop back in shape and functioning. I’m still not finished, but, getting very close. I am really liking the extra elbow room. Lots to do. OH, yea, about this little rack. I’ve always wanted to re-...
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