Took these to work today, put them in the break room with a sign. They were gone in less then 20 minutes. Should have charged more I guess.
The anxiety a woodworker feels while trying to get all of the parts lined up and clamps clamped before the glue starts to cure.
So you get work done when no one drops by, so it’s been a good day in the shop Pictures show right side cabinet with 2 doors mounted and adjustable shelf 4 drawers sit on top waiting to go into the other cabinet. first time trying box joints made a jig for the router table but wished I had a 1/2’’ up spiral bit, had more tear out then I would have liked. Also oak drawer fronts Top just waiting for the last layer of mdf which is removable after hopefully a long ti...
photos to show off the joinery...
As an electrical contractor I taught many young people my trade. Some stayed with me many years and I got to see them become accomplished journeyman. Now in my 60’s I didn’t think I would teach anymore till yesterday. We met a new couple to the area some time back and I made them several things, we got to be friends and they visit my shop occasionally. I knew he was having a new shop built but not what for. Yesterday they stopped to see a glider /cradle I am building and John ment...
I’m never going to buy a new tool again. Yeah right, but I can try not too. They are so expensive. If you have been following my recent posts I’m getting back into the craft after a long layoff. This series is devoted to the fine are of picking up used tools on the cheap. Recently I discovered ( or re-discovered ) the pawn shop. OMG !!!!!!! the selection of tools is incredible. I recently picked up a Porter Cable 1 3/4 Hp router kit with plunge and standard base. Grea...
I am going to a woodworking class in April in Kentucky. I am a novice woodworker and I am getting nervous. I will be making a small table with a dovetail drawer. I have never made a table or a dovetail. I figured I better try here at home so I bought some poplar and have started a table. The glue up on the table top went well and I am having fun with the plane trying to make it nice and smooth. I hope there is some thickness to it when I am done. I discovered that I should have made the morti...
The beauty of a fine piece of furniture can be destilled down to the geometry. The angles, the ratios, the use of different colors to create leading lines that take the eye around the piece, just as one would do with a fine painting. I don’t know if most woodworkers use a compass or not, but I have dug mine out and rediscovered my love of geometry. A straight edge, a pencil, a compass and it is amazing what one can calculate. The below picture is my favorite geometry proof. I...
Yes I am using this more or less as a platform to encourage folks to do their part in taking waste and making it something wonderful. But what are the sources of waste wood that folks are using to keep the stuff out of the landfill? I would like to start, and would greatly appreciate other folks chiming in with their suggestions… #1. Tree Services. While some do sell logs and such to mills, or cut up and sell wood as firewood. Many simply chuck the wood into a chipper the off to t...
Thought you might like to see the progress tonight over at my blog.
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