Although I haven’t completed many big projects before, I got the hair-brained idea to construct a large built in entertainment center in our media room. I am hoping to get the carcasses and face frames built fairly quickly, then take some time to build a large drawer at the bottom and doors at the top. The whole unit will be 10’ wide by 8’ high. Below is a photo of the area before the project started. I really need to learn how to use Sketchup, but for now my...
My bride LuLu and I are back from a relaxing weekend at Tan-Tara, a beautiful resort in the Ozark region of Missouri. We had a relaxing and inspirational week-end.My withdrawals from the lack of being able to walk into the shop and “tinker” have subsided some since we returned.I began taking measurements and making a drawing relative to moving my shop to a larger and more functional area of the basement. It will be a long process but I’m excited and cant wait to begin. I wil...
i wanted a banjo but i don’t have any money. i started with a tree and will hopefully have a banjo to play when i am done. i will add a few pictures to show the way i have built this banjo.-.when i figure out how to post a picture
Continuing the theme of filling my house (and those of my loved ones) with art and pieces of functional beauty…. January has us thinking about resolutions, promises and time gone by… (which is another blog theme in itself) I painted these for my mom (who loves balloons) back in the summer of 1997, and I gave them to her for Christmas that year. The landscape is a hay field in upstate Vermont (south of Burlington) the three images represent day, evening and night in the style...
Beholder of Art ....art-full to be-hold, i gather what surrounds me, adroit nature i am….—by flp And so I was sitting this morning looking over some photos I had taken recently outside and out of my landscape of framework, came these pictures speaking to me. Imagination is a wonder-full gift, and when coupled with writing, the words of the soul can be heard, which has caused me to spend a rich time here at my desk with pencil and paper, writing out note-full stories for futu...
Vernal Infusion ....eastern bluebird,white snow bonnet covers wood,winter seeks spring….—by flp Thank you.GODSPEED,FrankRusticWoodArt email@example.com://frank.wordpress.com/ —”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
The Waterfall Bookcase Let me start this off with not only is this my first challenge, but it is also my first blog entry so I hope I’m notbreaking any rules here. This bookcase is only my third project and it has been a challenge.It’s been something like 5 years in the making and somewhat of a family joke (yeah, I’ll do it when Dad finishes the bookcase…) but I have this bookcase that is almost ready for assembly and thought I’d present it in this challen...
After spending a few weeks here, I have to admit I don’t quite get it. This is supposed to be a woodworking forum where people exchange ideas, information and knowledge, right? I posted a question regarding cabinet hinge placement: 114 reads and two responses that basically answered nothing. Someone else posted the question as to what we have for breakfast: 1675 reads and 164 responses. Lots of people post pictures of their projects and lots of other people comment as to how we...
NOTE TO THOSE WHO WANT TO DO THIS…Please don’t use regular grout like me. The wood shrinks slightly and is allowed to move because of the urethane adhesive remaining pliable. There’s tiny little cracks where the wood has separated on the outer tiles in the room. It’s not going to weather well, so I’m replacing the grout in the near future. Thank goodness endgrain floors are cheap material cost. :-) Everything else I did was fine, but the grout was an experiment t...
I have some photos now of the parts that have been finished to date and some that are still in the works. I have complete the three leg sets for the conference table and the four leg sets for the side tables. I have mortised the inside of the conference table legs that will receive the tenons on the stretchers. I have drilled three holes in each mortise to form draw bore tenons. The holes in the tenons are about 1/32 inch closer to the shoulder. I will taper the oak pins and this should dr...
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