Concrete folks are coming Thursday (9/6) to layout forms and get ready for the first pour. This pour is going to be the garage bay and the shop area. Driveways and steps will come later. This means I can wait to specify the location of the exterior door until framing starts. This gives me more time to refine my plans for organizing the shop floor—forming, shaping, assembly and glue-up, tool storage, wood storage, etc. Note: shop floor elevation to be higher than outside patio and ...
Got down to carving the body and it went much faster and easier than I expected. Used a grease pencil for the carving lines because you can’t see pencil on this wood. Borrowed a spokeshave from my dad that hadn’t been used in about 30 years. It sharpened up great and did the bulk of the removal. The mahogany worked great and I was happy I hadn’t added more purpleheart because it was tearing out all over the place. Rasps and chisels on the inside corners and ...
Hi all in this episode Scott Build’s a butcher block style counter top out of different woods. Man I wish I had a counter top looking like that. Scott did a great Job. Check It out…Hope you all enjoy. http://video.wbgu.org/video/2244934629/ Take Care, Michael FreyPortland, OR FREY WOODWORKING INC.
I picked up brother and sister…. Drill last week and 2 routers same today. Anybody have one of these or just post a quality picture of a great find or a tool past down from dad or grandpa’ I just love the craftsmanship in old tools, I also have rockwelll quarter palm sander now porter cable owns patent took new quarter sheet sander back months ago paper wouldn’t stay on or it ripped loose. thanks for any comments or pictures. bryan
Back in to the breach! As we approach ever nearer to Christmas day, my wife has been insisting that I return to the shop posthaste and build a fireplace surround for an electric unit we purchased last month so she can hang the stockings, etc. I figured that this project shouldn’t be that difficult. The fireplace itself contained instructions as to the opening size required. I already knew that I wanted to build a comprehensive unit based on a 1907 Stickley built-in design that inclu...
It is now time to build the web frames that function as drawer dividers. The web frames are notched around the legs, and I decided to cut the notches with a dado blade. Here is my setup at the tablesaw with sacrificial fences on both the tablesaw and miter gauge. The result was nice crisp corners on the notches. This will be a visible joint at the front of the dresser. A bandsaw could also accomplish the task, but not quite as easily as a dado blade. After cutting pieces to ...
I just reviewed some ideas about dehumidifiers and coating tools with oils, but saw no mention of Boeshield T9. The blog thread was 1/2 yr old to 1 yr, so anything new out there? We just finished 15 inches of rain and warm temps and after a cold spell 10 days ago, everything is sweating to the point of dripping. I mean, LJs, anything with mass, even my 2” thick workbench is superwet underneath. I dry the cast iron tools daily and keep a light film of Johnson’s Paste Wax, but it se...
Here’s the top before any of this started. After dis-assembly of the top from the base, jointing the edges, re-gluing, re-attaching, scraping and re-re-re-finishing (thanks again, Andy!), this table got the fifth and final coat of 3-2-1 and is DONE. Now to find a place for it in the house, because it’s too nice to sit in the shop! Thanks for looking.
Over the past week I’ve been building a much needed kitchen table. It is a country style table based off of Ana White’s plan. I have made a few modifications to it to suit my own personal preferences (and my wife’s). So far I have the full construction complete except for plugging any screw holes. Here is the most recent picture.You can catch up on the build by clicking these links.The PlansDay 1Day 2
I was flipping through our local newspaper this weekend when I came upon an article about a new local business that has just recently opened in Azle, TX. called The Lace Bandana. What caught my eye were photographs of homemade crafts and art from local artisans from around the area. I read the article to find out that a mother daughter duo has opened this unique store to give local vendors an opportunity to share in their passion of creating and selling one of a kind products. I just h...
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