Well, today was the day where I got it together. It still needs mattress support, but I can bang that out in an hour. I had my dad, the girls’ “Papa,” help me out. Over the course of about two two-hour sessions we did a lot. We had to mark and drill for the dowel pins in the rail sections. I made a quick jig out of a piece of 1.5 inch x 3/4 inch maple scrap and two small pieces of scrap plywood. It matched the thickness of the rails sections and it had the plywood section...
Since that last saw was started into “re-hab” a few others have joined them: Homemade handle, after the “finish” is on. I also had a Disston Rancher to re-finish( one of the new arrivals) So now I had an Orphan Saw to re-do. No sawnuts for it, since they went onto the homemade handle. Handle didn’t look all THAT bad: And the saw plate was in good shape. Turns out it was a Disston D23, from the late 40s-early 50s. Took the handle out to the shop...
This has been a challenging project. The background has been difficult to get the proper depth but I’m gaining on it. . I will go ahead and finish the background as I have it drawn out but I’m sure I will change a few pieces until I get the effect I’m looking for. Woods used—Walnut, Holly,Spalted Beech,Spalted Sycamore, Yellowheart, Ebony, Fishtail Oak, Poplar, Lignum Vitae, Purpleheart, Afromosia, Vera wood, Peruvian Walnut, Tulipwood. 140 pieces so far.
Well, I finally did it! It is Finished!Only five years late! Better late than never! Assembly Instructions I sure hope he likes it & cares for it… I hope y’all enjoy it… I really the Roy Underhill Tool Tote.
So, the kids are with the extended family for a while this summer, and I’ve had a couple of afternoons to myself. Yesterday, I got the top fitted, and then turned to the most terrifying part of the whole deal. If you hadn’t noticed, the outer supports have a tab that fits into a corresponding slot in the desk top. I had elected to not cut the holes out for the tabs until the very, very last step so I could make sure they fit right. In the end, I had to just cut...
Unfortunately, the last week or so, it’s been very difficult for me to get into the shop to work on the hummingbird. But now I should be able to get back at it, the only set back now is when the Wenge wood I ordered gets here. I will not be able to finish the hummer with out it, but I can work around it until it arrives. The Wenge is only on the bird, so I will work on the Lilly flowers in the mean time. I was able to get the bottom leaves done and partial frame together yesterday. I...
added the crown molding I made up.
I had a long day volunteering at my daughter’s school, so I didn’t get to put in much time on the project today. I did manage to cut the frame for the checkerboard from the rest of the White Ash that I used for the lighter squares. It’s amazing how diverse the grain looks considering it all came from the same single 5”W x 12’L board. It would have been nice if it was all like the curly sections. Some of the straighter grained sections look kind of boring by...
I am remodeling the old workshop to turn it into an assembly and finish building. I have a new 12×24 building that will be turned into the main shop. Here is a look at the transition and some discussion on whats to come. I started by removing everything from the shop, then with a little help The walls got furred out, then White pegboard was hung. A great solution for small shops, it gives you the opportunity to use the vertical space
Last spring I decided to replace the pressure-treated deck on the back of our house. It was only 7 years old but had not faired well in the Ohio weather. The rails had warped badly and the deck boards were cupping in too many places to warrant a selective repair. This picture is actually of the biggest spider web I have ever seen, but it is the only before picture I have. After the ubiquitous weeks of planning (and much discussion over copious cold ones) I recruited one of my riding bud...
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