In my search for prefinished material for a future kitchen ( my first ) . I have found some suppliers in sacramento for the plywood. The drawer material is somewhat hard to find and pricey. The direction I’m thinking of going here is to buy 1/2’’ prefinished ply and then use prefinished edge banding for the top edge of the drawers. I know its a minor detail but I want to find and try all the materials first before I actually start. I’m going to make some end tables...
So another week and yet more progress. This bookcase has definitely gone together better than the 1st one. I learnt from my mistakes and took extra care to ensure that the shelves were all the same length and were definitely square when glued in place. This means that the sides are nice and straight, whereas on the first bookcase one side had a significant bow in it, that needed hiding with the face frame and careful placement in the room it went into. Anyway, here is the film of the 3rd p...
Have you ever built anything you’ve hated from day one? Well, this time I have. My entertainment center. Really just a TV stand now. But I was looking so forward to building this and started it over already once, well maybe twice. Nothing is going right on this thing. It should have never have taken me this long and all I want to do is burn it. I think I’ve learned some lessons with this project though.I need a planer. That’s one lesson I learned. I could go on, but ...
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I can’t express how thankful I am for all the help in getting my sander’s conveyor running again. Living in the middle of nowhere, I was unable to find a vendor for the bridge rectifier within an hour of here so I ordered one (actually two) from China for $.99 plus $1.98 shipping. We received them yesterday. My husband soldered one on the circuit board this morning; we reinstalled the speed control; and it runs like new. We’re both do-it-yourselfers who will try anyt...
As said in the previous post, my shop has a front room that is divided from the shop with a wall and doorway. I decided I would like an interior window between the shop and door so that I could see into the front room while in the shop, plus to allow me more natural light. While framing the wall, we used 16” OC studs but left a wider opening between the 2”x6”s where I wanted the window to be ( I believe it was about 24”). OSB was put over the wall on the shop sid...
So I’m new to lumberjocks and wood working and already enjoy the hell out of it. My first project was a toy box for my daughter and at the same time a boat bookshelf for my son, which turned out really good. I have an incra router table but only used a biscuit jointer for the joinery, although I made some nice trim for both projects using the incra. My problem is the minwax wood filler. I used it for nail holes and other defects. I figured I would get minwax stain and wood filler just t...
I like the way LJ’s have been re-cycling and using offcuts for projects. I’ve decided to set myself a personal challenge and do this too. What you see below is a collection of offcuts. To give you an idea of scale the block of Ebony, which is an offcut from the Kaleidascope box project, measures 38×36 x 27mm ( about 1.5 x 1.4×1.1 inches). I am going to make a box with only these offcuts. Glue and finish will of course be used but the box itself will be only made of thi...
Here is a video I just finished on Center Keyed Box Joints. One of the harder things about box joints is getting an equal sized key on both the top and the bottom. Here I show how to get equal sized keys regardless of the height of your board or the width of your dado stack. It is a really cool way to do the joints and the result is as decorative as it is functional. If you like this video and want to get updates on my future projects please subscribe to my Youtube Channel. You can also see 1...
About a week ago, I finally began the built-in bookcase and mantel surround project for our living room that I’ve been talking about in a lot of other posts. I need to post less and work more, I think ;) I originally started a blog on it here: http://lumberjocks.com/JonathanG/blog/13322 but have since decided to start over. You can check out that initial blog for a couple of pictures of the space the project will be going into, as well as my thoughts on everything from several months ag...
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