I have all the parts cut for 10 of these, each a different size in order to fit between the brackets that are holding up my wood storage shelves. I had some cherry plywood pieces that were the right size for cutting the sliding doors out of, and I used some Lacewood scraps I had to cover the plywood edge. I used 1/2 inch plywood because I didn’t want to have to deal with the weight of 3/4 inch and I thought I could get away with it. I still don’t regret that but didn’t...
Today's post will be a bit short, I am afraid. Not because I have been idle, but much the opposite. I find that when I design lately, I work on a certain theme and wind up doing several different projects in that style. I am not sure if that is good or bad. On one hand it makes me feel kind of 'wishy-washy' because I can't seem to settle on one version. On the other hand, it is nice to be able to design a project for scrollers, and then be able to offer a painter's ve...
Hello again Firstly, thank you again to all of the people who replied in the first entry, you guys helped to expand my view of this project. Especially big thanks to MacB who is an unexpected gift from above, he is helping me design my new kitchen. And when I say help I mean that he is designing something for me out of the kindness of his heart and all I have to do for now is to stay out of the way.. That is so unreal and unexpected, the community here in LJ is absolutely amazing. Now w...
Hello everybody! </drnick> This is my opening post on Lumberjocks with a new project which I have seen done several times previously. I can squarely lay the blame for this one on Joe McGlynn, whose own derivation of the Thorsen House dining room cabinet planted the seed for my own attempt. I’m aiming to document my thought processes and decision-making through this blog, so hopefully it should bring something new to the table other than snapshots of work in progress. As of writing...
I am almost done with the frame. Below is a shot of what the frame will look like. I recruited my grandson Phin to run the mortiser. There are lots of them in the sides for button holes and one for each of the legs to fit into. The ends of the frame are cut with a nice gentle S curve. Two lines are drawn on the pieces because the S curves also need to be beveled. Nothing leaves a better finish than the drawknife and it is very enjoyable. No sandpaper her...
Ok, there weren’t really a million holes, maybe just a hundred or so. A couple of folks earlier suggested that we buy a set of plug cutters which we got at Lowes Depot for around $13. Since today is my birthday, I also bought myself a drill press. My 13-year old was enlisted to cut plugs and boy is he good at it. Slow, methodical with nearly perfect plugs from scrap wood. He filled the jar completely and we are about half way through and this is all that are left. He helpe...
Now this kitchen is just taking up space in my shop. Everything is sprayed. The drawers are all in. I’ll wait on hanging the doors till I’ve installed the kitchen. This has been fun. I’ve just been installing for way to long. Nice to get back in the shop.The new mats seemed to have helped quite a bit. I can put in my full four hour day with out any complaint. I’m looking forward to building more in the shop. I’ve got two small jobs backed up. I wonder when I̵...
Well after finally figuring out how to use my router and router table (thanks to many a help from other members on here!) I got the stiles and rails for my cabinet doors grooved out. Then after being so pleased that I got the problem fixed and it didn’t cost me a dime, I THOUGHT I took special care in everything else I did to finish this project tonight, once and for all. And then I messed up the doors the same way as I did the FIRST time I tried to make them back before winter set in....
This is really an update to “my shop”. I look at all the great shops on this site and do pick up a lot of ideas. I hope that some of you will look at my shop and be able to do so also. I have been doing this a long time and like many of you have many secrets hidden away from sight and would like to discuss your shop and its many secrets. As I do not do this for a living it would be nice to talk with others who just love to make things.Vernon
I picked up a decent 65 gallon fish tank off CL last week. I have some large goldfish occupying a pond in the back yard that are going to need a winter home soon. The tank itself is in decent shape, a little scratched and worn, but it will work. The base is a different, ugly story. Pine, 2×4s, rough. Rusted hardware, mildew inside. Challenge Accepted. I have cleaned the tank and stripped and put new silicone in the joints, so that is basically read. I now have disassembled the base...
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