So I finally got to the staining process. It’s a first for me staining something of this size and it most certainly did NOT go off without a hitch. I applied 2 coats of Dark Walnut to all the visible wood pieces. The first coat went on perfect. The second coat, I didn’t remove as much stain as I should have before it dried, and I wound up with that nice tacky over-stained surface. Took me a whole day and a bottle of mineral spirits, but I was able to clean it up without havi...
Fellow Lumberjocks.I joined LJ’s earlier this year and have found it to be a wonderfull resource of knowledge and friendship. The site has expanded and has had some growing issues but in the end this is a great outfit to be in. So…... After serious & cautious consideration… your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2010! It was a very hard decision to make… So try not to screw it up!!! My Wish for You in 2010 May peace break into you...
Dec. 20/08 I just have to get another LJ Sweatshirt!! I love my sweatshirt so much that I wear it all the time around the house – I mean all the time, from morning to night. That means that when doing woodworking I get get covered with sawdust. Not a problem really, it is to be expected. But today I realized that perhaps I should have a sweatshirt for woodworking and one for the rest of my day. Why, you ask? Well, I’m sure I have sawdust in my bread dough. Most people rea...
Check out my new post about Susan Link’s furniture at furnitude: http://bit.ly/hHsRj
About a week into summer I had a brilliant idea to place this project in my closet. My room is very small, so this process was difficult by myself. When I first brought it home my dad said it was neat and that he (being a lifelong wood worker) had never made a free standing cabinet piece. Although, he did say he could see some things wrong (and kept these to himself), I had a project on him. And he was happy with the placement. Me: 1, Dad: 0. Upon reflection: this was a very painstakin...
Interesting clamping challenges abound in this project. In the picture you can see the solution for attaching the top of the guitar. Take a look at my latest post to see what they are and how they are used. Thanks for reading!
After getting the pieces cut for the box cut out I have got it glued together. It took me long enough to get it square before I could clamp it all together. Is there a good way to make a jig so I don’t have to take so long to play with it getting it squared.
The Ladies chapel is located in the rear of the Cathedral. I have designed it to slide out from its home position and rotate 180 degrees, This will allow the viewer to see interior detail. North and south perishes are showned here. Bottom view of cabinet frame. Half of model removed. This is the detail of the center spire that sits on the roof of Ladies Chapel. Center section of spire. Lower section of spire. This is a sample of the above upper spire. ...
Geez, I thought I was done with shopping/research :) Seems that once you have your background and lighting down pat the next step is better glass. Keep in mind when I originally purchased my camera I didn’t consider it might be necessary to upgrade the lens. I did understand I may need a different lens for landscape shots for instance. Through this process I’ve come across various sites that show images from one end to the other of the range of a particular lens. I’...
So after the house was completed in March of last year, I began replacing the tools I had lost. I found a table saw, thickness planer and drill press that was in a shop being sold off by a widow. It appeared the poor fellow had not used a lot of the equipment for a while. There was lots of rust, and some makeshift fixes to the equipment. First was a 10” Craftsman table saw. I spent some time and a lot of elbow grease doing what I could for the surface of the table. I used a lot of...
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