It seems like it has been forever since I posted a blog. As a person who posted a new blog nearly every day for over five years, it seems that I have been quite lax lately in keeping up. I apologize about that.It isn't that I am not busy. Quite the opposite is true. It seems that the floodgates have been opened and all of a sudden things are really kind of wild. That in itself is wonderful, but it is also kind of scary. While I am thrilled and excited about this recent 'growth spurt...
I have built a bathroom cabinet from oak panels and a steel frame. It is industrial styled wich is very hot here in the Netherlands at the moment. I made a video of the building process wich can be seen on Youtube I hope you like it. Regards,Gerry
My Son sent me this pie chart today, so I thought I should pass in on as it contains important facts!
I am making some podium out of solid cherry .I assembled them using mitre foods with biscuits .Tight joints when I first glued them up but a couple months later the joints are partially open , maybe 1/32nd. Any suggestions on repairing.it hasn’t been stained or finished yet.
Almost perfect corners!. After creating the moulding for the bookcase I was able to finally install everything with the warm weather. Check out the video to see how it turns out. Subscribe for much more woodworking content almost daily.
A little repair story in pictures. My wife bought this dresser last year for $80. It isn’t a fine furniture piece but it deserved better than the repair it had been given. When we got it one back leg was broken off and In a drawer. The other was loose. Since that time it has served as our bedroom dresser with a gallon of paint (out of sight) serving as a back leg.Here is the story of what happened to it today. It only took about five hours and it is certainly not “restoration q...
Spent most of the day working on this box. When I removed the clamps, I found one corner that hadn’t glued up… So, got out the glue, and a couple big clamps. Trickle the glue into the open joint, and crank the thing tight.. I also took a bit of time to clean the other end of the box up.. Block plane to level things a bit. Since this is the bottom of the box, it would be nice if it would sit flat.. Set up the Stanley 45… With a bead cutter….I think it...
This past weekend, i was overjoyed to be able to attend the BSA’S University of Scouting, in NY. One of the classes I chose to take is something that just seemed to fit my personality, Whittlin’ Wood- Don’t Cut Corners given by a good friend, and fellow council member from my pack. It was a great course on how to teach the skill to scouts, safety, and general information on how to perform as an instructor. I very much enjoyed taking the class, as I have never tried my hand...
It’s a hectic world out there. That statement says a lot as of late, work, family, home repairs, remodels, obligations, appointments, meetings…. it goes on and on every single day in many of our lives. For thoes of us who love woodworking, but have other professions, where do we find time to do what we love? It’s difficult to, isn’t it? In my situation, commercial truck driver by proffesion, keeps me from home 5 days a week, day an night. When I am home, i have...
This one needed a lot of work. Starting with getting the neck into a condition that is playable. It had been covered in a thick layer of epoxy and the frets, while still having a lot of meat, were in rough shape. View on YouTube
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