Hello all, I just joined this site but I have been coming on here for a few weeks and reading blogs. Love the fact that there are people out there with a lot of great advice and knowledge in wood working that have come together to discuss. Have learned a lot already. I am making kitchen cabinets for my house. They are coming along great with the small amount of time I have. I have found all the hardware I need except for cabinet latches. I am looking for antique style cabinet latches...
I am always concerned about a fire in my shop, as the shop is in the house. I really cannot afford the 500 dollars for a steel cabinet. I have an old refrigerator that has the compressor removed from it. I was considering using this to store my paint, stain and thinners. There is no electricity to this unit, so im not worried about a spark, but is there a danger of explosion? Everything that will be stored in this container will be properly sealed, and the temperature in the shop ranges ...
Since I can’t afford a bunch of quarter sawn white oak to finish the dining table right now, I thought I’d look for a project that requires less materials. Having just read “Longitude” by Dava Sobel, I’ve been fascinated by wooden clocks. Being a Mechanical Engineer, I also have an affinity for anything with gears. I found woodgears.ca few years ago and have been fascinated by the stuff he makes. I’ve also looked into building some kind of kinetic sculp...
Here is my high tech steambox setup. The cedar strips for the canoe are easily bent over the forms but the laminations for the stems at each end of the boat need to be steamed to be bent around the stem molds. I did a little test run last night to make sure my PVC pipe wouldn’t melt on me when I actually steam the wood. I scored the teapot at a thrift store for $6 and the PVC pipe was $6 at the local lumber store. I already had the burner and a few cans of butane in the garage. For ...
I’ve received several pm’s asking how our business is and what we do to promote ourselves so I thought I would begin a blog on our 2010 shows. Next week I will be exhibiting at the ACC Baltimore show ( http://public.craftcouncil.org/baltimore/ ). I have applied to this show for the past 2 years and we were accepted last year but had to decline the invite. So we are in new territory wiht this one. This will be the first show of 2010 . We’re doing 9 shows this year ...
I hear it’s a right of passage around here to do a wood-whisperer type cutting board :) Well, since Marc inspired my new wood working hobby, I thought I would try one of his projects out. I decided to use the same famous pattern with Hard Maple and Purple Heart, I ordered the “cutting board” package from Bell Forest http://www.bellforestproducts.com/cutting-board-package. I received 3 pieces of wood, 2 hard maple and 1 Purple Heart. The lumber was already joint...
Iam Going To Make My Daughters Kitchen Cabinets With White Ash But I Have Never Used Ash Before They Say It Looks Like Oak But It Is EasierTo Work With I Need Some Help Thanks
Today I started applying the finish to my lock. I am using Arm-R-Seal for the first time It seems to be working out really well. Finishing is not one of my strong skills, but I am trying to learn as much as I can.
I finished it, we moved, I filled it with stuff.http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uzAg3_NXZnoojGDPmyqd7Q?feat=directlinkhttp://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/p4ftxSfzJg9WRlUYbo4jjw?feat=directlinkhttp://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/CZ6KFO5_3b8hSHpZr7Ihyg?feat=directlink
Recovering from a week, and last weekend, of hard work. Finally got out to the shop today. Mid afternoon. The job stress and my age makes for many days of recovery…......... Pared down the width of my sled from 48 to 44 inches..........more about the reason for that in later entries. Then I put the angles on the little fence......I never know whether to call it the front or the back fence…......furthest from the operator. Well, goofing around with setting the blade angle on ...
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1573 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 394 entries
- dbhost - 390 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- mafe - 271 entries
- William - 258 entries
- Betsy - 221 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- shipwright - 212 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 199 entries
- stefang - 188 entries
- Rustic - 186 entries
- Chris Davis - 183 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 181 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 174 entries
- robscastle - 169 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries
- clieb91 - 159 entries
- StumpyNubs - 152 entries
- littlecope - 149 entries
- A Slice of Wood Workshop - 145 entries
- scottb - 144 entries
- kosta - 144 entries
- Blake - 143 entries
- Eric - 139 entries