This project started off by trying to find a mirror that I could use without paying 60 or 70 dollars. my dad came through with a large mirror that he found, it was slightly damaged on the edges and had a big break across the top. Never cutting glass before I set out searching u-tube and found a few good instructional videos. Then I went to the local hardware store and picked up a glass cutter. I did a few practise cuts on some old glass that i had lying around and vwala. It’s fairly ...
Veteran of the Woods ....veteran of the woods at northern end,i scamper to keep ahead in this wood-worker’s dream,what if’s and thought’s of where it all began,are only the past rumblings of more to come as i work in stealth…. ....my modes of stealth are vast and often un-explained,since why should a creator re-veal the secrets of his//her art,no-one who works for art can be a copy-cat of borrowed dreams,much to the demise of clones who pass me by on borrowed...
A small conference table - the build #8: Finish the underside of the top, and get walnut ready for the legs
From my blog - Friday's work: After applying four layers of the Target Coatings’ EM2000wvx topcoat to the underside of the table, it feels like it might be done. However, before turning over the top, to complete the finish on the top side, I will check it again tomorrow morning (Saturday), and decide then. Today I sanded lightly but thoroughly between each application of the topcoat. It paid off, as the fourth and final application today resulted in a wonderfully smooth surface. In the ...
On Feb. 06th. 2009 went to home town to fetch my son from a boarding school. I chanced my self to see the progress of my new shop. The things done after my last visit : 1) masonary staircase. 2) the first floor floor concrete slabMy brother (the building contractor) is currently building the first floor wall which will take approx. 2 days. 1) Staircase to the first floor 2) The first floor concrete slab The 2-car garrage from the first floor view Thanks for viewing and comments!
Let me start by saying that the first part of this blog although posted earlier today, was actually made about a year ago, I just posted it today as a preceding part to the one you’re reading now… tried not to double post and ‘push’ other’s from the blog front page, so I waited half a day between 2 posts, although both were made ready at the same time. to continue the story were I left off, what I found most difficult with setting up the box was the box joints...
Today was the first day for the St.Louis area woodworking show in Collinsville, IL. I started the day by having lunch with my new found friend, John Gray. What an awesome guy. We had many things in common. John brought a friend, Steve, who was also a very nice guy. (and, they bought my lunch- how can that go wrong??... LOL) I made my way over to the show. Norm Abram was there for a while, and there was a line that seemed to last forever. When the doors opened, I was the very first p...
I was lucky enough to have access to a very large walnut tree that had blown over. The tree was over 200 years old and a little more than 6 feet across at the base. Tomorrow a friend and I plan to attack this project with a chain saw and start the process of getting ready to turn large pieces on the lathe. We will be using a lumberjack chain saw, two man cross cut saw and other tools to break the tree down into large pieces. I will use my tractor with front end loader to get the pieces on...
I saw this design in a finewoodworking article, and really liked the design, and functionality of the piece, and decided to follow along. I did not use FWW plans, but created my own to fit my space, and needs, while keeping the general design, and concept of the FWW piece in mind. (I made mine, smaller, and shallower then FWW cabinet, also the interior is much different). This is basically a fingerjointed box that the doors are cut off from (to match grain) and hinged on a piano hinge. pre...
Great news for those that didn’t see the previous entries, the box is safe and sound in Bruce’s (CanadianWoodChuck) hands and will be on the way to Rikkor in MN soon. We’re all glad to see the box back in action and even more so that things are mostly OK for Ned. Make sure to keep him in your thoughts and prayers! The map! Canada Post told Bruce he should make it over to Rikkor in about 8 days, that’s not too bad at all and gives him some time drool in an...
I got to spend a few hours in the shop yesterday and I got the top planed although I discovered that one half of the top has developed a little twist. I’ll wait until it’s attached to the base and in position before I worry about hand planing it flat. I got the mortises chopped out and the tenons rough cut. Here’s where I sit now:
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