I’ve been slow in building my kitchen cabinets, but I’ve made some progress. This blog is a few photos of the upper corner cabinet. I’ve bought and read many wood working books; each seemingly leaving me with questions or concerns, so I just kind of did this on my own. So far…so good. I’m an advocate of 3/4” plywood for all cabinets. I know it’s overbuilt, but they will last, and not fail in any way. No special strips needed to mount; just a level sil...
Yet another way to use up scraps; this pair is made from Beech with Mahogany inlays. Those who have had the benefit of a misspent youth will note that the smaller die is a Right-handed one while the larger die (3”) is a Left-handed one. These don’t roll under the furniture so easily... . ....
There are three curved parts in each stool. These are formed by gluing up thin strips to create a thicker laminated part. The three parts are: 1. Seat Back – 7/8” thick (formed with 5 or 6 strips)2. Back Rest – 7/8” thick (formed with 5 or 6 strips)3. Slats – 3/8” thick (formed with 3 or 4 strips) (5 per stool) As I plan the construction, I start to realize that I have 6 stools with 7 curved parts each. That works out to 42 glue ups. Each one requires...
I have been making project and safety videos as makeups for my students. My son, Turner, wants to get in on the fun. He actually turns most of the pen. He has helped me with about half a dozen pens or so. He even wants a lathe for Christmas this year! Now that makes a shop teacher dad proud! See below for updated link if you cannot view this one. (I hope)
Right now I’m making a bench for woodworking this summer. Ive started with the top. To begin, I salvaged wood from my schools old gym floor (Hard rock maple, absolutely freeee, because i have friends in high places :D), next, i took out all the nails and trimmed up the end grain. Then my instructure helped me rip off the grove and tongue joints from the flooring, and I planed it to nice looking peices of lumber. Tonight me and him glued up 1 of 3 segments of the table, which i’ll ...
Hello, OK, I figured out the picture thing. Most of the photos are cropped off on the right side (as the instructions said they would be). Next time I will take this into account when taking the pics…..... Just wanted to post a quick blog to show a new jig that I have built to cut spline slots for a Greene and Greene table top (i.e. the bread-board ends). I have seen a few ways to do this here on this site and other places (thanks to all LumberJocks for all of the great ideas I ha...
Kinda a wood working project… Working on a new bedroom. Doing everything myself…. finishing the drywall is a bit of a pain.. but its a learning experiance. But when I get done with the room, it will be time to head back to the shop, will need a new beroom suite.
Twin-Sized Bed With Pull-Out Desk, Closet, and Dresser #8: Completing it: The Bed Box, and Guides for the Desk, and Assembly(!)
A surprise…My customer (14-year-old son) informs me…after the dresser and closet were completed that he would like an “extra long” twin mattress, rather than a standard. A little research shows that a standard twin is 75 inches long, and an extra long twin is 80 inches. The nice thing about the modular design of this bed is that it can accomodate the longer bed box. But if I would have known before the dresser was built, I could have made it 5 inches wider (larger...
Finally, after more than a week with no chance to get things done, I managed to finish the construction of the frame and now is ready to go to the upholsterer. My son helped a lot. Otherwise I would not able to move around my tiny shop. The pictures are from the bed, unassembled. The upholsterer requested the frame to be totally “clean”, no hardware, no legs, no slats… I put the parts in place to show how will look when finish. Next week I will go check the advance of ...
Download Low Res .mp4Download HD .mp4Download HD .wmv In March, the Guild will be embarking on our very first “Guild Build”: a simple Shaker end-table. I am dedicating the entire event to Guild-member Duane Moore. You remember Duane right? He’s the guy from the Steamer Trunk Series. Duane received some difficult news recently concerning his battle with cancer, and I am doing everything I can to help out. For every Guild member who builds this table, and sends me a pic...
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