After drawing and doing office stuff all week, I finally get to make some sawdust today. Even though it has only been a couple of days since I was last cutting, it somehow feels like weeks. I really like that part of the job. It is fun to see the drawings come to life and finally be able to hold the projects in my hand. I never think that things look as good on paper, and probably with good reason. They just don’t. I get a real sense of satisfaction seeing everything get cut out a...
I started to route the grooves in all 140 parts of the drawers for the Apothecary Cabinet….. I did manage to get 12 drawers done 48 pieces in all….. then I got distracted… or sidetracked…I did manage to finish the teasers… but will post tomorrow… Here is a pic of the Router table… I made this a few years ago… and the stops on the fence.. This helps to make the stopped grooves..I know this is a little difficult to see but the side pieces do no...
I promised I would take some pictures of the Hardware storage cabinet when it was delivered. Here are some quick pictures. Please excuse the dust on the lense. I should have cleaned the camera better before shooting this cabinet.
Flattening the top by hand with a Stanley no 7 resulted in some mild tear out. Switching to abrasives, I used a belt sander (120grit) and a random orbit sander (120 to 1200 grit.) At around 600 grit I coated the top with a diluted coat of UBeaut White Shellac which acts as a pore sealer and allows the oil to penetrate more easily. The oil of choice for this job is Organoil Hard Bunishing Oil is a tung oil based product (see Stu's Shed.) Only a thin coat is needed, the excess rubbed off at...
I stopped by Western Tool in Lacey WA today to pick up a new pattern bit and found that they are having a buy one, get a second bit for 1 cent sale until the end of the month. This is a PNW chain, and I have been very happy with Whiteside bits. I ended up getting the rabbit kit and a new 3/4 pattern bit for around 50 bucks after tax.
I own a Honda S2000, a super-agile, sport convertible produced by Honda to celebrate the new millennium and their 50th anniversary. Its packed with race technology from the ‘90’s. One of the great things about this car is that there are tons of aftermarket products available so owners can modify the car to make it perform or look the way they want. In fact, it can be so highly modified that its no longer recognizable as a Honda or an S2000. This leads me to the question, “...
Today I ogee’d the drawer fronts and doors, applied aniline dye to some pieces and finished the kick up on the vanity, it’s going to have motion sensor lights in the bottom. The aniline dye looks funny now but It always looks great once the finish goes on.
Greetings, My journey into woodworking has been a long one. I can remember working with my uncle handing him tools and was fascinated at the various uses. I went through school taking woodshop and when I got out of high school, I went to trade school forcarrpentry. I worked various remodels and new construction. I took every opportunity to help out buddies working on their homes to hone my skills. I have done concrete work as well. My favorite job however was working with a truly ...
Been wrestling with the problem of how to cut the miter angles on a curved top panel to a carcass with uneven side heights. The big problem are the curved nature of the panel and the fact that the angles are acute (past the 45 degree stop) and different on each side. Ended up building this adjustable jig. The slotted base lets me adjust distance from the blade, and the friction chest lid hardware the angle. I inked a line on the saw table with an ultra-fine Sharpie by registering a str...
So my other <expletive></expletive> expensive hobby is legos. Last year I was bequeathed with the Emerald Night – a lego replica of a steam train (reminds me of the one in Polar Express). It got me thinking about all the fun times I had as a kid helping my dad set up his small HO scale set on a platform he built to fit under our christmas tree. I have an idea in my head about a design I’d like to throw out and see if it’s even possible – I doubt however I’...
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