Hello LJ’s, I did a lot of work on my little walnut box I am building. When it finally came time to write my blog, I had lots of ideas for ways to go about telling the story. I also considered talking about the stuff I got from Lie-Nielson today, or some more about my hand planes. There was even a purchase of a new 45 degree Freud Chamfer bit. I thought about pointing out that I had some factual errors in my piece from two days ago, I cut a goove, not a dado. A clever reader poi...
My wife asked me if I could make a coffee table for the living room and after she bought me the planer for my birthday I can’t say no. So I spent some time on Sketchup and showed her a view models and this is the one she likes. She likes simple grain patterns and a darker finish. I think maple with a nice darker cherry stain would be a good choice. I don’t have much experience with finishing wood but that will have to be the focus of another blog entry. Well anyway here is a pictu...
In this episode I start working on 4 bookends. After all the parts are jointed I laminate 2 blocks together to make a 3 in thick letter for each book end. Then I cut out the letters on the scroll saw.
This is, thank God, the final episode in the 4 part series.. I do intend going back but I think it will be in the spring…They tell me Christchurch is beautiful in the spring with all the trees with leaves and the flowers in bloom..
I am going to assume you have read my previous entries for this series, this way I can just keep rambling without backtracking. So, putting a finished end on that base cabinet. There are more than a few ways to do this and unless you are building a galley style, wall to wall kitchen, you will need to think of a way to address this issue. There are more than a few ways to reach your desired destination and each way will give your finished project a look all its own. Let me begin by say...
The last couple weeks have been insanely busy – we bought a new house and moved! The good thing is, the laundry here is on the first floor, so I’ve got the 1300sqft basement all to myself :D Here are a couple of pics, with tools and workout equipment strewn all over the place from the move-in: I cannot wait to start getting things setup. So far, the only problem has been that it’s not a walk-out, so getting my one large workbench (the one I dumpster-dove for)...
I’m finally back to producing these videos. I have been sitting on these clips for about a month now and was finally able to edit this together. Time to work on the period details of the table and we start to see it take shape. Enjoy the show!
This is the third installment of the 4 part series about my visit to the Woodcraft Gallery at the Art Centre in Christchurch, NZ… enjoy the tour..
I guess you should be careful what you ask for right? As folks know by now, Brody, our very fresh, paint not quite dry on him yet Yellow Labrador Retriever puppy came home with us Sunday afternoon. Now he spent a good sum of time Sunday evening asleep. This was NOT how things were to continue though… Due to the vet’s insistence that we keep him away from other dogs, or where other dogs have been until he has completed his shots and everything, we have had to resort to paper ...
I woke up this morning, snagged a cup of coffee, and went out to the shop. By the time the cob webs started clearing up I realized it was 5:10 in the morning and I was sitting in my stool staring at my latest project. I couldn’t help but chuckle thinking about my bride asking me constantly if my mind ever quits thinking about woodwork….. Maybe it doesn’t…. I will take that badge with honer…lol Well I started looking at the top of my little box I am making my b...
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