After Thanksgivings #s two and three, after two days of painting our bedroom and cleaning up the mess that created, it was finally time to turn my attention to the keyholder. My dad was nice enough to give me his inherited router, which was the piece of equipment that lit a fire under my hobby-searching self. For some reason, the idea of rounding edges or being able to cut canals out of wood made the whole thing a lot more appealing. Here’s my makeshift workshop: That’...
I feel the need to give a bit more context. Both for this project, and for my wood projects on the whole. Let’s start with the project (still the key holder—still not sure if that’s one word or two). Here is where the keyholder is going: Here is why the key holder is going where it is: The slight difference in texture is due to the fact that there used to be a 1980s alarm box in the space (tackily cut into the window frame next to it) that I removed before...
My first, very basic project, will be a keyholder. My rough sketch: I’ve already got the wood. I’ll be picking up some router bits this weekend so that I can round the edges. Updates to follow.
Since I haven’t done much woodwork since high school other than Pinewood Derby and making pens, I decided to make a test piece. I picked up some pine and after the boards were planed, I did the basic layout. I still have a lot of work to do, but I have the pieces cut out. I was debating how to do the jointery, but I decided to try pocket screws and glue. Maybe I’ll get a couple of pics when I get the holes drilled. For now, here are some pics of the work so far. ...
While looking for a link to Christopher Schwartz’s blog for my review of his book I noticed his most recent blog entry “Vintage Planes are Better than New” and thought the topic was worth sharing here. In the article, he discusses his purchase of a handplane from Steve Nisbett. Steve is a Machinest that buys old planes and rebuilds them. The planes are then sold from his ebay store. The blog article is a quick read and includes a link to Steve Nisbett’s ebay s...
Hey guys, so I have been away for awhile, but I am all settled into my new place, cut off 14 inches of hair, sold a car, bought a motorcycle, got promoted on my job and ready to start woodworking again in my new garage. I am about to start on a “settee” I called it a couch, but I was corrected… LOL not much on fancy names… Any tips to look out for? This is going to be something that is used regularly…. so delicate is not good – any support bracing ideas?...
im not going to make this a large blog post , but want to just send out some encouragement to us all, as we have all seen this site grow leaps and bounds…we are over 14,000 members now..thats a lot of diffrent personalitys..and with a lot of diffrent pressures in the world now…its very possible that were all experiancing some pull somehwere in our lives..so with such a large group, i think we all need to think just a little more before we post and consider everyone involved…...
My new garrage-workshop building was completed about 2 months ago, but was able to take a few shots of the outside views only yesterday. During the 3day stay, I was fully occupied doing compound clearing and cleaning, measuring & cutting the staircase treads and dry fitting.Beside that I also have an old armorie (made in May 1969) with missing drawer, broken legs and faded finish that needs my attention. Phew! a lot of work awaiting. Time is really scarce when we have a lot things to do...
Hey everyone once again I’m super busy: Full time job, ebay business, and woodworking hobby, not to mention wife, two little boys, dog and my newest addition to the wood shop…. Peanuts the kitten who I hope will become a savage mouse slayer. So I took some products to a local christmas show and…....... CLEANED HOUSE! Oh yeah I was a smash hit and even made the local paper. Here are some pictures of the event. I had, of coarse, Cutting boards, Lazy Susans, Wine balancer...
Well, I finally finished the centerpieces. It takes a while when you do this a couple of days a week, but I’ll tell you what. It sure feels good when you finish a project. I haven’t figured out how to post a pic directly to the blog but you can see them in My Projects.
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