Tonight was panel making time for the 6 shelves in this cupboard. The bottom and middle shelves are wider because they will dado into the sides. Furthermore, the center shelf gets even more treatment because it forms the top of the closed portion of the cupboard and extends out a little on three sides. Here is what the finish sized blank for the center shelf looks like:The lip will be have a thumbnail edge added for a little bit of detail. There are two lower “floating” sh...
Here’s the story, everything is lined up and ready to go. the lumber is in the box and has been fumigated. My import manager (I had to bring in a pro to help with all of the paperwork) has all of the documentation complete and we are scheduled for the boat that leaves Jakarta this coming Sunday.We are having a bit of trouble with the customs broker in Jakarta, he says the lumber is over legal size but we are working on that.If we do make the boat this Sunday it will mean that I get the ...
Hello guys its been awhile thought I would let you know what I’m up to. Well I’m not getting alot of commisioned stuff right now, so I have time now to do what the wife wants and that is a T.V. stand. The stand will be made with Walnut and I will use birch ply for the carcass, the stand will be a corner unit with some storage above and below the T.V. I have to say it really is more enjoyable to work on your own pieces, you can take all the liberties you want and not have to c...
When we last left off, I was about to glue up the first cabinet door. Here it is clamped and drying: Here’s a detail (the wet marks at the left are just from wiping out glue – they dried up and disappeared): And because time-lapse videos are so fun, here’s the glue-up of the second door: And now the finished doors. Well… finished gluing together. Now there’s still sanding and coats of whatever I decide to use. I’ve been thinking of de...
Just a sneak peak of a new drunken weave board I am designing,, still in the prototype stages at this time but will continue with it until I am happy with it ..this is only a dry fit to see if the cuts are OK and what adjustments need to be made...
A friend of mine has been telling me for a while that he had shown his parents my website and that they love my work and wanted me to make them something. Well they eventually contacted me and commissioned me to make a table for them. They bought a lamp from an artist named Brian Giambastiani, which looks like a Jellyfish. The head, which illuminates, is made of blown glass, and the tentacles are copper wire. It is about 40” tall. So my challenge was to build a table that ...
As Debbie mentioned in the latest eMag, we have declared June 12th as The International Day of the LumberJock. This happened in 2007 when we reached 1,000 members, just 2 years ago. Fast forward to today and we are more than 10,000 members strong. Unbelievable… I had no time to post frequently in the last few weeks. I returned from Yemen two weeks ago and am still catching up. And as this site grows leaps and bounds I find myself spending much more time on the maintenance and support...
Welcome again to another edition of Hal Taylor Rocking Chair building… After attaching the arms and shaping their joints I flip the chair over and sand out the leg-seat joints on the bottom. This way even when the customer flips the chair over or is laying on the floor looking up at the bottom of their chair, everything looks spectacular. I keep some 1” thick styrofoam pads that I can put work on without worrying about scratching or marring it on my work surface… D...
I have the bookcase built for the murphy bed. They went together fairly quickly. I made a jig that acts as a square for the shelves. It also keeps the shelves from moving when the pocket screws at put in. Here is a picture of the jig. I have it notched out for an overhang I usually put on the top. I usually attach all shelves on one side and then flip it over and repeat. With the jig it also keeps glue from getting everywhere when I flip it. Here is the assemble footage Here are ...
This might be a simple question for a lot of you but I am a little unsure so I thought I’d ask. I picked these mortise chisels up on everyone’s favorite auction site a while ago. They are marked “Middlesex Mfg.” I am in the process of re-handling them (as you can see) but the bevels all need to be reground and they also need some lapping on the backs. I am wondering what would be a good angle to grind these chisels? Any opinions? http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/w...
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