This is tutorial video of adhering a copper sheet to a cabinet door insert. This is an easy way to update existing cabinets with a touch of copper.
Finally I had little time to spend in my workshop. I took some photos of the room. I also tried to heat up the space with little electric heater. Outside it’s -10 degrees celsius and inside the basement there is +5°C. With the heater the room heated up pretty easily to +10°C. So maybe it’s possible to maintain the basic heat at the workshop with electric heater. I also cleared out the top of the workbench. The top is in ok condition. I think it has been used as a multi-workbenc...
Next month (not sure of the dates yet) I am taking a trip from Iowa to Florida for the primary purpose of attending some spring training baseball games. Baseball is in the top 5 of the true loves of my life. I am planning a stop in Springfield, MO to visit the Grizzly Showroom there. I would also like to make other stops along the way if there is a store that offers some unique and interesting wood or a gallery of really good woodworking. Does anyone know of such or store or galler...
Cedar Chests My latest project is the construction of two solid Cedar blanket chests. The inspiration for this project came from a traditional source, my wife. After another summer of moths eating tiny holes in her winter sweaters she made the suggestion that it would be good to have a Cedar Chest to store her sweaters. I was not enthusiastic because I have built other chest and I was thinking of building something new. But, just a couple of days later a colleague at work approached me about ...
I have been working on a wooden carpenters style box for a few weeks now. Im trying to stay as close to the metal one im replacing cause of size/weight/ bulky issues. Originaly i wanted to use box joints but was unable with the stacked dadoe set i have. Looked into using router but by time i finally found a easy to make and understand jig i settled for what i know. Used screws w/dowel plugs. Just as well cause the amount of tools i plan on keeping in. Its been a little slow going but a great ...
A deep red mahogany finish doesn’t have to be the result of a complicated process. I’ll show you how I use a simple two-step method to revitalize my mother in law’s old beat up rocking char. First, a coat of General Finishes Merlot Water-Based Dye. Second, a coat of General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. Its all finished off with a nice satin lacquer topcoat. Topics Covered: Application tips for water-based dyes Application tips for gel stains The co...
A Big Thanks Yesterday, as I was learning to post photos on my new site, I got an email telling me that the image files were too big and it was leading to slow load times. I needed to optimize the photos for the internet. A few emails led to a phone call from fellow woodworker Troy Bouffard of Fairbanks, AK. He took the time to walked me through PhotoShop for resizing photos. Thanks to Troy, the viewing experience will be better with faster loading images. Who Is This Guy? Troy, a...
I am attempting one of my biggest projects in a long time. My better half wants floor to ceiling bookcases for the basement. She wants them painted with white high gloss enamel paint and so I’m using mostly 3/4 plywood and a bit of pine for trims. I’ve tried a couple of methods for the rail and style joints on the doors and have decided on pocket holes. I’ve seen other people on here complaining about how the joint can “creep” when driving in the screws. I...
Yesterday I worked on the lock. I haven’t been to the shop in a while. It has been cold and snowy. I have all the parts made and almost sanded. The bad news is that I am out of finish. Looks like a trip to Woodcraft this week, and maybe even to Bass Pro Shops. I have a friend that wants a lock I am going to give it to him.
This morning I unpacked my new toys and can confirm that I have one Shopsmith mk 5, and one Master Shop. They are both in very sad condition, and I will be concentrating my efforts on restoring the Shopsmith and relegating the Master Shop to being the “spares” supply wherever possible.. The load waiting to be unpacked.. As you can see, there is rust everywhere.Even the Aluminium is seriously corroded.At least one of the main castings is broken I can see that this is goin...
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