I haven’t really posted on here for a while so, sorry but heres what I have to say today. I was working on a new project for my uncle. It’s a shoe shine box, just for looks at his house, and I was simply routing a dato on the bottom of the box to accept the bottom panel. Well heres where things get kind of scary. I was using a 1/4 inch straight cutting bit to cut the datos and all the sudden I realized that nothing was being cut. I turned off the router and examined the problem...
Man, if you fellow woodworkers are looking for a challenge, try upholstering. This stuff is HARD!! I got the seat suspension installed, then laid all the other underlayment down, then the foam seat cushion (which I must say, Lee industries does a great job of cutting the material for you, and pre-cutting the notches for the arm support! Man it fit like a glove!!). Then it came time for fabric. Well since I’m a novice, with absolutely NO upholstery experience, and with just the New ...
I went to the The Woodworking Shows this weekend and was pleased that the show had the familiar top suppliers that it had in past years. Although smaller than ones in the past, it was very good. Jim Heavey of WOOD Magazine, was there and offered three very good free classes. I look forward to his instruction each year. Detroit had the Woodworks Events woodworking show a couple of weeks ago (see previous blog entry), which was much smaller and had a poor turn-out of suppliers (with few bargain...
Well I enrolled in a 10 week furniture making course here in Mississauga. It is offered through the Living Arts Center by Matthew Agostinis. The first class is on April 22nd and will run until June. I will post the progress I make on the yet to be determine project I will be working on. I would like to hear from anyone who has taken this the course or heard of Matthew his link is attached ”:http://mafurniture.com/
Hello Again, I just wanted to show a couple of pictures of the cherry I spoke about in my first blog. These are about 10’ long and 18” wide. Thanks, Gary
Greetings from the shop, it is good to be back in the shop again. Work, travel, home projects, daily demands seem to take away from the shop time. I have found time to get out there and do some re-organization projects. I added another tool board to the work bench wall and a rolling table produced from one sheet a plywood. I used the design from one of the wood working mags (Popular Woodworking, I think). The table is great, I use it a cut off table for the table saw and the drum sander....
Finally got started on my first non-shop project. The plans are here . Except I’m not using screws, but making these modifications: Dados for the shelvesa locked tongue & groove for the top of the wide sidethrough mortise & tenon for top and bottom of the narrow side – the lower tenon will protrude and extra 1/2” to become on of the feet Yesterday i got the dimensioning done: and while most of the time i didn’t have much difference in the lumber to...
Yesterday Dec 6, 2008 was our toy give away day for the Mason Dixon Woodworkers Club. These are the toys that we made in 2008. Approximately 1300 toys were made and given away. They were given to Charities in the area for them to give to their recipients. A local newspaper reporter Dan Shortridge and Photographer Gary Emeigh were present to record the day. I’ll post other pictures but here is a link to the Newspaper Article Click on the related articles to see the print article. ...
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Dec. 7/08 Our gazebo continues to transform. Rick and I laugh when we sit inside our “cloth gazebo” that we purchased for a great price. What a deal we got. Yes, we used the cloth gazebo twice, before it’s twisted fate. The resurrection went from an added wooden floor, to a wooden frame, to wood/glass walls, and now to a wood roof. Our cheap gazebo has transformed in appearance as well as cost! Sheesh. Anyway, here is our latest version of our gazebo. (and yes, I know that only half ...
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