Here’s a question for the experts from a weekend warrior: When I place the hinges on a cabinet door, I put them where they look good to me. As an example, on a 31” tall door by 20 1/2” wide, the top hinge ended up 4 1/4” from the top of the door to the center of the hinge. The bottom one was 5 1/2” from the bottom of the door to the center. To me, it looks balanced but I started wondering if there’s a formula for proper hinge placement. Any ideas?
Here is number ten of my Greene and Greene inspired nightstand. I put the bottoms in today. It took me a while as I was very nervous about screwing something up at this late stage in the game. Also, since the bottom holds everything in place, I wanted to make sure it was the right place :) So I started by running a 3/4×1/4 dado around the inside of all the bottom rails. I referenced the cuts from the tops because I want the center stiles to have no ugly spaces where they meet th...
When I read about challenge 04 in Popular Woodworking Newsletter my first thought was to give it a try. The next thought was to design something that didn’t look like a box. Then I remembered that I had turned a square book case 45 degrees and put it into a corner. From there I took inspiration from other project I have built. A Corner Pantry Cabinet I built for my daughter and a reproduction of a 200 year old spice box that I built for my wife. When you add to that my enjoyment of carving...
It’s coming along. Thursday I managed to get all of the tip done (bottom of the picture) and most of the way to the top.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ At this point, things got pretty slow. While doing the tip, moving down as well as moving up, I could do 4 planks at a time and have the first one dry by the time I finished the 4th. Then I could start over and just keep going. Once the tip was done, I could only do 2 at a time and then had to wa...
This bookcase had to be designed for a Church, and be movable. It also had to fit comfortably against the back of pews when been stored.I used European white oak which i quarter sawed myself,the shelves sit 90 degrees to the face edge.I made hold down blocks for the top, any screws used were solid brass SH and facing to heaven!The bookcase is movable on castors.Coated with sanding sealer and finished with about 8 – 10 coats of clear wax.
Yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! me and my cousin Denny figured out what we are gonna do on our podcast. We’re gonna make a bandsawn box (whatever that is) out of Flame Birch! It sounds awesome! I get to make a box too. Yes! So ya, We want to do it next week and i hope that everyone watches it! I’m in the whole show! Yes!!!! Yah!!!!!!!!
Well here’s my book case entry. It’s made of three panles. The top is attached to the sides with through mortises and tennons held with wedges. The sides are a row of stiles in the rails. The shelves are panle glue ups. The shelves are atached to the sides with pocket screws and shalow datos. It is square 48 inches by 48 inches. This has been very challenging as I’m only marginal at best on the computer. But it’s a very good way to learn SKETCHUP. When you are viewing ...
Today my wife, daughter and I attended the 2008 Fiesta Arts Fair which was hosted by the Southwest School of Art & Craft in San Antonio, TX. If you are familiar with San Antonio, TX you might be aware of the annual Fiesta events that take place in San Antonio all across the city. My family decided to attend the art fair this afternoon. While we were there two different artisans caught my eye and prompted me to pick up their cards so I could review their websites. The first artisan t...
I designed this simple proof of concept project for my house. My ultimate goal, (when I get the time, money, and tools) is to replace this: My current shop would be hard pressed to complete even this first project, but I think we will get there eventually. So here is the concept shelf. It is a wall hanging model, that when built will probably not go on the wall shown above, but will hang in the room, and hold some of our collections. I designed these shelves with Cherry and...
The golden Mean or Golden Ratio is a number that people use when making items, buildings and furniture, They are determined a couple of different ways. The number is used to determine proportions between pieces of the item being constructed. One of the easiest to remember is to take 1 and 1 and then to add two consecutive numbers to get the next. The numbers in sequence are: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 etc. This might work if you were making something 89” tall and the ...
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