Having finished milling the half lapped dovetails for the rails yesterday, today I was working on milling the matching dovetails on the outer part of the legs to receive the rails. The legs are made up of two sections of 8/4 ash which are glued together after the milling is complete. Doing it this way makes it very easy to create the dovetailed through mortise for the bottom rail. I started by marking all the joints using the dovetails already cut on the rails. Each piece is made to match it&...
Hey, Hey, Hey – I made a dowel! It’s kind of rough. Still not very good at smoothing off. This is one of several I’ve made trying to get the hang of the tools. Of course, after you do a dowel – you’ve got to make some shapes. So I’ve tried to make some coves. Not as easy as it looks. You can see that I’ve not made much progress at getting the coves to “blend” with the whole piece. But it will just take patience...
Got derailed (as usual) work is tying us up in knots. So the Big built in is gonna take a 5 week siesta due to outside projects that have reared their ugly heads, that I hate Finishing! I make some neat stuff occasionally and I never knew about how to “really Finish” stuff.. So that it looks likeFine furniture. I was good to go with some Box Store Stuff and then even then was never happy how if finally came out.. (That is me not happy, other folks were fine with it). I play...
I just finished making this little miniature,” V”-shaped Video conferencing table for a show coming up this week. I had some scrap ribbon striped mahogany hardwood left in stock. Also I used solid ebony to represent the little pop-up electrical grommets on the top. It took me about 7 hours to make. On the full scale sized table we use hidden casters on all the bottoms of the legs. One person can easily open and close the table. In the open position the top width is 10’-0&...
Ah—the bliss of more room! I shuffled off one old Craftsman table saw, and the individual who was picking it up made me an offer on the small Montgomery Wards one too—so I got rid of them both! (The picture is deceptive—that saw on the right is sitting on the main table for a Shopsmith 500—the blade was about 6 inches in size.) So now the space that stuff was taking up can be reallocated to some more shelving. Next up will be getting rid of the huge honkin&...
Hi Everyone; I used to think I worked pretty quickly, but now I know better. I just can’t seem to get any time in the shop lately. Seems that paperless paperwork and meetings is what I really do for a living. Takes me half an hour just to remember where I left off. Anyway, I posted some progress shots on my site. And one day, I’ll finish.(maybe) http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com/Building_a_Small_Entertainment_Center.html Lee
Well I got lucky with two weekends in a row with warm weather. This gave me several opportunities to get some coats of finish on the table. I ended up bringing in the base and assembling that this past Monday. I did not glue the mortise and tenons due to the size of the table I want to have the ability to take this apart if needed. I fabricated some aluminum braces to hold the apron to the legs. I also made some wooden braces to keep them square. I wanted to give it a few days to cure ...
Today I posted the complete unabridged version of progress photos documenting the construction of the Cooper Closet over at my Flickr account. This album has over 300 photos. There was an extensive amount of veneer work done and I had to make a platen to facilitate construction of the doors. This platen slides inside the vacuum bag so that the doors are pressed against it instead of the bag and door assembly sitting on top of the table or platen. In the future I plan to create a narrate...
I got a great offer today by LJ private message. Here is a cut and paste copy of it. spam email removed
Well, I was considering what to put down in digital ink next and decided on a few different things. I wanted to talk about the guns that I use first.I have six guns in use at any given time. Sometimes I have multiple projects all with unique colours. I have one good quality gun. It’s a Devilbiss with a 1 litre cup. I also have a Lemmer and the other four are low quality Husky brand from Home Depot. All my guns are gravity fed and have 1/2 liter cup except for the Devilbiss.I...
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