My buddy, Kris Williams has to make his own Beetle Kill Pine dowels for various projects. See how he does it using a router table and a few feather boards!
Time to install the drawer pulls. My hardware requires two holes drilled 3” on center.-----I use this little jig to make sure all the holes are aligned correctly. It is a full-sized pattern, and works for the 6” and 8” drawers. I use Scott Collins “No Math” method to layout the pull location, which is discussed further in my dresser blog here… http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/34346-----I register the left edge of the drawer against the stop on ...
This is the project I am finishing up. The backsplash was nixed due to a Lumberjocks poll here…http://lumberjocks.com/topics/50516 The tribe has spoken. -----So it will actually look like this…-----When spraying shellac on the drawers, I masked the cedar drawer bottoms to maintain the nice aroma.-----Nightstand stained and lacquered. -----After the lacquer cures for at least 24 hours, I wax the cabinet with Howard’s walnut wax. -----I use a scrap of drawer front stock ...
After a few weeks away due to travel and rainy weather, I was finally able to finish the table. The formula I was following was similar to what I used on an earlier folding step stool water based Transtint dye, sprayed shellac, and then as this was a table, Arm-R-Seal oil & urethane topcoat. I started with the dye, first wetting everything to raise grain, and then light sanding with 220 to knock down the stander uppers. I then mixed the Transtint Mission Brown dye power with distiller...
About a year ago, I was excited to see the first copies of the “Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture” a compilation of my first, second and fourth books. Until I took a close look and saw that there were issues with the quality of the printing. You may have read the reviews on Amazon that make note of this. I’m happy to say that the book has been printed a second time, and the revised edition has resolved these issues. If you bought the book from me, yo...
Both my new book Classic Arts & Crafts Furniture: 14 Timeless Designs and my new DVD ””Build an Arts & Crafts Mantel Clock are on their way. The book is 14 of my favorite project articles from Popular Woodworking Magazine, built from 2004-2012. The original articles have been redesigned with larger images and additional text and images for some of the projects. The DVD is a start-to-finish build of my latest project for the magazine, a reproduction of a C.F.A. Vo...
First of all I will need to admit that I struggle with this area. After about four years of doing scroll saw work for both customers and arts and craft shows I have come up with MY set of rules. Now I will admit that I borrowed most of the information and ideas from others but that is a way to get sound advice. If you choose to use any of the information be sure to make it your own. By that I mean tweak or change it to fit your needs or environment. Here are the several ways I and other scrol...
This is the nightstand project…-----Panel glueup for the tops. I do my glueups in two stages. First I glue two pairs of boards together to make planks. Then I send them through the planer while they are still narrow enough to fit. Finally I glue these two planks together to make a panel. I describe flat panel construction in detail in my dresser blog… http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/33797-----A pair of rough glueups complete. -----I made a template for the corbels, w...
This is the project at hand…-----Empty carcase ready to accept web frames.-----Installing lower web frame with biscuits in front, and dado in the rear. -----Web frames are glued into the dados. -----Notched corners fit neatly around legs. -----Checking that web frames are all in the same plane. -----Through mortise and tenon.-----1/4” straight bit.-----With a straight bit chucked in router #1, I hog out most of the waste for the dovetails. This step is optional, but I fi...
My wife has always been a supporter of my wood working and even got involved with building a picnic table once. This time she asked me if I would guide her in building a book rack for the books she reads on a regular basis of course I agreed. It will be made of cherry and stand 29” tall and 30” wide and tapered from top to bottom with a 10” shelf at the bottom and two “V” shelves above and all through tenons, here is a picture of her using the jointer for the fir...
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