Here is an idea for gun owners that don’t have a gun case or space for a wall gun case. That being said it is not just for guns, you can display just anything that will fit in the case, such as coins, knick knacks, precious mementos. The dimensions are 5’ by 2’ by 18” when it will be finished. There will also be a drawer under the showcase in the center of the table. The wood used is reclaimed barn wood from my barn.
With the inspiration from Daris and his post of his making of the hummingbird feeder from the book: “Easy to Build bird houses a natural approach”. I have built one with my modifications. Please check it out and I love comments! Thanks Daris for the inspiration. Chris
needed a new Computer Desk. Had some old Barn Wood in the shop. Weather has started to warm up, so I moved a bunch of tools back out to that un-heated Pole Barn I call a shop. Loaded up the hand tool box, most of the pipe clamps, a beltsander, a couple handsaws, and some Mountain dews. Seems I was forgeting something in that list. Glue, maybe? Nope, glue is in the tool box. Oh well. First task was to get some boards into a top, of some sort. Five boards volenteered...
Now that the letters are outlined with a stop-cut we want to ‘rough out’ the material inside the letters. I use clamps to hold down the wood so that there is no movement while routing. The clamps are repositioned as necessary for a clear work space. 01 Clamp Wood ————————————————————————————————...
Sign Carving: Week One PROCESS: Prepare Wood Design Print Overlay Trace Mask – Optional Knife Cut – Stop Cut (Make visible for ease of routing) Welcome to the Class! Pick your material of choice to carve. My dog Chewy and I have chosen authentic aged Barn WoodI steam the board in a clear plastic bag to disinfect and kill any bugs and remove dirt by blowing the board with compressed air being careful not to ruin the surface. Also remove any extraneous...
At the beginning of August, with the discovery of mold in my kitchen, I began building new countertops. The wood for this work all came from my inlaws barnwood. After getting the countertops glued up, I was interupted by life (teaching, UPS, kids, divorce, and more). Where I left off, I had just gotten the sections back from a local cabinetshop where it was run through a drum sander….. Well, FOUR MONTHS LATER, what a thrill to get back into the shop three days ago. I am tryi...
Things I am going to make from this ole Texas barn Part 1... #1: This ole barnwood is too pretty to carve a ranch sign out of...but too late now :)
This ole barnwood is too pretty to carve a ranch sign out of…but too late now :) Yep, that’s my blog and I am a sticking to it…Got an order last week for a 1”x12”x12’ and a 1”x12”x6’ carved sign for a ranch in Comanche, Texas and the lady wanted it carved on old barnwood and ready for her husband’s birthday on the 4th of next month, so I took a deposit and looked at what I had and I did not have a 12 foot long piece, so I started sw...
Well it is finally nice to get back to work again .I had 10 birdhouses to build then it grew to 12 yesterday so in order to get them done in good time i decided to build 4 at a time.Six of them will be made from 80 year old barnwood and the wood will be planed down and the other six will be done with 120 year old natural barnwood. I will be having plans made up for the most of the houses. I am also anxious to get these done so i can get back to building the large ones. lol ! ...
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