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My First Real Attempt at a project. A shaker end Table #6: Been A while but making progress.

01-10-2011 01:01 AM by therookie | 2 comments »

Well it has been a long time since I added an entry to my blog so I thought that I would continue updating my progress on the two shaker end tables I am building. Now that I have a biscuit joiner and a dovetail jig I was able to make the drawers and have been doin pretty good. I have changed the design so I can cover up the end grain as best I could and decided to put on a walnut bread-board edge.The drawer sides and back have to put the pins in the front still and mill the grove for the bott...

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Building a Nativity Stable.

12-23-2010 03:36 AM by revieck | 9 comments »

Building a stable for my Church’s Nativity from recycled poplar beams. The beams came from the Church’s restoration in 2007 ( FOR RIVER GIRL: This Nativity Stable is in a Church next door to the GRC Memoral.)

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Progressing Forward

12-13-2010 04:17 AM by matt garcia | 7 comments »

Well it finally wamed up enough around here to do some glue ups. I got my feet made and glued up, and attached them to the base. Then I routed the edge of the base, and made the transition moulding and glued that. Now a mother cold front has come through, and it looks like it might freeze tonight!! Good thing I got busy in the shop yesterday. I also went to Clark’s for some secondary lumber. It must have been my lucky day Saturday!! When I arrived at Clark’s, first thing ...

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Built In Closets #5: Pre Finishing and Sub Assembly

11-08-2010 05:01 PM by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

Having the bulk of pieces, cut and sanded, I elected to tape and pre finish most of the components. Finishing large projects is a huge challenge for me as I work in a 3 car garage and can not easily spray stuff. Since I was finishing many large panels, I decided to try applying the clear coat with a floor roller. Since I like their other products, I decided to use a Zinsser water based poly. It worked as well as brushing does, however, the coats go on thick and you need to watch the rol...

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Built In Closets #3: Face Frames

10-23-2010 12:48 AM by SPHinTampa | 0 comments »

I forgot to cover cutting the biscuits for the face frames in the last blog entry. So here we go. Using story stick, I marked the biscuit centers on the face frame styles. And I marked the center of one rail to set up the jig. Then I used a biscuiting jig that I built using plans from Wood Magazine to cut the FF sized biscuit joints for the face frames. Lesson Learned … make sure you have adequate space to cut joinery when you route a profile into a face frame … in ...

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Built In Closets #2: Making the pieces

10-18-2010 02:36 PM by SPHinTampa | 1 comment »

I ordered 5 sheets of 3/4” maple ply from Tampa Intercity Lumber (if you are in the area, they are very helpful and carry nice stock). Until recently I did not have a decent table saw (more on that later), so rented shop time from Intercity Lumber and cut down the panels to 15” widths before loading into my Avalanche and heading home. Here are the cut down panels For the face frames, I also purchased 32 bd ft of 1×8” maple, which I then cut down into 1×2...

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Figured Maple and Walnut Coffee Table #3: Second Weekend part two

10-18-2010 12:49 AM by bohnsai | 1 comment »

I left off with the top being glued to some MDF risers. This morning I finish sanded it and put on two coats of lacquer. I will oil the walnut but I didn’t want to Maple any darker so I figured I’d lacquer it so when it’s all built up, the oil wont get into the maple top. Step 5: Finishing the Shelf I ripped the walnut border to length and laid it out to get an idea where to cut the biscuits. The center piece was a very clear piece of face grained walnut, so when I wen...

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Biscuit jointing edge of plywood?

10-18-2010 12:41 AM by ocwoodworker | 5 comments »

I know that biscuits do not add ‘real’ value to edge to edge joints (but times it just feels right). What about jointing edge of plywood if you want to make a walnut edge? I’m concerned that the edge grain of the plywood would soak up all the glue and starve the joint? Do any of y’all use biscuits in this condition?

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Built In Closets #1: Getting Started - I hate wire shelves

10-15-2010 04:50 PM by SPHinTampa | 4 comments »

Recently the wire shelves in our closets have started to fall down due to overloading. A normal person might have given away some cloths and re mounted the shelves. An aspiring lumber jock, however, will recognize a chance to rip out everything and rebuild from scratch. So I decided to the take the lessons learned and the designs from my previous closet project and scale it up to a room that is nearly three times the size Basic design is 6 towers and 4 sets of shelves. Each t...

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Figured Maple and Walnut Coffee Table #1: Getting started

10-10-2010 03:57 AM by bohnsai | 2 comments »

I figured I’d start a blog about a project from start to finish so other readers can follow my progress and hopefully learn from my inevitable mistakes in the process ;-) I also wanted to show readers how to make complex furniture with limited tools and space. So a little about the project: I sold my crappy yet still somewhat pricey plywood and veneer coffee table/end tables a little while ago on Craigslist and have been desperately needing to fill the void. My eventual goal is to...

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