What, no spoons you might be thinking…lol. Well of course not for it is time to get grooving with our Woodrights Galoot Library! No matter what you do sometimes the wood has made up it’s mind on how well it will work for the job. In this episode the old box store pine was what I call a bit “Bitchey”,.....not sawing so well, and especially not up for me having an easy go of dadoing the inner sides. The tools were all plenty sharp but the wood was just a little tough and sappy this tim...
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Finally finished the face frames on the built-in bookcases, and they are now done except for painting (and my lovely wife is going to take care of that). Here is the “finished” product that still needs some “finish”. Now on to new and (gasp) even bigger things. We are going to take a wall out of the Kitchen and open it up to the dining room, and where the wall was, we’re going to put in a new set of Cabinets with a built in breakfast bar. The run of...
Got a bunch of little wood scrap blocks, some planks, rope, and hooks? I found this online: More pics.
Hello all, Found my way here from Popular Woodworking editor’s blog. Nice place you got here. This is my entry for the Popular Woodworking bookcase contest. It is also my first Sketchup project. The shelf is the foundation of several variations I’d like to do (formal\classical, Asian). I’m still learning Sketchup, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to get pictures of those up before the deadline. A couple of pictures: And here's a link to the ...
Here is my entry for the bookcase challenge. Actually, maybe I should call it “how I forced myself to learn Sketchup the right way.” I had dabbled in Sketchup before but I never made drawings of different components that I then assembled. I spend a lot of time for this challenge watching the tutorials on YouTube and reading about proper Sketchup techniques online. I have worked with many 3D modeling programs before and some of the concepts are the same but there is certainly a le...
Several years ago, while pondering a pile of books that had for too long served as a coffee table, I thought it might be good to stop building jigs for the shop and actually make something useful. I found it unsatisfying that most book cases offer a “flat” front and that if the piece had aesthetic features they either took the form of “decoration” such as overdone moldings or curving of the form on the sides. Decoration is, well, decoration. I am not a “high...
I’m beat ladies and gentleman. Whupped. Snowed today (gives away my region of the US). After going sledding and doing doughnuts in the municipal police parking lot during lunch, I got back to work and taught/learned some woodworking. All the supports are finished, and the dadoes and lap joints are cut out. For the lap joints, (and dadoes) I set the depth on the circ saw and made a number of cuts through the waste wood. Then I took a chisel with some of the children and malleted ...
Got roughly three hours of work in today, and somewhat along on the project – kids got all the x’d pieces cut to length. Ran out of 2×4 even. Tomorrow plan on getting the rest cut down, and find a quick and kid-friendly way to create the lap joints and dadoes. For those of you wondering, this project will be going very very slow. Its a tad quicker when a person don’t have to explain to/manage twenty children at the same time. First time techniques – I tau...
At work, I’m doing my best to build a bookshelf/workbench - This is my design so far, subject to change. I’m trying for something pretty sturdy, storage for games and such, but an open top to convert into a workspace if needed. The middle of the bench will be spanned by a 2’x4’ piece of 1/4” hardboard….the top will probably have to become thicker, won’t it? Any thoughts? Whiskey.
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