Update (12-2-12) So i’ve made the leap and started the build. I decided to make the structure framing out of 3/4” domestic birch. I pocket hole and glued the end pieces and then used 3” screws and glue to attached the horizontal supports to the end pieces. after some test sits from multiple people of different weights, it seems to hold up very well and have no flex at all. On the plus side the framing seems to be surprisingly light as well. I now have ran into a si...
I recently purchased a book called the Handmade Music Factory by Mike Orr. I had seen another book on the topic reviewed here several weeks ago and that stirred my interest. I haven’t played an instrument since I was forced to take several years of piano lessons by my mom some 35 years ago, but I just finished to large coffee table projects and wanted something new to start. I read through the book and decided to start with a three-string, fretless guitar, I stopped at the local c...
I have always loved playing guitar and obviously doing wood working but i have always wanted to combine the 2 and make an electric guitar i only have an acoustic guitar but i always wanted an electric but i just would rather build than buy i have watched an studyed plenty on the subject and im sure i could do it but i am nervous about the idea of the electrics and getting it right, and i was wondering does anyone know a site where you could print a pdf template, full size, of a les paul shape...
Here is my latest progress. This blog is too damn long, I need to remember to do these more often and break them up. Sorry about that. Mostly pictures though. Questions and Comments are welcome! THE WELL BACK:Trying to “Steam Bend” the tool well back straight. Notice the dowle I used to get the clamp as far out of the way as possible. Hit it with the heat gun Got it straight enough to joint one side and run through the planner without losing too much thickness This...
Enjoy some shop time with your children by creating an easy built birdhouse. Product cost is approximately $3, time spent was about 30-40 minutes. You can let them make their birdhouse unique by adding paint.
After a tough fight between the hall table and the bench, the hall table has won. At the beginning the bench took a quick lead, but then failed to hold it as the hall table easily passed it. Now it is on to the next stage, the actual design of it. I will be figuring out how I will do this and then post more about the next step. Thank you to all who participated so far and please keep on participating.
The options are in and it is now time to vote for the project you want to see built. There is a poll on my blog (on the sidebar) that has the options to choose from. Click here to hop on over to the blog.
Just wanted to remind everyone that today is the last day for the “You design it, I build it” project. I will put a poll up on Sunday for everyone to vote on what type of project we will be doing. So far I’ve had a bench, hall table, corn hole game, and 2 side tables. Leave any ideas that you have and I’ll add it to the list.
My son is in need of a new dresser. So, here we go! Lets make a double dresser. This is part one and Two of the build. Thanks for watching! More to come! Part 1Part 2 Part 3 Was able to work on the drawers today! I was able to get a little work done on the face frame today before the deathly heat set in. Thanks for looking!
DJ wants “overflow” storage for her bathroom stuff and towels. And as y’all know … what DJ (or whoever YOUR equivalent is) wants … DJ gets. Time to buy some plans !! No. Wait. Not THIS time. THIS time, I’m going to actually design AND build something. [Lord, help us all….] Flipped through a few of the volumes from my awesome collection of used woodworking books. Special shout out to “Illustrated Cabinetmaking,” by...
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