Refinishing ?A few weeks ago I started working on refinishing this old chair of my grandfathers. I have been storing this chair for about six years now and with a break in business only doing a few small jobs at the moment I thought is was the perfect time. Now I will be posting the video on how I sanded the chair in a few days then I will be on to the finishing process. As I stated in my last video I have a few Ideas on what finish I might use but am unsure. Once the chair is all finished I ...
What Type of finish do you use? Finishing is a common question among woodworkers. I know for me when I first started finishing it was almost dreadful. I loved to build things but when it came to finishing I almost wanted to leave it bare wood. I built a oak dart board, I guess you could call it a case several years back and when it came time to finish it I ruined it. I applied two many coats two fast and didn’t take the propper steps to apply a quality finish. When it was done I thr...
I created a chart to use when pricing jobs and one of my readers, who is obviously a whiz with Excel, created a great excel spreadsheet to help him calculate job prices. His name is Mike Stewart and he generously shared this spreadsheet with me and I have been sharing it with others. So, now it’s available to all members of LJ. Just click on the link below and download it to your computer for future use. http://woodworking-business.com/downloads/HowMuchToCharge.xls The yellow cell...
I just wanted to give a quick update about the porter cable sander give away. So far we have had 7 comments and 17 E-mails enter the give away. I guess people are more comfortable giving there story over e-mail witch is great. We have had 24 entries total witch is great, I just wanted to remind you that you still have until May 9th to enter the drawing. All you have to do is comment or e-mail why you wood work, what do you love about working with wood. Thanks for all the entries we have been ...
So I decided to fix that with a few pictures of what I have been up to. Last weeks load. The pines I am cutting for the guy who dropped off the hardwood in exchange. I saw his logs into framing for his deer cabin and I keep the walnut (many)-catalpa-birch-elm…for myself. One of the catalpa is, well, LARGE. 50” x 8’ I picked the “ugliest” catalpa out first. I love ugly logs. I sawed out some live edge slabs for benches. 2” thick ~24” wide and ...
Hi Cody I am a tile setter who recently got into woodworking as a hobby over the last year and I’m not in to making anything to big or fancy really just some little projects around the house as well as remodeling my home. I have been having some trouble finding good hard wood and the prices are really high. With the current economy I thought prices would be down a little but I guess not. Well anyways so far I have been getting my wood from the local home depot and ace hardware but I wa...
As something else to do.. A new feature.. a quick overview of one special woodworker selected for originality in design.. IMHO only..as you will be well aware there are many woodworkers who fall into this category … I had to pick just one. This year at Maleny, Danny Madigan, from Wyndham Stumps in Moonie, Queensland, caught my eye and I have made a small vid just about him. Yes the saddle is carved from a stump as well as the violin case at the back on the hay bale. If you want more i...
This past week and weekend has been quite interesting ;) After going up and getting more lumber for a customers chairs I wound up getting killed on production time again :( , That is until a good friend told me about the mistake I was making and revamped my template system After figuring out time involved of marking, cutting and sanding individual pieces we decided to make a minor change in the template we located where the screws were to go and then we drilled 1/8” holes in the loc...
Just wanted to do a quick update. Starting in may HisingWoodDesign.com will be stepping up the video podcast and adding to itunes. The support and response to the site has been great and we really appreciate all the support.We are getting new and fixing existing camera gear to solve previous audio problems. We thank all of you for your support and look forward to all the up and coming videos.Click here to check it out
In my video I posted on monday I talked about the give aways we will be doing at Hising Wood Design. Im going to start a contest for the brand new random orbitial porter cable sander I showed in the video. This will be given to one of you. So what do you have to do to win you ask? All you have to do is send a E-mail to Hisingwooddesign@gmail.com or leave a comment in the comment at www.Hisingwooddesign.com telling me why your are a woodworker and what woodworking dose for you. All start, I ...
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