I’ve been negligent in wrapping this up….but here’s the next stage, finishing up the hull itself. I out last episode, we had finished up the one side and now we’ll close it all up. Before we close up the other side, we’ve got to trim down the first side to get a nice clean line to work with. Nothing too scientific here, for the most part we eye-balled the parts around the stems and laid a strip down the keel-line to mark off the center. Getting the keel-l...
I got some free cedar wood the other day. It was in the burn pile on the bottom I tied a strap to pull it out. It was a 12 foot log about 20” across the butt. I sawed it into 4’ sections so I could haul it in my truck. I blocked some of it up for turning blanks. I guess the rest I will saw up into lumber to make stuff (lol) !!! Just think someone was going to burn it.
My next big project is to construct a new outdoor shower enclosure at the back of my mother-in-law’s beach house. The current phase is design, which I think I’ve finally finished using Sketchup. I had been struggling with Sketchup until I heard about a web site called http://www.sketchupforwoodworkers.com where there were tutorials specifically for using sketchup for woodworking. That got me hooked and within a week of starting Sketchup I’ve come up with a very complete m...
This is a cedar chest I made my daughter 12 years ago.
I make a lot of hand painted signs, but now and then I do a routed sign. They take much longer to complete, but they are just as creative and fun. Someone who saw me at a craft show contacted me to make her a routed sign, so I photographed the process. The finished sign looks like this: Now I’ll explain how the process goes Valerie wanted a basic sign to hang outside that was 18” long. I chose cedar because of it’s ability to last outdoors and I cut a piece...
My Strongback The word strongback i’ll learnt from reading abbout canoe’s. if it is the wrong word i will learn a new one.These pic’s are fra last year, i have to wait until the spring befor i can go on making the canoe.
Cedar Chests My latest project is the construction of two solid Cedar blanket chests. The inspiration for this project came from a traditional source, my wife. After another summer of moths eating tiny holes in her winter sweaters she made the suggestion that it would be good to have a Cedar Chest to store her sweaters. I was not enthusiastic because I have built other chest and I was thinking of building something new. But, just a couple of days later a colleague at work approached me about ...
Earlier in this series I mentioned a set of stair rails I was supposed to be building for one Mrs Customer, a couple of towns away from my town of Laporte. I got distracted by any number of things and just got back to them this week. The previous stair rails were built to match the existing porch rails. They had deteriorated sufficiently that they had become a hazard and Mrs Customer wanted them replaced in the same style, as her porch rails are in good shape. There were a couple ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IjEiW7B0UM IN this video I go over how to design a desk organizer and I talk about the saw dust chronicles contest. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.co m
I am in the planing stage on putting in an out door kitchen. I am going to make a work table with a sink in it. I want it to look like a wood shop work bench not like kitchen cabinets. Could some of you give me some hints on getting started?
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