We usually take the winter off of working in the shop, we spend the winter months trapping bobcats. Most of the time I am home with the kids and cathing up on much needed office work. Even though it is noce to take a break from the dust and loud noise; it is also nice to return to it. We have been back in the shop for a month know making table lamps and working on custom orders. My new project for the next few days is this soon to be table lamp. Can you see the beauty? I have taken pictures ...
Camperizing the truck from the wood shop. #4: Considerations for construction materials and weight issues.
Now those that have seen pics of my truck now I drive a half ton pickup. Okay so the payload rating is actually well over that, actually well over 3/4 of a ton, but they are doing funny things with truck ratings and classifications these days. Still weight is a consideration when building any sort of truck bed camper. Working with my Sketchup drawings, and looking at the assemblies it occours to me that it needs to be lightweight for 2 reasons really. #1. Hauling capacity of the truck i...
Here is a pic of the skeg screwed onto the hull and the rockers mocked up. I still need to drill the rockers for the 1” dowel that connects them. Once this is done everything can get the final sanding and be attached. It’s finally starting to look like a rocker.
I got started attaching the base to the top last night. Only got about halfway through it because it was late and I didn’t want to rush through it and mess something up. But so far so good. This is mostly a short picture post but you should have an idea of what is going on here.. Once more flip and rotate the top.. Then measure out the side stretcher by the leg vise for clearance of the chain bracket.. Then got everything drilled and ready for drawboring...
The power company had to cut down my Cedar tree because it had overgrown an access gate and they couldn’t get into it. Before I had a chance to ask them to leave it in 10’ logs so I could get it milled they had it cut into firewood lengths. :( So if you see me posting a ton of small Cedar jewelry boxes next year you’ll know why … Or maybe I’ll finally buy a lathe and turn some big bowls.
This piece here is smaller and we are able to fit it in the blast cabinet. This is a lot nicer way to work, but man after a few days if this my neck gets a severe kink in it. The blast cabinet. After the red colored wood has been blasted. Now we need to shape the rough edges, sand, add the leg supports and glass supports.
Hey everyone we are working on updating our log furniture website. Come to http://www.cedar-stuff.com tell us what you think.We enjoy working with the natural log items, we try not to alter the shape of the natural tree. we have used everything from tree roots to the top uper most twigs,I would like to start a blog on my work as we produce it.Say from how we gather and find the logs we use to how we clean and build with them. Right up to the finish. We do have a store front we sell out of als...
Hello all! In addition to wood working, I am very involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Both of my sons are Boy Scouts and I am currently an Assistant Scout Master. One of our Eagle Scout Candidates recently completed his Eagle project that involved removing an “old” Cedar Rail Fence. Rather than see all of this beautifully aged cedar turn into firewood; I offered to take it and repurpose it into projects. I love to make outdoor furniture and will post entries here as ...
I started this project a while ago, but because of work haven’t had much time to work on it. By the time I’m done, it should be just in time to put it up for the winter! Oh well. This is my first project entirely done with hand tools. This is the top, 20” square and 1 3/8” thick. The legs are 4×4’s but planed down to a little less than 3.5” I’m not sure if these M&T joints have an official name, but they’re more li...
We were looking for a garden shed for our tools and gardening stuff. We have a big backyard so we wanted a 10’ x 10’.The instructions were easy to understand and it took us about 6 hrs to put up from the time we opened the box. We had a bit of trouble putting on the last part of the roof, but all it took was a quick email and they got back to us quickly.We have since had several people comment on our ‘good looking’ shed and are surprised how inexpensive it was. Happy t...
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