Some friends of mine run a local Coffee Roasting and Espresso Bar here in my area (Michigan), and they contacted me about building six new table tops for their coffee shop. For the design, we decided to inlay their company logo in each table. I’m using Maple, Walnut and Cherry. I decided to start with making the star. To save some work, I made just two variations, but made them thick enough so that after the glue up, I could slice them in to multiple st...
Those of you who know me well know that I am not a ‘random’ type of person. I generally like to keep everything pretty organized and when I do something, it is done systematically and orderly. I find that as my way to keep my busy life under control. I have always been somewhat like that. With that said, I realize that doing an assignment or project such as the one I am working on now is something if a stretch for me. It isn’t often that I do something that is on this...
Today was the big day; cutting out the basic shape of the helicopter. I did it like you would do those scroll saw or bandsaw reindeer (cutting out two perspectives to get a final shape in the middle). I have to admit that this morning before I started I was nervous because I had never cut anything so big on the bandsaw, and messing up would be costly. The blank for the body of the copter weighed 30lbs, and was difficult to manuver around the bandsaw, even when I was constantly lub...
I made this table a couple months ago and it was my first coffee table i came up with the design myself and am working on tweaking it as i go on, please leave any input you feel necessary and let me know what you think NEWAGEWOODWORKS
My Dad and I made a trip to the Black Forest Company today and picked up the supplies for the helicopter project. The body will be out of cherry, the main rotors will be wenge and other details will be other exotic woods such as padauk and yellowheart. This evening I laminated the sheets of cherry into a 7” by 7” by 27” (length) blank. Tomorrow the new bandsaw is going to get quite the work out cutting this baby out. Hopefully all goes well.
A few weeks back I had posted a question concerning drying lumber in a greenhouse, turning it into a kiln of sorts and got some great answers and help. thank to all that passed on their knowledge. So I just wanted to post some pictures of what I have been doing at the farm to warrant having wood dried. I am attaching some photos of what is a new experience for me. I have never milled lumber before a couple of weeks ago and really had no idea what I was doing from the start. Bu...
this is what my jerky board made.. its rather amazing stuff, good ole’ Indiana white tail if you dont know what im talking about check out my projects
In this episode: Finish the marquetry
I’m starting today with the glued up panels for the blanket chest. I acquired some curley maple veneer that’ll I’ll glue to 3/8” Baltic birch plywood. First up was straightening the veneer with a plasticizer. After squirting it on both sides and letting it air dry, I put the veneer between poly finished and waxed 3/4” pieces of mdf. Unprinted newspaper was used to absorb moisture. Change the paper a couple times and after a day, the veneer becomes flexible and easy to work wi...
After a month of development based on the feedback I got here, I finally managed to release Carpenter Pro, this time, it calculates how many plywood sheets are needed to finish your project and get detailed cutlist diagram for each stock sheet needed. It allows you to specify the dimensions & grain direction for your stock sheets material, specify the dimensions and the required grain direction for each part you need to cut for your project, and set the kerf amount, then watch this app ge...
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