So there it is, my first serious woordworking project! The plan is to buid a small but sturdy workbench from a laminated wood countertop, not unlike Kenneth's.I can dedicate some permanent room to mine in my living room, so it will probably be a little bigger, heavier and less quickly breakable down. I also intend to put some time into nice joinery and finishing, since it will be a visible piece of furniture, but that will depend on how I manage the big things (this will be my first chisel...
Its been a long time but i think i see woodworking on the horizon #3: update.. Cabinets in progress pics taken early last week,
some pictures on some of the cabinet work ive done in my home, these were taken early last week, but took forever to upload, have more up to date pics as recent as yesterday, when i get in tonight ill send, All done with big box red oak, General finishes “honey” stain, and a coat of poly, up till this pic I had built the case’s, installed, installed laminant counter top, that miter in the corner gave me a good whoopin, especiallty when that adhesive started doing its thing, ...
Yesterday I ordered the concrete mix from Lowes. Tried to find plasticizer there but they didn’t know what I was talking about. I then whet to Home Depot and found some under the name “water reducer”. Neither Lowes or Home Depot had color charts for Quikcrete’s color additives so I have an e-mail into Quickcrete to try to get one. This link has a lot of information about reinforcing concrete but I’m having trouble finding the products in small quantities. ...
After two years of pondering, I finally started a concrete counter-top. This will be going in a master bathroom. I have the mold construction complete. Next step is to radius off the corners and fill the small voids using caulk and/or bondo. I’m ordering a new product from Lowes by Quikrete called “Countertop Mix”. (http://www.quikrete.com/productlines/CountertopMixPro.asp) I’ll need two 80lb bags costing about $11 each. I calculated the finished weight to be a...
Saturday my brother came by and we shimmed and installed the cabinets. Then he helped me slice ‘n’ dice my soft maple boards for the counter top. It helps to have a 2nd hand when dealing with 10’ long 6/4 lumber. I had the lumber yard give me one straight edge and from that I cut width, jointed, and planed the boards. After he left I glued up the counter top as seen here: I also cut all my drawer sides and set up a 1/4” dado blade on the TS to cut the groves for...
I was going to wait to put anything up on this project but this might be getting put on hold due to my first commission. It is a small kitchen, my own. All 3/4” Red Oak Plywood carcases. Hickory Face Frame and Solid ends. Jatoba Edge Grain top 1 1/4” thick. It is going to get a nice small crown that stays off the cyling with accent lighting. It is also going to get a light rail on the bottom of the upper cabinets. I now have the dovetail drawers complete (poplar) and inst...
If I didn’t pour today, it would be several days until I’d have time to do it, so I slammed a beer and started mixing concrete. This is what I started out with: The BuddyRhodes system is two bags of countertop concrete to one can of dye, so I mixed one bag into two five gallon buckets and poured about one quarter of the dye into each. On the first batch, I put water into the bucket first because it says it’ll keep the dust down. Don’t do it! It’ll star...
After finishing the parts with TransTint #6003 Reddish Brown and three coats of hand-rubbed poly, I was able to glue them up. It went reasonably well. This design doesn’t have a back panel, so it’s easy for it to get out of square. I glued one of the shelves in backwards, but learned my lesson on the second one. After cooking for a couple of hours, they went into the house to get out of the garage. It was now time for me to start working on the concrete tops. My brothe...
There are a few corrections on the first page and can be seen here. This information is from an actual build of a corian countertop. This was a job for united technologies 6 restrooms with three undermount sinks each. Photos were taken along the way. I will be as clear as possible on all the steps needed to accomplish this. We are lucky enough to have a CNC for the cutouts. Laying them out on cad is extremely cost effective. If you dont have on you can use a mock-up piece you cut from p...
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