Was able to swing by Rockler this week to pick up some hinges, a cupboard key latch and a shelf pin hole jig. & Finally had a chance to put in some decent time on the bookcase today. 1. Sanding2. Installed lapped slats in the back3. Drilled the adjustable shelf pin holes4. Mounted the door with the hinges5. Installed the cupboard key latch. (click on pics for larger view) More sanding and move on to finishing. installing glass, etc. Need to get on the stick. My friend...
Two church members, church elders and great friends know that woodworking is emotionally, spiritually and psychologically therapeutic for their pastor. So they have commissioned me to build five pieces of craftsman/arts & crafts furniture for them over the past six to eight years (Chair, couch, bed frame and two chest of drawers). All the pieces are pictured in my projects or blogs. They’re moving away to Iowa in August :( I plan to have this bookcase done for them as a going ...
Our Stickley dining room set.
custom,furnitureThis blog is on my website, but I thought I’d post here as well. It doesn’t have a whole lot to do with woodworking other than how it relates to treating customers, but it’s kind of a funny story. re’-bar- a steel bar or rod used to reinforce concreteker-fuff’-le- an annoyingly trendy synonym for a dustup Not so long ago my wife, the sweet and lovely Penny, and I went shopping for a new bedMore… and ventured into one of the ubiquitous ...
My wife and I occasionally drive up to Wisconsin for a variety of reasons. The Milwaukee Art Museum, which is phenomenal, the scenery, or just to get away from Chicago for a while. One of the must do’s on these tripsMore… is to pick up a few cases of a craft beer that’s unavailable south of the Wisconsin border. Neither of us is a really big beer drinker, but when we do indulge, it’s usually a microbrew of some sort, and this one is a particular favorite. There seem...
On a recent trip, my wife, Penny, and I had dinner at 2 different restaurants with 2 completely different results. When we made our reservations, we told each one about Penny’s severe lactose intolerance- no dairy whatsoever.More… Both places were in the same price range. The first was an upscale national chain- very corporate, impersonal and LOUD. Even though we let them know about Penny’s situation in advance and also told the server, he still gave her a dipping sauce m...
My wife and I attended a wine tasting a few months ago where the focus was on the glasses. The purpose of the tasting was to learn how and why different glasses affect the taste and enjoyment of wine. More…I was very skeptical going in, but it was an eye opening and taste bud opening experience. The shape of the bowl, its size, and even its composition can have a huge impact on how the wine smells and tastes. The shape helps determine where the wine hits your tongue and how the flavors ...
Okay, here’s my best shot. I tried to use “sketch up,” but I figured that, combined with tax time (I’m a CPA) the frustration was too much. I hand-drew my idea from a sketch I made during singing practice a few weeks ago, while listening to the Basses and Baritones (or, if you want an inside joke, the Third and Fourth Tenors) screw up their parts while the director tore out what little hair he has left. Of course, I did this while watching some weird Sherlock Holmes...
Hi guys- I promised I would post pictures of my latest project- a 1950s era Craftsman Table Saw… Sorry for the bad pic quality- these were taken with my cell phone. I’ll have better pictures taken when it is fully assembled and in working order…All torn apart- whoever stored it was smart and poured motor oil over the whole thingThe base alone weighs about 25 poundsHalfway assembled and all polished upTable top after 3 coats of Butchers Paste WaxMade a plate insert out of Ash...
I live in an old somewhat of a bungalow style house.It had been “updated” over the years (read in poorly remodeled” before we bought it.I have been working on it for years fixing past “updates” We enjoy the Arts & Crafts style and are trying to finish the house to the degree. I redid the living room years ago and it has served us well.Now it is time to start adding the details we desire. Where we were…............... I started off with ...
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