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Coffee Table With Storage For Puzzles And Board Games

09-14-2018 02:48 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I built this coffee table for my wife. She likes to put together puzzles and usually takes over the dining room table for a week or so. Now she can take the top off the coffee table, work on the puzzle for a while and put the lid on until she has time to come back to it. I made the table out of poplar and used General Finishes Java gel stain and Arm-R-Seal to finish it up. I am pretty happy with the results although I might buff out the top with steel wool in a couple weeks after it fully har...

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Maple Frame & Panel Box #8: Handles installed, case is varnished

08-12-2018 08:57 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And about ready to post as a Project. Handles went on…using the same Yankee #41 push drill to do pilot holes.. Big handles on the ends.. Went with this for the lid. Shellac applied to the lid, and a few spots that I missed earlier…. Needed a way to hold this lid opened, like this….without using something to prop it open.. Some black chain, cut to length, and a pair of the smallest cup hooks I could dig up… Once I got the final length ( missed it by ...

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Big cabinet for the new home #6: Its done! Wrap up, "Once you go black......"

08-03-2018 04:51 PM by Lalen | 6 comments »

Spread over three months, this thing is finally done. Quite the adventure and I learned a lot. Just wanted to share some final in-use pictures and thank those who gave input. One bit of feedback early on led me to the change of the doors from 6 top to bottom to 12 with a small upper and a lower door. I also put 3 hinges on the lower door to ensure it is well supported over time. (middle one is off center so it won’t interfere with the shelf.) For those who expressed interest in ...

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Ladybug by granddaughter!

07-08-2018 03:13 AM by oldnovice | 8 comments »

Occasionally my eight year granddaughter and I take a walk around the block, one day she saw some little rocks painted like ladybugs but she said they were very small. So I found her a rock that had the correct shape and was fairly good size and I showed it to her. She said, “now that’s going to be a big ladybug”. So I washed it and gave it a coat of primer. When she was ready to paint she put on an apron and painted the entire top of the rock red. When she was done with the red s...

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Mesopotamian Lap Harp #1: Mesopotamian Lap Harp 1

07-08-2018 01:14 AM by icemanhank | 6 comments »

I have been asked to make an ancient Lap Harp and given a few photos to go by, not much really so it’s a bit experimental. Here are some pics so far.

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Sanding and Hand Polishing Lacquer

06-27-2018 04:37 AM by Tomy Hovington | 2 comments »

I just finished this next step in this H5 Mandola build and it looks amazing… Have a look at this H5 Mandola… https://youtu.be/xs6ENSToyQM

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Sofa Table from tension wood #6: more finishing work

06-23-2018 07:17 PM by cathyb | 8 comments »

Another week has slipped past. I take my time when I finish a piece. Koa is an opened pored wood, so it takes multiple coats to fill those pores. I could have used the sealer, much like the top and shelf, but it gives me pleasure to lay down a coat of finish, sand with fine sand paper and repeat multiple times. This might sound odd to some, but after the effort, I want to feel the piece I created. After all these years, with so many different coating materials, I like the results from ...

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Sofa Table from tension wood #5: Preliminary finishing work

06-18-2018 11:21 PM by cathyb | 7 comments »

Today I am doing preliminary finish work. I like to have three coats of finish on all pieces before final assembly. It is at this point I address the negative and positive faces of book-matched wood. Experiment number one: Add sealer to the darker side and then finish to the lighter side, under the assumption that the darker side would absorb more finish and create the contrast. From the picture above, you can see this did not work. Experiment two (this is the nice thi...

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How to stain figured maple with leather dye

06-09-2018 12:53 AM by Tomy Hovington | 3 comments »

Project Update .. In this video i’m showing how I use leather dye to pop the figured Maple grain…https://youtu.be/K8K3Z2WiEjA

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Simple Bedside Table #4: A PIP...waiting on clothes to dry

06-05-2018 03:18 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had to go to the basement, and check the clothes dryer…..half the load needed to go through again…checked on the Quart can of Poly Gloss Varnish…to see IF I needed to by a new can… Opened the lid…looked like new, only 1/2 of a pint missing…had a brush handy..and since I was going to be down here anyway, waiting on the dryer… How about a PIP? View from the right side….that is not “blotch” it is grain.. View from the center...

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