View on YouTube In this video I take some Oak stock that I previously prepared and make a picture frame. Repetitive parts have been edited out. Total real time to make this was about one hour start to finish, not including the 30 minutes clamping time.
Hi All- We have just bought a farm house that comes with a barn. We would like to replace flooring throughout the house and the barn that comes with the property is old, but in good condition. It has a 2nd story loft floor that I think would make perfect floors. They are 6”x 3/4” tongue and groove pine planks. Any advice on the process of using this as flooring for our house? I assume they will need planed down. I want to keep as much character as possible, but also want floors that are fl...
Finished my wife’s workbench. Check it out and let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions on how I could have done it differently.
Ok, so my first blog to a new series is finishing up a project…. Kind of backwards but this is my first blog ever so I’m just going to jump in where I’m at. First off… I’m just a single mom to one teen.. And I really don’t know what the heck I’m doing… So if you enjoy watching major improvisation, you’ll enjoy watching my progress. I have very few tools and do much of my work by hand. My favorite tool? My Leatherman Wave. So, this littl...
the best feature of woodworking is simplicity of making friends happy with some simple projects and it will be more interesting for nostalgic objects. one of my friends took me this old and lovely coffee table to strip finish and rejuvenate it.the finish was too old and it was easy to remove with sanding and after that i applied some coats of hand rubbing varnish. when I was finishing I thought it’s not important what techniques we use and how complex they are but thinking about h...
So I am finally getting started on making a few new pieces out of my small garage woodshop. Money has been tight and I haven’t been able to get the wood I need to fiddle around with. I was given a load of rough milled lumber from a friend who is just learning how to use his mill. Most of the pieces are not flat, pretty wavy but are fairly thick. This helps because I can take off some material flattening the pieces, making them useable boards. He didn’t charge me an...
Going farther than I needed to, but I was experimenting and wanted to show the process. One of my favourite finishes. I think the wax in the shellac caused a few issues. I have only used dewaxed flake shellac before but it is not available locally, so I tried what I could get my hands on. View on YouTube
Seems I made an error in my last entry and the video did not show up….Let’s try this again. View on YouTube
Starting out with the French Polish method of grain and pore filling. A bit longer but after reviewing the take, I thought it stood on it’s own. So here is the beginning process of French Polishing. View on YouTube
I put the final tune on the resonators. This took a little while and a lot of miles. Temperature plays a lot in the tune of this instrument. We have had an unusually cool winter I kept the resonators in the house and carried each to the shop sanded a little then walked back in the house checked the tune then repeated. This kept the tube close to room temperature but required about 3 trips per for each resonator time 37 is a lot of trips. Everything is within 3 cents so were good to go. ...
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