What began as a storage solution turned into quite an interesting project. All weekend I was thinking of the phrase “necessity breeds invention” as I worked on the storage box for my new line of paints. On Friday, I received a shipment from DecoArt of their new Chalky Finish paint. This is a totally new line of high-adhesion paint that has a beautiful, soft matte finish that is becoming very popular. Many people are working with flea market finds and pieces of old furniture ...
I have been asked how I line the boxes and drawers in my projects so I thought I would post this here. I don’t have any pictures or videos of how I do this but I can say how I do it and say some lesions I learned by messing up first hand so you don’t have to. trust me nothing is worse then ruining a nice project with a poor lining job! Your experiences may be different then mine and im not a professional by any means but this has worked out for me. Lining can be strange at first s...
I was talking about sanding mops and other things and only referenced that I’d polished things with it. On all these pieces my finishing regime is the same: 1. Sanded to 320 grit. I don’t have anything finer that I care to use on a piece that’s going to be polished, and I’ve found that 320 grit seems to be perfect for getting a smooth finish. (Side note: I’ve polished some unsanded surfaces. It doesn’t smooth them, but it will polish the high spots. )...
Since the motor mandrel with the Beall system takes a 3/8” bolt I’ve made several sanding mops.First was a 320 grit for finish sanding in general. That worked well enough so I made a couple in 220 grit, a thick one and a thin one. This past week I started making a mass production of challenge coin holders and decided I needed to up the game on the sanding mop. I wanted to sand the 2 1/2 inch wide holders in one pass. So I needed a sanding mop at least 3 inches wide. I looked...
I needed better lighting for my varnish application for the “Toy Table” build. The clamp on my old halogen lamp didn’t work very well in many situations. By drilling a hole at the end if a bar clamp, I was able to replace the original clamp with a bar clamp. It worked great. You may notice my Christmas tree in the background of some of the pictures from the “Toy Table” build. It’s decorated with ten 1.5” plasma balls. These are 12V devices int...
I was reading earlier were one our fellow Lumberjocks asked if they would make something to give in a silent auction. I have done this many times. So now I will ask if anyone is in need of a donation, please get ahoad of me and I am able I will send out something to be auctioned off. for the help of someone else. Let me know. Jim Earl
Here is a blog post about my bowl turning experience which i just starred doing. Please click the link to take you to my site to enjoy the blog post and pictures http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/blog Many thanks Josh Hall
It rained most of the day yesterday and also throughout the night, melting the six or so inches of snow we had on the ground and leaving an icy mess. The temperature seems to be hovering just above zero, which means that any precipitation will come in the form of ice or cold, and muddy rain. Yuckky. There is a chance of some snow on Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday as well. I hope we get at least a dusting, as it just doesn’t seem like Christmas without snow. I am coming to the end...
There are times such as this when I wish I never had to sleep. I find myself getting so wrapped up in my project that the days seem to pass at the blink of an eye. Yesterday was just like that. I sat at the table in the late morning and began once again working on my painting. Besides writing my blog here, there were some every day chores that I had to finish before I could settle in. (Showering, getting dressed, answering emails, etc.) and I found myself wondering why doing all this s...
Sometimes you end up with a little dent and its always in the spot it will show the most. There are several ways to get rid of them, but here is the way I do it the most. I’ve actually tried sanding them flat only to end up with a bump. This is were the dented wood is still there and the finishing process caused it to raise. So its sometimes beneficial to address a dent and fix it unless you want an eyesore that you’ll see every time you look at your project. http://youtu.be/ek...
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