Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'finishing'

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A Peruvian Walnut Cradle #3: We have the pieces, let's put it all together!

10-26-2011 07:37 PM by jusfine | 3 comments »

Finally I can begin to assemble the pieces and get this project finished before she grows up and leaves home… In order to clamp the cradle sides and ends, I had to fashion some “brackets” or cauls to support my clamps which would keep the same angle and stay off of the dovetails while I glued it together. Since there was at least a week between cutting the pieces and assembly (I had burned my left hand in a yard fire and that kept me out of the shop for almost 4 d...

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Kennel Bench

10-24-2011 05:25 PM by Alvarez | 0 comments »

Working on a unique bench design. Customer has requested that a bench be built to accommodate his 4 dachshunds….He has a converted a laundry room into a Mud room. The kennels he has in there now are too large for the dogs, so he wanted something smaller for them. The bench will have a kennel on the bottom of the bench with 2 doors, the openings are set and ready for the doors.He also asked that the bench be tall in order to hide the water lines /drain that are in the wall that were used...

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Incra Double Dovetail Project #6: Putting it together

10-22-2011 12:57 AM by SPHinTampa | 3 comments »

In my last blog, I created the tray bottom. In this blog, I will cut the grooves for the tray bottom, rout finger holds and put the tray together. First step is to cut grooves in the tail section. I use the MCLS 13/64” plywood bit (because 1/4” plywood is smaller than it’s nominal size). As a rule of thumb, I like to cut the groove 2x the groove width (so 1/2” in this case) from the bottom in order to leave enough material for a strong assembly. I mark t...

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Entertainment Center #7: The Finale

10-18-2011 02:54 PM by Marc | 3 comments »

I’ve got my own site where I like to write about my projects so rather than duplicate them here I’ll just provide a little teaser. If you’d like to read the full post just click here. The entertainment center is finished! Yep, you read that correctly. It’s all done. After completing construction last time, all that was left to do was mount the hardware, stain the top and base, and then cover everything with polyurethane…

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Nightstand for CPAP Machine #3: Material cut sheet - Plywood for Two

10-16-2011 01:09 AM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

I tried using cutlist for sketchup and it didn’t make great choices so I flattened out the sheet goods and made sure they fit onto a sheet of plywood precut to 2ft x 4ft. There is enough material to make two nightstands. Material identification: Material Sizes:

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Nightstand for CPAP Machine #2: Improved material usage

10-15-2011 11:53 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

I did some changes to try and get most of the pieces for two nightstands from one sheet of Oak plywood. I have a subcompact car so I had the guy at Lowes Depot cut the wood into four pieces (2 ft x 4 ft each) with the grain running the 4 ft direction. Here’s a link to the Sketchup file . To get the material to mostly fit, I eliminated the two lower shelves. Here’s a link to the picture .

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Nightstand for CPAP Machine #1: Sketchup Model

10-15-2011 04:13 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 3 comments »

I have a CPAP machine for OSA and my nightstand doesn’t have enough room for the machine and a clock. The CPAP has to be lower than the top of the mattress for safety reasons. I also got one of those memory foam mattress pads and now my nightstand is way too low. My current nightstand has two drawers which I like. So what I want is:- Nightstand as tall as the bed- Shelf for CPAP machine- Hole in side of stand for CPAP hose- Two drawers- Back behind drawers,but no back behind CPAP (ma...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #491: Time Out for Organization

10-14-2011 11:55 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Today is what I am going to call a day to tie up loose ends. I get those every once in a while – usually in between projects where it seems that everything is everywhere and I just need a day to put everything away and reorganize it all and get things tidied up. As I look around my place here, there seems to be stuff scattered here and there and it can be mighty annoying and counter-productive for me to work with things like this. I really don’t like clutter, and with living ...

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Horizontal File Cabinet for drawings #2: Drawers installed and finishing done

10-03-2011 02:34 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

Finally finished this project. Turned out pretty good in spite of the table saw at work being way out of whack.

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B Sized Drawing In-box

10-03-2011 01:08 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 2 comments »

I do a lot of drawing approvals at work and have been using the top of a copier box for a long time to hold my drawings from the drafting department. The copier box lid looks unprofessional and I had some oak plywood left over from building my B-Sized drawing file cabinet so I decided to build an in-box. Here’s a picture of it with the first coat of spar varnish drying. I think it is a big improvement.

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