Just thought I would post a little blog on how I mount a Live Edge Turning in order to finish off the bottom of the piece. When starting your tun, you can use a turning plate or chuck to hold the bottom and turn the outside and inside. But when you want to finish off the piece, that live edge doesn’t give you anywhere to grip. I saw one of these mounts in the WoodTurnersCatalog.com Mine is a LOT cheesier design, but only cost penny’s to make. Started with a scrap of wood, a ...
So today I sprayed the first coat, it’s coming along nicely so far.
My local guru who I go to for advise, said to heat the tung oil to about 140 degrees and then apply it to my walnut table. Has anyone else done this? And if so what do you apply it with? A foam brush?
It’s funny how you can take the same thing and make it look so completely different. I guess that I why I like painting so much. Even though I do appreciate the beauty of the natural colors of wood, there are times when it just isn’t possible or practical to use natural and exotic wood. My friend Cari and I used to have a lumber yard nearby when we lived in Oak Lawn, a suburb of Chicago. This was back when I had just started to scroll saw, as Cari and her father are the ones ...
I know this is a little out of order but I needed to get started on these desks ahead of the garbage can containers. What is great about these desks is that we will be using different kinds of joinery. We’ll be laminating the legs, pocket hole joinery for the aprons and top. Plus there will be some edge banding happening too. You will also see how I build my drawer boxes and the material that I use for this in future episodes. Don’t forget to sign up for Huck’s (hucksdi...
Finishing is an essential part of building cabinets, but I view it as a necessary evil. Maybe I must change my outlook; they say if something can go wrong it will and that describes my relationship with finishing. I once had a large number of cabinet doors to spray. A spray booth is still a distant dream so sunny windless days and the lawn next to my shop is my version. It went well, I would spray a few doors, carry the ones in the beginning of the line back into the shop, spray some more,...
Phase 1 of my new kitchen completed. This is another in the endless list of projects I’ve embarked on since starting my new home construction back in 2007 with the focus on providing all the labor, or as close to it as possible. The kitchen has been a long time coming, a lot of time spent in designing, drawing models and finally arriving at what I think I want;) Construction materials: Base cabinet boxes: V.C. Pre-lacquered 5/8” sheet stock.Door/Drawer faces: Curly sugar ma...
This is a table with raw wood, i am going to change the tabletop as soon as i can with a more interesting essence… do you have any suggestion?! http://s844.photobucket.com/albums/ab2/sikkolo/Raw%20woodend%20table/?albumview=slideshow
I was looking online for rustic wood for a cabinet I want to build and came upon Tule Peak Timber. My wife and I drove out to see what they had to offer and were very pleased. Rob, the owner was very helpful in explaining the different types of wood and what would work best for us. He told us about Lumberjocks.com and suggested we join because it would be very helpful. I really appreciate Rob taking his time to help us out. I saw some of the work he’s done and it looked like high end q...
I once heard a wonderful little story about someone visiting a brass foundry. After observing the sand moulds and the casting process, the visitor walked over to an old man polishing a brass casting. The piece was already very shiny and quite beautiful, yet the man was patiently buffing and polishing. “It looks beautiful, when will it be finished?” the visitor asked. “Oh, it never gets finished.” the man replied. “They just come and take it away.” Many times, that is exactly how it goes wh...
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