Refinishing ?A few weeks ago I started working on refinishing this old chair of my grandfathers. I have been storing this chair for about six years now and with a break in business only doing a few small jobs at the moment I thought is was the perfect time. Now I will be posting the video on how I sanded the chair in a few days then I will be on to the finishing process. As I stated in my last video I have a few Ideas on what finish I might use but am unsure. Once the chair is all finished I ...
What Type of finish do you use? Finishing is a common question among woodworkers. I know for me when I first started finishing it was almost dreadful. I loved to build things but when it came to finishing I almost wanted to leave it bare wood. I built a oak dart board, I guess you could call it a case several years back and when it came time to finish it I ruined it. I applied two many coats two fast and didn’t take the propper steps to apply a quality finish. When it was done I thr...
I just finished my drafting/desk and finally brought it into the house this evening. This was a great project to make and there were two new techniques I used on this project, so I learned a lot. As part of the design for this desk I decided that I wanted a slight taper and curve to the legs and I wanted a deep red Mahogany color. After making a template for the legs I contemplated how to cut each leg out, the fastest way would have been to either use a flush trim bit with a router agains...
Hey everyone,I am in need of some help! I am writing a book called “The Burl Hunter”. I am looking for interested people who are willing to read as I write to help me out. I am not a great writer but I love to teach. What I would like to do is get about 5 people to read and critique the book. Even edit my grammar. I would like 2 people who know about burls just to keep me in check and 3 to just read to learn and see how it flows. I need your input. It is a book that will g...
I just posted episode 4 of my podcast on my blog and itunes. I have worked on this quite a bit lately and think I finally have everything showing up right in itunes. Stop by my blog and listen or search High Rock Woodworking on itunes and let me know what you think. Send me your ideas and sudgestions for future episodes! Thanks,Chris www.highrockwoodworking.com
I’m currently on holiday in Ireland and thought you folks might appreciate this shot, apologies for the somewhat shoddy photo’s, of a circa 1570 Chest, Yep, thats right, 1570 !! I must admit that this trip has been really different as I’ve found a whole new perspective on things like that chest and a couple of cooperage exhibitions at Jamison’s and Guinness. Amazing workmanship given it was built 450 odd years ago. tony
I recently finished building a federal style card table loosely patterned after the plan in FWW issue #59, “Federal Card Table” by Michael Dunbar. That table in turn is based on a piece from the period, thought to be from Baltimore. I still consider myself a newbie, and was shocked at how well the finished table came out! Now I’m going to make a second table with a few improvements. If you’d like to follow along I can promise you that we will take an interesting and unconve...
I’m in the process of making a picture frame for a very special picture (Personally autographed photo of Trevor Linden’s last step of the ice in his last game and me and my buddy in the background – for the hockey fans out there) and the main profile is a 3” x 1/4” cove I cut on my table saw (this is a first for me) using a combination blade. While the surface came out ok, the first piece required a lot of sanding the get rid of the teeth marks. So before startin...
Hey everyone…Just wanted to post a picture of the Hardwood flooring I installed in my Games Room above my garage/woodworking shop area…The flooring is Scandinavian Maple 3/4” real hardwood flooring and took me about 8 hours to do the entire installation… Overall I am very pleased with the turnout and the look of the wood, the grain is what pulled me into buying this flooring… Open for comments as usual…
Not much to say here. Got the knob installed, gave the table 2 coats of Watco Danish Oil (Cherry), and I think its pretty much all done. Might give it one more coat over the weekend.
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