So I’m trying to take Sketchup to the next level. I’m having fun with it, but it is taking me a while to get the hang of “Layout”. I designed this Craftsman Bookcase (based on WoodSmith) with Greene & Greene influence. I will build two of these starting this fall. The shelving has stepped scallops with Breadboard ends. I’ll put the ebony buttons throughout the joints, but they were just too damn hard to draw in.I drew the plans in “Sketchup” and exported to “Layout”. It’s a cumb...
Ancientwood, Ltd. has been selected to supply a 7 foot Ancient Kauri table for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition! This event is taking place in South Range, Wisconsin, August 3-10. Ancientwood is very excited to have this inspiring opportunity and are pleased to be able to contribute to this deserving family.
I have seen many posts on this site that describe a particular piece as “Zen” and while this word is not used in strict historical definition, I thought it might be interesting for some of you to share a bit about what I have learned about Buddhism and how one might be able to bring some Buddhist attitudes into the process of woodworking. So contrary to the title of this little post there isn’t really any such thing as Zen aesthetics. Zen refers to certain strains of practice within ...
Once the weather warmed up I was able to go outside to spray the drawer fronts. This is the back that will be screwed up to the drawer and so it will never be seen again. So here is your last chance. It’s quilted maple veneer. I used it because it was big and i had a lot of it and I wasn’t sure that I’d ever use it so now some is gone. I can’t believe that I never took a picture of the drawers being sprayed. But, here they are installed. on the drawers. ...
Well it’s been 232 days since I last posted on my Kitchen remodel. It’s not that I haven’t done any work. It’s just that I haven’t posted. I’d built the base cabinets and installed them in earlier blogs and it was time to get the drawer fronts created. Let me say this, “My wife is a trooper, she is willing to live with the mess (begrudgingly), but she still puts food on the table and doesn’t make me take her out to eat until it’s fin...
Hi Guys Well i thought you might like to see the fruits of the wifes labour and how the garden finished off looking The fist picture is the shed that i built for the wifes garden tools The decking area finished with planters that i made The veggie patch is going great guns so much food we are giving it to the folks next door Well i hope you enjoy my little tour of my garden Thanks for following Andy
Since I haven’t ever built drawers, it will be interesting to see if my design works. I used some scrap 1×2’s and 1×1s for the drawers railing. Essentially I placed rails for the drawers to slide on and rails on the sides for to keep the drawers sliding straight. It may be difficult to see in the pics but the drawers are deeper than the cabinet to allow room for the treadle arc. See the pics below for more details.Front view!drawer railing close-updrawer railing close-up...
Over the past week or so, I have spent some shop time working on the bench top. Have a look and let me know what u think! Next, I will be piddling with the drawers and cabinet space underneath the bench top.Thx for following!!
Worked a few random hours the last few days and made pretty good progress. My little brother even got motivated today and whipped out some pretty nice work. We have been working on the tension wheel, headstock, tool rack and hardwood work surface.making of the tension wheel.As in the above pics, the tension wheel is a simple design but should serve the purpose intended (prevent slipping of the drive belt).Headstock. Still have some work to do but the sealed ball bearings and axle are assemble...
Since I pretty much have the shop remodel all complete, it’s time to start thinking about some projects. I still have to build some storage cabinets, an outfeed table, workbench, etc…but I’m beginning to think I need to build my wife something to make her happy about all the work and time I’ve put into the shop. She has really wanted a nice bookcase to put in our hallway, so I sat down with Sketchup and did a preliminary model. I used some Greene and Greene elements as well as some Asian insp...
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