The wife and I bought a vacation condo a few years ago and it came fully furnished with some dated furnishings. One of which was a metal table frame with a glass insert that was used as a night stand in the guest bedroom. We had the condo fully repainted recently and my wife brought the table frame home and painted it to match the wall color. She asked me if I could make a new top for the table and like any busy and extremely overworked husband I bowed up and shouted back at her . . . ...
After a few other items were taken care of. Got an early wake up call this morning. Seems one of the Shop Cats caught a small Black Bat. She even brought it upstairs to show off her catch….squeaking all the time….of course, the bat got away from her. Finally trapped the little critter under a broom. And with the help of the dust pan to hold the critter, I did a Catch & Release, right out the back door of the house. Last seen, the bat was flying west, as fast as it...
Well spent one hour getting some things caught up….the second corner post was jack planed to remove all the saw marks, and the a Stanely#7c was run around a while..Until it was all flat and smooth. Clamped the new post to the old post, to do a bit of lay out work.. So I could transfer the dados’ locations better While I was down in the shop, and laying out parts.. I tried out the “new” bandsaw jig. Been having troubles doing resaws, so figured this could ...
Ok, last night, I snuck back to the shop…did a bit of chisel work. But wasn’t happy with the results.. And decided to “daylight” the mortise into a dado. I kept the waste piece, added some glue, and a clamp, and let it sit all night.. Then today, I removed the clamp, and worked on a few more dados. Nothing fancy to them, just a lot of chisel work.. laid out to match the tenon that will go here. Last night I had #4 and #3 done. This is for #2. Wide ch...
I just finished the birthday present for my nice. A book shelf with an integrated storage box wich can also be used as a little bench. My wife put a couple of kids stickers on it. What you think? The Video of this build will be online soon, so check out my youtube-channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/franksshed or drop by @ http://www.facebook.com/franks.woodwork https://www.instagram.com/franks.shed Best regards Frank
I am starting construction of Hickory kitchen cabinets for my Northern Michigan cabin and I have run into a problem. While I have been building cabinets and furniture with pocket holes for many years and had no problem with the wood splitting I am using Hickory and have hit a brick wall with the splits. I am using a Porter Cable PC 560 Quik Jig and I can’t see that being problem as it seems to put the screw holes close to the center of the 3/4 in stock. I switched from 1and1/4” fi...
Ok, not much for a picture today,maybe later on. Need to move and remove a few things in the shop. Can’t do a whole lot over by the Lathe bench. Too much other junk in place. However.. I can empty out, and clean up Tool Chest #1, and have it taken upstairs as a Hope Chest. I can remove a couple power tools from one spot, place them where the plane til is. Then place the power tools where the til used to be. I may have enough room to move the brace til over beside the pla...
If you are in or near NE Ohio, come out of the virtual world and join us! We are a Woodworking MeetUp Group that is dedicated to promoting the Art of woodworking… by teaching and learning from other members. Search for Woodworking Groups on MeetUp.com… and see what we do. https://www.meetup.com/NE-Ohio-Woodworking-Meetup/ We are having a Post-Holiday Party in January… if you are interested in Socializing with Fellow Woodworkers. Details on the MeetUp site
This is not exactly my cup of tea but his methodology is definitely inspiring(Special thanks for Candy for showing me how to post an embedded youtube video).View on YouTube
Tapering of the legs went pretty well. The tapering jig in the last post failed a little because all I had done is shoot brad nails in the cross braces. ( Duh!) had to reset the angle and re-cut a few sides but not too bad. (lesson #1: secure the jig!) Since this was a 4 side taper, I cut 2 sides, then used the off-cut as a wedge to fill the gap when I cut the other 2 sides. I cut the notch (dado?) for the shelf in my table saw sled before I did the taper so it would be perpendicular ...
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