After that initial batch, I knew I needed to get more and more sapele. So I ran to Hardel’s and bought a bunch of 4/4 boards and a couple 8/4 boards. Going off the really great plans that I wrote out, I cut things to rough length leaving about 2” long to be safe from any snipe from planing and also to make sure that I wasn’t missing anything and undercutting something. My mentality was that it wasn’t a waste to over cut anything by 2”, it was a waste to undercut ...
This week after a viewer requested I make a Gun Rack, I decided to do just that. This gun rack is made from Walnut and Mahogany. It holds 2 rifles and has a drawer for storage of ammunition, shooting glasses, etc.. I made templates for this project to allow me to make multiples of it if I wanted.. There is a PDF Download of the side template under the video in this post. Template Link
This week after a viewer requested I make a Gun Rack, I decided to do just that. This gun rack is made from Walnut and Mahogany. It holds 2 rifles and has a drawer for storage of ammunition, shooting glasses, etc.. I made templates for this project to allow me to make multiples of it if I wanted.. There is a PDF Download of the side template under the video in this post. Sides Template Top and Bottom Rail Template
When I left off Yesterday, the box was all clamped-up, and the small handle was ready to go on… After taking it out of the clamps, I first had to conform the handle’s feet to the curved top panel of the box. That was quickly done by simply laying a piece of sandpaper on top of the box Sand-Up, and working the handle until it matched the contour…Then i just placed and marked for the holes… I’ll be using 1/8” pegs (and glue!) to attach it, but I like to...
A neat project born out of necessity for me as I am a magazine and catalog junkie and needed a place to store all of my latest reading material on my desk for future reference. This project can be completed in a weekend easy and can be made out of off the rack materials (1×6x6 is more than enough). It has the look of a handcrafted piece but construction is simple and straight forward. Although i call it a magazine rack, it could be used to hold cookbooks, dvds or cds just to name a...
Hey everyone, the contest has been going well and we have had entries from all over being submitted. There is still time to enter the contest and win some great prizes from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, Laguna Tools, Woodworkers guild of America, A Simple Design of Ocala and the United Federation of Woodworkers. The Contest ends December 3rd, 2012. Here is a look at the contest entries to date.
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Woodworking How to – Make Diamond Wood Inlay Banding(The 90 Degree Pattern) The diamond wood inlay banding of 90 degrees is a custom pattern that requires woodworking skills and patience. However, carpenters, woodworkers, and hobbyists can achieve excellent results using these wood inlay banding methods and the band saw cross cut sleds developed by The Apprentice and The Journeyman. Wood Inlay Banding – The Diamond Pattern Buffard Freres…The 1926 Wood Inlay Banding Catalog Ch...
Just a reminder guys and gals. There is still plenty of time to enter the Christmas Box Build off which ends December 3, 2012. You can enter the contest by submitting a photo of your jewelry box or keepsake box to Contest@asimpledesignofocala.com or a video entry by posting a video response to the video in the link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aKAus5OogE There is a chance to win some great prizes from Laguna Tools , Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, Woodworkers Guild of ...
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware sent me over some Vertex Satin Nickel Solid extruded hardware to try out in this weeks Inlay Jewelry box video. I made the jewelry box from Walnut and it features some Pecan and Mahogany inlay. The box has 3 drawers plus the main compartment under the lid. Here is a look at the box along with the videos of the build.
So, I’m a sucker for challenges. A few years back, the ‘Couch to 5k’ program got me running again after many years on the D.L. Last year I took on a “consecutive days of Geocaching adventure.” (think high-tech scavenger hunt if you’ve never heard of it) I started out attempting 30, then 100 days in a row, which fulfilled a couple of challenges I was going for. Then it was onward to 189 so I would surpass my record of days without geocaching. Yes, when I...
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