Here’s a little idea I had last night, & decided to work out a way I could do it. It’s a Fully Off Axis Stemmed Goblet, where the whole of the stem is a half inch (13mm) off set from the cup & the base. To do this, I roughed to round, formed the cup, hollowed out (leaving the walls rather thicker than usual) & finished the inside & outside of the cup. (I should have also finished the shoulder of the stem section too…I’ll know for next time!) I then ...
I’m glad I caught this and not one of my kids. i never would have heard the end of it. I was installing the pegs on the other side of the seat when I noticed the bracket for the arms was loose. I was initially concerned because it was loose but I couldn’t get it out. I messed with it a bit trying to be careful that I didn’t make it worse when it suddenly popped out. I hadn’t put any glue on at all. Oh well…at least I know the joint is tight. Doh!....where̵...
Just starting on a new project; end table for the living room. Started with a design from Woodsmith magazine and made some changes in size and design. First made a prototype leg out of mahogany. Next step will be to figure out what type of finish to use. Will post a sketch of the end table next time.
To begin with, I want to thank you all for the encouraging comments on the new ornaments. It really feels nice to have so many cheerleaders when I am making a new project. It makes all the hard work so much worth it, knowing that people appreciate what I am doing. I spent the bulk of yesterday working on cutting out the remaining six pieces, and I began the finishing process. The cutting took probably about three hours and then I carefully sanded the pieces. I was a little co...
Today I applied the finish coats of lacquer to all of the pieces. After a couple of hours of drying time I put all of the hardware pieces on, installed the legs as well as the center fake legs/ pull handles. I have come to the conclusion that I need a lot of help with using a spray gun. I either left out a step or do not have the settings right but even though I got a pretty nice finish it is not a really really nice finish that I have achieved with my hand applied finishes in the past....
When my grandad was a carpenter he worked in Aras an Uachtairain (the irish presidents house), he brought this table home from there one day when he was in his 20’s because it was going to be thrown out, he did some repairs and salvaged it. But after being used for 60 years (which the first governor of ireland wrote on the table) and then being used another 40 years when my grandad got it, it was in pretty bad shape. My granny said i could do what i wanted to do with it, because she had...
This is my first art piece. It is a hand forged rose and broken heart tied back together. They are mounted into a mahogany base and has an oil finish. Please view the video, subscribe to my Youtube channel, and share it. Thank you all! ””Mended Heart video
The third box in my series (the middle one), while still a beginner project presented me with a few new challenges. As I mentioned in the previous post in the series, I resawed some leftover decking for this project. The sides are quartersawn 3/8ths mahogany, glued together with simple butt joints. When the time came to select a piece for the top, I realized I needed a bigger board. After weighing a few options, I decided to glue up a couple more 3/8th pieces – that I had to r...
The change in progress: towards a “new end”. Sorry, I don´t know what the problem was, but here you have the video working. I checked it. As I told you I had to do some modifications in order to accomplish a “new” requirement of my client. The client decided to make a change: he need an access to the desk’s inside, when her products are exposed on the counter. After thinking about the possible solutions and having to keep the structural solidity, I dec...
So when we last left the shop, we had four sides to this “Poor Man’s Box”, but no top or bottomIt’s not much of a box without a top or bottom, ha ha ha! I guess I’ll have to try to add some!The whole reorganization thing is giving forth first fruits, in that I was easily able to lay my hands on some scrap Mahogany strips that I might be able to use…Now I just need some slots or channels (whatever those things are called) to fit them into. It’s Table S...
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