So after many years of promising the good woman I would build her some cabinet/bookshelves, I have finally begun that daunting task. I have never tackled a furniture project before, but having spent many years making custom presentation case for firearms, I thought I’d give it a try. Here is a Stetchup drawing of kinda what I’m trying to achieve. The drawing lacks the doors that will be on the bottom cabinets and any molding trim top and bottom. But hopefully it will give yo...
I had some more time to work on my table before to be really interrupted by the parcment job. You can see the post related to the parchment table there Top as been veneered with old brown glue, my favorite liquid hide glue, shaped and sanded and I did straighten the edges for a nice clean fit. I have ben playing with steam bending. Russ Filbeck lent us one of his steamer. I used a PVC pipe to dip my cherry moulding in dyed black water to soak them through ...
Howdy! The build is done so I figure I have 8 days of sanding and finishing left to do. The dark wood running down the legs and across the stretchers is African Mahogany. I’ll start building the final table of the set some time this week! Yee Ha…...
Well this morning I got out to the shop and sanded all of the outer case sides, headboard, and header. Then after sweeping the shop real good and then running the shop vac I let the air cleaner run for about an hour. I then cleaned off all the parts once again and got out the stain and put a coat of stain on everything. All that’s left to do now is let it dry and I will be ready to start something new for me and that is spraying lacquer. I have several test pieces as...
Not onlyl is this my very first wood gloat it’s also my very first purchse useing cgraigslist…. i know, i know, i’m sure everyone is using it…. I saw an add with a pic for left over pieces of various hardwoods, all for 20.00. Figured what the heck i’ll go for it…... well to me…this was a jackpot….. From first glance it alot of walnut, and cherry. There’s a few we don’t even know what they are. Also a few possib...
Making a mortise with an old drill press. I have said before that an old rickety drill press is better than no drill press at all. In the photo above, I am using my Dad’s old Craftsman bench top drill press to do some deep mortising. This drill press shakes worse than a wet dog; it shakes so much I feel like I need to call someone to help me keep everything in place. I am doing some mild exaggeration here, but in the photo above I am using several clamps while drilling some mortises. Th...
Back at PFW it was time to cut and assemble the drawer for the desk. That meant half-blind dovetails at the front of the drawer. Mario imparted some wise advice. Always cut at least 2 dovetails with the same material and to the same thickness as you will use in the project. That’ll give you a good feel for the material and how it will react when you cut the real ones. Great advice. Got to work for the first time on a Moxon vice. This thing was awesome! Allows you work to be right ...
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
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The weather seems to have gone from bad to worse, at least the cars have stayed dry! So the only work I have been doing is reclaiming some mahogany timbers that were left in the garden by the previous owner, to rot, and after cleaning them up, they turned out to be well seasoned usable timber, which only needed a few nail holes filling, after which I have used them both for making window sills and shelving. All of which I have left natural, and used my home made beeswax polish to bring out bo...
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