i have a new blog post about my dining chair project, check it out on my website. http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/1/post/2013/06/opus-magnum-dining-chair-project-is-finished.html
Hello All, Since opening my website things have progressively gotten a bit more busy. For instance yesterday I completed 4 orders that shipped out today only to get to my computer last night to see that 4 orders came in the very same day. So when I thought I was getting ahead, I was just keeping pace. On another note I bought a 20” chainsaw with some of my profits and I am preparing my plans for building a small forced air kiln to start drying out maple logs so I can offer Maple a...
I really enjoyed my first Japanese style lamp so I thought I would try another: It is a box style lamp called the Persimmon. I didnt really like the approach to joinery (all butt joints) for this lamp so I made a few alterations to include rabbeted edges. I also used a handle from another project because I liked the style more. Here is the general idea: Here are the general steps for this session: 1. Made the base from mahogany using miter joints2. Made handle from mahogany us...
Hey everyone, Just wanted to share a couple of shop Jigs with you. One is a quick and simple jig for quartering your sheets of sandpaper to use in your palm sanders or sanding blocks. The second jig is a multi function tapering Jig that lets you do 4 sided tapers as well as straight edging rough sawn boards and cutting angles also.. There could be many more uses, there are just the 3 I focus on in the videos. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
First, the caveat: I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about woodworking, trying to make sense of what it is that has always drawn me to it. I’m notorious for over-thinking, overanalyzing and basically spending too much energy navel-gazing. This blog is intended to get some of it out of my head. I’ll be glib, sarcastic and flippant in my other posts. Who knows how this one will turn out. It may be a train wreck, so reader beware! If navel-gazing doesn’t hold any appeal or distraction...
Well i finally got this piece completely finished, it took longer than expected but am glad its now done.Here are some photos of the completed piece. Hope you enjoy. click the link to take you to my website to see more photo’s http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/1/post/2013/06/st-giles-piece-photos.html
What a busy, busy weekend I had! I can honestly say that I did very little fooling around, but I was still unable to get my projects finished to the point where I can pack them up and ship them out today. I am close, but I still need to take pictures and packing is somewhat of an “art” in itself and I need to be sure that everything will safely arrive, so it will be all completed today and I will put the call in for pickup first thing tomorrow morning. I don’t feel as...
What a beautiful morning I woke up to today! On this first day of June, it seems that we are finally getting warm and sunny weather. I heard, however that the midwestern United States got pounded again yesterday and I wish the best for all of you living there. Growing up in the Chicago area, we were very well aware of those violent storms that spring could bring and how frightening mother nature could be. It is certainly something that I don’t miss living here near the ocean. I had...
I really want to thank everyone for all the nice comments on the Christmas box project that I posted yesterday. It meant a great deal to me – especially after the issues that I had with making it. There were times when I thought that I may abandon the idea of doing it altogether, and I am really happy that I stuck with it. In figuring some things out, I feel that it will open the door for future box designs using that construction method. As I said – it is a challenge to make ...
After a somewhat bumpy road of construction and design, I have finished my Christmas box. I say the road was ‘bumpy’ because there were a few issues that I had in both the design and the execution of creating this box. I can however say that I have ironed out all of those bumps and recreating this pieces should be very easy for those who wish to do so. I am happy with the results. Those of you who read saw that my first attempt of cutting the lid design included the misspel...
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