I hope out check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEE8iMFopSo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5v1NTVV6Ek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDKf9RiqXyw
I have a sugar maple that’s coming down this spring and I want to have it milled into plain sawn lumber and I don’t know where to go. I live in the Evansville, Indiana metro area so if anyone has any helpful advice i am all ears. Thanks!
Just a heads up to eastern Michigan woodworkers. I was looking around on craigslist today and came across what seems like a pretty good deal. I can’t afford it at the moment but maybe you can. Bundles of lumber for $300. http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mat/1682710771.html
I have been sanding as the project progressed so I am able to hand sand 180 grit and then 220 grit. I then finish with three coats of rub on poly. Let the piece sit for a couple of weeks to wait for the finish to fully cure and then rub out any dust nubs with 0000 steel wool. Finally, I use my Beall Buffing system to buff out the finish. Use the red tripoli finish first, followed by white diamond compound and finally wax. To be honest, I should have sanded to 320 to really se...
My box-making student finished up this piece last week - and I was able to build some supply lockers out of salvaged art crates. A few more pictures and a little bit more poetry on my teaching site: www.woodshopcowboy.com
Pardon the sometimes slightly out of focus glimpse of these little, teeny tiny bowls coming to life. It probably has more to do with the coating of dust on my face shield than all them mega pixels crammed into my pocket. (Which out snaps my first TWO digital cameras.).. Anywho, our fellow lumberjock Karson sent me a lovely box-o-wood, and asked if I’d turn out a couple of cousins of this little beauty: We’d both figured these would come up as projects in my “next...
It’s been a while since I posted my last update on this project and I’ve made a lot of progress. Once I got the basic shaping and sanding done, I had to stop until I found the net bags that I wanted to use on the frames. As of this week, I have everything I need to finish the nets, so here are some more photos to show you what I’ve done so far: Here is net #2 after bending, but before glue up. This photo gives a good look at how I pegged my circles to the melamine ba...
Woodturning has taken its hold once again. In this video we are back at the wood lathe with our turning tools working on a new woodworking project, a segmented vase of 18 rings and 432 segments. You’ll see the woodturning process from the very beginning along with edited clips displaying the various wood gouges chosen to cut and shape this segmented vase of mahogany, cherry, maple, and walnut. When the actual woodturning is completed we will break out the sandpaper and illustrate ...
This is my first serious project and is actually what got me into woodworking. I always liked building and creating, but didnt have the tools to really do anything. When my wife got pregnant with our first kid, my parents gave me the childhood bedroom set that I had as an infant. It was a crib and dresser. They kept it for 30-some-odd years in hopes of their grandchild oneday using it. About a year ago we refinished the dresser but bought a new crib. Safety standards change in 30 years and...
This should really probably go over at Home Refurbers, but I started this series here, so I’ll continue it. Amidst everything else, I got the pantry shelves (not really a pantry, but since that’s the function of these shelves, that’s what we’re calling them) finished. Still need to make the doors, but that can wait; at least we’ve got the huge unweildy particle board monstrosities that we bought from a store going out of business that were there temporarily out o...
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