I am building a total of 17 beds for the Chi Omega Sorority house. There will be 10 single beds and 7 bunks. These bed are a different design. The regular singles will have a 80” tall headboard with just a couple shelves. They will have 23” tall drawer units on one side and doors on the other side and the foot for larger storage. The bunks will be built with a solid panel on the foot and a headboard similar to the single beds. They will all be built from maple wood with just a clear...
A month and 1/2 ago I posted Preface to my Wood Gloat where I blogged about some maple wood that I got from a sawmill in Delaware. I showed these logs that I saw in the sawmill back in Feb 2007. I asked the sawmill owner to cut of those logs for me. He said no he was going to keep them. Well today I got a phone call from the sawmill owner. He stated that he has closed the mill down and was going to go back to working masonry. I think that the economy and the lack of getting l...
So here I have the drawer pieces all laid out and routed the groove in the bottom of them for the slide in solid panel 1/8” maple that I am going to use. I was trying to decide on solid or ply and thought that it would look better with the solid plus I don’t have any maple ply and I have plenty of the maple solid. I had to make a trip to get the bit as my standard bit set didn’t have one that small (1/8”). I set up a couple of stops on my router table and cut the groov...
Day 1 project 1 of the June 2009 30 projects in 30 days Off to a positive start! I’ve completed my 14th segmented wine bottle stopper (shocker I know!). This stopper is a new pattern that I have named 1/2 & 1/2 Twist. here are the stopper stats:Total pieces: 121Wood: Red Leaf Maple & WalnutCap: SapeleDimensions: 2-1/8” tall, 1” diameterFinish: CA/BLO This stopper is available for sale through my Etsy storeserial # 2009-014
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...
Checkerboard End Grain Cutting Board #1: Skecthup Model....ya, you heard me right...of a cutting board
I know what your thinking…this lunatic made a Sketchup model of a cutting board? Can’t he just wing it? Ya sure, I have made quite a few cutting boards with and without plans. The few I have done plans for were in Autodcad, to work out the design details, but this is the first time I have used SU for planning a cutting board. I wanted to be able to know exactly how much material I was going to need, and how it was going to have to be glued up so it would come out exactly as I want...
So after we've got the bowling alleys. now it’s time to put them to to use (not really ‘now now’ but … you know what I mean). So, I really would like to make this one a keeper, and not have to redo this bench unless I really fancy it in the future with lots of extra time on my hands and nothing better to do with it (hence – not likely it’ll happen), and in order to do that, I figured I’ll make this one as close as I can to the ‘ultimate’...
I started by marking out all the cut lines with a marking gauge. I have one of those simple wood pass through another wood with a thumb screw and a little pin, ones… so….I chiseled out the sections in the maple down to the lines after cutting the shoulders with the dovetail saw. I then transfered the tenons to the backside of the zebrawood with the marking gauge again. Then chiseled around the marks and worked on taking out the material with the chisels. A mortiser would be really...
Some furniture I am working on right now sorry for the bad pictures will take nice ones when everything is done.Spalted Maple Hall / Sofa table live edge slab Nakashima Style influence. Spalted Maple live edge slab coffee table ebonized base. Nakashima Style influence. Shaker Walnut and maple tea cabinet. Claro Walnut and cherry live edge slab desk/ table. Nakashima Style influence. Hand planing flat.
Sometimes, the means to produce a part of a project are nearly as interesting as the project itself! I’m building another box (Shock!! Surprise!!), similar to the “Quiet Little Oak Box” only larger. I again needed to cut some skewed tenons.I didn’t want to do it the same way as last time. Not that it didn’t work, but I wanted more control and accuracy. Also, this time was not a change of mind, where I could use the first, straight tenons as a handy guide for sawi...
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