Before attaching the legs, I had a lot of work to do to prep the table top for finishing. Even though it was on the underside, I still wanted to eliminate all the dried glue, so I busted out the card scraper and got to work. Before: After: That’s a lot of chips! Last thing was to cut the top to final length, which I side using a Craftsmen circular saw. Although it was really getting bogged down on the 8/4” oak, it managed to get the job done. Then I predrille...
Took out all the tools, and prepped the chest for some milk paint. Figured I would snap a pic of my dovetails again before I covered them up. First coat of paint, Pitch Black Used a fine mesh scotchbrite pad to smooth it out, wiped down with a damp cloth,waited till it was dry. Onto Second and third coat, Lexington Green Only put 1 coat on the back, left the black bleeding throughBottom also only got green around the borders, figured no real use in another coat on it. ...
"adirondack chair making" #1: my first adirondack chair was made in 1995, now two decades later, I am still at it
when I was a freshman in high school (1995), I won the end of the year award for woodshop when I produced an Adirondack Chair. Now 2014, I am still at it. I only get better and better at them. Now I am giving them some Texas, southwestern, rustic flare with a cut-out the shape of the state. I now make Adirondack chairs on a weekly basis mostly for therapy. But I sell them too. In post(s) to follow I will explain more about Adirondack chair making.
Can’t find where I introduced this, but it’s a cabinet my son made in HS shop class last year but didn’t finish. A ‘threshold’ was missing below the door that needed to be added. Used the #66 to create add a detail to the main shelf, And with crown moulding it was ready for finishing. I applied 3:2:1 mix to the T&G back (all material is reclaimed), taped that off and primed the rest for milk paint. Tonight was the night to experime...
Hello. With the lid finished, bottom in place and skirts glued on I can begin installing the hinges and the lock. All the hardware (excluding casters and lid chain) were bought from http://www.horton-brasses.com/ which is where Chris Schwarz got his hardware as well. So first off I began by installing the hinges. I placed the lid on the chest and got it into position and marked one side of each hinge on both the lid and top edge of the chest. Then I used the hinge itself to mark ...
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