So now for the top detail. I didn’t really Expect to have it done by now but everything is going according to plan so i will start with the layout of the top detail. here is the picture of it laid out in pencil. I realized that is was hard to see so i outlined it in sharpie in order of the steps that I took so the next ones are in order of how i drew them. I just simply used a compass and made all the lines to flow together. now in this last one i laid out t...
Over the past several weeks I’ve been looking for ways to maximize the space in my small shop and get more utility out of the items that dwell there. For the last few years my workbench has been a crude, stationary one that is built into the wall. One of the first things I built, it’s too tall, too narrow and only three sides can be used. I decided to tear out this bench and build a replacement. So the first phase was trying to make a list of all the things I needed this ben...
I built this small chest of drawers from scrap wood that was just laying around the shop. It started with a phone call from my Dad. He had explained that he needed a small chest with 3 drawers to fit between the beds in his fifth wheel trailor. The measurements of 14.5” X 18” X 27” was a tight fit so I decided to use the space wisely and not have an overhang on the top. I decided to use the Herring bone pattern on the top to use up a few small scrap pieces of Oak and Maple,(...
I managed to get the top on during the week and got it mos of it trimmed out today. I need one more small stick of poplar to finish off the edge by the bench top tools.I decided that I didn’t like the setup for the bottom piece of the dust collection for the miter saw. I took the top off and moved the hood to the top of the bench.You can see that I also have got the line ran for my compressed air.I am planning to use a small and lite coiled air hose to get the dust off that isn’t ...
I have been working off and on this project since the last blog. I have had to spend most of the time getting the DC ran and grounded.I even worked out the DC for under the Miter Saw and the box I am am going to build behind it.I also finished up the 2×4 frame top for the right cabinet and got both of them mounted to the base cabinets.This evening I leveled and mounted the cabinets to the wall and then had to stop and clean the shop up as it was a mess. I started to scribe the 3/4 plywoo...
Hey Everybody, In this episode i go over some touch ups on my printer table such as two part molding, edge veneer, and the table legs. this episode is a little long at just over 16 minutes but it is packed with a lot of information so bear with me. well i hope that you like this episode. Enjoy! well i hope that everybody enjoyed this episode. next week i’ll go over making the door and attaching the drawer. i will also stain the piece and show it when it is all fi...
Finally got started on Norms Miter Bench and Storage. I had previously rough cut the base components so thankfully I didn’t have to break down six sheets of 3/4 ply. I started with the rabbits and the dado’s on all of the pannels. Note, the rabbits (when called for) go on the back not the front of the panel, most important on the right cabinet (scratch one panel). Then used a template to cut the notches and hole in the back for dust collection (scratch the same panel the second t...
So i was recently given a chance to make a coffee table for my local tattoo shop, and while they aren’t picky, i do have about a $300 limit, maybe more if I really impress. Today i started drawing up plans and looking up stuff online. so far the table top will be 62×34 inches with runners, stretchers and prefab legs. which brings me to my next question, where is the best place to look that has the biggest assortment of 12 to 16 inch turned/tapered legs? i did a google search but wa...
I thought that I would take a little time to show how we went about the construction of the hall table. This project is currently in the final stages but I can backtrack a little for the sake of discussion. Check back a little later and I will update with some pictures. We started the table off at the lumber store. (almost my favorite place to be) We spent a good deal of time trying to decide what wood that we wanted to use and finally settled on Mahogany. We had some concern about the col...
The frame is easy to make out of pine, fir or any soft wood. We want to make it look precision yet old at the same time. The hardest part is convincing the sun to age your project for you 2000 years in about a few days time. The sun owed me for a few sunburns soooo… Just kidding, we’ll get to the aging part later.I remembered a frame I had seen at the museum in grade school. I jumped in my truck that weekend and went to the museum to look at ancient lacquered furniture. I took not...
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