Awhile back i cut down some oak trees for a friend. I took the firewood for myself and we loaded up the trunks on a 2 ton truck and hauled them to a mill for his personal use. When I recently started my own little woodshop he gave me some of that lumber to get started with. Since we are all natural born tightwads around here he gave me the worst bottom of the barrel lumber out of the whole bunch. But I’m not complaining about free material. Today I decided to see what I could get o...
WE had a 60 year old oak tree in the back yard that died – DRATS!!! Anyway we had to have it taken down because of it’s size. I was smart enough to save some branches to use on furture. I have enough for several projects. One picture shows two branches that I have cut into strips 3/8 inchs wide. NOw I need to plane and sand them to size. The real story behind the tree is that when my daughter was about 5 or 6 we played ball under the tree in the evenings. I am sure ...
This is the “Salzburg”....from www.wildwooddesigns.com. These are pics of the finished project from the weebsite and pics of what I’;ve completed so far.This is by far the most complicated and challenging project I have undertaken. For others, I’m sure it’s a walk in the park. For a project like, this I have to be in the “mood”. So this pattern is 5 stories, that means it is cut and assembled one story at a time. As of right now I just finishe...
Nearly finished Home Theater room, sort of.Oak, with bookmatched panels from 8/4 boards. baseboard and top rail are removeable throughout so wiring adjustments can be made.8 years getting the electronics with 2+ years of woodworking with limited time. Probably 1,000 hours.
I had just finished a pastryboard to my wife. and had nothing to do. I looked around the shop to see if there was something i could build. A few months ago i bought some pieces of oak to my kitchen project but i saved one of the pieces for special occations/projects. The grain was tighter and the weight was heavier than the other pieces. I saved it wanted to make something nice and useful of it. I decided to make a hand plane, Krenov style. I realize that oak is not the optimal wood for...
Sorry this is so longNow that all the electric is done, insulation, walls up and painted I can move onto the essentials. This will be two cabinets with six draws opposite each other and where you see the router lift will be a box set back about 16” I will put a box with a dust port on the back that will hook into the table saws dust port with a blast gate for when I use the saw as well as one for the router. In front of the router just under the top will be a 11” wide by 12...
Its been a long time but i think i see woodworking on the horizon #3: update.. Cabinets in progress pics taken early last week,
some pictures on some of the cabinet work ive done in my home, these were taken early last week, but took forever to upload, have more up to date pics as recent as yesterday, when i get in tonight ill send, All done with big box red oak, General finishes “honey” stain, and a coat of poly, up till this pic I had built the case’s, installed, installed laminant counter top, that miter in the corner gave me a good whoopin, especiallty when that adhesive started doing its thing, ...
Just a quick update on the Christmas Box Build Off contest from A Simple Design of Ocala. In this video I talk about the prizes and categories.
Create this shop tool in just a couple hours. Can be used as trammel points or throw a pencil in the hole and make it a compass. Create curves, circles, measurements, make it a story stick. The possibilities are endless.
With the top built, it was time to turn my attention to the backsplash inlay and wedge detail. ----I cut a double sided taper on the backsplash piece using a tapering jig at the tablesaw. ----I saved my offcuts to make wedge shapes. The wedges were glued back onto the backsplash. I was careful to place the wedge in its original position so the grain would align. ---- The backsplash is carpet taped to a strip of MDF. This creates a straight reference point to cut shallow dados for m...
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