I made a toy Boeing Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane for one of my grandsons in early 2011. My other daughters said they wanted me to make one for each of my other 5 grandsons so in September 2011, once it started getting cool enough in my Phoenix, AZ area garage, I started on a batch of these toy planes. I’ve posted my SketchUp drawings for this project at: http://www.PoppaVein.com/Files/Woodworking/StearmanPlan.zip Note that the SketchUp design is not complete – I may update it...
So, between TreeFrogFurniture.BlogSpot.com and Robert Lang’s book “More Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture”, I decided that the corner of our dining room could stand an accent table. TreeFrog has built two different styles, so I “borrowed” the plans for the one I liked (he posted them online) and made my first template. I’m going to wait to make the interior template until I have the shell complete. The angles make things a bit messy. Like Tre...
I am new to real woodworking, but I have been doing some reading on what a proper wood shop should have, and thing one always seems to be a workbench. Which I do NOT have. I found the LumberJocks forum while searching for ‘plywood toolbox’, but that led me to the forums, where a number of you have been great about offering advice and encouragement. One in particular (Danny) lives within a reasonable drive and has his own sawmill! So I made the 2:20 trek. This was a great ...
went to the Dungeon Shop today. Grabbed a drill and a drill bit. Each corner block got a slotted hole drilled through it. By slotted, I mean I drilled straight down through the block, then leaned the drill front and back to make the hole into a slot shape. Flipped the top over, cleaned the bottom of it up with a #3 handplane. Added a coat of BLO. Areas on the base that the top would cover up, got a coat of BLO. Then I flipped the base over, and placed onto the top. Each...
The desks are now assembled and I started fabricating the drawer fronts and doors. After realizing I made the doors wrong and couldn’t use the concealed hinges that I wanted, I made another set.These pictures show some in progress shots of what I did to accommodate the hinges I have. The parts are marked and ready for drilling for the hinge cups. I used my General drill guide a lot on this project. Most of the drawer boxes are finished and I am now in the middle...
This project is something a little different. It is a bedroom wall unit, not a murphy wall bed, but one with piers, headboard, mirrors and a light bar. The kind where the bed just sits in front of it. The twist on this one is I will be adding a canopy to it. This will be a canopy like the old waterbed style, with the mirrors in the top. I’ve built both the Accent style wall unit and the canopy in the past, but have never combined the two. I’ll start with a style that I built before an...
I built this some time ago and I want to refinish it for my wife. I am almost done and would like to try a new technique that will develop into another skill I hope. Supplies were purchased from local Orange as whiteboard and I stained it an Oak color and couple coats of poly. Moving it in the house and really want it to stand out for the miss’s liking…........ Any suggestions that will help a new comer out? Thanks in advance
All thats left now is making a drawer. I have some oak on my rack but I also have some oak flooring that is plenty big enough for the small drawer. That finish is very hard. Its “special” and you should resaw this stuff off before using it. Don’t run it through your jointer or planer. After I slice the finish off with my bandsaw, milling this stuff was very easy. I cut them a hair long and to the correct width. These pieces are 1/4” thick. I’m...
Following TreeFrog as closely as possible, I cut out the blanks for the sides. I cheated a tad and used the wedges from the prototype to establish the tapers on the sides. One one side, I used one wedge, on the second side, I had to use both to compensate for the previous taper. These were cut with the blade at 90 degrees to the table saw to give me a point of reference when I’m cutting the miters. I created the jigs to hold the sides stable while I cut them at a 44 degree mit...
I’ve been busy trying to gather up some oak barn wood that was given to me by a local farmer. More on the back story of how I came across it is in this post. I was able to get a couple of pictures before unloading the truck. I’ve posted them here. One of my hopes for the wood is to be able to build a Morris Chair sometime in the future.
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