With the holidays right around the corner, I thought it was a perfect time for a contest. I want you guys to build a Keepsake or Jewelry Box. It can be any Shape and size, just be creative. The Contest is from October 3, 2012 – December 3, 2012 So there is plenty of time to get out out in the shop and get building. We have some great prizes to give away thanks to the support of our contest sponsors. Laguna Tools Woodworkers Guild of America Rockler Woodworking & Hardware A Simple...
I am staining red oak. Have experienced bleeding after I have wiped the stain off 4 times. What should I do? Lighter coats of stain repeated 2 or 3 times. Thanks
Saturday morning MickeyD and I poured a thermos of coffee, made some sandwiches and headed for Tule Peak Timber to buy some fresh alder slabs. The drive was well over three hours long but was well worth the time. Rob Durfos met us as we drove our truck onto his property. His genuine friendliness and excitement about wood instantly led to a tour of the mill where the alder was being cut, the huge stacks of drying woods and his work shop. The clean mountain top air mixed with the heavy scents o...
To see the version with pictures, please click here. Finally, the day I’ve been working towards for the last three weeks or so has arrived! I was able to successfully glue up the base and insert the oak pegs. It is no longer a collection of parts and sawdust…it is now a collection of glued together parts and sawdust! I started by making 4” pegs out of the 3 ft long oak dowels that I had purchased with the initial lumber investment. I haven’t really worked with...
Last week went the Woodworkers show and had a blast with my wife. we turned pens, bought all sorts of things including a new fence for my table saw. Went to the different seminars on saturday and sunday and met a lot of nice people. My wife is now turned onto wood working and turning. So last thursday i went and picked up my new fence. Saturday we installed the new fence and added a new style power switch to the table saw. After doing this we decided to build a new work bench. So off to Ho...
My wheel loader of T and J is almost ready. ..And now I have to start making the wheels. I don,t like the type T and J has drawn..This is the drawn of T and J:.It looks like:.And this is the type I like:.So I made a ACAD drawing of this wheel type and with sprayglue i put it on a template:.And made a groove with a dremel in the template:.Also made blanks for the wheels:. Next time (when it,s there) I will do the lathe work. After turning I have to do the mill work and hope that it will ...
A simple project made of oak with decorative walnut top and walnut splines for the door. -once I get pictures, I will post them.
Ok, frame is almost done Maybe some tweaking left. Needed to find out what size to finish cut the raised panel to. Around 11-1/4 by 13 or so. Got out the “Speed Square” and laid out a few lines. Running the circular saw a different direction this time, with most of the weight on the non waste side Set the saw to almost cut through the panel, and NOT the benchtop. Next, maybe make some beveled edges? A Millers Fall #14 Jack plane for the work. I marked out ab...
I worked on the bow of the boat bed. This is a design that I came up with. You may have seen them with drawers in the bow, but I find those not very practical. Because of the shape the drawers must be a triangle shaped. Because of that they can’t hold much stuff. My design has been to use it as a toy box. I first cut the shape of the bottom. I now have templates. The top is the same shape but with a cutout, to make a face frame of sorts. I attach both of them to a back board using p...
I’m in the process of building a coffee table for my apartment. I’m using Red Oak and Padauk for this. It’s going to be a relatively basic basic table. It was an extremely nice day for this in March. Yes, I started this in March… outside… in shorts… in MN… did I mention my distaste for this “winter”? Anyway, I started by using my [home made] router table to shave a pair of 3/4×11.25” boards down to 11” wide to use ...
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