If you already have a pet, you sure by now have provided all the essentials of keeping your furbaby healthy and happy. Just like any other family member, your pet needs food and water bowls, a comfy bed and a relieving area but you know as those furballs gradually take over your heart and home, there will also be the scratch posts, play areas, and hangout places. You might be gawking at elaborate designs of pet-friendly homes where cats have their own passages to get around the house and dogs...
Im making a dresser and don’t want to buy cheap drawer slides and can’t afford the expensive ones. I am a flooring installer and have some oak hardwood flooring scraps. I want to cut out the tongue and groove and use it as the guides for the drawers. They would be screwed into the case sides and then glued into dados on drawers. I tried it on a mock up and it worked pretty good. I wanted to get some thoughts from my fellow lumberjocks. Here is a pic of the tongue and groove cut ou...
I needed a steam box to steam bend a walnut handle. The last time I, steam bent a handle I just threw it in a contractor bag and pumped it full of steam. This worked OK but by the end of the steaming process the bag had started to melt and it turned into a bit of a mess. This time I decided to build a proper steam box, but lost interest because I hate shop projects, I’d rather be building furniture. Instead, I built a down and dirty steam box. If you would like the deep down detai...
Making use of things other people have no use for. There is a sawmill about an hour away from me. It is run by some Mennonites and they work hard making harvesting and milling logs into what we are all here for. Beautiful boards and timbers with which we use to make our projects. But there is a lot of the tree that is just not useful for sale for this purpose. What to do with the waste? Well in this instance, I heat my home with it. All the slab wood and off cuts are offered up for s...
Hi Guys, This week has just been crazy dealing with the “Skull Themed Challenge” from Eloy. After a week, I have finished and uploaded my video to You Tube. Please enjoy this video series as it was a lot of work. Challenge complete Video: Skull inlay on oak table https://youtu.be/mmK1zAbJ4YQ and the full story is in these videos. My shout out video:https://youtu.be/QxrMlhgGK20 Eloy’s challenge:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPBmr4tF09I My reply:https://you...
I just posted a little thing on my blog about the process of ebonizing oak with a steel-wool-dissolved-in-vinegar solution. It’s simple to do, and I finally got around to trying it. Let me know what you think. http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2016/7/1/ebonizing-oak
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...
Check out how I did my first saw restoration!;https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuURBvPUoh_ghXT86FXtIRQ
I just posted up part 2 of the Morris chair build on my blog, going into finishing and upholstery. The exciting conclusion with lots of pictures. LJ’s Project page here. blog entry at http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2016/6/23/at-last-a-morris-chair-part-2-final Thanks for looking.
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