LumberJocks

Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'oak'

  • Advertise with us
View StillTooShort's profile

Epic Desk: 'The Consummate Indoorsman' #1: Spitballing. Lots of Spitballing.

12-05-2014 03:43 PM by StillTooShort | 0 comments »

This idea has been kicking around in my head for almost a year, and recently gathered momentum due to the fact that I acquired a new (and practical/non-lethal) table saw. I also re-discovered Sketchup after many years, now having something to actually draw. To this point the desk has gone through a lot of practical refactoring: I decided that because I will not have the cash on hand to buy a thickness planer that all the lumber would probably need to be sourced from available dimensional...

Read this entry »


View RoadHogg's profile

Coffee Table Build #9: Top

12-05-2014 12:56 AM by RoadHogg | 5 comments »

Ironically, the first thing I did for this project was to glue up the huge 42” square top…over-sized of course. A long time later, I pulled it out and began to put on the finishing touches. I bought a “Thumbnail” router bit from Lee Valley and I ran that around the edges. Of course, I worked a long time to make sure the top was square etc. I built an extended router base to help stabilize the router while routing the edge detail (thanks Mark!). I ran a 1/4...

Read this entry »


View Canadian Woodworks's profile

Time lapse Woodworking #24: Power carving a rocking chair seat

12-04-2014 12:25 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 2 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igqFQMv-qso&list=UUERIGfN6ATn5-U2DGhDzOvw In this time lapse video, I’m power carving a rocking chair seat by hand using a Kutzall carbide shaping wheel in Red Oak

Read this entry »


View MarkTheFiddler's profile

Student desk #1: Frame and top.

12-01-2014 02:41 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 8 comments »

Howdy, I’ve been working on my son’s desktop for a while now. I have a Christmas due date so I had to get a move on. The desk frame took me all weekend. That really surprised me. I imagine I could go a lot faster If I didn’t fly by the seat of my pants all the time. A plan might be helpful. Any how, I’m using rabbit joint joints for the first time and they came with a whole bundle of lessons. They didn’t come out perfect but I believe I can do better next t...

Read this entry »


View RoadHogg's profile

Coffee Table Build #8: Stain

11-29-2014 11:32 PM by RoadHogg | 4 comments »

Yes, stain. The guy who wants the table built wanted it stained. The stain he chose is acceptable IMO. It’s a Minwax stain called “Red Mahogany”. I sanded 60 (on the feet only) then 80, 120, 180 and ended with 220 grit…all by hand. It didn’t take all that long really and I enjoyed listening to audio streaming on the computer while I worked. I also stained the small drawer fronts. I have yet to sand the top and the large drawer. Today I sanded an...

Read this entry »


View RoadHogg's profile

Coffee Table Build #7: Bottom Trim

11-29-2014 11:28 PM by RoadHogg | 1 comment »

Like the top trim, I created the bottom trim on my router table, this time using a large bead/roundover bit and a small bead bit. I then set up my new Incra miter gauge on the table saw and mitered the trim. The miters came out really good, but not perfect. A little filler was employed to take up the slack and I don’t think anyone will ever notice. I ran a couple of grooves on the back side of the trim due to its thickness and width. This should help stabilize it a little, so it ...

Read this entry »


View RoadHogg's profile

Coffee Table Build #6: Feet

11-29-2014 11:15 PM by RoadHogg | 0 comments »

The table gets big square feet with a slight taper. I cut some 8/4 oak then mitered it at 45 deg, glued the miter, crosscut to 2.5” then tapered at 10 deg on the table saw. I then ran a slight roundover on each edge with the router table. I didn’t take many progress pictures, just results. Can you see the joint in this miter? :-) I placed a piece of the bottom trim on top of the feet to get an idea what it would look like.

Read this entry »


View RoadHogg's profile

Coffee Table Build #5: Top Trim

11-29-2014 11:06 PM by RoadHogg | 0 comments »

The top trim is pretty basic. I created it on my high-end router table using a cove bit. The trick was installing it with the miters as perfect as possible.

Read this entry »


View RoadHogg's profile

Coffee Table Build #4: Drawers

11-29-2014 11:03 PM by RoadHogg | 0 comments »

I opted to build my drawers from baltic birch plywood and used through dovetails in an oak front then install a false front. I mounted those on soft-close undermount slides to preserve the traditional dovetail look of the drawer. Since this table is symmetrical on all four sides, I wanted to maintain that look as closely as I could, between the two panel sides, the side with the one large drawer and the side with the two small drawers. I built all four sides at the same time, milling eve...

Read this entry »


View RoadHogg's profile

Coffee Table Build #3: Miter Locks

11-29-2014 10:53 PM by RoadHogg | 0 comments »

I haven’t updated this project blog for a long time, much has happened in that time so I’ll try to explain everything that’s gone on since the last update. This entry is about the miter lock joints I made in order to attach the four frames to one another. I didn’t want to show the edge grain of the mating stiles so I opted to miter the corners. In order to help me get the miters to lock together accurately, I decided to try a miter lock joint, for the first time. ...

Read this entry »


« prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 127 next »
1269 entries


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com