I’m finally finished, but I’ve fallen behind in the blog description. Biscuits for the uprights:Each upright “leg” consists of a 1×3 and a 1×2 joined at a right angle with a small shadow line. Biscuits seemed like the right method: Then I did a dry fit: Everything went together well enough, so I decided to glue up the “ladder” sides. Although I tend to prefinish everything before gluing, I decided it would be too time-consuming to pr...
Howdy, I tried to post part 3 of this blog yesterday and ran into trouble. The wi-fi card finally gave up the ship. It had been aching to be replaced for a few months. Last night, it stopped complaining altogether. It’s HISTORY. That the second fix to this PC in 3 days. Grrr…. Oh yeah – part 3. Not a lot to share. I got the desk top sanded down to 320 yesterday. Then I rubbed in the first coat of tongue oil. Len had already warned me about the way the plywood was go...
I’ve been planning this project for quite some time. I actually started building reproduction Gustav Stickley Spindle chairs about three years ago. Other projects and a move got in the way, and they’ve been sitting disassembled in my closet for quite a while now. I decided to start the dining room project back up recently but to start with the table. Once the table is complete, I’ll at least have a usable dining table that I can scrounge chairs up to use with while I ...
With the arrival of my new bandaw, I figured it was time to try it out on a project. Thanks to Patricks Workshop on Youtube, I was able to have a fairly easy project to give it a test run. These bandsaw scoops are easy to create and would make nice gifts. Stop over and check out the video HERE and make sure to subscribe for woodworking and blacksmithing videos!
I make a “gift basket form pallet wood. This was fun project and can’t beat free wood! This will be some of the gift baskets we give this year for Christmas. Thanks for watching! Link
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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