the little oak version of its bigger brother: This one started its life as a pew in a Manchester, NH church. (They opted to replace their pews, c. 1950, for chairs that could be rearranged as needed, and contacted the original builder in the Guild of NH woodworkers to donate the wood. I was the fortunate recipient of two 12’ long pews. Original post on the subject. ) When I dismantled them, one of the seats split along a glue line leaving me these to ponder what to do with. Lu...
Three weeks ago I started building a bed for my son the all star werestler. About once every 2 years for the past 6 years, John and his freind Desmond will manage to kill a matress-box spring- and frame. I will not picture the carniage…I figured to build one they can’t break (easily anyway), thinking it wasn’t that much wood (wrong), and it would only take 2 weekends (wrong). Their are 2 stars to this project the first being my mortise jig. The jig is a simpl...
Making the tambour door was quite a project. I’ve made them before using a traditional canvas backing to which the slats are glued. I wanted to do something different on this one. As I was thinking about what to do, Rockler happened to send me an ad for their Tambour Router Bit Set. I ordered them and below is the result as well as some of the difficulties I encountered. This is an overall view of the tambour. Obviously it’s not installed in the desk yet. That’s co...
Every morning when I wake up my whole body hurts. Even the bottom of my feet hurt. I shuffle around the house like Sand Paper Sally. It’s no wonder my floors have no finish left on them. When I die, My tombstone will read: ” Here lies Sand Paper Sally…”
Sorry guys, I am new to all this stuff. I will try to do better on my posts.W hat i am building is a laptop rest for my wife’s new net-book. She comes home pulls it out of her bag and sets it on her legs in the bed. So i am building a box with a removable top, dowels in the bottom to tie a pillow to and a mouse pad rest that swivels.I am trying to keep it all traditional looking. (ole stile joinery for technology) All the joinery was done by hand. I am using amber shellac on red oak....
I got the morris chair stain in the last few days. The pictures dont do it any justice. Got a few questions, why dont oak stain evenly.
In this episode I show you all of the ins and outs on using hardwood edge banding. I had to pick up a new trim router so once I make the new base I will show that to everyone.
So here is part two of this series on making these desks. I show you how I layout my sheet goods and yes I did solve my quandary of the pencil drawer grain. So I hope that this is entertaining and educational for all.
I am seeing the light at the end of tunnel. I glue up and plane the back to fit, and Install the chair arms.
The chair is coming alone real good!
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