Over the winter I’ve been taking a project class at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. We’ve built the Arts and Crafts Display Case that was designed by FW Art Director Mike Pekovich and on the cover of FW in April 2010. Bob Van Dyke, the director of CVSW, taught the class. It was so popular that he had 2 sections of about 10 students each. My case is made of QSWO, but others selected cherry or walnut. The class is over and my case is nearly complete. I sp...
So this past weekend I was able to complete the workbench with the help of my wife. I found that drilling holes perfectly straight with a hand drill is not as easy as one may think. I had to re-drill the holes in the legs slightly larger to make up for my inaccuracy. My bench top drill press is just a little small to be able to drill thru a 4×4. It worked great to do the recesses for the nuts to go on the rods. After altering the legs we were able to assemble the bench pretty easily....
Well what put this on my list of projects is Garyk and his blog about his interpretation of the classic chippendale pie crust table. Well reading on how he built his and what I would need to do, I decided to put a spin into the classic design and make it a really unique table. Well when I was doing research on how the classics were built they were out of mahogony or walnut traditionally. I did not have any on hand so I used what I had and that was Quater Sawn White Oak. Now according to diffe...
Buildup of a small display cabinet I’m working on that will hold Riker boxes, holding that hold coins/buttons/medals. Really good weekend project and a good beginner project to. Made from quartersawn white oak since it gives a good rustic feel. I’m still getting used to filming and one thing I notice is I need a lot more light.
Its been a long time but i think i see woodworking on the horizon #3: update.. Cabinets in progress pics taken early last week,
some pictures on some of the cabinet work ive done in my home, these were taken early last week, but took forever to upload, have more up to date pics as recent as yesterday, when i get in tonight ill send, All done with big box red oak, General finishes “honey” stain, and a coat of poly, up till this pic I had built the case’s, installed, installed laminant counter top, that miter in the corner gave me a good whoopin, especiallty when that adhesive started doing its thing, ...
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...
Bought the knife blanks on eBay. Very thin and very sharp .. Cut fast and easy on my band saw with a new 1/4” blade. Finish is Seedlac shellac Good way to spend a few hours in the shop.
We continue on with the build and get our dados sorted out.
I had a class canceled this week for 2 days, giving me 3 hrs to do some workshop building. This shaving horse was built from scrap 2×4s, a few 4×4 oak posts and a broom handle. Lag bolts connect the legs, and the yoke & axle of the swing arm was whittled down to the correct size and fitted with pressure/friction. I’ve never used/taught shaving horses before so this weekend and Monday will be spent in the throes of research. I’ll be putting up a build post...
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