gathering logs for 14×18 cabin with loft, I have access to all the southern iowa lumber i need, hickory, oak, walnut, osage orange, red cedar, & red elm. Will try to use all types of lumber in the cabin, shell is going to be made with 3 sided cedar logs, i have been practacing hand peeling & judging size of logs I will need, will be hard to get full 18ft logs due to tapper, think i will take two 10 footers & splice them. Going to do all my own milling with a stihl ms 660 magnum ...
Well, After much thought and input from everyone. I decided to make 2 of these boards into Angel wings, My wife and I have an couple that are very special to us and they collect Angels. So this is going to be a present for them. Here is a picture of the drawing I have so far. The overall size will be about 12 inches square. The Angel will be about 8 inches tall. Here is a picture of the woods I will be useing. The wings are the white oak crotch that I started this post ...
A simple project made of oak with decorative walnut top and walnut splines for the door. -once I get pictures, I will post them.
I’m working on building an Arts and Crafts style Panel bed. The bed is inspired by the Stickley Bed pictured below. There’s three videos in the series so far, and I hope to have more out soon. The quartersawn white oak grain on this wood I have looks really good in person, and I’m excited to see the bed come together. For measured drawings and in-process pictures, you can visit the project page at Eagle Lake Woodworking:http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Arts-and...
I am hoping someone can help me with this. Recently when I have been finishing my projects I have noticed little black spots form on the wood. I figure it was mold that had grown on the wood since my shop in our basement. So the next time I finished a project I put the dehumidifier in the room and used wood fresh from the lumber yard. The same thing happened!!! Does anyone know what this is or have run into it before?
All thats left now is making a drawer. I have some oak on my rack but I also have some oak flooring that is plenty big enough for the small drawer. That finish is very hard. Its “special” and you should resaw this stuff off before using it. Don’t run it through your jointer or planer. After I slice the finish off with my bandsaw, milling this stuff was very easy. I cut them a hair long and to the correct width. These pieces are 1/4” thick. I’m...
I got a change to work on the sideboard today so I glue up the face frames and added pocket hole screws to the face frame. I also glue the face frame to the legs and added a shelf on the bottom.
I know that I do not yet have the skill to place these holes with the necessary precision to have the 14 or so dowels line up between two pieces. I can however do this well enough once so that any small discrepancies in the layout will be virtually undetectable to the average human. With that in mind I made a template. But like I said, I’m not that good yet so first I made a template to help me make a template. The narrow piece is a hole guide. Those two holes are 1/4” ...
I cant stop building :) I am doing a sideboard for my mom!
My five year old daughter Allyson was complaining one night that she had no place to set things when she went to bed. As I was getting ready to begin a woodworking class I offered to build her a nightstand. She enthusiastically accepted. I showed her some pictures of different types of nightstands that I thought I might be able to build. Immediately, she began giving me requirements including that it had to have two drawers and a shelf on the bottom. I have been working on it now for a little...
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