Hi all, my first wood working blog entry. I’ve been looking to start getting into wood working for almost a year now, since I got a $6500 quote for stock cabinets for my tiny kitchen and thought, “They’re just plywood boxes!” So, I’ve started collecting tools slowly, but surely (slowly due to the fact that my wife and I are still paying off our wedding from last year!). I’ve passed the time reading books on cabinet making, wood working in general, and a ...
At first, I was enamored with #802, as done so well by Dale I looked it up in Robert Lang’s book “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture”. I found an article on building it in Woodworking Magazine, Summer 2009 edition. I felt like I had done my homework and thought I might slip this in between the dining table and the chairs. We already have decent chairs. I didn’t really realize it until I saw Stickley Sideboard #818 at the Arts & Crafts Fair in San Fr...
Thanks in large part to WhatTheChuck, I’m giving serious thought to changing the design of the underbody of the table. With all due respect to Schroeder's table, which I prefer the looks of in many ways, I think the lack of a footrest underneath is a good thing, and the spindles underneath are magnificent, yet kind of a waste of time, energy, effort, and lumber as they’ll be hidden by chairs. I think the trestle-style design might be more pragmatic, and still embody the simplici...
IN this video I go over how to refinish a fish tank stand. In this project I used 20 random orbit sander discs. I should have used a finish remover but its to late now but I finished sanding it with 220 grit paper and then I put 4 coats of polyurathane.
Well i got the island out of the shop and into the kitchen today. Now i need to order hardware( hinges) for 1 door. and re finish where i had to shave drawer fronts to make them fit. I’ve been learning a lot about the process, you know you should do this before you do that or else!!!! Here is a picture of the pine island top that i got input from folks here about how to join the boards i went with Biscuits, glue, and pocket screws then screwed to a 3/4” piece of plywood.!And 1 mor...
Following TreeFrog as closely as possible, I cut out the blanks for the sides. I cheated a tad and used the wedges from the prototype to establish the tapers on the sides. One one side, I used one wedge, on the second side, I had to use both to compensate for the previous taper. These were cut with the blade at 90 degrees to the table saw to give me a point of reference when I’m cutting the miters. I created the jigs to hold the sides stable while I cut them at a 44 degree mit...
Yo whats up everybody I have been really board this week and decided to do a test does dust collection really help improve sandpaper life. It actually does because I am working on a fish tank stand right now and I have to do a lot of sanding. Now I dont really care if I have to sand something for 30 minutes but it doesnt matter how long it takes. I use a dewalt 5 in random orbit sander and I have been doing most of the heavy work with the 60 grit paper because Im trying to get all the old sta...
My son has asked me to build an artist’s drawing horse for him so I put together this Sketchup (SU) model to work out the details. For those who are not familiar with a drawing horse (as I was not), the artist sits on the horse facing the upright. The artist’s easel is placed in one of the groves near the upright and then leaned against the upright for support. Naturally, I will post pictures of the completed horse when it’s done. More detailed versions of ...
There’s a Sawyer that lives close to me advertising on craigslist for Kiln dried, good walnut, QSWO , red oak, select. 4/4 oak is in 100 bf bundles same with red oak, white oak cut in 2X4 good for trim, stiles and rails, molding. Wood is finished. $1.00 bf. 100 bf packs. Also rough 4/4 red oak, sappy walnut, cherry bundles $1.00 a bf. 100 bf packs. Bunks of air dried red oak, maple, elm 4/4 $1.00 bf. Most 8’ 4” long. Bunks range in 100-300 bf. Also have air dried QSO, ch...
It is dyed, stained and sprayed. Now for the final assembly. There is a lot more on this project, as in final assembly, then on most of my projects. I had to add the lights in the piers, headboard and header. I usually use curio lights behind the shelves, but I wanted to try some long florescent lights this time. I am still waiting for the glass for the top and the smoked glass doors. They should be ready today and I can post the finish project. Here are a couple pictures: Fo...
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