Hello all, Just wanted to touch base with you all and let you know that I am in NH taking another class with Mike Dunbar in beautiful snowy Hampton. I arrived from PA in the early evening yesterday after 60 degree weather only to wake up to a snowy morning. The funny part is that I loaded my road bike into my car in case I would get some riding in on the beautiful coast…not. We worked on the seat and the crest today and I believe we will be finishing the seat and legging up the chai...
The biggest accomplishment I had this weekend was getting the two pedestals attached to the back and putting the apron in. No flubs this week…cuz I didn’t do much. The drawers still need a little work but I decided to give them a rest for a while and work on the rest (they look kind of crooked in this picture, but they really aren’t it’s the grain orientation that I screwed up on that makes them look like that….next weekend, feet and start on the doors I think....
Well…no pictures this time. Althought I made a little progress, it doesn’t really show. I put all the drawers together this weekend (6) of them. I actually thought I was pretty clever because I was careful not to cut anything to size until I started the assembly, but apparently I’m not as clever as I thought. I have made a few mistakes in this project that really frustrate me. Since I am directing this to beginners I guess I should just fess up and tell you all the mist...
I recently stopped at Hardwood Components Inc., a local family run hardwood mill that specializes in native Oregon hardwood species. Stopping by this mill has been on my “to do list” for some time so I am glad I finally got a chance to poke around. I ended up purchasing a small load of Oregon wild cherry. This mill will be on my materials short list for future projects. There is something very satisfying about supporting a small local business and using native wood species. David The...
Hey everyone we are working on updating our log furniture website. Come to http://www.cedar-stuff.com tell us what you think.We enjoy working with the natural log items, we try not to alter the shape of the natural tree. we have used everything from tree roots to the top uper most twigs,I would like to start a blog on my work as we produce it.Say from how we gather and find the logs we use to how we clean and build with them. Right up to the finish. We do have a store front we sell out of als...
I can see light at the end of the tunnel with this project but still have hardware and lighting to pick out before final assembly. It has been several weeks since my last blog but a cold snap and empty propane tanks makes for slow work. Plus propane is still going up in price not like gas. Throw in a computer crash (I’ve been gettin my LJ fix on the office computer) and it really slows down the blogging and comments. I was able to start the finish work this past weekend after sever...
I’ve got the shorts sorted out, but still don’t have a T ruler… one step at a time. So I took the table saw, shop vac, outfeed roller, and everything else that was in the way out of the garage and started organizing the stack of shorts I got. to the ordinary person passing by, I might have looked like a psycho – cleaning board by board with compressed air to clean the wood – from the wood dust on it (these all came from a manufacturing shop and were covered...
Buffet of my own design. 4 drawers. 2 doors. The center main drawer looks like 2 drawers but is only one large drawer with two drawer fronts to make it look more balanced. Main design idea was taken from a magazine article, but modified extensively so that it is not much at all like the original. Top will get breadboard ends and trimmed to 18” deep. Drawers are of Baltic Birch with machine-cut dovetails. Backsplash will be shaped/contoured. More pics soon!
It seems like everytime someone says that he has “extra” lumber, or “more than enough” people jump to say that there can never be too much, as someone said: “there is no such thing is just enough, and too much is just right”. I came upon a shop that closed, and they were getting rid of their overstock lumber. I got too late for the 5/4 10’ pieces, but I did manage to get all their short stock (cut offs, leftovers): It’s mostly Mahogany, Ch...
I feel like I got lots done this weekend. The one thing I have noticed is that the plans I have for this give you lots of instruction for some things and absolutely NO instruction for others. Makes it sort of difficult at times. Anyway…here’s what I did this weekend…. First I attached the drawer slides… Then I glued the pedestals together The plans called for all the parts to be cut out first but I learned a long time ago not to do that, so once the ped...
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