After having this new TV Entertainment Center project going on in my shop for over 2 months we were getting near the end. We installed the custom milled baseboard on all three pieces. Sanded them all the was to 180 and then started the finishing process. The first step was to take all of the doors and drawers out and remove all of the hardware. That was a monumental task in itself. There are a lot of hinges, knobs and slides on this thing. I am not sure I have mentioned it before, b...
This series has been about re-creating an existing wall entertainment unit to accomidate a larger TV for my parents. In the 2 side bookcases there were doors that have glass panels in them. My Dad took up the task of re-creating these glass panels himself. He located an Art Glass store in Minneapolis where he could purchase all of the supplies and equipment needed to create these glass panels. They are true divided light windows with brass caming. He spent about a month perfecting the ...
Not sure if I’m doing this right, but, here is the finished boxes. They’ve got 6 coats of wipe-on Poly, and I used coffee filters in-between coats. A couple of Christmas gifts in the making. Oak and Walnut combination. Plans out of Wood magazineThe plans for this came from Wood magazine #192 Dec/Jan 2009/2010
Three "The Clearing" tiles ... which one is best? #1: grueby green landscape tiles waiting for a frame
Hey Lumberjocks Which one do you like best? 1 … 2 … or 3 ? All comments are welcome and appreciated.RegardsDAN links to other THE CLEARING landscape tiles framed. ...http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2111 ..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/1824 ...http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2780..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2451..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/3557..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/10290..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/14014..http://lumberjocks.com/pro...
Dad Said he wanted a bigger TV and to do so required a bigger Entertainment Center. He really liked the style of the one he had, but just wanted it bigger. So around Christmas of 09, when the picture was taken, we looked at what he had and what it would take to build a bigger one. We also had to evaluate the tool situation. Now I already had the Ridgid Trio from Dad’s in my Garage. The Table Saw, the Jointer and the Surface Planer. The only saw blades I had were the 40t that...
I thought I would share with you all my Fathers quest to get a larger TV. Now what does this have to do with woodworking you ask….. Well you see the Entertainment Center my parents had is a 3 piece set they purchased at Home Furniture several years ago. It is a nice system, the problem lies that is does not really have the room for the newer large flat screen TVs. My parents had a 32 inch CRT tv in there that JUST barely fits. My dad wanted to get a flat sceen TV but the larges...
I am glad that yesterday is behind me. I am not (really) complaining, but it is good that today is a new day and will be much less tedious than yesterday. It wasn’t disastrous or anything like that, but it was just the kind of day where it seemed that I had to work much harder than usual to achieve not greatness, but mediocrity. I don’t mind working that hard for greatness. In that case, the end results is its own reward. I worked much harder yesterday than I did on the day w...
I am quite proud of how things worked out yesterday. It feels wonderful when things actually work out how they are supposed to. I spent the day cutting for the most part and by 4pm I had not one but two new trays cut out. When I was writing about it yesterday morning, I was wondering if I would be able to accomplish it. After the Wright tray taking so long, my confidence in myself was a bit shaken. Not in the sense if I was able to do it or not but in the time line. Both patterns went...
The brief was simple. A green oak door and frame to fit in a stone wall.The size is another thing, 4’ x 7’ Ok it is a bit big for the shop, at least it aint raining. Some of the raw materials Layout is not going to be easy. See how it all goes, only needs to be fitted by the 26th but they want it by the 16th and I’ve a CT scan in between.I’ll keep posted. JamieIn Sunny Scotland Loads more details to follow. I must get ready for my CT scan. I...
Lately I have been building a lot of little helpers for our kitchen, mostly because have been doing a lot of cooking and baking. about four months ago we found out my wife is a type 2 diabetic and the first thing the doctor wanted her to do was to change her diet. She joined Weight Watchers, stopped eating sugar, and I started baking all our bread. I also raised a garden this year and canned which put me in the kitchen more than the shop. Being in the kitchen I started seeing places I could i...
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