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Why buy it when you can make it! #16: Dresser Rehab [Part 4] - Almost finished...well finished but some assembly required

10-12-2014 08:22 PM by paxorion | 1 comment »

After an unexpectedly long detour detour to get my ducks in a row for my daughter's birthday party, I finally got to spraying on the paint for the dresser rehab. This was no easy feat, as I had to tackle two major roadblocks. I needed to get over my fear of trying out a HVLP. Since I was using a Harbor Freight HVLP, I wasn’t sure how well it would work. I had to get my wife to mix the paint color she wants out of the 3 cans of General Finishes milk paint we bought a while back. ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1412: My All Season Tree - Halloween, 2014

09-30-2014 12:12 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

Many of you who read know about my little "all season" tree. It is a tall and slim tree that I keep up all year round and change the decorations to coordinate with the season. Even though we live in a small place, it is nice to have such a wonderful little tree to brighten things up and decorate with different things. Since Keith and I are always designing new ornaments and things, I never run short of things to adorn it with. In fact – I don't think I have ever had it loo...

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Rocket Bookcase #9: Painting (at last!)

06-05-2014 02:30 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

It has been entirely too long since I last worked on my son’s bookcase. Since then, my wife has given birth to our second son, and now there’s a toy box looming on the horizon to build! I’ve been waiting on the weather mostly the last month but winter is FINALLY losing it’s grip on Wisconsin… Today was the first reasonable day (56° and sunny) that I had help with the kiddos and time to work. So work I did. Spent three hours and got two coats of Behr Ultr...

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Video: Weathered/Antique paint look

02-02-2014 03:32 PM by JSB | 2 comments »

For those who are interested, here’s a video covering the process of my first attempt at a weathered/antique paint look. I believe some people call this a “shabby chic” look? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f37Do03w20A

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planes, trains and vehicals? #16: painted and waiting for finishing touches

11-22-2013 07:12 PM by jacob34 | 0 comments »

The B-17 has been painted and needs it’s redneck details before entering into the RAF (Redneck AirForce). I went with wheels for propellers, I personally like how it looks but hey who am I. I am going to make a stand and send it off to a happy home after the paint is finished probably with the P-51 and spitfire. I think the neck thing in line after this is a train. I have a couple books with diesel trains both locomotives and cars and I think that will be the next project. Enjoy ...

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Pochade Box in progress #2: mechanism, woodburning and handle

11-22-2013 11:11 AM by Jon1094 | 1 comment »

I completed the mechanism for the inside of the box lid and fit it to to canvasse boards that it will hold. I believe they are 12”X9? I built the cover for the top out of baltic birch ply and chamfered the edges to make it a bit more sleek. I put my artistic abilities to the test and printed off a quote from the English illustrator Arthur Rackham. I made sure the font was something attractive but would still be easy to burn. I printed the quote out and taped it to graphite transfer...

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Easy made snow gauge

11-06-2013 08:56 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

This is a great project to get the kids involved. Also with the upcoming weather you can now keep track of how much snow you get. Total project cost $5. See the video here.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1148: Different Finishes on My Key Ornaments

10-08-2013 11:14 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Yesterday was filled by doing lots of odds and ends. Among other things, I was trying to get some planning done for our upcoming trip to Chicago. I haven’t mentioned it much because things have been so up in the air about everything that it has seemed like things have changed every five minutes. It is a little unsettling to say the least. Add to that the issues with my car. It is nothing that I would consider to be “major”, but nonetheless it is a ten year old car with...

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Castle Bookcase #16: Grand Finale

08-16-2013 11:01 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Thus begins the home stretch. Yesterday, I glued up the letters, decorated some little stars and fimished prep on the mirror and frame. I also wrapped up touch paint and trimmed the excess paint off the base trim where it sat on a plastic tarp during painting. In all, I spent about three hours doing fine detail work. Today was he final day. I started applying shellac at 9am and by 1 pm I had two solid coats on the entire bookcase (using a paint brush). I have to say, after usi...

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Castle Bookcase #15: Paint, Paint, and More Paint

08-16-2013 10:59 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

The color scheme on the castle is fairly simple, but it coordinates with Kylie’s bedding on her new big girl bed. Two shades of purple, one light, one dark. My master plan is to use flat paint, then cover the entire project in a few coats of clear shellac and sand and buff to get the perfect glossy-but-not-slippery surface. For the main castle and turrets, I got a quart of the light purple at the BORG. For the highlights, crenelations, roof, inner portals, etc, I got a sample cu...

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