I recently came up with a project idea that will benefit from the use of a hand plane. Unfortunately, I don’t have one! After hours of research on old threads here, and soliciting some great feedback on a thread of my own, I had all but decided to buy a Veritas #3 low angle smoother. Then, my wife’s job situation became quite unstable. While we are working that out, I thought I could spend a small amount of money and give a restoration a try. I have the time (projects on ho...
So I was sitting one day trying to figure out what to do with a big chunk of cherry that a friend had given me.see the thing is that it wasn’t dried properly so it cracked like a toronto city road and had knots all thru it…. I didn’t have the heart to tell my friend it was useless. Plus I was stubborn and determined to find a way to make something nice out of it.I cut a couple useful chunks off to use as accent pieces in the future, but mostly it just keep getting put under...
I decided to make a cooler box for my deck and I designed the whole project using examples from the web below are some of the design aspects that I designed on Sketchup.. Also is a shopping list for all materials and tools that I will be using in its construction: If you decide to make this cooler please take your own cooler measurements… As you know they are all very different, my cooler is a 48 quart cooler.. The cooler roughly cost me $100 for materials but I had to buy the K4 ...
Sketch up rendition. .skp file also available for view. Center media cabinet. One of the two end satellite cabinets. Still need to cut up the crown molding. This cabinet is sitting on a short roll around platform to facilitate installing the drawers so I didn’t need to work on my knees.
Weekly Shop Update #1: Hall Table Build, Upcoming Projects, Dowelmax, & A Visit From The Sawdust Police
Hello everyone, This is the first of our weekly shop update video series. We wanted to do this because our YouTube channel is growing and we wanted to keep our subscribers up to date on the goings on in the shop between project builds. Each week we will be discussing project progress, answering questions, and so on. If you haven’t already subscribed to us take a moment now and do so. Thank you in advance for your support. Here is a link to the video & our channel. https://www....
So along with several other LumberJocks, I got an 8” Slow Speed Grinder recently (last week). This weekend I decided to spend some time to make a stand for it. It only took me about an hour to build this, and I only used a pair of 2×4’s and a piece of 12” x 18” 3/4” plywood (and some screws) I also have a rough set of ‘planes’ that I made for it as well. Was pretty simple to do. Unfortunately, the camera was being less than coo...
OK, I am at the frustration times 10 level. It seems like for the past six months of so NO ONE wants to purchase anything from me. When I started, about five years ago, it seemed that I was getting an order or two per week. Now it seems that I have to wait for the fall craft shows and hope I find a few good ones. I have looked and the list of items I make and gone over it LOTS of times. I keep changing too much depending on how the wind is blowing. I have really settled on three of four ty...
So I need a easy project for my final project. Can you guys help me get a project to do. So I don’t fail. Thanks
The finished project: The finish on this project is shop made country/shabby chic using chalk paint made from cheap flat ceiling paint tinted with even cheaper poster paints, mixed with not-so-cheap calcium carbonate, and shop made finishing past wax made from a chunk of bees wax and boiled linseed oil. One coat of Ivory chalk paint, 2 coats of Cyan chalk paint (first coat epic fail due to miscalculation of amount required), and 2 coats of finishing wax after sanding and distressing. ...
Just some photos of the main build:
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