After the coffee table build I took some time to get a bit further along on the shop itself. Doing it a bit at a time is not really the recommended way of doing it, but it is what the budget allows. This is a long term project and I throw a little at a time into it. I never heard of a shop being truly “done” anyway. I didn’t think I had enough footage for a video, but it turns out I had more than enough, so there will be another update in the near future. View on You...
So my mom’s been talking about putting a stand for her heavy, kitchen aid mixer at the end of her kitchen counter. I thought i might be able to build something so we collaborated on the design to fit the space. I drew it in Sketchup Some new adventures for me… 1. getting good tight miter corners on the framing of the top.. Outside board will be 5.5” to look like a very thick top.2. 4 side tapered leg. (time to build a tapering jig for my table saw)3. mo...
Hi! It’s been a little but since I’ve posted. Now that Phoenix, AZ isn’t so hot I can get back out in the shop comfortably more often. More time equals more projects. More projects means more experience. More experience (to me) means more creativity and more exploration. So, cherry is on sale down at Woodworkers Source on the I17 frontage road between bell road and union hills. It’s about $5/bft so I bought about $50 worth; I’m tempted to go and buy more nex...
Well, a coffee table needs legs right? In this one I make up the slabs for the legs of the coffee table. Lots of cutting and milling and work with the hand plane. In the end I have 2 nice blanks to be used for the legs of the table. I experimented with a new intro and outro and getting some different angles on some shots. I also kept it under 20 minutes. Makes more episodes I suppose. View on YouTube
The start of this series is long overdue, as I “began” this project in March (quotes on “began”, as I had a very slow start) before the birth of my first child. Well, along came the June due date and suddenly I have a family of three, and not always a lot of time to get things done in the garage. Well, my daughter is now 4-1/2 months old, and I’m of course still not finished, so I had to get a crib for her from Craigslist. I’m sure this isn’t a...
Hello colleagues, This DOWELING JIG can be built in 1 hour yet it is very PRECISE and EASY TO USE. 3 min. instructional video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhbKsM2gtB0 Happy Woodworking! Michael Makarevich
In this first issue of a series of re-creating a gaming table will begin with collecting the materials and the research on putting the project together. Below is the table housed presently in a German museum Schloss Anholt near The Netherlands/German border. There were some difficulties in getting accurate measurements and specific designs, so my wife, Ronelle, and I “had” to go over there to see and embrace the table. The curator and the staff there were very permissive in mea...
Following up on the current build… This next part is the carving process of the soundboard. Link to view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzTgu1dqCSU
Now that I have made the track for the circular saw, and got the planer tuned up, I can actually start building the coffee table that I promised my wife for her birthday back in January. I am taking a bit of a different tack on this series of videos by making them shorter. I think that will make viewing them easier. Most of my build videos I have made longer because I thought I would lose continuity but I think they may be a bit long for viewing. This series I am going to try to keep each...
Drilling 15 degree 15/32” holes 7/8” apart. 1/2 inch from the bottom of the jig. Cutting the inserts Cleaning up a little after they were glued in Making a Step Drill Bit Some manual sharpening You can see the process in details here in this 3 min. video that has all the necessary instructions and measurements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aTqITfahVw Happy Woodworking! Michael
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