Changed the entire plan now. Decided to put the support legs back under the wing on the right side. I thought it had enough support with the rails of the fence but I didn’t think about the tipping point. So for stabilization purposes I put the legs back on. With legs back in place, it reduced the total width available for the cabinet by 5” so now it’s back to the drawing board. I did go ahead and cut the two sides and the top and bottom today and assembled them. Now ...
Hi all, So I have seen lately a lot of bitching about CL and Kijiji. Personally I shy away from CL, it just seems like people selling stuff on there are more desperate for human contact then to make a sale. However Kijiji, ”that shit is my pleasure! ” (for any friday fans out there). So I am compiling a list of Kijiji bargains mainly to show people there are great deals out there, you can get amazing tools dirt cheap, you just have to have the right eye. Dewalt router. Plun...
Recently I posted a video covering common woodworking joinery ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqXLYe783qw ) with the help of a few friends. In that video I talked to you all about making finger joints on the table saw and showed you a finger joint jig in the process. Well as I promised, here is the complete build process of that Jig. Table Saw Finger Joint Jig Also a little reminder about the 2nd Annual Whirligig Wars. It is almost here!! The event Runs from July 10 –...
Spent several hours yesterday putting together a drawing in Sketchup (SKU) for the under the wing storage cabinet for my Delta Contractor table saw. I have a Biesemeyer fence on the saw with the 30” extension so I have a large space underneath the right wing. The tall drawer on the right is a pull out that will have a panel in the middle, with access to both sides, that will allow me to store saw blades, dado blades, etc. on dowel pegs. The drawers is where I can keep various items u...
I have spent most of the year slowly reading through material and gather ideas for this build. I have also been slowly acquiring the last bits of equipment that I thought I’d need to get the job done, the last of which was a router table attachment for my table saw. I’m sure that more stuff will be needed as I move through the process but I am confident I have most of what I need. I have focused most of the planning around the ideas from Bob Lang’s Book “The Complete K...
This week’s Project is a horizontal Murphy Bed. The bed I built is a twin size bed using the Create-A-Bed Hardware kit from Rockler Woodworking and Supply. The finished look of the bed can be trimmed and finished to match your homes decor, really the limit on the final look is only limited by your imagination. These videos just tell you about the use of the hardware kit and the general construction of the project. I hope you enjoy it.
Trucking right along here. The bulk of tonight’s work was trimming the table top and carving out a couple through mortises. I have never done that before and don;t quite know what possessed me to do so but they turned out “OK” for a couple firsts. They are nice and tight but are less than pretty from the viewing side so some wedges will be in order. I do however feel very confident in their holding ability since I had to pound the crap out of the stretcher to get it set ...
I made a lot of progress yesterday. I was able to finish up both side panels and today after work I got started on the top and planning out the stretchers. It turns out I may not need to use any of the twoby materials I bought with the shelves due to the large amount of miscuts from the bench build. I also wanted to address the comments about never using the changing table for changing diapers. I know this… you know this but I have a 9 month pregnant wife who is going to be induce...
Hello all,Lately I have been thinking about making a cedar log cabin sauna for my cabin in the woods. I was thinking I could some how rig it up with a small wood stove. Anyone have any comments or suggestions to me about this? I am planning on squaring the logs so for it. My cabin is a scribe fit log cabin but I would rather not do that much work just for this sauna. Thanks!
OK, so the original plan has hit some bumps and our DR has moved our due date up to this Sunday so we need a changing table and we need one yesterday. I was at HD this morning picking up a small piece of plywood to fix a glider footstool with and I saw in their bargain bin some “Espresso” particle board shelves which are the same color as our crib and this gave me some ideas. I grabbed 5 of those and some culled lumber and today it will somehow become a changing table that wil...
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