I got tired of making due with my current router table (a single sheet of MDF for a top sitting on an old HTC folding bench, rudimentary fence held on with clamps and adjusted with a hammer) and decided to build a new one. Of course, I’ve started about 3 different designs in Sketchup, and I keep finding something on this site to make me revisit it. I did settle on an overall size, so I figured I’d let the cabinet design age a bit and work on the top. I decided to make the top a to...
Well, it’s complete. The murphey bed (better known as smurf-phy bed) is all done and being used. Sorry for the delay but there was an issue about the matteress. Only one “oopps” was encountered in the construction of it and it must have been my fault…..out by a quarter inch for one of the pistons, so had to reposition the plate ( no biggy !) Overall…..very happy with the results and impressed with the instructions that came with the hardware….they did an aw...
Howdy everyone, I thought I’d post a few projects that I’ve had to put on the back burner for a while. The first one is on the back burner simply because I’m not sure what to do with it! If you folks have any ideas on what to do with it, I’d love to hear it! This is a solid oak hand hewn barn beam that is about 5 or so feet tall. I don’t want to make a bench out of it. I think it should be a centerpiece someday. I’d make a manltle but I don’t ...
There are times in our lives where we either hold what we got or change everything. The past few weeks there has been a change in my way of thinking I have gotten away from my O.C.D and havent taken the time to organize and plan, that ladys and gentle men will be my workshop focus. Changing everything and cleaning up my act making it new and nice or at least cleaner and newer.
Howdy Folks, It’s been a little while since I posted the last blog on the wine rack and it will probably be longer yet till I get the next one out. Here are a few quick pics and such on the finishing process I’m experimenting with…First I taped off the parts that will be a future glue joint. I don’t want the finish the obstruct the glue’s ability to bond the two surfaces together. Then I put on a coat of some good ol’ BLO.. After a day or so (or u...
This is for my wife as a first anniversary gift… the shade is rice paper. The wood will be walnut. Finally got the hang of sketchup. turns out the key is to make everything into components otherwise it really really sucks! anyway, i made this design, inspired by some other folks’ lamp designs i found. The joinery is essentially all lap joints of some sort or another. Frame members are all 3/8” or 1/4” other than the obviously thicker pieces, so relatively thin st...
Hi Guys this is my first every blog so please bear with me we moved in to our new house two years ago now and since we moved we have been meaning to get rid off the eye sore of a pond in the back garden it measured 17 foot by 9 foot and we hated it so this winter i took the bulls by the horn and started to dismantle the wretched thing after struggling with a bolster chiesel and club hammer i managed to remove the first two levels of concrete blocks i realised that the guy who built the dam...
Well this one is for Karson. Here are some pics of the new router table currently in construction. This picture is just a view from the front. The top consists of 2 pieces of 3/4” MDF glued together sandwiched between a top and bottom layer of black formica. I have not added the solid oak molding around the table top yet, but it’s ready to go. Probably will happen tomorrow, along with the face frame for the cabinet carcass. The top will be a bit over 25” X 36” ...
Have begun construction on a shadow box for my retirement. First step – think out all the angles, grooves, dados, joints etc. and put the concept to paper. Scale helps to figure out exactly what the angles are and can help to see what might and might not work. As with any plan, once the actual work begins, the plan will often change to be either more doable or possible. Decided to build a shadow box for a 5’ x 8’ US flag in a doghouse pattern. Looked at several sites f...
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