Refers to project posted here. The dry fit passed inspection from my quality inspector so it was time to move on to finishing. I disassembled it to three major components and put on Minwax Dark Walnut Stain. Of course I did this on my finishing/pool table. You can see the unstained head sitting on the table also. I installed the handle in the head with glue and two finish nails through the edge to hold it steady. I am using Waterlox Original Medium as a sealer and it’...
Refers to project posted here. I used the Kreg screw system for most of the joinery on this project. This is my second major project (first one here) using this system and I have found them to be very strong. It’s also very quick to join pieces with this system which helped me do this project in only 4 days exclusive of some of the finishing. This was also my first time using the Kreg plugs which I’ve started a forum topic on here. I always get to the end of the build an...
Refers to project posted here. After my initial blog post I got some good suggestions and questions in the comments so I thought I would address those in a blog here. LesB said he thought the rear leg would need more bracing. My dad and I were discussing what we thought the weak point would be and we both also thought it would be the rear leg. I’m using the Kreg Pocket Screw system to assemble this piece and I have four screws from the leg to the seat and two screws from the cross...
Refers to project posted here. I’ve been designing this for almost eight months now. I planned to complete it before I got deployed in June but I got busy with other things and wasn’t able to really start on it before I left. This allowed me to spend a lot more time thinking about the design and refining it while I was in Iraq. I’m currently home for a short leave so I decided the design is locked in and I’m trying to crank this out in about four days. My niece i...
well I’m sure that many off you have had problems with your table saw fence before. and i have been having a lot of problems with mine so i decided to head to Lowes and purchase a delta T-2 table saw fence. i had to go to 3 of them before i actually found it. and it is a big box. it is a pretty beefy fence. so first i started by removing my old table saw fence and my router table. just to make the installation a bit easier. then i attached the rails to the table saw. lucki...
I haven’t had much shop time in December due to work related travel/projects and Holiday related travel/activities but I did manage to take the laptop with me and do some off time work on this model. I decided to add a case of drawers for tool storage and I added all the joinery details. Here is the SU model. I am interested in the SU community’s input and critique. Since I am almost positive that DaveR is going to say it is “Heavy” I am waiting for him to ex...
well the spray booth is finally complete! i am so excited as it works wonderfully and i could not ask for a better spray booth. for now. and i can spray almost anything that i want now! so here is a picture of it from the outside. we just sectioned it off with some tarps to keep overspray from getting everywhere as well as make it a more enclosed space so the fan in the window will work better. then here is the inside. i have my nice big table for spraying as well as some halogen light...
Well… The walls are painted semi-gloss white, I’m workin’ on paintin’ the trim & touching up. My son-in-law Buck helped me get the cabinets painted & today we installed them. This is a view of the front window with the cabinets mounted on each side. The walls are nice & bright. In fact these photos were taken after dark with the lighting that’s in the shop. You can see that I added two extra lights over the area where the workbench will be. You ...
well i have alot of finishing stuff. i am also getting a lot into the spraying so the chance arose to get my own little finishing booth in the corner of my attic right near 2 windows so of course i jumped on the opertunity. just to give you a perspective. after i cleaned out my finishing cabinet here was my stuff. and my table saw is 4 foot 3 inches by 27 inches so this is where i will cover the construction of the table. its not fine woodworking but my woodworking passion really c...
Been tossing around an idea for a nearly minimalist bookcase idea. i think it might work, but i wouldnt load it with anything too heavy on all but the bottom shelf (or the very center of the middle!). I think, also, that the corner joints of the top and middle shelves would be strongest as through dovetails. the two sets of parallel beam supports in the back would be notched/dadoed to accept the shelves, which might be good partially notched as well. one missing dimension in the figure is the...
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