Just got engaged a few months ago and promised my bride-to-be a hand-made captain’s bed (you know, drawers underneath the mattress platform) with corner posts and a canopy with a mirror. Found out they don’t use glass, but it’s still reflective – so it’s OK. Thought I’d start with turned posts and mixed species to give the bed some “character” instead of the much more common square or built-up posts and all the same wood – bleah! Got ...
Planning and brainstroming are some of my favorite parts of any project. And everything needs to start with some sort of plan. The more effort you take to write and skectch it up equals quicker completion and less redos when the time comes to complete your project. Here is my plan for a workshop so far. The Goals Modest Woodworking Shop – after a 20 year hiatus I am highly motivated to get back into woodworking. My Dad had a shop, so I used to piddle around with his gear. Never ha...
I am in the middle of building a kitchen table (which if you would like to see the progress on that I do have a blog on that too). I am absolutely tired of the clutter and have to constantly pull out one saw from the clutter and put it back to use another tool… driving me NUTS! So here are a few examples of the craziness I’m talking about… As you can see it has gotten way out of hand with the stacks of scrap and just…. grrr I am getting irritated jus...
If you have started collecting your tools as the funds become available, you might find yourself looking like this more and more. At least I hope you will. It’s really a great experience. Credit to Nick Offerman Woodshop “The Dusty Proprietor” (Photo by Emily Shur) As for continuing down the road of cutting and milling. You will probably inevitably find yourself looking for your work horse. Most likely 1 to 3 horses of raw electrical power to be more accurate. ...
Hello Everyone,Uploaded part 3 of the Krenov cabinet build. It’s coming along nicely. Here is a link to the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtYGy01gqzU
Inspired by a sketch of a ride on toy train which was a bit large for my liking, I liked the idea so much that I decided to make a smaller version, this one being only 40 inches long and about 4 inches high. Photo shows the start of making the boiler: strips cut at a 60 degree angle and glued together to make a hexagonal shape reminiscent of the way they used to make barrels in the olden days. Good idea to make two halves and the edges are much easier to true up. Used hot melt glue ...
I built this PBS logo sign for my Niece’s office. https://youtu.be/ImqVTdF5cmI
Hello Everyone,Just uploaded part 2 to the Krenov cabinet build. In this video we apply the veneer with a vacuum bag. This was our first attempt at this and the results were great! Check it out. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKL-GUSYr7w
Yesterday I felt a lot more like myself. After a couple of weeks of feeling a bit 'lost' I was back in full swing again working on three different projects at various stages. There's nothing like some good, solid deadlines to kick start us back to productivity!I know I am not alone in feeling this way. I have many friends who design and create all kinds of crafts from woodworking to painting and just about everything in between. I have seen them struggle and I have seen them soar ...
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