So, I am in the process of a myriad of “home” projects (shelves in kids rooms, re-finishing painted furniture, attic shelves, etc…), and have been spending my free time trying to figure out my next project. I am big on “form follows function”, so I want any project I endevor on to serve a purpose. I also want to continue my journey in woodworking, so I want to try something I have never done before, hence INLAYS. I have seen some great projects with even bette...
It feels really good this time to come down from such a hard push. It is funny, but it takes a while to gradually sink in that the urgency is no longer there. I wonder if it is chemical thing in our brains or something. I am sure adrenalin has something to do it. I spent yesterday glowing in the aftermath of the previous couple of weeks. Much of the morning I caught up on correspondence in between applying coats of finish to my kitchen table. Miraculously, none of the cats decided to ...
These are my original design ideas for making my jewelry boxes. These diagrams may be a little confusing because I did not intended for them to be published. You guys are so nice, I had no choice but to share. This design was prevously used for making cigar humidors. I don’t have good pictures of them—sorry. I have lots of detailed instructions for every step to make this box. Just ask and I’ll add more to this blog. The rough cut diagram shows the sequence t...
Hello All, The Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking (Manchester, CT) is hosting the SAPFM (Society of American Period Furniture Makers) New England Chapter meeting on Saturday, February 27 at 9:30 am. The presenters for this meeting include Robert Mussey, Nickolas Kotula and Will Neptune. Robert Mussey, author of The Furniture Masterworks of John & Thomas Seymour, will give a presentation on the Seymours of Boston, concentrating on their unique styles, ornamentation and methods ...
My friend and I are in the planning stages of doing a joint, side-by-side build of some new workbenches. This will start with the logs and hiring a guy with a woodmizer to mill the timber in to boards. It looks like we are going to be using red oak, as we are able to get more than enough at the going price of fire/cord wood, then paying $.30/bd ft. to have it rough sawn. So, this won’t begin till next winter after it dries. Here are a couple sketches. No secrets here on the des...
Yo whats up everybody so we are closing one of our garages and we are expanding Viennas construction co and a lot of the tools in the garage we are closing are very old and we are buying new equitpment so my dad was like no one else will take this crap so you can have it. So im getting a delta rockwell 14 in band saw delta unisaw delta rockwell 8 in jointer and a big ass oil barrel with a motor on top to use as a dust collector and like some old flex hose. No most of these tools are at least...
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Completed the final sanding this weekend and applied the finish. I used a 1 pound cut of shellac as a sanding sealer followed by four coats of polyurethane. I will let the Poly harden for a week or two and rub the finish out to a high gloss. I learned a lot on this project and am looking forward to seeing it put to use.
I am currently designing a few cigar box guitars for friends and myself. I want to build my father one, he is not a musician but I know he loves it when I do art. I want to get a hold of a wooden bible, my father is a preacher and I figured I would make a series of cbg’s designed after him. I want to call them The Revelators, like the song “John the Revelator” because my father’s name is John. For my wife I want to make one that is a dulcimer style or “strumstick...
I am currently finishing an education class so that I can teach Technology Education (shop class). My last assignment was to create a project that checks for the understanding of the previous lessons. I chose to do my lessons on shop tool safety and usage so it only fits to do a project to show off those new safety skills. I know you all are experts here ;) so I thought you might enjoy picking this apart! I created a simple project that uses the majority of common shop power tools. Her...
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