Well what put this on my list of projects is Garyk and his blog about his interpretation of the classic chippendale pie crust table. Well reading on how he built his and what I would need to do, I decided to put a spin into the classic design and make it a really unique table. Well when I was doing research on how the classics were built they were out of mahogony or walnut traditionally. I did not have any on hand so I used what I had and that was Quater Sawn White Oak. Now according to diffe...
Slide Together & Apart Bookcase This bookcase was completed in early February, 2008 and accomplished a number of objectives: 1. I finally put to use some oak boards that I brought to Connecticut from Minnesota 30 years ago.2. I was able to reuse some boards taken out of a stereo cabinet that I had modified.3. I verified Jerry Work’s claims concerning the Festool dovetail bits (They don’t need to have a rabbet cut before going into wood at full depth).4. I created ...
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...
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I have over the past few weeks been able to start taking some overstock merchandise, merchandise that the customer either forgot about or didn’ t have the funds to pay after the customer used the companies sharpening service. Some of the blades, router bits and some shaper bits , I will be keeping for my self but, to be albe to buy more I have to sale items I don’t normally use or if there is way more of an item or group of items than I can use myself. This is one of those time. ...
Well, being a trusting sort, I started working through the plan as dimensioned. The first parts went together really well( these being the top, bottom and back). Then the time came for adding the molding around the front and sides. I soon discovered that the pieces were not lining up right as they should according to the diemensions and the pictures. And to top it off the boss was getting angry at me cause I was spending time doing that instead of getting ready for vacation…sigh. ...
so yesterday I spent for the most part all day turning a nasty garage into my new shop. I have 30 days to get it ready for my move. Apperently the previous tenent housed an animal in that garage, and it did his business all along one side of it. I removed all the bad sheet rock and replaced it with new. Maybe we should go back alittle. We me wifey and I live on the meger side. I spent 22 years working in kitchens, running them for most of that. Mostly private country clubs. I made re...
<div> Click To Play </div> Yo whats up everybody this is episode 2 of the tool life audio podcast. I talk about setting up a new shop. Intro T.I whats up whats happin
My next big project is to construct a new outdoor shower enclosure at the back of my mother-in-law’s beach house. The current phase is design, which I think I’ve finally finished using Sketchup. I had been struggling with Sketchup until I heard about a web site called http://www.sketchupforwoodworkers.com where there were tutorials specifically for using sketchup for woodworking. That got me hooked and within a week of starting Sketchup I’ve come up with a very complete m...
The Tail vice is a Veritas Twin Screw Vice… You have to make the Faces for the vice as it is hung on the end of the bench by the rear Jaw/Face. I started with some 3/4” Red Oak and cross cut it to the bench width 24” and make 2 sets of Jaws that are 3×3/4. Here is what you get from the Kit… (all hardware is included and various bits to correctly size your chain.). Once the Jaws are dry you cut them/ clean them up… Veritas has a algorythm to ...
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