I saw a desk I thought looked really nice on one of those flash deal websites a few weeks ago, and when I saw the price tag on it, and that it was made out of MDF I decided I could do better. I changed the design from the original with a few of my own details to add a little something to it. Namely the wedged mortise and tendon joints to connect the legs to the top with ebony wedges (just for a bit of contrast), and a thicker glued up top than the desk I saw. I also added holed along the b...
after machining the rail its time to install in the bench i use 5/16 counter sink screw to secure the the rail to the woodand i drill the wood 1/4 size and tap it for the same thread.having a drill press makes drill easy and helper more pics on the rail to come.installing rail is pretty much self explanatory not much fun here.
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Sept 4 2010I have started a pair of night stands for our bedroom after they are done I will make the bed head board and a foot board with a TV lift inside so here is the start of the project I tend to get caught up in building and not take the time to document and take photos. I have a bit of free time on my hands because my wife is out of town for thee weeks on business. Let the project begin. As I’m sure you can see this is the stock I am using to get started. The other picture is te...
hey everybody im looking for ideas for a precise, true router fence and i would like to use some incra parts like rails and tracks, im looking for some thing of quality for around many 150 give or take a little, i plan on using it for precise applications like spline joints and dovetails, and any good router bit suggestions, thanks!!!
“If it were easy, everyone would be doing it!” -Something I heard nearly every day when I was building log homes. It really applies to just about anything we set out to achieve. There are so many people dreaming of being fulltime woodworkers, but few are successfully making a good living at it. Why is that? Why is there so many failing or not even trying? Does it have to do with a lack of knowledge, talent, determination, or maybe its fear? There is so much information out there at our finger...
In this time of the year, everybody goes to “Hanami” (meaning watching flower), but it usually has to be cherry blossom, not other flower in Japan. Actually it’s very nice season for a picnic or outside party after the long winter. Here is some image of Hamami. The best time to see the flower itself ends only for a week the longest, and it just started in Kobe now. But for me, I am not seeing flowers, but the skin of the cherry tree this year… I just started a...
Hello fellow LJ’s I just wanted to write a short message and see if I could get some ideas for some small beginner projects to work on and also post on here to get some constructive criticism to help me learn better techniques and also become better at what im really interested in trying to accomplish. Now for the scraps I got recently, I went to a local wood craft place where they make custom built ins such as cabinets, ent. centers, etc.. The gentleman I spoke with was very h...
I spent 3-4 hours this weekend poring over photos and videos of the original piece in situ. This is one of the appealing pleasures of Greene & Greene work and definitely one that feeds into my natural tendency for puzzles and rocket scientistism. Overall, the dimensions are not too far removed from the original which is fantastic in terms of not having to re-calculate proportioning to keep everything in check. The area the cabinet will be fitted within is 1640mm (64-1/2”) wid...
My furniture business (Stephen Mines Custom, No. Hollywood, CA,) did routinely build totally custom furniture, but the mainstay that paid the bills and made the business a financial success was a LINE of custom furniture. Yeah, I know, sounds like a contradiction, but really wasn’t. Averaging round 30-40 pieces (Country French, English, Early American) my catalog allowed the customer or their designer/decorator to order to their specific dimensions, distress preference (including none) ...
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