Here is an idea for gun owners that don’t have a gun case or space for a wall gun case. That being said it is not just for guns, you can display just anything that will fit in the case, such as coins, knick knacks, precious mementos. The dimensions are 5’ by 2’ by 18” when it will be finished. There will also be a drawer under the showcase in the center of the table. The wood used is reclaimed barn wood from my barn.
I have a friend who spends countless hours and miles looking in old barns chasing down old Volkswagens and Porsches and sometimes comes upon old hand tools that are given to him. He brings me the woodworking tools and they are usually in pretty rough shape. However, while I was busy building the coffin a while back he delivered some old planes and a red painted lunchbox with something in it. I just now opened it a guess what I found. A Stanley No. 45 with what looks like the complet...
The B-17 has been painted and needs it’s redneck details before entering into the RAF (Redneck AirForce). I went with wheels for propellers, I personally like how it looks but hey who am I. I am going to make a stand and send it off to a happy home after the paint is finished probably with the P-51 and spitfire. I think the neck thing in line after this is a train. I have a couple books with diesel trains both locomotives and cars and I think that will be the next project. Enjoy ...
I completed the mechanism for the inside of the box lid and fit it to to canvasse boards that it will hold. I believe they are 12”X9? I built the cover for the top out of baltic birch ply and chamfered the edges to make it a bit more sleek. I put my artistic abilities to the test and printed off a quote from the English illustrator Arthur Rackham. I made sure the font was something attractive but would still be easy to burn. I printed the quote out and taped it to graphite transfer...
Well I took the day off yesterday from the three A&C style night stands I’m building to do a little clean up of cut offs I had laying around (two bins 15”W x 36”L x 24”T). I cut them all off at 12” long and not more than 3” wide so I can use them in the wood stove at the cabin. I also needing to organize the bigger pieces of scraps that are usable. You know the stuff that if it was in our house it we would be on that hoarders show. Its tuff to throw out...
And so we move on to the conclusion of this new useful work surface. When we last left the saw bench, it was dry fitted and ready for gluing. I then added some glue (quite a bit for some of my sloppier joints, and glued the whole thing together. I actually found that the bench was very stable once glued despite my somewhat sloppy joints, so I didn’t need to do any reinforcing beneath. After that, I found that it was a far cry from flat, so I had to spend quite a lot of time getting the ...
So to pick up from last time, I had essentially broke the top down into 5 steps or “phases”. Phase 1 was 4 board glue ups. Ph 2 was 2 of the 8 “blocks” glued together with a thicker board in between that will extend to the surface. Additionally there were the 4 boards laid flat on the top, with the one board in between. This was the most complex of the phases and taxed the clamp rack pretty hard. The 3rd phase was assembling the larger (4) blocks with a 3/8”...
I have been looking at getting a router plane for some time now. Ebay has great deals, but if you know me you know I like making my own tools. In this video I make my own router plane using a piece of oak pallet, a thumbscrew, wing nut, and an old cheap hex wrench. I opted out of installing handles on this (like most do that are this version) because i liked the feel. I could use my hole hand instead of holding onto some knobs. Hope you enjoy and view the video HERE!
The 7th in the series about building a Allan Little designed ultimate work table with multifunctional top. In this video I layout and drill the holes for the Festool clamping elements. http://youtu.be/s-EsJzpOF9U
The spitfire and mustang are almost there. I have painted the base and planes waiting for it to dry to put the P51 and SPITFIRE on the bases. Then clear coat each. They are both out of pine as well as the base. I still need to work on my propellers something fierce, otherwise I am somewhat happy with this. Oddly enough like the first planes which were requested by my father these were requested by my Aunt or Aunt inn law as it is. I know they are hinky but they apparently like them. I...
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