It has been a struggle, but I finally managed to get the drawers built. I made drawer stock by gluing up discounted (50% off) lumber purchased at the lumber yard. They sell “shorts” – boards that are less than 48 inches in length in various widths. I made the drawers out of poplar with the exception of the pull out tray. It is maple. With the boards glued up, I then planed them to just over 5/8 inch. Then I switched to the drum sander and sanded them to 5/8 inch th...
I finally got around to making the shaker wall clock like Norm Abrams did on the New Yankee Workshop many years ago. Please view my video here: http://youtu.be/zDL9bfkEObY Thanks! Chris
Time to make the frames for the drawer fronts. The pieces were narrow and some were small so I set up a featherboard to help safely guide the pieces past the cutter. They turned out nice. The drawer fronts will have flat panels. I could have used either plywood or mdf but NO! Instead, I glued up some short pieces of poplar, planed them to almost 3/8 inch thick, then ran them through the drum sander. Next, it was cut to final size, then rout a rabbit in the rear so the panels would fit i...
I spent this Sunday just milling around in the shop, finally facing up to the rest of the slab of Bubinga that was bought last February…The slab was about 14” wide to begin with… I had begun by slicing it roughly in half to make it more manageable and also to gather some experience with the new Band Saw and Planer; Experience, that was sorely needed!When all was said and done, there was quite a little pile of “mistake” wood… Of course I’ll find use...
Well I felt like I did enough practicing with scrap. I decided to clean up the QS white oak for my end tables. I started by cutting most of it down to 60” and 40” lengths. I left 4 pieces full length, (96” – 102”). This made it easier to handle. I ran each piece through the jointer. Made a flat face and a square edge to it. I had some minor problems using the jointer. I would feed, then change my hand placement and feed the rest of the way through. When I did ...
I was ready to start on my end tables but I wanted to practice first. The end tables are quarter sawn oak. I don’t want to screw up so I need to experiment with a cheaper project first. I will also be making an intarsia project. For a long time I have wanted to make a map of Wisconsin with each county cut from a separate piece of wood. I know it’s not very original but I’ve seen a finished project and it looked pretty cool. I bought some shorts from the lumber yard. Th...
I had a little time in the shop tonight and was looking for a small project to at least start. I forget how much you can get done when the kids are asleep. I won this on ebay for under $20 a while back. Here is an “almost” before shot. Here I have the first knob done. I sanded the knobs chucked into my cordless drill. I used sandpaper, steel wool and then a cotton cloth with BLO and then wax. Paste wax first, then smeared straight hard beeswax and polished on the drill woth...
The 6th video in a series about building a Allan Little designed Ultimate work table with a multifunctional top. In this video I install the drawer runners to the work table. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5peifOXoUY&feature=share&list=PLMP5Q4_HkvdmzWZaaScIppWxyBrl8gqKP
This is the first entry in this series, but I’m already halfway into the White Oak version of my Rockler Adirondack chair. I’m also building a Western Red Cedar version, but haven’t started dimensioning the boards yet. I’m starting the blog at this point in the project, because 1. I wasn’t a member of LJ before starting the project and 2. I need to get my thoughts down about what I’ve learned so far, because this is really my first TRUE hardwood project...
Howdy! The build is done so I figure I have 8 days of sanding and finishing left to do. The dark wood running down the legs and across the stretchers is African Mahogany. I’ll start building the final table of the set some time this week! Yee Ha…...
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