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…...
Some lessons are learned the hard way. I bought a warped piece of Sapelle. I mean really warped. I thought that the little tiny pieces I needed would not be affected by a warped piece. Good lord was I ever wrong! Here’s the sorrier news. I didn’t ask the store for a price break. I just said with a real confident aire “No problem at all! It will work just fine!” Every single gap in the top of the table was due to the fact that I could not make precise cuts to the sev...
Last week I tried out the new planer and the DeWalt 735’s chip blower pressurized my DC piping and made quite a mess. On to the next step in rearranging my shop. I have a miter saw on a flat table in the middle of my workshop. It isn’t a very good location. So I’m building a miter saw table with a lowered section to mount the saw. This way I can make a 4’ fence in each direction. I bought some 1×4 pine. I ripped it to width. I am running it through the jointer....
Doing a commission for a local architect with whom I’ve worked before. Furniture grade cabinetry or cabinet grade furniture, call it what you will, this is what I’m building. Her borrowed design, tweeked by me. Thought I’ld try to keep track and post photos for other woodworkers. Should be an easy build. The bridle joint at the top of the legs should be fun. This cabinets could easily be adjusted to fit in any bath. Fortunately she is wanting a light colored ...
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