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Coffee Table With Storage For Puzzles And Board Games

09-14-2018 02:48 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I built this coffee table for my wife. She likes to put together puzzles and usually takes over the dining room table for a week or so. Now she can take the top off the coffee table, work on the puzzle for a while and put the lid on until she has time to come back to it. I made the table out of poplar and used General Finishes Java gel stain and Arm-R-Seal to finish it up. I am pretty happy with the results although I might buff out the top with steel wool in a couple weeks after it fully har...

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Mission-style mahogany desk #5: Braces installed

09-01-2018 03:39 PM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

Some time in the shop this morning cutting and fitting the braces for the drawers. A few shots of a single brace. and the underside I’m using poplar because I ran out of mahogany. Currently, the braces are held in place by the stop dados only. No glue or other attachment. I also used the bottom “L” for the drawer guides. My thinking was that these braces are strictly for the drawers and are not meant to correct or support anything else. I would very much ...

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Project Build #1: Barn Door Console with Plans

07-20-2018 05:30 PM by TimberAndAshDesigns | 0 comments »

With the Farmhouse fad and the number of DIYers at its peak I found myself in a unique situation of serving multiple clients while only building one piece of furniture. I rarely build the same item twice so having a detailed sketch or plan is not the norm in my shop. Usually I will have several sketches, sometimes rough CAD style drawings but never a full blueprint of what I will be building. For this project I decided to take the design aspect one step further and create reproducible plan...

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Small Shop Adventures #13: Hand Planing Trim Boards.

03-13-2018 01:55 AM by BrockF | 1 comment »

For the ceiling trim in my parents place I am going with 1×4 boards with a 1/2 inch square strip along the upper edge, all painted white. I am using poplar because it paints great and is such a pleasure to work with. One of the challenges I face is that the ceilings have a few spots where they are not exactly flat, either because of time or because of muddling, paint, repairs or both. This would be essentially invisible except when you try to put a trim board up. I can’t do...

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A little time off #4: Dovetails cleaned up, lid is done..

11-07-2017 04:31 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And even a PIP!Dovetails were planed down flush with the sides… Once all the corners and edges looked good, I could set up the Stanley 45 as a bead cutter.. As I wanted a pair of beads run all the way around… Started on the ends first, then the sides, reset the fence a bit, and go around again.. Beads had to be low enough for a sliding lid..saw cuts were made.. Down to the top of the bead. mitre cuts on one end, then a plunge cut the split off a “handle̶...

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Christmas Gifts #1: Cell Phone Stand Prototype

11-06-2017 05:06 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

After performing an inventory of my hardwood storage and surveying different gift ideas on the Internet, I decided to make cell phone stands for Christmas gifts for many family members and a good friend. I started this project by making a prototype. I asked my Annie what she thought about it. She liked it! So the project is go… For the two pieces that makes this stand I was going to use 1/4 inch thick pieces of hardwood and their width will be 2 7/8 inches. This thickness ...

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A little time off #3: Time for a glue up

11-04-2017 10:25 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

First, I needed to make a bottom panel, and some grooves to fit the panels ( 2) into… Dry fit, to get the size of the panel…close.. need grooves, though.. Set up the Stanley 45 with the #13 groove cutter. Built a jig on the bench….so the sides would stay put.. Get one side grooved along both edges, the do the other long side….adjust things to hold the shorter ends.. Made a bunch of “noodles” Once all 8 grooves were done, I checked how t...

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A little time off #2: Back to work, a box from Poplar scraps

11-03-2017 05:24 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, had a few scraps of Poplar, just sitting around, getting in the way Trimmed a few down, to see IF I could make a box out of them… Laid out some tools, to make a few dovetails.. Just the Usual Suspects….Laid out some pins, since I do pins first.. Went to set up the Shop Stool, so I could sit while I work… This is where it normally sits at, when I am running a saw.. This time, the welds on the stool decided to gave way…..had to saw the first set sta...

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A little time off #1: Drills and things

10-26-2017 12:50 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Usually after most large projects, I take a day or two off from the shop. I may take about a week, this time around…. Rust Hunting around, finding a few extras for the shop…..a drill here, a saw there, maybe a couple planes…Drills? well, there are a few “eggbeaters” in the shop….may have to re-arrange things a bit, to get these all put away.. From a HUGE Millers Falls No. 2-01 down to a “Granite” single speeder…. Will try to h...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #8: glue ups, and some lid work

07-10-2017 09:34 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Took a while, was fighting things like it was a Monday….Grooves were made…..but needed adjusted.. Tried the 1/4” cutter….skates on the plane wouldn’t close up enough…..will fix at a later date. I put a slightly wider cutter in. Was a bit rough to recut some of the grooves. Got all four done. Needed to plane the poplar panels down a bit….they were sawn Riff….meaning one edge was thicker than the other… At least Poplar is easy t...

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