Finally had time to a) work on it, and b) post about it. Some build pictures and thoughts on process… http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2013/12/3/wardrobe-part-2
It’s been a while and I’ve been plugging and plodding away on this. When I left off, I had finished off the dry fit of the saw till/dog house and had the vision of a tilt out feature like a potato bin. No pics on the glue up. Not any different than the dry fit/rehearsal anyways. After the glue dried I spent some time with my 60 1/2 low angle block plane and MF #9 smoother finishing and fitting the till to the saw bench. While trying to determine the pivot location...
After what seems like months (it really wasn’t!) I finally got back to drawing and I will be working on a new painting/wood design today. I know I have said that before recently, but “life” and a busy, growing business just got in the way. Believe me – this is not a complaint. I love being busy doing what I love to do but it seems that there are so many creative things that I like, I have difficulty finding the time to do them. Several days ago I bought an avocad...
We finally got our counter top installed and the brick grouted. A little caulk and touch up paint and we are through.Two very happy campers. Dovetail drawer construction. Silstone Tea Leaf counter top detail My bricklayer and cabinet door installer. If you go back to the first post, you will see the final pic is almost exactly like the plan. :-)
I am struggling with case mitre’s for boxes. Yes, I have built a mitre sled; it doesn’t work for pieces that must be mitre sawn on the “flat”. It’s fine for frame pieces but when it comes to anything greater than the 10” table saw can handle, as in a box, no matter how accurate I gage blade tilt the corners simply won’t pull together square. I can burnish the corners but that doesn’t provide a dead square and tight 90’ corner. It simply co...
It’s the month of December already and that only means one thing – Elf Mode. While it appears I am in Elf Mode every day, during the holidays it goes to a new level. Not only do I enjoy making most of the gifts that I give, but I also like to participate in many exchanges that are held from several of the forums that I frequent. Yes – I LOVE to receive small pieces of others’ work! Recently, in my never ending quest to be organized I purchased a nice brush box ...
MonkWerks: Build a Vintage Shoe Shine Box (Part 1)
The weather finally cooperated so I could finish up my mobile workstation. A friend donated a piece of Formica so I didn’t have to buy a whole sheet just for a partial. He had ordered some to do some repairs on his Grady White offshore boat so the Formica is a little off white. Sorta in between white and light gray. Turns out it was a perfect fit. :-) I had to do the lamination outside because there is a hot water heater in the garage and no way was I going to take a chance of a m...
Left work a little early today to go by Vienna Hardwoods (that’s Virginia, not Austria) to pick up some African Mahogany for the Adirondack chair. I’d considered some other wood sources in the area (particularly Exotic Hardwoods over in Maryland) but Vienna Hardwoods had the best prices that I found and on an earlier scouting trip I’d seen plenty of acceptable boards. If nothing else, Vienna Hardwoods is an adventure—a small warehouse space jammed with a jumble of ...
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