My sons loft certainly has creative shelving and amazing character. As I look up at the rafters, I see opportunity both in aesthetics and practicality. My plan is to add Walnut Live Edge trim to the bottom of the rafters, this is where the Loft meets the wall. If you look at these two Live Edge pieces, these 5’ pieces will fit right in the space under the rafters. The contrast will look great as a trim and the Walnut which will extend about 2” which will offer a catwalk pla...
Things go wrong with the finishing process. I don’t get it figured out on this video, but I keep trying and trying. I go through the finish process, then strip it because I was not happy and start again. View on YouTube
The base is basically a piece of 3/4” poplar plywood with a solid oak edge band that is secured with pocket hole screws and glue. I machined a 3/4” dado 1” up from the bottom of the left, right and back sides and the base just slides in. Before assembly I still need to position the 4 locking casters and glue and screw the the base and shelf into place. The upper shelf is the exactly the same piece as the base except I placed to dado 6” from each side to positi...
My over the road neighbour was very kind to me and bought back two lumps of Sheoak, Casuarina ?? for me to play with.I first split off the heart piece that was only half the depth of the block and made a little bottle for my Vietnam Vet Buddy who visited on Saturday.There was quite a lot of sapwood on this piece and it worked out that this was the safest mounting option, however it would have been good if I could have mounted it more securely, as I could have cored out a c...
I built a router cabinet and table about 2 years ago and it’s simply a must have tool in my shop . Although it was one of my first shop projects I did a decent job on it but the design failed in a few ways . You can see my first router cabinet here : The other day I was I was wheeling it and 2 of the casters fell off , I used the casters that you insert into a leg, the leg cracked and out came the caster. I also built my own table using MDF and that began to sag where the route...
View on YouTube My new project is to build a traditional hand tool cabinet out of reclaimed materials. In this video, I cut the dovetails and assemble the frame of the dresser.
well a little progress has been made unfortunately i’m hesitant to do too much because i may lose the place with the recent employment termination and lack of resources in new state. <div></div> But anyway i was going to move my 4×8 work bench in as a alt. out-feed table, but instead i added on a 18”x40” removable leaf for now. I did get the base and stationary fence done on my cross cut sled, next is assembling the adjustable miter fence and attaching it. got...
With my materials procured, it’s time to start planning the cuts to make the veneers for the table top. If I’m careful, I can plan the cuts to yield all of the veneer used for the top from a single board. This will give me the best grain and color match across the table, especially important when using figured materials. My table top is designed around 5” wide boards- the veneered cores for each half of the ellipse are made up of seven 5” wide boards totaling 35&...
One would think that with me having a full-time business as a designer, that the majority of my day would be painting, drawing, and cutting new designs on the scroll saw, wouldn't they? But lately, it seems that the 'business' aspects of our business fill much of the day, and sometimes there is little time left to do the creative things, let alone create for my own pleasure. I am not complaining, mind you. I am thrilled that things are moving in a good direction. I trul...
Just about wrapped this project up. Had to set it up on the bench.. Had to measure for a kicker for the bottom drawer… Glue and a couple screws to hold it in place. Measured for a plywood back… Again, glue and screws. Started applying cleats to hold the top in place… Then added the top… No glue, just enough screws to hold things still, is all. Couple at each end. added this cleat ( on the wrong side, at that) to hold the shelf support in ...
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