My wife wanted to buy a new kitchen table. After much convincing, I was able to convince her that we should spend that money on a walnut slab rather than buying a set from a big box furniture store. I picked up this slab from a local sawyer before I decided on the final design. Usually, I’m much more methodical, and work out the design well before I buy lumber, but I couldnt wait for her to change her mind :) Lucky for me, my neighbor owns a cabinet shop with a large Timesaver...
Short blog today. Not much shop time. Cut the 60 degree angles on the sides of the box inner. and fitted them into the outer shell. Still nothing glued at this stage as a lot of work to be done on the inner (Padauk) liner before I can even attempt this. First I need to mark the inside to register the position on the inner where the legs will pass through the outer Remove the masking tape from one leg side and remove the Sycamore spacer. Its then a simple matt...
....and she knows how to use them. But first to make up the top. Those three pieces at the top of the pic will be used to make it. First I printed out a full sized plan from my CAD drawing. and cut out 1/3rd to make a template for two of the pieces. Drew out the pieces on the wood using the template cut out the middle triangle and marked up the third Cut all three out on the band saw and placed them together Did a bit of trimming up and glued t...
Not much got done the last couple of days but it’s coming along .The first thing I would like to mention is that I did not use clamps to glue up the panels just rub joints and and let dry on the melamine board ,this saves a lot of time and the other thing is make sure that the saw is set to dead square when cutting the parts and double check everything for size and square !!!!!!!!The plywood panels for the bottom.shelf and dividers are cut and shaped .The corners are cut out on the she...
I am making some wooden handles for some harbor freight 6 function screw drivers for Christmas gifts. I made the first one from Walnut and the second one from Cocobolo. Yes I understand that cocobolo is a little nice for $2 hardware but I had this wood around for a long time and it sure does make a great handle! Please check out the video and comment I love the interaction ! Thanks!! Chris How to Make Wooden Handles for Screwdriver
Okay, so I couldn’t leave it alone. Sue me. It all started when I brought down to the dungeon the multi-purpose base I originally made for the router table, then added mounts to for the Delta 36-510 table saw I bought used earlier this year. I decided with a little bit of room to move around down there I would once again see if the arbor bearing was really as bad I as had thought before. For testing I mounted a spare Skilsaw 10” 28T combination blade. I made no adjustments to t...
This is what I was thinking of to go up against the field stone walls around the dungeon walls. http://www.familyhandyman.com/workshop/workbench/wood-work-bench/print The tall back ends would have to be screwed (bolted?) to the overhead beams for support since there isn’t any way to actually attach to the field stone. Maybe I will need to add short, sturdy feet extending out onto the floor space for additional support. Thick mil. plastic sheets between the wood and wall would ...
Today's post will be fast and furious. (Umm – we'll see about that!)After posting yesterday and beginning working on the pattern packet for the SLD486 Merry Christmas Word Blocks: . . . a thought occurred to me. While I had drawn up an entire alphabet for the SLD487 Alphabet Ornament Shapes (well – two versions actually) I had only intended to include the letters for "Merry Christmas" in the other pattern. But I got to thinking . . . &q...
Ironically, the first thing I did for this project was to glue up the huge 42” square top…over-sized of course. A long time later, I pulled it out and began to put on the finishing touches. I bought a “Thumbnail” router bit from Lee Valley and I ran that around the edges. Of course, I worked a long time to make sure the top was square etc. I built an extended router base to help stabilize the router while routing the edge detail (thanks Mark!). I ran a 1/4...
Tools will begin arriving tomorrow starting with the table saw so, two of our vehicle received their eviction notices effective immediately in order to prep delivery. Note how unhappy they look. I did manage to fit two large tool boxes full of mechanics tools, a vehicle and harley in the third stall, so I have two stalls left to place the shop in. Not optimal, but I am not replacing all the equipment I sold, so I should be able to manage. If not, I will be looking for storage options i...
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