From Sawdust I’ve posted the latest progress on my new workbench project over on my personal blog. Work has started on laminating the wood for the top. Thanks for looking.
Little bit of progress. The marquetry is done and it has 2 coats of sealer. I may or may not turn a lid and finial. As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.
The day after my last post, I routed the rabbitt around the edge, and glued in the Bubinga border. I used a block plane and scraper to get it even with the rest of the top. I gave up on sanding out the tool marks from the surfacing operation, thinking the polyurethane would make them disappear. Almost, but not quite. From what I’ve seen, it appears that the epoxy didn’t actually seal the end grain, it just ran right through it. I applied the first coat of polyurethane very ...
This is an Elm stool, thats going to have Yew legs, a 5mm bead of walnut running straight accross the top, with walnut wedges in the top of the legs http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=5334198&id=634109026http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=5334199&id=634109026&fbid=420932629026http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=5334200&id=634109026&fbid=420932634026
Saturday late afternoon I got the chance to run out and glue up the top to the Shaker Table and let it sit overnight in the clamps. Sunday I got to spend most of the day in the shop and got the bottom and top rails installed, cut the top down to its final size, and began to sand the be-Jesus out of it. Got it down to 220 grit, installed the top (somewhere during the day I also installed the drawer stop in the back), and now, except for the drawer pull, construction is done. This projec...
Heres what Ive been able to do in my spare time. But its starting to get thereI inlayed it with a piece of D.I tried to make it blend as much as possible. The chair still weighs 30lbs, I have the leg stock picked out and estimating final weight at 50-55lbs.
I haven’t cross-posted the links from my blog here in over a month, sorry about that. I’ve made some major progress in that time, here you go! The base pieces are ready to rock! I built a gigantic crosscut sled I call The Beastmaster The webframes are done! They were complicated because of asymmetrical drawer sizes. I posted a project update after missing my delivery date. The customer is OK with the schedule change so far. The thin strips for trimming out the Walnu...
It hurts to type right now. Why, oh why didn’t I just hire a contractor? Oh yeah, I wanted the job done right. Gotcha… So anyway, I don’t even recall, did I regale you with tales of insulation following me home from Home Depot? Well that is as good of a place as any to start. So here goes… After yet another punishing electric bill, we decided that we were going to go to HD and pick up some Owens Corning R30 unfaced rolls. I figured at the price I had seen before,...
Was able to get quite a bit accomplished despite a major setback. Back on my 1st blog I showed how I was working from some plans I purchased which offered full size templates for the legs. I have learned a very valuable lesson from this and to my fellow LJ’s I hope you learn one as well. DOUBLE CHECK THE DIMENSIONS! Found out the “full size” templates were not exactly to scale. The legs I cut on the band saw were about 2 1/2” shorter than they should have been. A...
Once again.. were building.. I made the face frame and the door frames… Face frame was pretty straight forward. I measured, laid out the feet and then cut them out…. > Then I clamped them out and marked out the tenon’s and cut the mortises… Here is a test fit… > Kay, Frame done I pretty much did them same.. cutting out the Bottom doors the Tops of the Upper doors are arched SO I thought I would explain them in detail… First I made a Temp...
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