Here is the pciture that my wife and I picked for the starting point for the design for the crib. What do you think? Here is a few versions of the headboard. Votes on which one you would use. I believe that I will be making it out of Cherry with maple accents. It will be shaker style with an applied trim molding which I think will be maple. Picture below. The slats in the front may be flat and ~ 1-1/2” wide and possibly maple as well, but I don’t know if tha...
In this video I show how I mortise and tenon the legs and aprons. The first step is to evaluate or critiquing the pieces, I feel each piece on it”s own has positive and negative aspects that need to be addressed. Once evaluated the pieces can be shown for the best possible presentation of the project. If you are just starting out in woodworking it is a good idea to keep tract of your decisions to see how they affected the overall project. Evaluating and critiquing is a valuable ski...
How do you put a round-over on a leg with as many curved and non-flat surfaces as those on this chair (hint: it’s not all done with a router)? Take a look at the most recent post on my journey to build a Sculpted Rocking Chair. This time I tackled the front legs and initial shaping of all four of the legs. As a result, it’s really starting to look like a chair!
It has been a couple weeks but tonight was able to get back to the project. The top rail is going to be a flowing curve, so needed to create a jig for the glue-up. Step (1): glued two 3/4 inch plywood pieces Step (2): cut into oval to match top railStep (3): cut 2×4 into pieces to create curve to which the top rail will be glued I still need to cut the angle on each of the pieces and affix them to the base. Next step: turning the spindles!
More to the point, the cutting board… Now mind you, I KNOW that a cutting board is probably NOT the thing you want to get or make for just any wife, but my wife likes to cook, and LOVES high end kitchen goodies. Pampered Chef is like crack to her… Completely addictive… Sort of like Lumberjocks I guess… Anyway I digress. I made more progress on the board today, and it is really starting to take shape. I fished through my roundover bits, and my routers, found th...
I’m so close! The clamps are holding the oak backer board on … which is holding the mirror in place. The top oak trim cap is just sitting there. The bottom trim cap was a no-show on photo day. It looks suspiciously like the top piece. BUT … I’m almost done! The trim blocks (the four corner pieces that surround the frame) are glued on. I’m going to run the top and bottom edges through my jointer, along with the top and bottom cap pieces … just to ...
I haven’t posted anything about this yet, I expect to have a finished project to post shortly… I’m very excited about the progress I’ve made on this. This is my first cabinet, my first doors, my first drawers, etc. Cabinet is 3/4” MDF, and has been done for months now. I finished the doors recently, but as woodworking for me is all about budgeting, haven’t pulled the trigger on the Forstner bit I needed to mount the hinges. Hit Rockler the other da...
After Thanksgivings #s two and three, after two days of painting our bedroom and cleaning up the mess that created, it was finally time to turn my attention to the keyholder. My dad was nice enough to give me his inherited router, which was the piece of equipment that lit a fire under my hobby-searching self. For some reason, the idea of rounding edges or being able to cut canals out of wood made the whole thing a lot more appealing. Here’s my makeshift workshop: That’...
I feel the need to give a bit more context. Both for this project, and for my wood projects on the whole. Let’s start with the project (still the key holder—still not sure if that’s one word or two). Here is where the keyholder is going: Here is why the key holder is going where it is: The slight difference in texture is due to the fact that there used to be a 1980s alarm box in the space (tackily cut into the window frame next to it) that I removed before...
I have a few projects that are, well in progress for Christmas, and my wedding anniversary. One of them is the obligatory cutting board, of black walnut and red oak. Finished dimensions are going to be 22” x 16” x 1,25” thick. No handle, but a simple 1” hanger hole in one of the corners is in the design. This is the first time I have ever attempted anything along the sorts of this kind of glue up. So far it looks pretty good. I will need to get it to a shop that has a ...
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