We all work for certain goals in our lives. Be it personal or professional, there always seems to be something to strive for and give out lives purpose. I began my own business many, many years ago. I was in my 20's then and looking for a way to earn some extra income for my young family while doing something that I enjoyed. I had always loved 'making things' and thought that would be somewhat of a utopia for me. Justifying doing something that I love and being paid for it as...
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Main dresser is done, and almost loaded up. A drawer I had found on the curb during Trash Day provides the start for the next little project. I had that old box of chisels, that needed a better place to hang out in.. This is the drawer I found. I separated the chisels into two groups. The Plastic handle crowd was laid out in the drawer, and some scrap pine was added as dividers.. I’ll finish nailing the dividers in place later. There is a place to stash a small chest of...
Hey everybody! My name is frank and I am a hobby craftsman from germany. I already talked about the build of my DIY table saw in my blog. In my youtube channel you can find the video for this build. If you are interested, just click here!But as I completed my table saw, I soon realized that I have to work on the dust extraction. After a lot of setbacks I figured out a very effective solution. The main problem was still being able to reach the saw (for the settings). So I made four removabl...
Hey guys, I’ve started a daily vlog with a heavy focus on my woodworking business. Here is todays video. View on YouTube
Now that my table design is finalized, it was time to head to the hardwood dealer to pick up materials. Hearne Hardwoods in Chester Country, PA is my hardwood dealer of choice for projects requiring very fine wood. They have an extensive selection including figured woods, which I wanted for the top on this table. I loaded up the trailer with 75 bf of 8/4 and 35 bf of 5/4 sapele, along with 40 bf of highly figured 8/4 to be resawn for my top veneers. I unloaded everything and broug...
This past week I went to the shop with the intent of beginning to build my expected granddaughters crib ( generally better to build the crib before they are born so they actually have someplace to sleep when they come home ). When I got there ( my shop is located on an estate about 10 miles from home ) and opened the door, I realized I wouldn’t be doing any woodworking in the near term, and if I didn’t hustle, would turn into the long term. Not good. You see, I have a problem mo...
Well, I got the Shop Dresser all finished up.. So, I cleared the old dryer off, getting ready to haul it out of the basement…where did all that stuff go? Mostly in the top three drawers.. May need a label as to what went where.. Ok, got things ready to move around…..then the “good dryer” went out of action. The more we dug around in it, the more broken items we found. Decided to just scrap it out. left the pieces separated, and hauled the parts up the...
So I am finally getting started on making a few new pieces out of my small garage woodshop. Money has been tight and I haven’t been able to get the wood I need to fiddle around with. I was given a load of rough milled lumber from a friend who is just learning how to use his mill. Most of the pieces are not flat, pretty wavy but are fairly thick. This helps because I can take off some material flattening the pieces, making them useable boards. He didn’t charge me an...
Going farther than I needed to, but I was experimenting and wanted to show the process. One of my favourite finishes. I think the wax in the shellac caused a few issues. I have only used dewaxed flake shellac before but it is not available locally, so I tried what I could get my hands on. View on YouTube
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