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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I think I finally made it to the 'other side.' By that, I mean that I feel as if I finally made it to the 'healthy' side of life. After weeks (and I mean WEEKS) of fighting various symptoms a cold/flu virus, I woke up this morning with the feeling that I am getting better. I still have a few of the symptoms. But I definitely feel that something has changed for the better. There is much less tickling in my throat and little congestion and no more body aches. I am on ...
Now that the drawer is complete, things are progressing at breakneck speed. Having cut the top to size, I attached the cleats and bored pilot holes in the sides for attachment later. I rubbed in the pre-assembled drawer guides and drawer runners … ... level with the drawer rail. I used a depth gauge to maintain level from front … ... to back. Just as I had excepted the first fitting of the drawer was off … just a bit too high on the right! I took the time to fashion ...
The legs are tapered, the drawbore pins are all set … the frame is standing on its own! With the drawer front fitted to the base … ... nice and smooth, and perfectly square (well, as perfectly square as any rectangle can be), it was on to the sides, back, and bottom pieces. I decided to re-saw a 3/4 inch thick pine board to make two 1/8 inch thick slats for the drawer bottom. I kerfed the sides and ends … ... to make easy work of the re-sawing. After a bit of work with ...
ok this is cool. i discovered this yesterday while Fellen a couple dead standing trees. i’ts time to do some carving.
Thanks to DanK for checking in on me from time to time. Its been a slowwwww project but I’m happy to say it is near completion! I’m pretty sure almost a year. Admittedly I believe I took on more than my skill could handle but WOW did I learn A LOT. My collaborator (the mom of the kids I built it all for) has yet to paint the table and legs but I’m assured she will by tomorrow. The kids have seen it and they are absolutely excited! :) Giants fans may recognize some co...
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