I have a lot of pallet wood and enjoy using it to make new things. I also bought a bag of used handles not long ago, so I figured I would incorporate them into the new projects which are trays. Four of the handles were soaked in a mixture of vinegar and water with a ball of steel wool thrown in the tub which makes the handles look old and rusty. They are attached with screws from the inside after the tray is made. The pallet wood is planed and trimmed to size. Holes remain from the or...
Here is the process of Country Style Rustic Mailbox making. Only natural and new matherials were used. Handmad aging, handmade metal forging. Special made rust. It’s a collective image made from different old mailboxes.It was a special order – and my customer was very happy when she recived it. Here is her review : ” Residential mailbox by * Aug 16th 2013WOW!!!! Is the words to describe this!!!!!! He is AMAZINGLY TALENTED!!!!! He described every detail & step along the...
I decided it would probably be boring to show each step from the previous ‘milling everything flat and square’ post, to the final board, so here’s the final board, all finished: It is 6-3/4”x8-5/8” and a little over 1.75” thick. Or, you know, about the size of the US hardcover edition of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” though the book is a little less than an inch taller in the longest dimension. Note the butcher’s block c...
I have access to a mountainous burn pile out behind the local John Deere implement dealer. Lots of pine and cedar, of course, but I’ve also found some hardwoods (oak, ash, poplar) mixed in among the dross before. Plan to gather up my safety glasses, cordless saw and extra battery, hammer and pry bars and go see what I can find tomorrow. If successful, I’ll post a picture of my haul.
This is a map where I will be adding Hardwood Lumber Supply Stores, and General Woodworking Stores. I’ll add them as I find them. So refer back to this map for updates View Larger Map and this is the link if you just want to add it to your favorites or whatev (opens a google maps page):http://tinyurl.com/66f5qd
I thought I posted this as a project here, but it seems I just did a quickie at my old blog, just didn’t think it was so long ago… Anyhow, I made this bench, almost entirely (save the faux breadboard ends) out of the closet shelf in my daughters room. (A girls gotta have two bars in the closet – or so I fear). Those two additional pieces were simply added there to get this bench to fit perfectly by the kitchen door, nestled in where the fridge used to be – the perfect place...
OK, so now that the kitchen challenge is all over, I guess it’s a good time to post a blog regarding kitchen items … or… hold on… um – oops. too late. Oh well, I guess I’ll blog this anyways. So, the plan is to make a bread board. for the time being, the design shall remain unseen and will reveal in details as this blog series will progress. The board is primarily made of hard maple that I am recovering from bowling alley floors (I still have about ha...
I got some good suggestions in my last post about what to do with this block that I glued up from mostly reclaimed red oak pallet wood: One of the ideas I liked best was an end grain cutting board. I realized I had pics of each side of the block, so I made a block in SketchUp of the same dimensions, then slapped on textures from those pictures. It looked like this: Now I could cut that up by drawing lines at the locations where I wanted the cuts, then using the push/pull tool t...
This is a cry for help really. I have a house full of old knotty pine tongue & groove walls & ceilings. This house and this wood especially holds a special place in my heart. The house must be torn down, and you will all understand that I just can’t let all that wood go up in smoke. There is approximately 3700lf of 7” boards. The longest being on the ceiling and are 16’. I have taken off a couple boards and ran them through the planer to see what they would...
With my wife being at her mother’s in preparation for Christmas I am home alone. I got in from the shop earlier and thought to myself “All this free time and I came back home???” Back to the shop! I did a well needed clean up and blow out and found myself with some rare, spare shop time. So here’s what I started. A couple days ago I found another sofa headed to the landfill. I had a small sledge and a razor blade knife so I decide why not. After chopping most of...
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