My time home for march was pretty busy so I didn’t get much done on my house. I went up and did the dreaded taxes and walked away with a grin, I will soon have money to do quite a bit. Along with stove to refurbish. when i did get to where I could get a few things done this is what happened. First thing I wanted to do was put up the door that i hadn’t last month to the back porch and since it was going to rain and already had a couple times on me. I knew it needed to go up. I k...
Well now you have seen the house, allot of work and I am very excited to be able to start working on my dreams finally. Unfortunately all the interior shots were lost on my old phone. In description it was just beams and Luan. most of the luan was coming apart so demo took me about 45 minutes for the entire room. I dont plan on keeping this back porch I want to use the space later for a new Living room/ Kitchen area, but i need it for the next couple years while I take care of what is ther...
I am sorry this took so long to do i had a bit of technical difficulty with my original pics. this first series of pics is an around the house view of what the exterior looks like. and what im dealing with. the interior will be shown as I work on a room. This is a clock wise around the house from front door to front door. hopefully you get a good view of what i get to work with, notice the old wood siding on it, i plan on saving as much of that as i can for use in different areas of the house...
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Which came first, the mortise or the tenon?Well for me today it was the tenon. Where we left off my dog and cat were at it again Well our undefeated chunky weight champion is still on top, and I can’t get her to find another place to hang out. I had the legs done and I worked on the stretcher for the sides. The bottom ones were easy, they were just 4” wide and straight. The tops were a bit more complex and needed to have a step to keep the two thicknesses even, bu...
Thankfully todays glue up did not inspire a case of shop induced turrets.Like Qbert says, ”@!#?” It is not often I use more than half of my clamps. Years back I would use them all up in a day and be left needing more. Today I used up a bit more than half and I was hoping to get to more, but time ran out. I have the bench legs and top slabs glued up. The split is milled and has a bit more before it will get glued up too. To start the day out I made a set of cauls from a 2...
Hidie Ho there neighbors. Today I was able to get the rest of the wood for the top milled up and it is taking shape; all be it an unusual one with multiple levels. I just can’t do anything the easy way can I ? About half way through the day I wondered about what I would use for the front. I wanted something showy obviously. I remembered I had a piece of Birdseye hidden away in the attic vault. How’s this for a well traveled piece of wood; when I lived in West Virginia I too...
The cabinet doors are completed and have finish on them. I am very happy with how it turned out. I am still working on laying out where I will hang things in the doors and I think I might make some plates with my CNC that have some neat texture to them. They will probably be done as I can get to them. I have started carving the till frame and I should have about another day to finish it. I have started to look at the plans of the bench that came with the set and reading bac...
Today I piddly farted around and put the catches into the door frames. They are friction catches and needed to be mortised in. All turned out well there. They hold the doors shut really well and look nice. I had to take a break from the carving as it was killing my shoulders, not used to that hard work :) So I decided to get French..No! Not like that you sicko!French cleats. I milled up some slats to inset into the door frames with a lip similar to the back of the cabinet...
Well today I got the doors hung. I still have one door to finish carving and put finish on, but I wanted to see how it was going to look. The soss hinges worked out nice and I am able to open the doors nearly 180 degrees. I ended up with a great fit, they close with almost no gap. I set the first door up and using that in I set the second in place. I have yet to install the tension catches that will hold the doors shut, but so far so good. When I was carving the door fram...
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