Tonight I was finally able to use the 1” flush trim bit I got at Lowes the other day and trim back the edge of the shelf top to the template. With the template removed: Finally, after getting the edges sanded and the rounded profile made more round (with my new Rikon 1” belt/5” disk sander), the top/edges/ends sanded with 400 grit, and a quick wet down (to raise grain and get some of the dust out of the walnut grain): Next up is making final cuts to the back...
I made some progress on the actual caddy portion, including it’s base box, on 4/9/2011 (and on Sunday, 4/10/2011 I rested lol – my back and feet are needing some aspirin!). This portion wasn’t terribly difficult. For the actuall caddy portion I used a bit more of the 7” wide pine I had. I cut a couple of lenghts to the 15” width I needed. I used spray adhesive to stick them together, being mindful of orienting the cupping the same way. I have NOT milled...
I worked on the drawers and drawer case on 4/9/2011. The drawer case has to be the same width as the rest of the main frame boxes, which is 15”, and the same length. I’d originally planned to do 24” but after getting the drawer slide hardware I decided to add a bit of a gap between the backs of the drawers so added another 1/4”. The frame boxes will all be 24-1/4”. I chose some full extension 12” drawer slides (Shop Fox D3028, 100 lb. capacity side mo...
I was able to spend a good amount of time working on this project on 4/9/2011. I’d even got off work early the afternoon before and hoped to make some progress but ended up breaking a router bit so had to change my plans. I’ve never broken a router bit before and it was strange. I probably lucked out. I was trying out a cut, just to get the measurements. I was cutting in pine with a 1/2” shank 1/4” straight cut, 2 flute, MLCS Carbide tipped bit. I don’t know w...
This is the first real HD video I have put out. This video is a much higher quality than any other video I have put out. In this episode I build maple pencil holders. I started out with making the bases which have a round over profile on each side. Then I used my tablesaw to re saw a piece of 3/4 maple to use for the box that sits on the base.
Not enough guys make wooden utensils for families to buy. I took my wooden coffee coaster sets to the senior center to sell on commission in their store. They requested for me to make wooden utensils for people to buy for their kitchens and they believe the wooden utensils would be a fast seller in their store so I am designing a set for them to sell in their store. I won’t charge a arm and a leg for them as I want my set to be affordable to families. My thoughts are if you put a littl...
Progress as of 4/3/2011 I got a Woodhaven 4555 Box Joint Jig a 2 days ago. I got it set up yesterday to where it makes good 3/8” fingers on a box joint. Today I got to work on the prototype of the tote box – the separate box on the lower left of the original drawing. First I created a copy of the SketchUp for just the tote box and printed it out. Note that my drawing does NOT incude the finger joints. In the original drawing the length is 20-1/2”. I decided to keep...
If there is one thing you can rely on to be unreliable, it’s the weather. We went from 8 degrees Celsius last week to -1 and snowing today. As I wander around the garage tidying and planning, I realize that until the shed is up, it’s going to be semi-pointless to actually start working. Oh well. I have done drawings for my router table and the sheer size of my Triton 3 1/4HP router is going to cause issues. It’s going to need 13” of horizontal clearance in the...
Hey Guys & Gals! A quick video showing building a picture frame for mothers day. Really just an excuse to get out into the workshop. Sorry if you have alrady seen this ( I have already posted this as a project when I decided I wanted to blog this) ENJOY!
Its been a while since I’ve posted anything project-related. My time has been consumed with work-work and not wood work. So my wife has this table which she moved into the house when we got married. I can’t stand the thing and it is constantly being bumped, knocked over, and hit into the wall. Its ugly, veneered, and flimsy so I’ve tried everything short of burning it to get it out of there. Finally my wife told me to make something to replace it or get lost. My...
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