Episode 73 Panels from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I go through how to make a panel. I cut the panels down to size at the router table but there are a lot of other ways to do it. The 4 panels I made are for a curved top chest.
I have been looking forward to this part of the table saw island for a long time. In fact its been in process for a month or so, but I have had the idea to build one for years. I need to have out feed support on the table saw when ever cutting large sheet goods or long lumber. However I don’t always need the extra table taking up space and I don’t always need the support in the same position on the back of the bench. So here is my first sliding flip up out feed extension table, bu...
The basic assembly process is simple: Slide a panel’s edge bead into a groove in a post—that’s it. Incidentally, this basic interaction is so intuitive that my 4 yr old took one look at a post and panel and immediately put them together. Within seconds, he had grabbed two more posts and panels and added them to the wall. Tall Walls and TowersHowever, to build a wall that is taller than a single post, there’s a very simple additional trick: Instead of using a tall ...
This chest is a class project I did. The design is not mine; the instructor (Jim Vice) provided this design. It took many hours to build and covers many woodworking techniques. It is currently not quite finished yet. I still have to make walnut plugs and cover those screw holes, secure the top, chose some know (I am thinking brass) and of course apply a finish. We primarily used Ash throughout. The drawer dividers, back and bottom are plywood. I chose sapele for the drawer front inl...
Episode 72 Book Ends part 2 from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I cut the rabbet that holds the top and bottom piece together. Then I glue up the book ends. I sand all the parts to 220 then stain them. http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/
I deal with correcting mistakes instead! It has been quite a while since my last post, but I AM still working on this project. In addition to regular life, we have had a week long vacation, business trips (including 2 weeks in China), a family illness and preparing for RAGBRAI . The shop time has been hard to come by. I figured this would be a good time to confess and share how I am dealing with this round of unexpected issues. Dull Bandsaw Blade I started to shape one side of the...
I’m now working on a couple of desks for a Medical clinic. I’ve been working on this project for about 13 days now. I built this unit out of oak plywood and red oak lumber. I started this project by constructing the the upper portions first. I had to wait to receive my hardware before building the base cabinets. This set of desks is custom for the client, the first desk station on the left is 50” wide than there is (3) 40” wide stations one of the stations is going to ...
As I have mentioned in a few places, I am in the middle of moving my workplace. Which is where my shop is. It’s going to be at LEAST another month before I get to unpack, maybe more. Things are in an annoying limbo. I went down to the old place today to bang out a few things. I had more ideas in mind but they have to wait. Humidity and I are having a raging battle and I’m on the loosing side of the war. Sigh. But, I had a stack of designs I had cut earlier that needed some b...
Pattern Routing for Fenders for a Toy July 1993 Woodworkers Journal. This is a long detailed blog on pattern routing. I am making a 1920 style Runabout car for the Mason Dixon Woodworkers toy distribution. We usually make about 1300 toys each year that we give to 25 different charities, for them to distribute to the children that they represent at Christmas time. We work every Wednesday, 50 weeks of the year. We are funded by community support in our area, $10.00 here $500.00 there. ...
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