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Working on something for the wife, a shoe rack for the front room. She wanted to buy one and I needed a new project, so here we are. Just need to finish the top and doors and then I will need to decide on a finish. Any suggestions on a finish ? Thanks for stopping by.
I haven’t really posted on here for a while so, sorry but heres what I have to say today. I was working on a new project for my uncle. It’s a shoe shine box, just for looks at his house, and I was simply routing a dato on the bottom of the box to accept the bottom panel. Well heres where things get kind of scary. I was using a 1/4 inch straight cutting bit to cut the datos and all the sudden I realized that nothing was being cut. I turned off the router and examined the problem...
Got out today and get the trays for the left hand side of the cabinet redone, I found a real cool piece of the ply for the drawer/tray fronts. I also got the three drawers for the bottom of the cabinet done. Tomorrow, I am gonna get out there and get the handles on the trays and get the drawers and drawer slides mounted. That should just about finish the cabinet base done, and I can start on the design and layout of the top. Much there I need to figure out.
My daughter Jenny found a nightstand she liked on the web. She asked me if I could build one like it for her. Of course, I said yes. Then I began looking closer at its design. The challenge was with two design elements: (1) the lock miter joints for the case, and (2) the 45 degree angle for the legs. To address the first issue I would need to purchase a lock miter router bit and practice. I may need to build a tall router fence and jig to hold the vertical piece firmly against the fence....
As a new member here, I figured that I should share the project I am working on. I am by no means a luthier, or a highly skilled woodworker (yet). This is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. It started by felling an ash tree a few years ago and getting it milled into boards. Here I am in my large workshop planing the boards to thickness. Note the fancy chip/dust collector. Did my first bookmatch ever! Made a core from maple. glueing the back to the ...
Table saw system upgrade A few years ago I got a good deal on an Xacta fence for my Jet contractors saw. That meant I had to come up with a support system for the extension table. !I decided to build a system that would hold the saw, provide some storage and also hold my router. That way I could get rid of my router table. At the time my shop was quite a bit smaller than my current shop. So this is what I came up with.It was functional but it wasn’t pretty.This year I decided that I ...
I thought today was going to be a great day, I had a babysitter, a project to do for my wife’s workplace, and the shop temp. was about 70, perfect day right? Well I went out about 8 a.m., about 8:30 I broke my first bandsw blade ever resawing. i went to the woodsmith shop and bought a new blade, jet bearing guides, and new tires, still determined to make the best of things I got the bandsaw up and going, finished resawing and dementioning my lumber and it was off to dovetails, everythin...
Having dressed all the timber to size… the next job is to make the frame..I use Cope and Stick construction.. also known as Frame and PanelFirst using a Mitre Express and Mitre 2000 gauge with stop attached… all the rails [horizontal parts] were cut to size …. this method ensures accuracy… the Stiles [ or the vertical parts of the frame…] are left over long… this means that a little extra protrudes past the rails… these are called ‘horns’ ...
Well I’m nearing the end now, i’ve got a lot done in the last two days. not a whole lot physically but the details are really coming along good. i’ll get right into it. first i needed to cut a v groove at the intersection of the tongue and groove. i started by cutting a groove in the intersection area. then i chiseled away the waste to get a rough groove and finished it up with some sandpaper Then after that was done i put in the ebony peg. i will go mo...
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