Hey everybody. I wanted to share at least some aspects of this current project because there are several problems and techniques I’m dealing with here for the first time and was hoping for some input, other solutions and ideas, etc. A couple of the issues have to do with wood movement and I think I’m happy with how I’ve handled them but would welcome any input. Take a look. Terrible picture but just to provide some reference, the bookcase is in cherry with a curly map...
I finally got around to making the shaker wall clock like Norm Abrams did on the New Yankee Workshop many years ago. Please view my video here: http://youtu.be/zDL9bfkEObY Thanks! Chris
What started as a leaking kitchen faucet has turned in to a kitchen remodel. However, I convinced my wife that before tearing up the kitchen, we should build a buffet in the dining room. If all goes well, then we will tackle the kitchen next year. We have been living in this house since July 1987. It has been paid for for several years and all of our kids are grown so it is just me and the missus. The cabinets are vintage 1983 oak but their time has come and gone. I don’t like the...
wow i havent been out to the shed in so long i guess its due to the fact that i have just finished all my exams and i really just was to lazy to do some woodworking but theres a big change about to happen, in about two weeks or so i will create a youtube channel, website and hopefully a Facebook page to do with me building projects. years ago i used to have youtube videos but they were dull and boring so i am giving it another shot, and i have to say with me being more experienced and with th...
Garlick and Son Rip Saw The original Garlick and Son Saw Company was started in 1858 according to the webpage. http://www.flinn-garlick-saws.co.uk/acatalog/The_Lynx_Range.html My Garlick and Son (Lynx) saw arrived today. I purchased it on EBay taking a risk and trying for a great price; well lady luck turned my way. The saw is in fine shape and looks great. It’s a Lynx line saw according to the Lynx website which acquired or obtained Garlick and Son Saw Company sometime in 19...
Here is a home made lathe without the usual nuts and bolts. A brilliant effortPassed on to LJ’s from my buddy Andy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG9R0q9QJQc
I’ve decided that we need a coffee table in our family room. We used to have one, but it had a thick glass top that my 5YO son crashed into one day. The glass didn’t break, but the gash in the back of his head required a staple to keep it shut! Suffice it to say, we decided that it was time for that table to go. Now it’s hiding in the basement waiting for use to do something constructive with it (like sell it!). Now the family room is wide open and in need of something. I...
One of the parts of woodworking that many would like to do better is finishing, and that includes me. On my quest to obtain the background I have bought books, talked with professionals in the field, and searched high and low on the internet to find the answers to my questions. Some of the questions arose as I was completing a project but others were generated by what I had read. As I have gotten older I say to myself, “I know I have read something about this particular procedure”, but I...
I finally had time this past week to finish the table. I tried some test pieces to see which approach to take. I knew wanted to use shellac, and that I possibly wanted to use oil first. So, I created four test finishes on cutoffs, sanded to 220… Dainish oil + clear shellacDainish oil + amber shellacclear shellac onlyamber shellac only The oil made less difference than I thought, but I liked what it did. And the amber shellac was too much, and clear not enough. So I decided to d...
Next up was making the drawers for the table. As it was my first time doing hand cut half blind joints, I put myself through a practice run, making two drawers (sans bottoms) with scrap, before using the real grain matched pieces, and potentially screwing those up. I had my how-to down pretty well, but I wanted to get a little more experience in my muscles, and be able to notice any bad trends in technique and correct them. Here’s my efforts, with poplar for the sides & back...
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