Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'shaker style'

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Shaker Style Cupboard Using Only Hand Tools

07-25-2018 10:22 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made this shaker style country cupboard using only hand tools. It has been a while since i did some traditional woodworking and wanted to improve my hand tool skills.This is also the first big project with my new workbench and was a good way to put it through it’s paces. This was a fun project and it gave me the opportunity to make a lot of different joinery (and gave me a good work out). Thanks for watching!

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Blanket Chest #18: Chest Delivered to New Owner

01-18-2016 02:42 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

My Ann and I made the trip south to our sweet granddaughter Brittany’s home to give her this blanket chest that I made. She is 23 weeks pregnant with our two great granddaughters, our first ones. I remember the day that this sweet girl could fit into the palms of my two cupped hands. Now she will bring into our lives another two pretty girls to love and hold.

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Blanket Chest #16: Last Finish Coat

01-05-2016 05:47 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

It did not take long today to spray on the second and last coat of finish. Again this was spar urethane that I was spraying on my wormy maple Shaker style blanket chest. I will let this coat dry 24 hours before I begin fastening the lid hinges. The only thing that remain on this project besides letting the urethane dry thoroughly is to install the Rockler stay-lid torsion hinges. As I mentioned earlier in this blog, I glued two shim pieces to bring the chest’s back panel out from 5/...

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Blanket Chest #15: Two Coats... that many or more planned for today.

01-03-2016 05:57 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I wiped on two coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal yesterday. That certainly went easier for me than the amber Shellac did when I tried to brush it on this wormy maple. These coats of sanding sealer look good. I am warming up my shop so I can wipe on two or more coats today. Then I will probably spray on either clear Shellac from a can or a Spar Polyurethane to protect this blanket chest’s finish. I took a close-shot of the chest’s dovetails, and also its plinth. I do l...

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