Hey everyone!I have recently opened up a shop on Etsy.com to sell my wooden airplane whirligigs. I have so much fun making them, and love learning the history behind each model I build. I have recently moved into the business of selling them, as i cannot possibly fit anymore in my yard!!! You’ll find that the prices I have chosen are very low, just enough to keep the cost of supplies from getting my wifes attention! so check them out here:http://www.rickswhirligigs.etsy.comthanks!!!
I am building a coffee table that is based on a piece I built in 2007. The first table has a solid top made from Sapelle and a base where the apron and legs were from Mahogany. The new table will have the same general shape-in all sections-top, apron and legs. The changes will include, walnut for the legs and apron, and a top that is veneered with inlayed designs. The carving’s on the legs and aprons will be different too. I began taking pictures of this second table when I was ...
I recently came back from a woodworking class with Dale Barnard in Paoli, IN this weekend where he taught me how to make a set of five Shaker oval nesting boxes in cherry. Dale’s workshop is set up to build just about anything, and he offers some pretty awesome classes for beginner through advanced woodworkers. Initially, I was surprised at how relatively simple the construction a set of one of these seemed to be. I guess that is pretty standard for anything from the Shakers. Howeve...
Turning a “Steve in Marin”CD light switch cover on my Jet lathe. Thanks for the idea Steve!
It has been a while, but if you’ll recall, I left off the last segment with the panels for this small Poplar Box freshly cut and fitted.Of course, my Wood Working was interrupted over the last couple weeks, but while my Dad was still in the Hospital, after visiting him, I would come home and do a few things. I was far too distracted and preoccupied to go near the machinery, but the next steps were quiet ones and I took a few minutes to do them here and there…I actually put the box...
Well, trimming up the sides removed the gaps I showed in the previous post. BUT the trimming exposed other gaps! Definitely needed to do a better job of clamping! Time to adapt. Time to go back to the shrinking scrap pile. As luck would have it, I had two strips of cherry from an even older project. If I remember right, these strips are from the first cherry boards I ever bought (19 years ago). Both strips are long enough and one of them has enough length to cover the ends as well. ...
Using up some scraps here…..just made the basic boards today. Tomorrow I hope to work on the corners and edge treatments and juice grooves and then get them soaked with Mineral Oil : ) Thanks for looking ! Ooops ,sorry …... Where to add photos here ?
Tomorrow, at 9;30 AM, my new ‘old’ Hans stroke sander is to arrive. This one has a 120” X 48” table and an 8” belt. The tables adjusts in/out/up/down. I have been lusting for this tool for some thirty years, after having used one briefly in the late ‘70’s. It is just the size to work upon that ‘promised’ dining room table for Son and his wife. I harvested a number of Claro Walnut trees and root-balls a year ago. The 4/4 material i...
How do you put a round-over on a leg with as many curved and non-flat surfaces as those on this chair (hint: it’s not all done with a router)? Take a look at the most recent post on my journey to build a Sculpted Rocking Chair. This time I tackled the front legs and initial shaping of all four of the legs. As a result, it’s really starting to look like a chair!
Well just finished my second door. Reduced the stiles to 2.25 inches. For the bottom double panel I simply put the frame together and then moved the one rail until I liked the size, measured and then added 3/4” to the measurement. I like this one better but then again it’s not my kitchen. I’m just the unpaid help, ‘Ya mule!’ I have one remaining fit problem on the upper rail that as I ran it through the shaper I was kicking myself before I even finished. Oh...
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