My niece will graduate as a nurse in the near future. She has moved into a new house and asked me for a small desk for her new flat panel iMac. I decided to make an oak desk that would be loosely based on the mission style but with side panels that would reflect her future as an RN. My goal is a small desk 48” x 29” with keyboard drawer and a small drawer. I’ll be trying my first hand made dovetails on scrap and then on to my first dovetailed drawer I put this out here, ...
My wife and I bought a foreclosure about a year ago and are about 75% done with the plans that we set forth in the beginning. The kitchen is completely redone, along with the living room and our expectant baby’s nursery. The bathrooms are in process along with our bedroom. I’ve sort of taken a break from the home improvement aspect and gotten into a lot more woodworking. I find my hands to be a lot more steady than ever, and my accuracy much improved. So now I am making a k...
Ancientwood has developed a technique for filling large, structural cracks, sometimes found in Ancient Kauri slabs. This is a step-by-step approach for creating a flat surface with beautiful patterns and design. 1. The slab must first be flattened. This can be done with a drum sander, planer or a CNC router.2. After the slab is flat, locate cracks that need filling.3. Fill any hairline cracks with color-matched latex putty. Wet the adjacent area of the Ancient Kauri with spirits to get an a...
Yo whats up everybody I was looking at the ryobi table saw at homedepot.com and I was thinking about is it really worth it to spend $115 on a bench top tablesaw or is it better to spend $100 on a circular saw. Now I dont have a working circular saw and I know that a table saw is more accurate then a circular saw. In this case its not I read some of the reviews on lumberjocks and on home depot.com on both the ridgid circular saw and the ryobi table saw and I really wasnt convinced that this ...
October of 2008 me and my loving wife enbarked on a remodel project of my childhood home. We are now coming close to end of the project and getting close to the move in date. Today I started stain the wood floor’s wich take up about 70% of the floor covering in the house and this is my first time to finish wood floors, so to save money we decided to do this our selves ( no-one can do it as well as you can any way right). Wrong I should have just paid the guy finish the floors. Every whe...
1st Place The Wood Whisperer-14 votes 2nd Place MLW Woodworking-6 votes 3rd Place TIE Matts Basement Workshop/ Kostas Workshop-5 votes 4th Place TIE Modern Woodshop/ Woodworkers Resource-3 votes 5th Place TIE Scroll Saw Workshop/ Renaissance Woodworker-2 votes Yo whats up everybody I screwed up the contest my G-Mail email wasn’t working and there were 3 more entries here are links to there websites http://thecraftsmanspath.com/ http://underconstructionlive.com/ http://woodgears...
HELLO there, morning coffee drinkers.. here is the news from downunder.Today I took delivery of another 2 pallets of the European Wild Cherry.. had to find space to unload it all.Managed to unload one pallet before the rain came in… covered the other pallet with a tarpaulin., that took some time from my day. Then the sun came out.. figures hey. As you may or may not have read ….. I posted a tutorial on how to make a tumbling block board in endgrain. That took a little of my da...
Hi guys ,, I had a request to make a tutorial with regards the endgrain Tumbling Block Design.First off,.., You need to decide the size of the blocks…. for this example I used 1” stock… Or something similar.. actually just over .. once dressed. Set the blade of the table saw to 60 degrees.. a bevel box makes this simpleI use the INCRA fence system so it is easy to rip bevels off side of the blade.Once the bevels are ripped measure the length of the bevel and move the f...
This project is a fine example of the 80/20 concept. it takes 20% of the project time to complete 80% of it, and then, 80% of the project time to finish the last 20% of the project. As it gets to the details, things take longer to think through, plan out, cut…mill…glue… and finesse. this time it’s the leg vise Chop, and although not completely finished (still need to trim, round off, and apply BLO), it’s construction is done. I was originally planning to us...
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