Well, it all started just a couple weeks before Christmas. I knew it was coming but didn’t appreciate the impact it would have. My girlfriend, Heather, and I decided that we wanted to live together but I didn’t want to leave my living space because it’s in the building I work in and I always wanted that warehouse living experience before I decided to truck it back out to the country. When I moved into this 500sq. foot shed-within-a-bigger-shed it was a nightmare. I kne...
Here my husband is leveling the bottom so we can start getting it down to the right height. My daughter Scooter helping clean the bark out of the crevices
Since early fall we have been swamped in the shop and still have not gotten caught up from Christmas. Our inventory is depeleted and we are trying to get items instock as well as work on a few custom orders. Here is a rough form piece of juniper that we will make into a coffee table that will have a rock slab for a top. Once this is finished it will be shipped to Norway.
Can anyone give me advice on spraying on stain.Every project I ever built was always hand stained. Now i hear/read more and more about spaying stain on. It seems to have its advantages, even coat, and less time consuming. From what i read, I would spray a stain on then rub off the excess. Can someone share their ideas or tips with me? I have a small (1/2 quart) spray gun and compressor- used for auto paint. Can i use that? If so- is HIGH pressure OK to spray stain? OR do i have to go ...
hey everyone, welcome to this episode of the teen age woodworker. in this episode i talk a bit about coloring in sapwood (duh) which is a great skill to have especially in todays world where sapwood is not considered a defect in most woods. i also did a write up on the whole thing over at my new blog with Aaron Molley. also if you want to order Charles Neil’s finishing A – Z Beyond the books dvds or any other of his dvds you can do that on his web site. they are great videos ...
Here is the other inlay table that we have been working on. This one is inlayed with turquoise from Arizona, the top is burled cottonwood, and the base is juniper, we had to add an extra leg for support. It was finished with Bullseye sealcoat and satin polyurethane. 18 1/2” tall 43” long and 24” at the widest points, the top is 2 1/2” thick.
Juniper Log Table with Stone Inlay Burled Cottonwood Top #4: Malachite Stone Inlay completed, table is finished
After an extensive learning process with inalying stone and dealing with punky wood, we have finished our table. This table stands 19 1/2” tall The burled cottonwood top is 2 1/2” thick, 42 1/2” at the longest points and 30” at the widest points The cottonwood top and base is finished with satin polyurethane, the juniper pedestal is finished with polycrylic. I will have more pictures posted on our website tomorrow 9/8/2008 T...
well here is the final post in my pull out trash box thing series. figure i’ll get right into it. first i started by adding some 45 blocks to the place where the trash can sits. i had to notch it because that drilling would have been pretty hard without a drill press. i notched it a bit to much though. and i used brass screws. why? because they were the only ones that were short enough to not go through my surface. but to sound smart just in-case someone missed the bucket its good th...
well here is the second to last entry in my pull out trash box series. this will cover the rest of the construction and the next entry will cover the finished project. so lets jump right in. i left off with the rest of the thing prefinished and showing the drawer in it. just milled up the drawer front. and finished and attached it. simple enough. the drawer bottom isn’t in yet and you might notice that the color is a bit different. thats because the gel poly isn’t on yet. ...
So here is the entry of my pull out trash can box thing where i show the finish. due to prefinishing i have already done most of the finishing and put some parts together so i figured i would show that now. and then next week i will probably have the finished project up. so to start of course i sanded the piece to 180. i would not recommend using sycamore with hand tools. it doesn’t work well at all, and its hard to tell which way the grain is running. dovetails are really hard with syc...
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