I’ve always liked the look of a plugged hole. I’m currently finishing 15 Arts and Crafts chairs. I have a tendency to overkill. This problem comes from corriecting mistakes for years. On these chairs I used mortise and tenon joints with glue and screwed each jointThe 15 chairs have 14 plugged holes each. When I first put plugs in I tried a chisel, saw, belt sander (not my best move) and found all of these have draw backs. Lately I’ve been using a router. Even with a r...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS5whcSTSi4&feature=youtu.be This is the first project for my students to make this year.Will post a gallery pic when I get them done .
Take a look at what the manufacturers allowed to pass!? I get it. It’s not woodworking – but really – I could move that board back and forth with ease. If I stretched any fabric across it, it would pull that poor construction to the center. So my problem was this. How do I fix that problem without taking the whole dang chair apart? Well I pulled out the staples then removed that bit of problem wood. I chiseled out one end then got out my cheap jigsaw. I had to take ...
Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Class Description In this video lesson series I will show you how to use the Pattern Wizard software to create and print your own patterns and designs on your computer. This program is very useful for creating scroll saw and stained glass patterns, relief carving designs, puzzle patterns, and other craft designs. While we will focus on patterns for chip carving in this series, the same techniques I will teach you can be used to create patterns...
Howdy, I’ve still got a whole lot more blog to do but I felt like showing you all that it is not as time consuming to upholster furniture as it seems to be——through this blog. ;) I don’t expect that anyone to knock a chair out in a few hours (Unless that’s your job – then you need to do better than me. ;) ) Anyhow, I enjoyed making this for you. It’s the second chair. I still need cover-ups, skirt and cushion. Not finished yet. ...
Howdy, A lot of the techniques for shaping this inside back have already been discussed at length in the inside arm Blog. I’m going to skim over a few details until I get to something different. I’ve got some loose synthetic burlap on the back of the chair. It’s happens to be the only ‘material’ I kept. I removed the staple holding the top half. I cut myself some 2”ish inch wide by 2” inch thick foam strips. I just stapled them securel...
What router bits to buy is one of the more common questions that come up on discussion forums. As with many popular topics, there are usually as many different opinions about which bits to own as there are members who reply. It’s largely subjective, but this blog will at least touch on the pros and cons of some of the strategies, and a few of the basic “dos & don’ts”…then you can decide for yourself what’s best for you. Note that these are just the ramblings of an average amateur wood...
Howdy, The chair arms have been formed into a nice rolled shape and they are ready to accept padding. This will be fun and it’s easier than you may be thinking. It is certainly less exacting than most would expect. Lets get started. There are 3 major products you can use to pad the arms of a chair. Foam, Cotton or Dacron Polyester. Foam, 1 to 2 inches thick usually. It Gives a nice uniform shape. but it can be compressed to nothing. When Foam begins to deteriorate, it turns to...
Don’t be a fool! Don’t throw away that CDR /DVD-R spool, use it for your tool (not that one, funny guy.) You remember those round thingys for storing CDRs and DVD-Rs we used back in the day, before them young-guns foisted their whippersnapper SSDs and USB sticks on us. I don’t care what they say, nothing beats punched cards and they sound better too! Other than for holding coasters, CDR spools are about as useless as their contents—until now. Well, this isn̵...
Let’s upholster the arms in three stages. This stage, shaping the arms, is most often skipped or ignored especially in these days of Quick Buck furniture. There is no need for that especially if you want your chair to look really good. On top of that – it’s Easy!!! On top of that – Spend time on the foundation and the rest will be easier. That’s “Two On Top of that’s.” You can’t loose! Take a look at the bare shape of these arm...
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