Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options This one is all about assembly! I receive a lot of requests to include more details on my assembly process. This is a detail that many articles, videos, and DVDs tend to leave out, so hopefully this helps to fill some gaps. Keep in mind that every project will require a different glueup and clamping strategy, and this is just one way to get the job done. Hopefully it will give you some tips and tricks that you can pu...
Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options As is always the case, my designs tend to change on the fly. And since this was a Guild project, a lot of Guild member input went into the design modifications. So this video begins with a quick screencast showing you some of the changes I made to the tool cabinet since our last presentation. Viva la Sketchup! With the design mostly complete, we can start the construction phase. My goal is to build the project e...
Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options Every shop needs a tool chest. So I set out to build a beautiful wall-hanging unit made completely from plywood. Plywood is inexpensive, durable, easy to find, and perfect for shop furniture. The first video in the series focuses entirely on the design. Now I’m no George Walker and I would guess that you aren’t either. So how do we “average Joe designers” go about developing a project con...
Well i got a lot done on it today. I got the frame completely glued up and square (or as square as I could get it), and started working on the trim. The chest is made of AC (pine) plywood, and the trim will be oak. Tomorrow hopefully I’ll get through the trim, and then on to the drawers. I’m kind of intimidated by the drawers – have never done them before. You can see in the last picture the look i’m going for. Pine chest, oak trim, pine drawers, oak handles. Th...
Started on this tool chest tonight. Forgot to take pictures of my progress so far, but will tomorrow and will post it. I’m making it out of 1/2” AC Plywood. I wish I would have made it bigger, as the top drawers will be quite small, but I was able to make the entire skeleton (without the drawers) out of 1 4X4 sheet. Didnt want to spend the money on the 2nd sheet so this is why I have made it this size (24WX18HX12D) The bottom two rows of drawers will be plenty big for the ...
Well much progress since I last posted about my tool cabinet. It is just about complete, well as I explained to my wife “it will never be complete until I can’t fit anymore tools in it” All that is left to do is make the drawers, add the bottom shelf, and the inner swinging tool doors like the Fine Woodworking model and then of course the various tool holders for current tools and future ones too! After I last posted I sanded, then sanded, then sanded some more! I progres...
So Thursday morning I finished up with a last coat of paint on the chairs and headed off to get my supplies. I had planned on Birch or Pine but was leaning towards pine as it’s $7 a sheet cheaper and on a budget project like mine every dollar counts! When I got to the store I had changed position and figured I’d use the Birch as I had some left over from another project that I could use for drawers etc. Well there was sadly only one piece of it on the shelf so I resigned myself to...
My shop, which technically is only the space left over after my wife parks her truck in the garage, is small and cluttered. When I work on a project I have to constantly search for tools or move ten things just to get to where it is actually put away at. Well that is all about to change! You see I got a $100 gift card to the big blue box down the street, it’s supposed to be for part of a tablesaw, but apparently they won’t let me buy just part of a tablesaw. So while working on a ...
I just posted some pictures of my buddy’s Hand Tool Chest. If you like hand tools at all it’s worth checking out. http://www.craftedbytim.com/?p=203
Since rivergirl has built me a stool that is exactly the way that I wanted it to look I decided that I would build her a tool box as a way of reciprocating. I love the footstool and I think that she did a fine job on it and the wood and finish is just beautiful. It is as though rivergirl had read my mind about the way that I wanted my stool to look. rivergirl has told me that her stool has some flaws in it but I am sure that her tool box will also have some flaws in it so that is as it should...
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