I just started this build for a client. We originally started with 6/4 sweet gum. That did not work as the wood was heavily warped. We switched to a walnut that is fairly flat, but also only 4/4. Originally on of the 45’s on the desk was going to be a waterfall joint with a hidden spline. Instead I will most like craft the 45, but back it with metal to strengthen the joint. The other side of the desk will be supported by a metal leg. I have not decided what I will seal it with. I am ope...
Again, this is a junction where I continue to praise the Festool Track Saw. I cleaned up the edges of all the boards bordering the compass by simply laying the track down and setting the depth. The lines came out nice and crisp. I then followed that up by rounding over the edges. I did not want sharp edges on a surface bare feet would be on very frequently. I had to order a special 1/8in Amana Round Over bite with a small bronze bushing brazed on to the the end. As a standard 1/4in...
The bookcase is finished and so are the videos! I’m happy to say that the bookcase suits the room well and it even fits the gap it’s supposed to go in (I admit to being somewhat nervous when I turned up to deliver it). View on YouTube If anyone wants an easy link, I’ve set up a playlist with all 4 parts here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbd5qQJhXiljBIkSsvn0O6T012UXGyOdS
So just after Christmas I decided to have a go at a carcass type project. I got carried away and bought a Makita track saw to help me break down sheet goods. So I went to my local diy shop (Wickes) and bought some of their ‘hardwood ply’, in reality its pretty rubbish stuff, but the timber yards were shut between Christmas and New Year, not to mention the fact that I wanted to play with my new toy. All in all this was a really quick project, I got all the joinery done in a few day...
I made a guide for my circular saw to aid in making crosscuts in plywood. https://youtu.be/0FnKZRv_yok
Just a short clip using a Festool TS 75 to trim a 9’ long table top with bread board ends that have been left long to be trimmed along with a 1/16’’ of each side.
Since the first time I used a “festool ts 55″ track saw I knew I wanted one, it wasnt untill I found out the price of the tool that I decided it was going to have to wait or find an alternative.Being impatient I decided against waiting for a festool saw and started looking at other options, Makita’s sp6000kt was still too expensive to justify, just as the Bosch GKT55 and DeWalt DWK520k were. It wasnt until I discovered the Schappach CS55 (same as the Woodstar Divar 55) that I decided it wa...
I finished painting my patio planter boxes today. I like the way they came out. Thanks to the mortise and tenon, and panel construction, they are very sturdy. The were a lot of dadoes, mortises, tenons, and trim to cut for this project, but it was a lot of fun fitting all the pieces together. The colors are Martha Stewart’s “Monk’s Glove” and “Chianti” from Home Depot. Working on these in my garage attracted a lot of attention. As I was fi...
I’ve made a lot of progress on this project, but I’ve been so busy since the kids got out of school for the summer, that I haven’t had much computer time lately to update my blog. Here I have the three piece legs glued up and I’m testing the fit of the tenons. In this photo, I’ve finished the sanding all the parts, have the tenons glued into the legs, and have the panels installed. Now they are starting to look like planters. One of the changes I ma...
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