Good evening, everyone! I read, while standing in the magazine aisle at Safeway, an article in a recent Fine Woodworking issue about dust-proofing table saws. While I elected not to follow the author’s rather comprehensive dust-proofing method, I still thought that, on behalf of my lovely bride to be and the kids I’ll one day bounce upon my knee that I ought to improve the dust collection efficiency of my table saw. The table saw itself is a Craftex CT146, which is pretty mu...
I begin by building pretty simple bases. They’re designed so that boxes are able to stack on top of each other. The slat on the top fits into the bottom of the box. I start with 2’x4” pieces of plywood. (I always have the 4×8 sheets cut down at my dealers.) I use my Festool track saw to achieve a straight and true edge before moving to the table saw. (This gets rid of any course, splintered, and possibly not straight, edge from the panel saw at the dealer...
Making mission style frames for Sandzen tiles #1: shorts, gluing plywood on the tiles and rough sketch of frame
Quartersawn white oak, zebra wood, sapele shorts / stripsI’m using up some strips of hardwood on this pair of frames.Tiles are iron oxide sepia toned, fired to cone 6 or 7 … made them several years ago.. tiles are inspired by Woodcuts by Birger Sandzen
Here is the final part folks. Fitting the doors and drawers.
After 3 days of raining I finally was able to bring the main bed assembly up to the house to get ready for the final assembly and installation. The first thing I did was place the main assembly face down on the floor and set the outer case verticals on each side. After inseting the pivot pins of each vertical into the mating piece on the bed frame I used the E-clips to lock them in place. I then placed the head board in position and since I did not have one clamp that would span the ent...
This week I decided to make a two fer project..lol… It is a 2 sided game and message board. On one side you have a checkerboard and on the other side a chalkboard. It is meant to hang on the wall so the checkerboard and checkers are magnetic. The main frame is Maple, the checkerboard is oak and aspen with the boarder being mahogany. The chalkboard is birch plywood primed and 3 coats of chalkboard paint. And it is finished with Tung oil Varnish
This cabinet is made from leftover red oak, Luan, birch plywood and plexiglass that I had in my shop. It is approximately 17”T x 7 1/2”W x 6” deep. I would have liked to make it a little taller to handle a couple more shelves and slightly deeper to have been able to recess the back panel. The Box I first sent the oak through the joiner to ensure I had 1 flat square edge. I then cut the board to the proper widths on my table saw then to final lengths on the Miter...
This chest is my father’s and he asked if I would restore it for him and fix most of the damage. I first started by researching the chest. I knew by stripping the chest I would most likely loose the images either with a chemical stripper to replace/repair the finish or by sanding. I wanted to see if the manufacturer still existed and could be contacted for information or help during this process. Turns out Cass Toy Company is no longer in business and was destroyed in a fire i...
A 8 in.dia.plate turned from old barn siding.Lacquer finish. Woodburning on rim.
wood turning a egg box.hi all here is my latest project its a box type egg turned from bog yew the finish i use was mineral oilits all made on the lathe from a piece of bog yew that i got from a friend of mine about three years back YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO OF IT BEANING MADE FROM START TO FINISH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df-BpsG3KMc&list=UUPGQus4bhXug820Z8Ek9hCg&index=1&feature=plcp
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