The wood siding clapboards on your house will expand during hot weather and shrink during cold weather. Over time, this repeated shrinking and expanding can cause the clapboards to warp, split, and crack. If you have damaged clapboards on your house, the easiest way to repair them is to replace them with new brand-new pieces. You’re going to need several different tools to do this job. You’ll need a pry bar, a hammer, a utility knife, a hand saw, some caulk, a box of siding nails, and your re...
Okay, I was asked to post a how to for the, I guess I’ll start calling it “vanishing” hinge, since it’s not completely invisible. Anyway I struggled with posting this tutorial, because in this instance things went badly, but I think it’s just as important to publish the mistakes as the successes, because that way whoever reads this can see where the pitfalls are. So in the spirit of full disclosure, here goes. Okay, this tutorial is for 1/2” wood and dow...
I have been carry on working on the boxes with a 2 weeks pause for our february teaching session at the American School of French Marquetry. Great class, here are some pictures More here Anyway. Before the class started I had to finish the inside of the boxes with French Polish, before the room was taken over by the students. There is different way of holding the pieces with nails bent in places Or with small wood blocks I like to have it lay out...
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...
Here is a quick tip that you can use to make the bottom inset on the decks of your cabinets adjust automatically.Here is the link be sure to check it out and let me know what you think.http://youtu.be/BL-d8EaNvCQ
This is my latest video for the octagon column seriesOctagon Column Part 5. Drawing a cutter for the base moldingIn this video I will show you how you can make a cutter that is the same profile of a base molding that is in eCabinets moldings library.Here is the link. Check it out and let me know what you think.http://youtu.be/-629T8JSCZM
I have had a lot of requests for a a description of how to build a melting pot, so here goes. A melting pot is simply a turned vase that is dismantled, sanded and put back together, and the end result should be something like this.. This vase is roughly 8×10 inches, and requires a block 8×8x 10 inches long. Use as many contrasting layers as you like, leaving the thinner layers to the outside. Once the glue is set, mount it on the lathe with a face plate. A face pl...
http://youtu.be/6zz0alDuC5k Go on. You might even enjoy it. I love being in my happy place.
Hello all, check out my latest video Elegant Lamp Build Pt.1 on YouTube. Pt. 2 will be released next week. The idea came from FW magazine issue 222. The article was written by Christian Becksvoort. My lamp was built using Birdseye Maple. This was a fun project to make. Hope you enjoy the video. Don’t forget to Like, Share, Comment, and Subscribe. Thanks for your support. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H-sc4jBMe0
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