To go with the poker table is a custom bar. Engraved on the front. Thought I would share my misery with you. To start; I print it out and cut it out one letter at a time and spray with Marsh ink Hopefully it looks like the picture when you’re done. Then I use the Bosch Colt compact router with a 1/8” bit to cut the outline. Then I switch to a 1/4” bit to clean out the letters. Then I get to play graffiti artist and spray ink in the letters. Now i...
Ok so before I get into this I want to make the following three declarations: 1) I am not in any way in favour of using inexpensive (IE cheap) woods and disguising them as expensive (IE high quality) woods in projects. That is not my goal here. 2) I am not a professional woodworker, nor am I a professional finisher, so this is just my own experience as a hobbyist. 3) I am not a proponent of staining or colouring every wood that you finish; I am totally cool normally with leaving woo...
Since my last blog post on my #3C rehab I got everything broken down and soaking. I haven’t had time to go pick up my Evaporust yet so I decided to try and give my home made brew of cider vinegar and baking soda one more go. While that was soaking I started on the tote repair and looking for a new front knob in my “box o’ shame” aka my parts box of either poorly purchased planes or parts that got replaced… does everyone have a box like this or am I ju...
Remember the last piece…. my blog What is next? Lippings on the lidBottom – planned to be with velvet??Wooden hinges…. I have two already done in spare.Wooden latch… I have to make a new design with respect to the lipping involve in this one.Wooden knob… Is it necessary? Plan ahead…. that is a good habbit. Have a nice day!
I picked up a Stanley no 3C on eBay last week for a whopping $10. It looked rough in the pics and not much was said about it but the price was right and it looked complete enough to get back into shape. I just got it out of the mail today and had my first look at it and to my surprise it is a Sweetheart model :D It has had the cap screw replaced with a bolt and the front knob looks like someone turned it from a broom handle and the tote is broken in 2 but over all this thing is really...
In this video I show you how to make a simple yet elegant lift lid box. These little boxes can be made with with different woods to give them their own character, and due to the simplicity they can be made in batches.. They make a great gift to give someone. The boxes in the videos are made from Spalted Pecan, White Oak, & Mahogany. Each Box was finished with 2 coats of Danish Oil to bring out the natural beauty and color of the woods. Also in the video I talk about an upcoming project...
It was nice using some harder timber for a change. Tasmanian Blackwood that I found on our river bank after a strong wind in 2009. I also changed from my usual 1:6 angle for softwoods to the preferred 1:8 for hardwoods.Very pleased with the results!!!
One of the parts of woodworking that many would like to do better is finishing, and that includes me. On my quest to obtain the background I have bought books, talked with professionals in the field, and searched high and low on the internet to find the answers to my questions. Some of the questions arose as I was completing a project but others were generated by what I had read. As I have gotten older I say to myself, “I know I have read something about this particular procedure”, but I...
Because everything is in the classroom now it is more difficult to gather photos i will try and get some for yous. Just to give yous an update i have finished 2 out of 3 drawers (the big one and one of the smalls) i have to say half blind dovetails arent easy but the end product is pretty spectacular i also have the plywood back on the cabinet now, only one more drawer and the two doors and then its finishing time :)
1) I first started with these drawings with i pretty much followed….. 2) I cut my 3/4” chipboard to 3’ by 2’ and same for the 1/8” MDF 3) i cut a rebate to house the saw in the chipboard this also give you more of the blade and drilled a hole for the router. 4) i then mounted the saw using screws and wood blocks, and mounted the router using bolts 5) i then flipped the wood over and cut a 1” wide slot in the chipboard paralell to the bla...
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