In continuation with my previous post, I began this experience with a trip to Windsor Plywood to source the necessary materials. I ended up finding a nice piece of quarter sawn Spanish Cedar which was 4/4 by 6” – 8’ long, finished on 2 faces; a nice piece of quarter sawn Red Oak which was 4/4 by 6” – 6’ long, finished on all sides; A full sheet of birch plywood and a roll of Walnut veneer. I took a trip over to Lee Valley to get some quadrant hinges and als...
Hi all! Thank you for waiting so long for my final dart board cabinet build video. The wedding went well and my Brother-in-law loved the gift. He will be hanging it shortly. Thanks for watching! Mike View on YouTube
and attached to the base. Needed an old drill to make some slots in the brackets.. I’d drill straight through, about in the middle of a bracket, then rock the bit back and forth to make a slot. Need the slot at 90 degrees to the length of the top. Just loose enough the screw can slide as the top moves. Now, once the four slots were drilled, I checked on the underside of the top…...no crayola stuff, still nasty. Time for one of these things, again.. A Stanley #4, this ...
Yesterday I jointed and planed the new walnut board I had bought at MacBeath Hardwood,. After I squared off one end and had cut the boards to their maximum widths, I laid them on my workbench to sticker them. It was then when I laid this new board next to the older walnut I had in stock for about six months that I noticed quite a difference in color and texture or grain. Can You See the Difference in Color In These Walnut Boards? The newest boards and darkest are the two on the outer edges...
I got back into my shop to complete the milling process on the lumber for these three projects. Today with the 6/4 maple I had to square the edge of both short boards. Today I simply maximized the width of each board by ripping the boards on the table saw. The jointed edge goes up against the saw’s ripping fence and I determine which end of the board is the thinnest then I set the fence to skim cut that end . Later I will crosscut to an oversized length for each of the parts. Then...
Wood shop walk through, update on the going ons here in my shophttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZKJ2ZgwPsY
In the last episode of this build, I start by applying a dye to help keep the walnut looking dark over the years. I also have to do some special prep work so I don’t dye the maple inlay around the top. When that is ready, I then put on the final finish which is a wiping poly. I move the table into my dining room, and then perform the final assembly. Done! As always, I welcome your questions and comments! To keep up with what I’ve got going on in the shop, follow me on Instag...
Yesterday I went shopping for hardwood. In this state I am only aware of two hardwood lumber stores: MacBeath Hardwood and Intermountain Wood Products. At MacBeath’s the customer can walk into the storage area and pick out anything that fits his fancy. It is different at IWP. There you state what you are there to buy, then a fork-lift operator will take your list and will bring out a pallet, one species at a time, so you can select the boards you want. Then he will make another t...
Few years back, salvaged parts from an old Meersman Coffee Table I found on a trash pile. had some black Walnut, and basically rebuilt it. Aprons were saved to be patterns, Legs cleaned up and reused. Let the GrandBRATS us it up in their room…....finally got the table back to my house… Yeah….Base was loose, missing a few screws. Will fix that after a bit. Markings in my finish!!! Crayola finish?? Well, decided that that mess just had to leave….Coarse ...
I’ve been pretty productive over my holiday break. I received a new 3/8” up cut router bit and collet. I tried finishing up the mortise on the breadboard ends on my router table, but was still getting a lot of vibration and weird sounds from my router. I tried slowing the speed down even more, but that didn’t help. I ended up going back to my plunge router base with guides to finish them up. I was concerned about using this setup, since I would be routing a pretty dee...
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