I selected a small piece of highly figured padauk for the front feature and remade it to my scratch trial dimensions: After a few hours of sanding I was ready for finishing in tung oil: I used three sessions for 3 coats of tung oil lightly sanding in between. My plans for the bottom surfaces for everything was velvet glued down. this comes down to a nice fit for the velvet cuts. I decided to find a use for the old pink printer paper we had and used it to cut templates...
The next part was to figure how a nice tray would work into this. I thought I would just make a set-in tray with small compartments. This would be made of the same padauk: for the bottom I joined two pieces of the same padauk: This tray is done the same as the box in that I wanted all edges to be 45 degree miters: I had the idea of integrating the zebra wood into tray as the center handle/separator. It just stands out like a rusty nail though. In fact,...
I wanted to go with a technique I have been playing with where I miter every edge. I just made a new 45 degree sled for my saw and made a few test boxes that gave me some confidence in getting all the 45 degree corners right. after cutting all the 45s for the sides, I taped things together to test the fit: I then made the top 45 degree cuts in preparation for the lid cuts: As everybody knows, when you do this: If you are off 1/2 degree on all your 45s, you get gaps....
This is a jewelry box project for my Daughter’s 22 birthday at the end of the month. Due to the time I spent trying to plan this out, I didn’t get to start until the second week of August. I spent time with concepts in Sketchup and was going to get crazy with an octagon box, but I am glad I moved past that now. The two of us spent a Saturday morning running around town so I asked if she would mind a quick stop by my favorite wood supplier (Peachstate Lumber) In a ...
I don’t know much about exotic woods but I have stumbles across a small limited source of it, and wow is it great stuff! I want to post some pictures in help identify some of this. I know what some of it is, just not sure on the rest. The picture of all the pieces I got today only cost me $10.00 There is some Red Palm, Ebony wood & Zebra wood. it’s the little pieces I am not sure what it is. Not really sure if I got a good deal or not, from what I read the Ebony is real expens...
Recently I purchased a Steam Bending Kit from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware so I could try out some Steam Bending. Bending wood is something I have never tried before and is out of my comfort zone. I wanted to dive into this area of woodworking and challenge myself as well as learn something new. So of the various forms of wood bending (Laminated Bending, Milled Bending, Steam Bending) I chose steam bending to be my first attempt. The kit I purchased included the reservoir, hose, and so...
This modular bookshelf is a great project for beginning woodworkers and you veteran woodworkers as well. Requiring only 2 boards to build and a limited amount of tools, this project can be made in a day or a weekend. the design can be modified by building more cubes or changing the orientation of the unit itself. Add some color and it makes a great display and shelving unit for a kids room. Give it a try.
I have posted my first 2 videos today, i know i did a workshop tour before but i thought it would be good to put on my actual youtube channel, heres the link: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuURBvPUoh_ghXT86FXtIRQ/feedPlease rate, comment and SUBSCRIBE it really means alot and will encourage me to make more videos and they will get even better!
Hey everyone, Just wanted to share a couple of shop Jigs with you. One is a quick and simple jig for quartering your sheets of sandpaper to use in your palm sanders or sanding blocks. The second jig is a multi function tapering Jig that lets you do 4 sided tapers as well as straight edging rough sawn boards and cutting angles also.. There could be many more uses, there are just the 3 I focus on in the videos. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Oh yea! Time to kick off the summer with the 2nd Annual Whirligig Wars Woodworking Event. Spend that shop time preparing for battle and build a whirligig for the event. We have some great prizes this year from our Awesome Sponsors Laguna Tools Rockler Woodworking and HardwareWoodworkers Guild of AmericaMicro JigThe United Federation of Woodworkers Brought to you by A Simple Design of Ocala, Inc. & Woodworking for Mere Mortals You don’t want to miss this!! Here is a look ...
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