Well, the fat lady hasn’t sung, but she’s warming up! Since last we spoke (read?) the walnut received a true oil finish and I glued it all up and drilled for the hardware! I pre-finished as much of the walnut as possible with 3 coat...
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Aspiring homebrewer, KU homer, Cubs fan, worker of woods, and amateur mustache enthusiast...
I started my woodworking journey in high school, then I took a break in college to study chemical engineering... Took a job after school with a software company that allowed zero time for such enterprises and now I'm back within 20 miles of my sleepy little southwest Kansas hometown at a commercial cabinet shop. Estimating and engineering particle board cabinets is fine for a paycheck, but my true passion is solid wood furniture with a little soul to it...
I'm slowly acquiring tools for my personal one car garage shop, but between work and my father (20 minutes away) I've got access to all the power tools a guy could ask for! Dad has gone away from furniture building and makes some pretty amazing segmented bowls in the style of Ray Allen (not the NBA player)... I was a power tools only guy up until about a year ago, but I've recently discovered the joy, accuracy, most of all the quietness hand tools provide and look forward to adding more tools/skills to my arsenal.
I'm looking forward to sharing and learning along with this little community...
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Well it’s been a couple weeks and the bitter cold snap has slowed the progress a bit.. but here’s the progress since we last met. I wrapped up the Toddler Rail joinery… voila! And surface prepped the walnut for finishing w...
Over the course of couple of weeks I slowly milled the pieces down to final dimensions and it was time to start with the joinery! The “headboard” ends, as I call them, will be mortise and tenoned with the spindles captured between an u...
My college roommate and his wife are expecting their first child this summer, and since I’m a bit disgusted by the quality of store bought furniture (for that prices they ask, anyway), I volunteered to build them a crib… It should also...