After many hours out in the garage, the project is complete. The test pieces with the water-based trans tint was a little purple for my taste, so I tried an alcohol-based mix. It was still purple. One of the guys down at Woodcraft informed me that...
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Location: Dallas, TX
I grew up as the son of a construction company owner and licensed general contractor, so I did a lot of rough carpentry and sheetrock work. I since grew up and now work in the technology field as a web developer. I bought my first home a couple of years ago and immediately demoed and remodeled the entire thing. I bought my first table saw during this project and by the time the master bathroom was ready to finish out, I decided to build a custom vanity. This gave me a taste for doing finish carpentry and woodworking, and now I'm hooked. I've done a few small projects including an easel and some butcher blocks made of hard maple and African mahogany. Due to size restrictions of my shop I do not have a power planer or jointer, so a few months ago I acquired my first hand plane. I am the proud owner of about 10 of them. They are fascinating and beautiful tools, and make me feel like a real woodworker when I use them. That's about the most of it. I'm currently working on a couple of ratcheting candlesticks and I know I'll find something after that.
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I made a little progress on this project, so I wanted to post the updated photos. This has been a great learning experience. I can say that my hand planing skills are getting much better. My hope is to not sand this thing at all, but we’ll s...
As a long time rocker, it seemed only appropriate to marry my 2 passions when it finally came time to revamp the pedalboard. I decided to do a wedge shaped “container” with a 1/2” plexiglass board to mount the equipment on. I wan...