|Project by Eric Schaefer||posted 11-22-2011 06:28 AM||4798 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Hey, new here and been looking through projects for about a month now. I just finished one of my first projects the other day and thought It’d post it. Everything I’m making will be from ‘reclaimed’ wood. It’s free :) Well at least the stock. I’m selling them off for a few bucks to start acquiring toys.
36” Wide (both pieces)
Pine, this stuff from some parts crates from my old shop (STRYKER parts) that this past summer we were burning in our fire pit, glad we saved a bunch of it. Every piece was 7 1/4” or 5 1/2” wide as the crate was built. Cupped something nasty, and 3/4” thick. I have a drill, saw, pull saw, jack plane, 5” orbital sander, 16g finish nails and a few screws, oh and glue, clamps, squares, and a hammer :) Next step is a decent mitre saw.
This one’s a mix of Dark Chestnut and Red Mahogany stain from Minwax, and one coat of finish, mixture of BLO, Mineral Spirits, and Fast Drying Polyurethane. Bench top has a coat of paste wax on it. Not bad, slowly getting better. Main problem is perfect cuts with a hand saw, jointing by hand. And my jack plane needs a serious sharpening.
-- S. Eric Schaefer