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The elves didn't come…….= Well boys and girls I was a wee bit disappointed this AM when I finally went down to the shop. My mind fart from yesterday was still there…
Southern Lady's Desk I don't consider myself a furniture snob, but until recently, I'd not studied furniture from the South beyond pieces featured in "Southern Furniture 1680-1830: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection" by Ronald L. Hurst and Johnathan Prown.
I Can Do That: Contemporary Coffee Table This small coffee table is a great introduction to building furniture. It doesn't require much material and it's an opportunity to develop your skills. This project is sturdy, attractive and easy to build. All of the parts come from standard widths of lumber.
A Cover For The Base Of My Drill Press - IBUILDIT.CA What I want to do is make a tight fitting cover that will make it easier to clean the area. I cut strips of MDF tall enough to clear the base and started with the sides:. Getting a bit fancy with the angles. I put the sides together with glue and a gusset block at the top and brought them into my house where it's warmer to dry:.
Bow-front Entry Table Learning to work with veneers and curves enables you to design and build almost anything. This bow-front entry table serves as a good introduction to both - without costing a small fortune or requiring you to attempt an overly intimidating project.
Curly Ash Jewelry Cabinet It was a great refresher. We started actually working with the tools at the miter saw station breaking some of the 8/4 stock down to more easily managed lengths. Unfortunately we couldn't break down all of the pieces. We did have to leave one board long as we started resawing all of the stock to 4/4.
Oops, had a mind fart……. Woke up this AM at 0400 and rolled over and fell asleep again till 0515. I looked at the clock then and said to myself it was time to get u…
George and I Dovetail When George came into the workshop this wintry moring he parked his bike amongst the wood racks under the eaves in the same place as he usually did, slipped off his bike clips from his pant legs and clipped them to his crossbar. My eyes searched for his as he walked towards me but this day he seemed ever so distracted.
Broken Record I know broken record and all that rot but guys if you do not have a portable bench you are making work for yourself. I'm home doing the "remain in place," self isolation," or whatever you want to call it thing. Of course MsBubba is rubbing her hands with joy.
Magobei's Dining Table: Part 2 Here were my solutions: The drawers are constructed with Western joints but should simulate traditional Japanese design; all the parts should come from the exact same tree; and the drawer handles should be hand-forged in a Japanese style. I want this table to last at least 300 years.
Where'd Everybody Go?! 00:00:33 - Video starts 00:00:47 - It's The Woodworker Morning Show 00:03:30 - Thanks to our new Patreon subscribers: 00:04:54 - How many microns should I measure to if I get an air quality monitor in my woodshop? 00:11:25 - Can you explain your finish sanding routine?
Magobei's Dining Table: Part 1 All these years, my assistant, Laure Olender, has not only been working with me doing woodwork, she also takes photographs, edits my articles and assists me at lectures and demonstrations. I thought she was ready to do her own large project from beginning to end.
Avid CNC Ep1: The Machine, 4'x10′ This is a series dedicated to my machine setup so I have a place to point people when common questions are asked. Everything with “Avid CNC ep.” in the title will not be project based b…
Crate Chair PROJECT #2005 - Skill Level:Beginner - Time: 4 hours - Cost: $50. Gerrit Rietveld was a Dutch furniture designer and architect that worked in the first half of the 20th century. Part of the De Stijl art movement, Rietveld's furniture was often reduced to just the essentials to make a piece work.
One of two done…… During my lunch break I came up with the next two projects on the hit parade. The first one is making a jigs for making b…
All's Well That Ends Well After emails with Chris I went back to the freight terminal and inspected the chair again. All I could find was one long stick out of place so I accepted the delivery. Once home I used a couple of spreading clamps to lift the comb enough to move the long stick back into place, put a little hide glue on exposed tenons and clamped her back down.
Dovetail Jigs: Handy Options to Handwork Dovetail jigs are really just elaborate examples of template routing. The router's path is limited by a template to cut a specific pattern of pins or tails and the sockets in between. In most cases, you feed the router over the template, which is mounted on top of the jig's housing.
Complementary Curves From the December 2011 issue #194Buy this issue now. Many interesting pieces of furniture are deceptively simple. Deceptive, because although they appear simple, they are actually very difficult to make.
Krenov-style 'Memories Box' In my mind, this article goes to the root of why we work wood. It is about the philosophy of creating things in wood and the approach more so than the technical application of skill. Back in 1993, I spent nine months studying a way of working under James Krenov at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, Calif.
Really Scary! Since my last post, the World Health Organization has confirmed an additional 205,000 cases of COVID-19. The death toll is nearing 25,000. With almost 70 cases and one death in my immediate area, things have become rather scary! All we can do is continue our social distancing and pray for things to get better.
Jasmine Jewelry Box It's the stuff of arguments: Which tools in the shop are really the most important for joinery? It's almost like arguing the top movie or the best shortstop of all time. There is no one answer that satisfies everyone. Were you to ask me, my answers would be quick but not absolute.
Sharp fixed it……. My 1/2" beading plane ragged out the against the grain on the P&B and jelly box I just made. The only time I use this plane is when I mak…
What a Disappointment I went to pick up my late birthday present this afternoon and this was the first thing I saw: After taking the top off I could not see any damage but the side of the shipping crate was also pushed in. It is a shame, it is a beautiful chair, I hope it survives the return trip and Chris can repair it.
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