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My Redesigned Roorkhee chair – day 6

Not much going on today. I am just putting the second, and probably final coat of polyurethane on the chair. I began by sanding everything down with a scotch-brite pad … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pub chairs – day one

Started a new project today. This one is for my house so it will probably get pushed back to the back burner when other projects come along. I redid my … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 10

I had a couple of hours to work last night so I drilled the last three pocket holes for the top. I glued it as well as screwing it down. … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 9

I finally received my hardware to finish the cabinet. The first thing I did today was install the hinges. As I have discovered in the past, reading directions can often … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 8

The glue has dried on yesterday’s patch job. I used my tiny plane to take down the edges of the plug then used my chisel to smooth down the top. … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 7

I was thinking about the door hardware that I ordered for this cabinet. The hinges require a half inch deep bore for mounting. I wanted a raised panel look, to … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 6

Made some progress today. It will probably take a week or so to get the hinges and drill bit that I ordered, so I decided to get everything else done … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 5

The evening did not start well. Not working from a set of plans is really becoming a problem. I cut the top and the bottom so I could do a … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 4

It has been a few days since I worked on this cabinet. I finally have the new table saw up and running so I could cut down the door panel … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 3

Not doing much yet, the energy levels are better, but still down. I did get back to cleaning up the glue joints on my wider boards. I used the smoothing … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 2

I didn’t get much accomplished today. My little shop helper has managed to pass his cold on to me, and my energy levels are much lower today. This morning, I … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Statue bases

While I let the benches cure in the shop I won’t be making any saw dust. I figured I would put up another project that I completed a few months … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Dining room bench build – day five

I learned something new today… Before I go into that though, I just want to mention that I do not learn well from books and classes. My best teacher has … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sacristy cabinet delivery

I won’t have time to get into the shop today so I am posting the pictures of the sacristy cabinet that I delivered this past weekend. Since the cabinet was … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dining room bench build – day two

I normally work from a plan on most of my projects, but these benches are pretty simple. I have built about a dozen of them. They consist of a bench … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dining room bench build – day one

I have a couple of friends just down the road who asked me if I could build two benches for their dining room table. Since I don’t sleep much, and … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eric’s new walnut chest

  Don’t let the red eyes fool you. He is a pretty good kid. A few years back, my oldest son decided that he was tired of his bedroom. He … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Tenebrae Hearse

Tenebrae Hearse 3D pdf While I am waiting till I can deliver the sacristy cabinet, I figured I would post a few of the other projects that I have worked … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 16 – Sacristy cabinet

Finished up today. I had help so it all went faster… Before we could get started, Adam had to test the lock just to make sure that it worked ok. … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Day 15 – Sacristy cabinet

I started out the day by sanding down the first coat of polyurethane. The first coat is always rough. It raises the grain when it is first applied, and there … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 14 – Sacristy cabinet

I got to work early today. The stain and Urethane had dried for about 8 hours. Since the spindles were dry enough, I moved the rails in a bit which … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 13 – Sacristy cabinet

Getting down to the home stretch. I would like to finish this weekend. Today my youngest son and I spent about an hour cleaning and vacuuming the shop in preparation … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 12 – Sacristy cabinet

My last pieces to construct for this project are the spindles. First I sanded down the spindle bodies that I made last night. Then I made up a jig to … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 11 – Sacristy cabinet

Only a few hours to work today, thought I would try to knock out some of the spindles. I had some 2-1/8″x3/4″x8′ pieces that were perfect for these. I trimmed … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 10 – Sacristy cabinet

I got all of the cedar boards cut out and planed last night, so today I inserted them into place. (They are Spanish cedar that I had left over from … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 9 – Sacristy cabinet

The last two components to be made, for the cabinet, are the locking door and the rear panel. I decided to go with cedar for the rear panel instead of … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Day 8 – Sacristy cabinet

Things started out well today. I got the drawer slides installed fairly quickly using my new drawer mounting jig from Kerg. Then things went downhill from there… Once the slides … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 7 – Sacristy cabinet

I started out by cutting out the door panel for the locked storage area. Luckily I had the foresight to cut the bottom of the door before glueing it up. … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 6 – Sacristy cabinet

Finally starting to make some real progress. I finished cutting the dados in the front and rear boards for the drawers. They were then assembled with glue and nails. Then … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Day 5 – Sacristy cabinet

Blew off work today to stay home and play in the shop. I finished planing and cutting the raised panel profile on the drawer faces. I also cut the notched … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 4 – Sacristy cabinet

Finished up planing the glue joints on the big boards. Took a few hours so not many pictures today 🙂

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 3 – Sacristy cabinet

I only had a couple hours to play today. I finished cutting all the pieces down to the correct width and started the fun job of cleaning up all of … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 2 – Sacristy cabinet

Today I finished glueing the side panels as well as the top and the shelves. The ambo panels will be separated by 10-1/2″ tall and 1/4″ thick dividers. I only … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 1 – Sacristy cabinet

I was asked to build a cabinet that would hold all of the altar cloths for our church. This is day one. Plans are attached to this page for anyone … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

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