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More pub chairs – day 12

I had some help last night in the shop. Adam came down because I had to make the walnut plugs for the chairs. He likes that job because he gets … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 10

I started out today by marking and cutting the rest of the pieces I need to get these chairs assembled. The first pieces I did were the 5″ leg spacers. … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 9

With the seats cut out yesterday, I started this evening by finishing them up. I took down any high spots around the edges on the spindle sander. Next, I flipped … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 8

Well, the seats are all glued up. I pulled the clamps and, as I suspected, the cauls were stuck to the seat. Just a quick tap with the hammer and they … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 7

I didn’t get a chance to check on the epoxy yesterday. It seems to have cured pretty well. The tape held the form nicely. So far, the best way that … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 6

I ran out this morning and picked up a new toy. Dewalt’s new 12″ sliding compound miter saw. Now I will be able to cross-cut all my larger lumber. My … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 5

Today I am working on the seats for the chairs. I started by creating a template so the curve of the scoop would be similar from one piece to the … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 4

Busy day yesterday, no time to get into the shop. Tonight, well last night since it is 1:00AM, I trimmed up the edges of all the boards I just laminated … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 4

Another quick post today. I glued up the seat backs and the stretchers before running out of clamps. Then I came back an hour and a half later and pulled … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 3

I only had an hour today to work and only about one yesterday. All I am doing at the moment is glueing so I won’t bore you with too many … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 2

Only a few hours to play today. I pulled a couple of walnut boards off the rack for resawing. I need all of the walnut to be 1/4″ thick for … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

More pub chairs – day 1

Well the prototype pub chair seems to have been acceptable to the family so I have at least two more to build. Hopefully these two will go faster than the … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pub chairs – day ten

Just a quick post today. I finished two more coats yesterday and one this evening. The pictures are all going to start looking the same at this point… I did … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pub chairs – day nine

I had a chance to start finishing the chair last night so I applied the first coat of Tung oil. I decided to use tung oil because it a wipe-on … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pub chairs – day eight

It occurred to me that the people from wood magazine may not have measured my kitchen counters when they put the plans for this chair into their magazine. I thought … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pub chairs – day seven

I started out this evening by cutting the dados to receive the front stretchers. Since I don’t have a dado blade for the table saw, I decided to use my … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pub chairs – day six

I had a few hours last night to work on the legs for the chairs, so I started out by scraping down the epoxy on the seat with a card … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pub chairs – day five

So I went out and spent some money today. I picked up a 4-1/2″ angle grinder, a power carving disc, and a couple of flap sander discs. The bandsaw was … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pub chairs – day four

I finished cutting out and glueing up the seat back that I forgot to make earlier in the week. While that was drying, I pulled out the 4 pieces that … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pub chairs – day three

I spent most of my time glueing today. I finished up glueing the rest of the seat pieces first. While they were drying, I experimented with trimming the glue and … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pub chairs – day two

I only had an hour or two today so I finished resawing the oak boards with the bandsaw. I then ran all of the oak boards through the planer to … Continue reading

April 13, 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

Drop-down Ironing board

My mother doesn’t like change. She prefer’s to have things repaired repeatedly over buying something new. So when the legs on her trusty old ironing board broke, she asked me … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 12

Well, the finish is dried and it is time to install the hardware. I installed the hinges first and hooked them back together. Then I drilled two holes for the … Continue reading

April 7, 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

Tenebrae Hearse Plans

The closer we get to Easter, the more google searches I get from people looking for plans to build a Tenebrae Hearse. I couldn’t find any when I built one … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 1 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

Ironing board storage cabinet – day 1

I have a couple of projects to work on this weekend. I started on the first one today. I am making a cabinet to house an iron and ironing board.  They … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dining room benches Finished

Just a quick post today. The benches have been sitting in my shop for a couple of days, to let the finish cure a bit. I gave them a final … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Chisel Plane

I primarily use power tools, but lately, I have been trying to incorporate more hand tools into my wood working. One hand tool that I do not have, that would … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Dining room bench build – day four

I am trying a new approach with my finish on this project. I normally just brush on two coats of semi-gloss polyurethane, but I recently watched a video, by Tom … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

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 three

I spent about 8 or 9 hours in the shop today. I made some good progress. I was going to start with planing all of the boards I glued up yesterday, … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

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

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