Midnight Woodworking


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 · 6 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

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