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Beer flights

Here is a good project if you are into beer tasting. I am not, but I have friends who are. One of those friends recently volunteered my services at his … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Deer head mount

I have a friend who requested a plaque for mounting a deer head. He wants it to match others that he has, so he gave me a template and requested that … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 3

It has been a busy week so far, but I was able to get all of my wood for the project. The majority of the wood was donated by Alex … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 6

I found some time to play down in the shop last night. I was determined to make some headway on AJ’s guitar.I started by locating the centers of the holes … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 5

It has been a while since I have worked on this project. I recently had to order something from Guitar Fetish so I got some of the parts that I needed … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Turkey fan mount day-2

With the glue dried, I traced the patterns onto the wood heavily with a ballpoint pen, then removed the patterns and traced over the dents left behind in the wood. … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Turkey fan mount day-1

I started another project last night. The other two projects are waiting on hardware, so I started one more. I have a co-worker that hunts and likes to mount trophies. … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 4

The glue and epoxy are cured, so I got out my smoothing plane. I took my time planing the rays one or two at a time, taking care not to … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 3

I am juggling a few projects these days. While I am waiting on hardware for the cabinet, I will jump back on to AJ’s Strat. I had planned to run … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The little people

Seems fitting that I get my new saw completely set up and my first project, using it, is on the lathe. I made two cuts on the new saw, cutting … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 2

Glad I didn’t have the energy to finish working on the inlay yesterday. AJ decided on a slight change to the design. I am now going to inlay his initials … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 1

While I am working on the cabinet and starting to come down with a cold, I want to put a little time into another project for a fellow at work. … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ipad frame

Just a quick post today. I have a friend who was recently drug kicking and screaming into the 21st century. He is a guitar player who does one-man gigs with … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shadow box – day 4

This is a small project, so it is easy to clean up. I decided to go back to steel wool to rough up the first coat of urethane. I like … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shadow box – day 3

Well, I hadn’t really planned how the glass would be held in place yet. After thinking about it for a bit, I decided to route a 1/8″ groove down the … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shadow box – day 2

With the glue dried on the box, I started on the frame. I picked up the cheapest 8″x10″ frame that I could find. I kept the glass and threw away … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shadow box

A couple of weeks ago, a co-worker asked if I could make a shadow box for a book that she received as a gift. Last night I finally had a … Continue reading

March 10, 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

Ian’s Guitar

Ian’s SG There is a rare, highly elusive thing that I believe we all seek at least once in our lives. So few of us ever find it. That thing … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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