A place for me to occasionally record the comings and goings of all things wood in my life.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My New to Me Bandsaw

My new to me Grizzly G0555 14" bandsaw is tuned up and purring.   Behold a beautiful resaw of a 9 1/4" piece of walnut. THRILLED!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Not Woodworking: My first ever plumbing repair

Upon running my brand new washing machine in my new home for the first time discovered that the drain pipe was leaking into my basement workshop :-(

It was the result of a piss poorly done joint....actually not only was it piss poorly done it was the wrong type of joint for the situation.

Before [notice 1/8" gap that was hiding under the thread collar]

After [no more wet basement :-)]

Monday, September 23, 2013

My Miller Falls 15

New Home, New Basement Shop Makeover

 Before (photo from real estate listing)

 In Progress


Friday, August 9, 2013

Plane Tote Comparison

- Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane
- Stanley No. 4 (Type 18?)
- Miller Falls No. 14 (Type 3?)

Birdseye DVD Cabinet Complete

Primary Wood: Hard maple, light to moderate curl and birdseye figure
Secondary Wood: White pine
Finish: Boiled linseed oil topped with dark bysakhi seedlac - applied with brush and/or rag

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Birdseye DVD Cabinet - The Doors

I had a chance to start working on the doors this past weekend, and the hardware I ordered from Horton Brasses also came. I still have a good bit to do in making the doors, but with the stock roughly dimensioned, I tried to take a sneak peak on how the pulls I ordered will look.

Arg...something doesn't look right. To close together? .....To big compared to the width of the style? I was afraid of that; should have gotten the size smaller.  Once I have the case totally complete (except for the pulls installed) I'll take another look with them taped on, but right now I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up placing another order for either the size smaller of these ring pulls, and alternative type(s) of pull(s), or perhaps both.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Period Dressing Table - Inspiration for a Future Build

I told my wife, Audrey, the when I finish the cabinet I'm currently working on I'd build her a drssing table to do her makeup at so she can stop doing it at her desk in the office.  I think this will be a good opportunity to take on a legitimate period piece.  I've been looking through googles free ebooks and think I the piece I'd like to make.

Image is taken from the book Colonial Furniture in America - Volume 1 by Luke Vincent Lockwood (copyright 1913).

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Birdseye DVD Cabinet - Picking a Molding - Part 2

Some more time in the shop and I found a molding profile I like.  Still need to fit the miters but, I like how the molding came out.

Also, I hate routers!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Birdseye DVD Cabinet - Picking a Molding - Part 1

Trying to decide on a molding for a DVD cabinet I'm working on. This is the first sample profile I've come up with.  Made with a 1/2" round over bit, a 1/2" core box bit, and a hand beading tool.  I don't like it. The bead looks weird with its apex being in line with the apex of the roundover.  Also the groove/quirk between the bead and the round is too wide.  Guess I'll go file down the beading cutter a bit and then its back to the router table.