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  1. Alright, I have not been hiding, I've been varnishing my a*% off. Four coats top and four coats bottom after a lot of fairing and sanding of the epoxy base. After varnishing, on went the additions that make the boat complete. Here are the pics; Ready for the water, fully rigged and set up, just need to add the float bag for the front compartment; Handmade walnut handles drilled thru hull; Front bungee cords, left them a little long to see how it goes; Bungee cords again and hatch behind the cockpit; Hatch in place and off, you can see the
    13 points
  2. Finally finished this project, nothing special about the cabinet but I think the doors are cool, 1/8” X 3/4” strips of oak and walnut in a weave pattern, corners are M&T joints, 3/16” grove to hold the strips, thanks for looking, comments, criticism, questions always welcome.
    11 points
  3. I made this Sepele box because I wanted to try some different ideas. The top is shaped with a spoke shave, the indent in the lid was done with a core box bit and the the joint for the dividers in the box was done with a vee groove bit. I had seem Matt Kenney do this and thought it looked a little more elegant then a regular dado and the angles match the angles of the mitered corners. The lid handles are Wenge. The finish is one coat of blonde de-waxed shellac and a top coat of EnduroVar. Vee Groove detail. This seco
    11 points
  4. Finished! Thanks all for watching, and to those that gave advice, super appreciated.
    10 points
  5. ABC News did a piece on the need for students desks and chairs (Marc's design) for use at home during the Covid school closures. A woodworker here in Santa Fe , David Gunter saw it and took on himself to start making them. The local media got hold of it and it's mushrooming. The Fine Woodworking program at Santa Fe Community College where I teach has become involved and will be contributing dozens if not more desks and chairs. ABC News will be doing a human interest spotlight on it tonight. This is a terrific cause if anyone else wants to get involved on a local basis. Here's a link
    9 points
  6. Finally dusted off the lathe and got to work on some pecan slabs given to me by a fellow woodturner. The slabs were out in the weather for a good while and had splits everywhere but I was able to cut enough solid wood out of them to get a good handful of blanks. The nice part was the spalting inside, seems to have caught it at just the right point.
    9 points
  7. I've been working on the doors. I needed to get trimmed to exact size and also mount the hinges. I went with Horton Brass for hinges and pulls. I think i left a link earlier in the thread. The hinges are high quality and they come with a LOT of extra screws. Which is nice. I won't be installing knobs on the doors. Instead i'll use these push latch things to open the doors. Here it is with the drawers installed and the doors hung. Next up is to work on the shop veneer for the drawer fronts. The stock I'm using is the remainder of the crotch figure i used f
    8 points
  8. Here’s some shots of the rest of the basement, that fireplace comes in handy in an Iowa winter, feels great to be finally done
    8 points
  9. I finished a frankenstien project: Turned my single-bag DC into a Thein top hat with external venting. Can't say if it draws any better, but now the fines leave the shop, so the result is much better, IMO. Yes, that is a paint can on top, acting as a motor fan guard. Don't ask.
    8 points
  10. Just sanded this one out and wiped it with poly
    8 points
  11. I built my Big Green Egg table from TWW plans. I have the large egg, not XL as shown in the plans. I don't have a Domino, but I do have a DowelMax so I used 2 x 3/8" dowels for the slats. Bottom slats have 2 dowels on each end, top slats have 3. I made the table top 1" thick verses 3/4 as the plans call for. Just like in Marc's video, I used Sapele wood with the Osmo finish. The BGE Universal table cover fits it perfectly.
    8 points
  12. Just a little box that I made from some scraps of stuff sitting around in the shop. Still need to make the dividers Made from walnut and ash. Bottom panel is just some cheap shop ply I had sitting around left over from a desk my father and I recently built. Waiting on some hardware and the flocking kit to arrive before I can go any further. Will post again once its all done. Hope you guys enjoy! Cheers! Luke
    7 points
  13. Over the weekend I've been working on the fine tuning details of the project. These are the details that seem to take up a ton of time but can make a huge difference in how a piece looks. First up was to make the internal shelf system. I didn't want to do pins for no other reason than to try something new. I'm going to follow what Cremona does in the guild build and go with wooden standards with an adjustable ledger. If this is new to you i'll somewhat explain it below ask if you'd like more details. The system works by placing a ledger between 2 standards, the standards can either be a s
    7 points
  14. Well @Mark J, you asked for on the water pics, so here goes; "Yours truly" on the maiden voyage; Some appropriate pics waterside; The kayak handled well, was a complete joy to use. It was well worth the effort to make and I can't wait to make another. Thanks for looking
    7 points
  15. This is some wild looking grain on this black walnut dish. Sanded to 600 grit and first coat of wipe on poly buffed on to it.
    7 points
  16. Not really giving up (whisper it) but I have a project with so many tenons required it will take me from now to next year to finish if I do them by hand. It's an Asymetric Chest of Drawers. I've done it in SKetchup and the wood in the drawers won't look like the picture but you get the idea. The cutout at the bottom rear is so it can go up against a wall without hitting base boards. It has a birch plywood rear panel too. The dimensions are roughly 4 feet square (slightly taller than wide) and about 17" deep.
    7 points
  17. I got an email from Steve Latta yesterday. Wrote him a letter (the kind with postage) to the college long ago and figured it had gone into a black hole, but it was just pandemic-delayed. I was looking for plans for a dressing table I saw in one of his LN videos and not only did he answer, he sent me the plans (which have his name on them, so they're his plans). He's going to do a class or seminar with that same table with Marc Adams next summer. So I am set for another project when I finally get back out into the shop. And it was kind of cool to get an email from one of my woodworking her
    7 points
  18. We have had reports of StopLossBags® developing blisters on the outside of the bag when used to store Zinsser® shellac. This may be because of the inclusion of isobutanol, a type of alcohol, in their formulation. Behlen's Behkol, which we understand is no longer available, can also cause these blisters. We have put an alert on our website regarding several solvents, as well as shellac. If anybody has had this experience, we wish to replace the bag(s) on a two-for-one basis. Please send a photo of the bag(s) you've had this problem with as well as your shipping address to: stoploss
    7 points
  19. Friends of the family have a new baby. My wife said she was going to buy a sweater and baby rattle to send with the quilt she made. Not to be out done, I said I would make the rattle. It was easier than I thought, it took about 2 hours. (I have never turned a vessel) Curly maple, pop corn rattles and shellac finish.
    7 points
  20. Hi folks - my woodworking time is nearly non-existent these days since the birth of our identical twin boys in June. They are doing great, and no, we're not getting any sleep yet. I thought I'd scratch the itch a little by writing up a shop tour post. If you've been on the forum a while you may have seen some of the work I've put in to get where I am with my current shop today: I went from this: My detached garage, prior to stuffing it full of all the stuff that didn't get unpacked in the house, along with all of my stationary tools. Through this: It was n
    6 points
  21. I built two of these for a friend and just finished them today. They're about 10" x 13" x 2" and made of Walnut, finished in Nitrocellulose lacquer. The frame holds an 8x10 photo. David
    6 points
  22. As if this project has not been progressing slow enough already, I need to put it on hold to do some other stuff for the house. BUT, at least it almost actually looks like a table now!
    6 points
  23. 78" long x 24" deep x 42" high, mostly 3/4 red oak 8/4 legs all drawers are box jointed, with 5/8" poplar for the interior drawers. The interior webbing is all red oak. I didn't use dowels, I went M/T for joinery. And there's no one I know that can pick it up. It takes 2 to lift one end all the way. One can get it off the carpet, but no for long.The back is rabbetted in with 5/8" Baltic birch
    6 points
  24. Took down a troublesome tree by the house today. Root system is contributing to cracks in the foundation. Sad, because I planted it as a sapling about 27 years ago. Took almost 3 hours to fell with my little 33cc Homelite. That is just not enough power for a 16" bar, and I had to cut from each side, even near 20' up the bole. Only 8' of clear material here. Gonna try to slice it up and dry it, because, why not? Oak is some tough stuff. Even with Cody pulling it with my truck, and me driving wedges into the back cut, the crazy tree held on to almost 25* of incline before this li
    6 points
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  26. I found a nice spot for lunch today. A nice easy day driving around looking at roads.
    6 points
  27. Thanks for asking. It's working out pretty good. She's a lot better off here than anywhere else anyway. The dogs are a great comfort to her too. My Wife has been absolutely amazing with what she's taken on, but it was her idea to start with. One of us has to be here all the time though, so we have to plan our days around that.
    6 points
  28. Aftermarket tool not available. John Deere wanted $552 to specially make a no longer in stock tool. It's so simple, I just decided to make one out of wood on the lathe. This might be the only 200 year old Heart Pine clutch installation alignment tool for a John Deere 2640 w/reverser. I'm keeping it wrapped tightly in plastic untll the right clutch disk gets here, supposedly on Saturday. It fits so tightly, that I don't want the wood to move any. If it swells, I'll have to put it in the oven. It seemed to be the most stable piece of wood I had near the lathe. It just holds the c
    6 points
  29. Finally bought this. Sat on my Christmas list for the better part of a decade. Everyone thought it was a boring gift or something. Probably wouldn't think it's boring if they saw it in person. Fit and finish is outstanding.
    6 points
  30. I carried the vanity into the house to get placement of the faucet and sink so I knew where I needed to cut the shelf out and drill the holes. Of course it would end up being right where the cutout from the scrap I used was so I had to fit in a piece so I had a good surface to mount the sink on. Doesn't look pretty but it will work That'll work Then I used bondo on the edge of the top in preparation for the epoxy pour tomorrow I also broke the vanity down and started pre finishing the side panels and the shelf. Oh and I cleaned the shop u
    6 points
  31. Tried to get some milky way pictures. Moon was to bright though.
    6 points
  32. I know this thread is pretty much dead but I ran across this today and thought it might help someone. Tractor Supply has trailer rentals. 6x10 trailer for $14.99 for 4 hours. $10 more for all day. I would not have thought to look there. Check the website for details and local pricing. Much cheaper than the truck rental if you have a hitch.
    6 points
  33. I tell people that my grand kids are my gift from God for not killing my own kids.
    6 points
  34. I built the cedar potting table a year ago for my neighbor. They didn't like the view of buckets and boxes. I made the styles and rails 1 inch thick dressed. The 1 inch stock around here is 11/16 with one face rough. I milled it out of 2" stock with leftovers for slats. The frame is held together with dominoes. I used the large domino 700 for this project. I also added permanent slats on the ends. The table is cedar also. All metal is stainless steel. The legs have 1/2" high density slippery plastic attached to the bottoms. Cant suck up water and rot. The choice was no hinges. There are 2 - 1/
    6 points
  35. Smoked some turkey legs and they were pretty good if I do say so myself Before: A and two and a half hours later
    6 points
  36. I’ve been using these for over a year for my ARS and I don’t think I’ve wasted a drop since then. got them at Woodcraft, get extra caps, if you tighten them too much they crack, trust me I know also the funnel, fits tight in a quart can makes filling the bag easy
    6 points
  37. We got lucky. No rain, and there were only three tiny sets of insect tracks. I had them sprayed a little before 8:30, and hung before 10. Not my normal fastidious system, but the rotisseries, and airless rig got the job done before it could have been done any other way. We installed the four handrails in the bathroom, and shower while the paint was drying. Pam went to pick up my Mother, while I stayed home, cleaned up, and picked up all the tools. All settled in now, but I still have a truck load of tools to put away, and the airless rig to clean. I'm going to wait on the spraye
    6 points
  38. As the Sun gets lower in the sky heading towards Winter, it will soon be back in sight at Sunset. We see the difference every day. Right now, it's still setting behind the tree line up the lake. Our Sunsets across the lake get better pretty soon. The grass on the point is trying, but the ground is so poor that I'm going to have to topdress the whole thing will a little bit of good topsoil before we will have a lush lawn. All the hardwood trees that I left, and pruned to open up the view, are thriving. I just need to come up with an easy way to knock all the suckers off. I'm thin
    5 points
  39. Here's the router table and router table fence I have been building. There is a little more work to do on the micro-adjuster, which is coming from AliExpress, as well as the dust extractor for the (2 1/4 hp) Elu 177e router I use. But for now, the rest is done. This is a very full-on set up. What is relevant is that it did not cost much (don't include the cost of the JessEm guides, which are excellent but a little luxury). It is difficult to total, as some parts, such as the aluminium insert plate, was purchased about 3 years ago, as was the Router Raizer lift, and the MuscleChuck router
    5 points
  40. Here's my take on this very worthwhile project. Originally, it was just a slide out platform at the bottom with a door attached. Problem is, any trash that missed the can ended up at the bottom & tended to accumulate. I rebuilt it as shown below with the platform at the top & holes cut out to fit dedicated trash & recycling bins. The bins were from Ikea & were far better & cheaper than anything I could find at Lowes, HD, Walmart, etc. I removed the recycling bin to better show the construction. The child proof lock is to keep the cats out cause they will open it &
    5 points
  41. First, red oak is fine to work with, so long as you like the appearance of the coarse grain. It is quite strong, and works with relative ease. It also takes stains extremely will, if the natural color doesn't suit you. Bed joints take a lot of abuse, and of course, must be able to break down to move through a doorway. I would consider the decision to abandon commercial hardware very carefully, as cut joints will be difficult to make as strong. If your design allowed for 'tusk' tenons with wedges, that would be my first suggestion. Since that requires parts to protrude awkwardly into shin-
    5 points
  42. Small things. One to sell, one to gift. I think that’s mahogany. Might be a walnut. Not sure. One of my estate sale pickups. Tung oil makes it rich. (Apologies for the phone rotation.)
    5 points
  43. More progress on the vanity I added a slight taper to the bottom of the front legs on the two inside faces Then busted out some planes and cleaned things up Added chamfers to the leg bottoms and broke the edges I much prefer this for surface prep to sanding Added the bottom, rounded over the slats for the shelf, and made the back brace and corner triangles The top just needs to be body worked on the edges and it will be ready for epoxy probably tomorrow. Now I need to carry it in and figure out what
    5 points
  44. Not petty or pedantic (had to look that one up) at all, good catch. I’m using magnetic push to open catches, I didn’t want knobs or handles.
    5 points
  45. Finish?! Wait, the build journal's not finished till there's in-the-water pics. I mean we don't know this will float.
    5 points
  46. I thought that I'd share a picture of the dovetails as I forgot to to that. They are ok not perfect but they are good enough for me. Mind you the drawers aren't glued or sanded and they always look way better after that. I'm working on the book matched continuous grain bottoms now. So the drawers are going to sit on these runners. There will be a divider in the middle that will keep the drawers in the spots and on the outside is another runner that is built into the side.
    5 points
  47. FINALLY got around to doing a bit of woodworking again. Selected veneer and straightened the edges to prep for gluing. It wasn’t much but it felt great. Hopefully I’ll get to glue it down this weekend.
    5 points
  48. Even if you just have one door that needs finishing, do yourself a favor and build a rotisserie. A screw is the pivot. Make the bars that you screw to the ends of the door some narrower than the door thickness. These are something over 30 years old. I don't bother to keep stretchers for them, but just use whatever is laying around. Anyone can spray like an expert when the surface is horizontal. With these, you spray one side, let it tack up, and spin the door over to do the other side. I have enough of these to do a whole house full of doors, but was only painting two this even
    5 points