LHCD #1: Les Hastings Curved Doors

I guess everbody saw the tutorials Les Hastings did on making radiused or curved doors. Well after all the effort he went to I thought it was certainaly a nice final product worthy of at least attempting as a sign of thanks. So after many...

Is it too late for curves?

I got inspired by Ianwater’s curved leg picnic table. My wife wants a table outside the entrance for Amazon packages. The roof extends over the entrance so I’m not to concerned about the weather. I bought some oil based enamel to paint it. It...

Hide Glue Primer #3: Hammer Veneering

I built a new sliding hatch for Friendship last year to replace the $136 piece of medium bronze acrylic that I sat on the while setting up some rigging…. Crack !!!…. This time I cold molded a curved panel from 3 layers of 1/8” cedar on opposing...

Picnic Table #5: Legs Cleanup

The previous segment of this blog we ended with two arches. One had a lot of creep and the other not so much. I have never cleaned any arched piece that big. Again it is heavy and curved (: Dry run on the jointer with 2 rollers was not...

WoodworkingWeb Awards: Giving the Gift of Boxes #2: And the Winners are ...

Our Winter WoodworkingWeb Awards are over and we finished with 15 entries. I would like to thank you all who participated by submitting entries or voting! Here are the winning creations: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Winner ...

Speaker Enclosures #2: Back panel and kerfs

Well that took a while…… Kerfing the front panel for the 2 matching corners was a pain but I think it will work quite well. I got the back panel with the crossover recess in complete. And for good measure the base plate with the curved corner is...

Missed the curves contest by a few days :(

Oh well. Maybe next time. I just finished assembling my project, which is a side table for outside at the entrance of our house. I’ll post it as a creation when it’s done. I was inspired by Ianwater’s curve leg picnic table and decided to make...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #5: Roofing

Laying the Shingles Just a short update. I got the asphalt shingles for the roof. The shingle substrate is 3/4” tongue and groove panel boards on the top. The boards run from the back to the front. I left enough room on both ends for molding so...

Coffe Table #6: Installing the 1/8 Ply

In the 5th installment of this blog I glued up the 1/4 inch Ply. Now it’s time to install the 1/8 ply. I finally found a local source for bendy Ply. The call it wobbly ply. They have 1/8 and 3/8 only. I picked up a couple and rolled them up...

Helping Amateurs Cultivate Professional Habits

I admit that I’m an amateur – I make a lot of mistakes – the same mistakes, and new ones as I try to advance my skills. So, what is it that defines me? Some Observations; and some of these have been fixed along the way…: I don’t work from a set...

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