Shaker End Table #8: Moving Right Along Now...

Last night after hand planing and sanding the legs and aprons, I glued up the two side panels. This morning I dry fitted the back apron and front rails to check for square, had to adjust the tenons on the back apron just a little. Then...

Finishes #1 Chalk Paint

As promised here is the start of some more detailed updates… I have been playing around with different finishes and experimenting a bit with different combinations. It has definitely been a big learning kerb but I’ve now got some pleasing...

My Roubo Bench Journey #35: All......Most......There.......

I startd out finishing up the Sliding Deadman that I roughed out yesterday. Here I am using the bench hook as a planing stop since my one planing stop wasn’t wide enough for the deadman. I had to use the scroll saw to cut the curves on...

Marquetry Jewellery Box #13: 21st Century Painting in Wood

Up until now I had been laying out my painting in wood layers by hand using lines that extended beyond the edges of the veneer area and after placing the veneer on the drawing, redrawing them on it to indicate the cut out areas. This is basically...

wife gave me ear plugs

I ran out of ear plugs and I really didn’t feel like running so she came to me with cigarette butts. Hell they work. Lol I needed ear plugs because im thickness planing all of my wood for the raised panel doors.

My Roubo Bench Journey #6: Slab-O-Licious

Today I finished flattening the underside of the bench top, there is a small section in the middle that isn’t totally flat. But that is okay since I won’t be using the underside of the top for planing: The good thing about having a neighbor...

Hand Tools - Some New Some Old

In my boatbuilding career there was always a need to get the job done quickly and efficiently so power tools were the order of the day except for the few places where they just couldn’t do the job. Final planing on the edges of planking, shaping...

Interior door making #2: Constructing the door

Today I built the door. I’m exhausted so I’ll keep this short and let the pictures do most of the talking. It wasn’t just door making today. I had a drain so clogged that I broke down and called a plumber. Long day. Anyway, I started by planing...

My Wood Shop #1: Wheaties

This is the entrance to my Shop . In case your wondering the the sign he is holding says MR Goodlooking works here . This is my office and finishing room . In this room I use a vacuum cleaner attached to each tool. This is my...

My Roubo Bench Journey #20: Straightening Wacky Wood, Battens are my Friends...

The big concern for me when deciding how to re-flatten the stretchers, was how am I going to secure the boards without having any vises? I briefly thought about flipping the workbench over and install the tail vise and then some dog holes. But...

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