Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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frontpage “Hickory Sofa Server" 12" Hickory Furniture for Cabin.

This cool asset to the cabin is made of hickory. This is a great little piece that sit under the edge of the sofa. It is a great place to set a computer or a cup of hot chocolate. I used a pattern from a May 2013 issu of Wood Magazine. I adapted it slightly and added the inlay that matches the other hickoy furniture in the cabin. It was a quick project built in one day. I finished it with a polyeurathan blend with boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Making the brace under the table very strong is critical to this build. 

Read more: 22 Jan 2017 Hickory Sofa Server

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frontpage "Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker"Hickory & Walunt Stereo Speaker.

Over my Christmas break I built this 18x8x6" stereo speaker from Hickory & Walnut. I built it with hickory to match the other furniture in the cabin. I used mittered corners in the walnut with 3/16" hickory splines for strength and appearance. I screwed on a piece of clear plexiglass for the back so I could see the components and easily get to them if a repair was required. I used a lot of hot glue and epoxy to secure the parts inside. 

After watcing dozens of Youtube video, I figured out exactly what I needed to buy to put together a bluetooth capable speaker with a rechargable battery. I did a test and it all worked out perfectly. It sounds great in the cabin and it will be perfect for listening to tunes both inside and outside.

Read more: 1 Jan 2017 Hickory & Walnut Speaker

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frontpage “New JET Tool" 12" Sliding Compound Miter Saw.

I finally got a new miter saw. I purchased it with money I earned from my recent box shelves build. This will be a perfect addition to my new shop when it is finished this Spring at the cabin. This saw is awesome, and perfect for breaking down long stock. I need to do a bit of tuning before it will be good for final crosscuts. I love to get new tools. I have a couple more small builds coming up so look for more smaller tools soon. 

 

 

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frontpage “Building Shelves” Plywood Shelves for a Customer.

I finished up this project just after Thanksgiving and delivered all fifteen boxes. It was a simple but time consuming project, but my customer was quite happy and managed to get the shelves filled up right after I delivered them. I built an entire wall full of box shelves from birch plywood for a customer to use a display case in her front room. They are stained a dark Java from General Finishes, and they are made in fifteen seperate boxes in two different sizes. They will be stacked so they alternate sizes to stablize the cases. 

Read more: 10 Nov 2016 - Box Shelves

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