Saturday, September 23, 2017

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frontpage “Diresta Inspired Walnut Table"

Eight place table for the cabin.

I built this walnut table for the cabin after I saw Jimmy Diresta build a conference table with strips of wood glued to a sub-straight. Watch his video on Youtube to see how Jimmy made his large meeting table https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue6zQsR9GkA. I used two sheets of birch plywood as the sub-straight and solid walnut for the 2" think legs and apron. Then I cut lots of 3/16" strips to cover the top and sides. I used a curve shape so I cut the side pieces about 1/8" thick so I could bend them around the curves. When all the strips were in place I used a trim router to cut even with the sub-straight. I used epoxy with sawdust to fill in any holes or gaps and finished it off with eight coats of wiping varnish. It turned out great.

Read more: 25 Aug 2017 Walnut Table

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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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