Thursday, October 18, 2018

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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 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 “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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